Drawing & Painting III

MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
DRAWING & PAINTING III
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> Contact Information
Donna Lehman
E-mail: donna.lehman@fcps.org
Phone: 240.236.7400

> Introduction
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to the drawing and painting program at Middletown High School. I believe this is an excellent opportunity for students to explore in-depth several drawing and painting mediums. Students will produce several drawings and paintings using different techniques and styles. They will use problem solving to develop more in-depth artworks. Students will critique their artwork based on the elements of art and principles of design.

> Course Objectives
Students will be able to…
- Learn art concepts through the elements of art and principles of design.
- Explore a variety of art materials, mediums, techniques, and styles.
- Improve and develop artistic skills.
- Develop knowledge of art history and appreciation.
- Create projects that yield individual creativity and personal interpretation.

> Grading Policy
Class Projects are worth 500 points. Projects are graded on a rubric system. We will have critiques every week, one work in-progress critique and a final critique. After the final critique the project is due 2 days later. It is the student’s responsibility to turn the work-in. Work must be turned into the AP cabinet or in the AP folder on the student drive by the due date.
Work-In-Progress Critique
Thumbnail Drawings: 2 sketches, 1 fully rendered. 40 points
Research: 2 images of a particular art movement, style, or artist. 40 points
On Time: 20 points
TOTAL: 100 points

Final Critique and Turn-In
Composition: 100 points
Concept /Accuracy: 100 points
Color and Value: 100 points
Craft: 80 points
Growth: 80 points
Completion on Time: 40 points
TOTAL: 500 points

Self-Evaluations: 80 points

Please note: In accordance with FCPS Reg. No 500-05, a student who fails the second term of a one semester course due to lack of acceptable effort may be failed for the course regardless of total quality points earned. Failure due to lack of effort will be preceded by ample notification to the student and parent/guardian and approval by the principal.

Make-up Work: If you are absent see me as soon as you return for make-up work.

Late Work: If the assignment is not turned in by the due date it will be late (1-7 days late work will drop one letter grade, 8-14 days late work will drop two letter grades) Two weeks after the assignments due date the assignment will not be accepted for credit.

HAC Online Grades: Regularly monitor your progress online via our grading website. (http://hac.fcps.org)

Website: For weekly student assignment visit the Art I link at http://education.fcps.org/mhs/lehman
Academic Dishonesty: Students may not give or receive unauthorized aid on any assignment. Students will be held to the expectations and actions included in the MHS Honor Code found on the MHS Website.

> Tutoring: I am available during Knights Quests Study Hall and most days from 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm. See me for availability.

> Instructional Materials
- Bound Hardback Art Journal 5" x 8" or 9" x 12
- Pencil (not mechanical) and eraser
-Notebook paper, and folder with pockets

> Bell Schedule [Regular day]
o Period 1: 7:30-8:50
o Period 2: 8:55-10:15
o KnightsQuest: 10:20-10:55
o Period 3: 11:00-12:50 (includes Lunch)
o Period 4: 12:55-2:15

>Classroom Rules
1. Be in your seat on time and immediately begin the warm up.
2. Bring all necessary materials to class
3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
4. Be respectful. No swearing, teasing, or yelling
5. Be respectful of all art and school materials
6. Follow all directions. No headphones

> Student Expectations
READY: Focused and alert | Bring required materials | Assigned work completed | Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings
RESPECTFUL: Observe classroom safety guidelines | Honor commonalities and celebrate differences | Support and encourage
classmates | Use appropriate language at appropriate times
RELENTLESS: Complete all assignments on time and with integrity | Give your best effort | Be open to feedback and capitalize
on opportunities to improve

> Discipline Procedure
1. Verbal Warning/conference with student
2. Student Conference and Parent Contact
3. Teacher Detention and Parent Contact (If it is a Cell Phone Offense, phone is taken until the end of class)
4. Office Referral and Parent Contact (If it is a Cell Phone Offense, the phone goes to the front office)

The following Behaviors are considered serious classroom offenses and warrant immediate office referral:
1. Destroys Property
2. Refuses to do what the teacher instructs
3. Behavior stops class
4. Hurt another person