|Samohi Home I Art Department|
Samohi's painting classes commence with the basics then progress in complexity as the student gains new skills. At the beginning of Painting 1, students learn the both the technical and creative elements of art. Students start with a brief review of fundamental drawing techniques, then move to black and white paint. Once they have completed about two months of black and white painting, they begin with color theory and color paintings.
In the second semester of Painting, students continue to build on their new skills while developing new ones. Artists further expand their styles and technical expertise while enjoying more freedom with subject matter and interpretation. Students begin to discover and express their own artistic vision.
In Advanced Painting, students work on independent projects, developing and refining their individual techniques and styles. Strong emphasis is placed on development of style and strengthening of technical expertise.Painting is a studio class. In this way, this class may differ from the rest of your school schedule. We will discuss your assignment, then you will use class time to complete your task. Most projects last longer than one day, and you will be required to work independently. I have established mid-point checks to help you maintain your progress. About once a week, we will have a critique, or discussion, of your work. These discussions usually last the whole period. The discussions require your undivided attention. You will receive credit for your participation.
Please use class time productively. Because we are limited to one semester, we do not have time to waste. Many projects look easy, but require a great deal of time to complete properly. Quality work takes time. You will be evaluated partially on your use of class time. Once you begin working, you will probably become engaged in your art.
All projects carry a point value of 10 points per day. Therefore, longer assignments will be worth more (50 points/week). You will also receive points for participating in critiques, classroom clean-up and maintaining progress on your assignments.
When we discuss each new project, I will introduce the rubric for grading. The rubrics are posted on the wall. Grades are usually based on variations of outcome and effort. At the end of the project, you will evaluate and comment on your work using this rubric. I will determine the final grade on each project. MISSING ASSIGNMENTS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGE YOUR GRADE.
A supportive environment is critical to every artist. We need to maintain an atmosphere in which each person and his/her work is treated with respect. Be mindful of other peoples feelings. You do not need to adore everyone but you do need to treat each student with courtesy.
Our art budget does not provide for all the necessary items. Please return the $10 donation form as soon as possible.
This is a community classroom, which means that all students will share materials with other art classes. We need to keep a clean, functioning working environment for everyone. Your class period will gain or lose points based on how you leave the classroom.
Please use the calendar to plan your homework for this class. I made it in order to avoid confusion over any due dates.
If you have any questions about this introduction or any of the projects during the course, please ask me. You may always contact me at email@example.com.
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