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Welcome to Art Class
Transcript of Welcome to Art Class
for Jr. High
with Mrs. Aspen & Mrs. Douglas
This Prezi was created to show you what is in store for Art Class at SFX this year. I am very excited to see everyone back again and ready to go so lets get started!
The elements and principles of Art
What does a typical day in class look like?
What are we doing this semester?
What if I'm not happy with my grade?
What do the rules look like?
Hands on Projects and Demonstrations
Elements and Principles of Art
Art worlds present and past
Applying what we learn in class
to hone our creative abilities
The elements are our ingredients and the principles are how we combine them together.
We start by taking
- While Mrs. Aspen is doing this we
quietly getting ready
to start the day's lesson. Each day will start with 10 min of silent work time in sketchbook.
lesson is introduced
- Mrs. Aspen
will tell us what we are working on
today. If we are starting a new
project she will start by doing a
presentation on a new artist,
technique or project. She will tell
us What we are doing, how we are
going to do it and how much time we
have to complete our assignment.
After the lesson has been
introduced we will have time
on our project.
During this time Mrs. Aspen will
walk around the room to hear our
ideas and questions.
When the class period is almost
finished, Mrs. Aspen will
give us a
this way we know when we
should start cleaning up so
that we aren't late to our next
20 Points for each project
1 participation point per class
1 table point per class
15 sketchbook points once per trimester
Q: What if I finish my project early?
All projects are graded by a rubric. The rubric is there to guide you through the main concepts of the lesson and to help you apply them in your artwork. Each rubric has 4 categories each worth a total of 5 points.
------- Created a Travel poster for a destination real or imagined (5 points)
------- Poster focuses on and demonstrates understanding of one design principle
recorded on the back of poster (5 points)
------- Colored in Poster (left no white spaces) (5 points)
------- Craftsmanship (5 points)
------- Total (20 Points)
rubrics are available
every class period while
we work on a project
so that you can double
check to make sure you
have hit on all the
Participation points are earned one per class period. You will earn a participation point if you are actively working on your art assignment in class and are contributing to the overall learning environment of the classroom.
You will not earn a participation point for the day if you are not
actively working on your art assignment for the whole class
period and/or are being disruptive to your own learning or to the
learning of other students.
Give some examples of what participation
does and does not look like
Table points are earned 1 per class period.
to earn a table point you must be responsible
by cleaning up after yourself. We will be using lots of different materials in class and part of being responsible and caring for the materials involves cleaning them up when we are finished.
This means putting everything back where it belongs and cleaning any materials you used like paintbrushes or water cups. This also means throwing away
any trash on your desk and floor. If you used the sink, you are responsible to leave it clean and dry when you are done. If there are marks left on your table you are responsible to wipe them off. We all have to share the room so we all need to do our part to keep things tidy.
If you didn't clean up before leaving class you won't earn your table point for the class period.
what a mess...
Our sketchbooks are used to take notes on artists, techniques and concepts in class, and to collect ideas for projects we would like to do.
Each project we do in class will have a warm up exercise that helps us to work up to starting the project. Warm ups are done in your sketchbook and graded at the end of the trimester. In addition to warm ups, we also use our sketchbook to work on personal drawing goals that you will set for yourself. There will be 10 minutes at the beginning of class to use to work toward your goal.
Sketchbooks are graded at the end of each trimester (15 points possible). Each time your sketchbook is graded you should have one warm up for each project we worked on as well as at least one full page of work toward your chosen goal. The work you have done toward your goal should represent the time that you have had available in class to work toward it. So, if your class met 7 times during the trimester, you should have 70 minutes of practice to show.
A: If you end up finishing a project
early you may...
work on a drawing exercise in your sketchbook
Ask Mrs. Aspen what the next
project is so that you can get
a head start.
Talk to Mrs. Aspen about working on a free draw,
improving upon an assignment you already completed
or starting a new free project which you propose.
Remember: You only get participation points if you are actively working on assignments throughout the whole class period.
Request to speak with Mrs. Aspen (in class, by email, or by dropping by after school) as soon
as possible if you are planning on revising
and turning a project back in for more points
this option might not always be available but
it never hurts to ask!
Your teachers all want you to do well in school
so use us as a resource! We are here for you
and want you to ask for help when you need it.
Like all classes at SFX we live by our student learning expectations (SLEs) and practice our Discipline with Purpose (DWP) skills in the classroom and on campus at all times.
You are expected to:
Live and work by the SLEs
Practice DWP skills at all times
Come to class on time and prepared
Give Art Class your full attention while you are here
Follow all classroom rules
Be a kid for others
Remember that everything you do is for the Greater
Glory of God!
Use materials and furniture the way they were intended it be used. Running and horseplay are not allowed.
Respect your classmates, teacher(s), visitors, materials and yourself.
Be in your seat by the time the bell rings. You are not allowed to get out of your seat for any reason (other than an emergency) without the teacher's permission. This includes sharpening pencils, getting materials, throwing away trash, going to the bathroom, getting a drink etc.
Come prepared with all of your materials to class. Prepare for class by entering the room quietly and silently getting ready while attendance is being called. When attendance is finished you should be prepared with all of your materials ready and your full attention on Art Class.
Talking is only allowed when the "ART" letters are on the board. Only whispering is allowed during work time. If the gets too loud the "ART" letters will be removed from the board and talking will stop. You are not allowed to talk or pass notes during presentations. You cannot leave your desk during class to talk to a classmate at another table.
In this room we are always working on Art Class without exception. You should always participate by working on projects with the class and contributing to the learning environment.
Stay in uniform, no cell phones, no eating or drinking in the classroom etc.
Give examples of what the rules
we discussed do and do not
Remember that what the teacher sees/hears
is what he/she will use to decide if you are following the rules or not. So if it looks like you
are out of your seat talking- that is what the teacher assumes that you are doing even if you tell the teacher "I was just sharpening my pencil".
If you break a rule we will use the three strike system.
Email Sent Home
JUG and Email Sent Home
If you have reached the third strike in one class period, and the negative behavior continues, you will receive JUG in addition to an email being sent home.
The teacher reserves the right to give you a J.U.G.
without giving you warnings/ strikes. We can call this the "automatic JUG"
Putting yourself or another student in physical danger: this includes horseplay.
Misuse of Technology: Taking a Cell Phone into the bathroom. Keeping your cellphone in your pocket, texting, or Using a device without permission, using a device for a purpose other than what we have defined in class.
Major class disruptions: yelling, throwing, fighting, bullying, arguing, etc.
Other extreme behaviors.
ART Letters and Points!
Good behavior and great effort
is rewarded with art points.
Each class period you will have
opportunities to earn points for your
homeroom. Twice a year points are tallied
up and the homeroom with the most
points earns an art party!
You can earn points by participating in class,
keeping the ART letters on the board and by
keeping your table's cups on green.
If you know you are going to be absent ahead of time make sure you check in with Mrs. Aspen to make a plan for making up any late assignments or for catching up on anything you may be missing by not being in class.
If you have an excused absence and are not able to turn work in on time in class it is your responsibility to check with Mrs. Aspen and make sure that your work is turned in as soon as possible. You have one week to turn work in after an absence unless you have made other arrangements with Mrs. Aspen.
One point is deducted from your project's rubric for each day that it is turned in late, unless you have made special arrangements with Mrs. Aspen for getting your work turned in.
If you fail to write your name on your project when it is turned in it will be treated as late work and one point will be deducted. Always check to make sure your name is on your work before you turn it in!
How can I support my Jr. High Art Student
Keep an eye on your inbox. Monthly newsletters are sent via email.
If your student's grade falls below a "C" in art I will send an email notification.
Ask your student about what they are learning and working on in art class.
Confidence in artistic endeavors starts with you! Students can be hard on themselves when something doesn't turn out the way they would like it to. If a student says "I can't draw" ask them to add the word "yet"to the end of that sentence. Professional artists and designers spend years practicing, just like athletes, even if you have a gift for a certain pursuit it will not develop without effort and practice. Praise improvement and effort. Don't discount your own artistic abilities to your student- it can unintentionally send the message to them that their work is no good unless it is perfect.
Expect your student to advocate for themselves. If a student has a question about a project or grade, encourage them to email me or stop by to talk. Getting our students to speak for themselves helps them to develop confidence, independence and accountability.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org