MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
DRAWING AND PAINTING 2
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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
(70% of the Course Grade)
Projects are worth 40 points. Projects are graded on a rubric system:
PROJECT RUBRIC 40 points
Objective 10 points - Did the student follow the objective of the project?
- We will go over the objective and assignment for each project
and students will get a handout on each project.
Composition 10 points - Composition based on Foreground, Middle ground, Background,
Rule of Thirds, Division of Space
Color and Value 10 points - Full range in values, rich
- Use of color(s) and color scheme
Growth 10 points - Effort to create something that challenges you.
- The work is unique and demonstrates devoted time.
(20% of the Course Grade)
Critiques: verbal (15-20 points) and written critiques (25-30 points). Critiques are at the end of each
project. Verbal critique grading is based on Comments and Etiquette.
- Comments: Student are required to make 4 comment based on Analysis, Judgment, and or Interpretation.
- Etiquette: Students are required to be polite, quiet and attentive to their peers during critiques
(10% of the Course Grade)
Classwork: including warm-ups, weekly assessment, exercises, and sketches (10-30 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
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