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Welcome to Art!
Transcript of Welcome to Art!
Ms. Megan Ruckel
From Jacksonville, FL
Studied Art History at the University of Florida
Graduated in December 2014 with my Masters in Art Education at UF
I have two dogs: Turbo and Mila
I'm getting married in November!
Favorite Movie Favorite TV Show
Favorite Food You Were Born
Each person at the table choose a
Fold in half lengthwise
Use markers/colored pencils/crayons to write your name and decorate the outside
On the inside,
WRITE OR DRAW
Share with the students at your table
Find other students with the same color paper and share your info with each other
For each statement, move to one corner of the room depending on your point of view
Art is fun and interesting
I am an artist
Art is everywhere
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the
“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”
- READ W/ SHOULDER PARTNER
Students will develop a visual language for use in creative critical-thinking activities that integrate core subject knowledge and life experiences. This course is designed to prepare students for more advanced visual arts courses, and will enhance the student’s awareness of their own artistic abilities. Students will produce a portfolio of personal artwork to be taken home at the end of the semester.
In the art lab, you are expected to conduct yourself in a mature and responsible manner. To maintain a safe, positive, and enjoyable working environment, disruptive/disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated.
You are required to have your sketchbook, art folder, and LCMS Student Planner in class daily
Art Lab Students will be expected to:
1. Be on time
2. Be safe
3. Be responsible
4. Be respectful (Quiet Signal)
5. Be productive
6. HAVE FUN!!!
**No gum, food, or open container drinks are permitted in the classroom
**Follow all school rules and school dress code
**CELL PHONES are to remain OFF and unseen (unless with teacher permission for an
**NOTE CELL PHONE SIGN**
Classroom Discipline will be addressed in the following manner:
1st infraction.......... Warning
2nd infraction......... Parent Notification (note, e-mail, or phone call)
3rd infraction.......... Detention
4th infraction.......... Office Referral
* (A serious violation of the code of conduct will result in an immediate referral)
Each quarter (9 weeks), students will receive a letter grade based on a weighted scale:
70% (2D) or 65% (3D) Assignments:
• Class projects, self-assessments - each graded on a specific scale/rubric
• Classwork/Quizzes (Bellwork, worksheets, vocab. quizzes, and other class activities)
• Sketchbook (Preliminary planning/experimentation with materials and processes)
10% (2D) or 15% (3D) Homework: Weekly contemporary art research in sketchbook
20% Art Final Exam: ONE multiple choice exam at the end of the semester
A = 90-100% B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = 0-59%
eCampus: Available through your SCPS portal (ePassport)
Skyward: Grades, also available through ePassport
Your art folder should include (in this order):
BLUE Art Tracking Scales Form
ART GOALS LOG
(with divider and blank notebook paper)
(with divider, Vocab. template, and blank notebook paper)
Keep your syllabus in the front pocket of the folder (Don’t lose it!! )
Any handouts you get back, keep in the back pocket of your folder
Art Class Folder
Students write the word in “Term” section
Students write a description, explanation, or example in their own words in the “Describe” section
Students draw a picture, symbol, or graphic representing the term or phrase in the “Draw” section
Students circle 1-4 based on their initial understanding of the word
ART FOLDER VOCABULARY NOTES
FIRST & LAST NAME
on the edge/cover using paint markers or Sharpie
Also write your name & period on the front, back and inside
a copy of the
Sketchbook Homework Instructions
(blue 1/2 sheet - front table) in the very back of your sketchbook
RESERVE last 20 pages
in back for your weekly art homework - make tab with masking tape
Walk around the room to find all the materials listed
Fill each box with the appropriate medium/material
Put each item away when you’re finished!!!!
Return to your table and share with your group
Turn in completed scavenger hunt to your class basket once dry (by the computers)
If your paper is still wet, please leave it on the drying rack and turn it in next class
WORTH 10 POINTS!
Supply Scavenger Hunt
Did you find all the materials?
Any trouble with the Mac computers?
Proper use of materials
***DO NOT WASTE!
Once I return your paper, keep it in the back of your Art folder
Supply Scavenger Hunt Review
Inspired by Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)
Known for his large scale wall drawings and complex sculptures
UF Summer Studios
You will be drawing on the small white squares of paper at your table
Do 8-10 prompts for each piece of paper,
Layer your drawings, take your time
Pass your paper to the right for each new prompt
Rotate the paper once it’s passed to you to create more visual interest
Try to cover as much of the paper as possible
Art Goals Log at the
FRONT OF YOUR ART FOLDER
(behind blue tracking scales, before Bellwork section)
Art Goal Date Set Date Met
You will set and monitor your personal art goals (short-term and long-term) throughout the semester.
Your Art Goals can be anything - whatever YOU hope to accomplish as an artist in this class.
Examples: Get an A on my first individual project, learn to work with clay, learn to paint with watercolors, etc....
Art Goals Log
Leonardo da Vinci
Vincent van Gogh
Tonkin Liu Architects
Trace an object provided at your table over and over.
Draw something you ate for dinner last night.
Write down the first names of five people you’ve met at LCMS.
Trace your own hand on the paper.
Choose one of the patterns on the screen draw it all over your paper.
Write your name in cursive over and over.
Draw your neighbor’s face with your eyes closed.
Draw the logo of your favorite sports team.
Draw a blind contour of a tablemate near you in profile.
Draw a grid over the entire square.
Draw your house.
Take a line for a walk.
Write the first name of your best friend over and over to fill the paper.
Write down three items from your Art supply list.
Draw your favorite animal.
Draw your favorite food.
Draw a self portrait using only five lines.
Write the name of someone new you met today over and over to fill the paper.
Write your homeroom teacher’s name over and over to fill the paper.
Write your favorite artist’s name over and over to fill the paper.
Write the name of the state where you were born over and over to fill the paper.
Draw a map of Florida.
Draw the floor plan of your room.
Write your favorite color over and over to fill the paper.
If you are in a shell.....
Creativity is one of the most important qualities a person can have, and every career requires creative thinkers.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try”
– Dr. Seuss
Studio Habits of Mind
Contemporary Art Research in sketchbook
last 20 pages in your sketchbook
for your weekly art homework (use tape/tabs to mark off research pages)
Throughout the semester, you will take notes and do some sketches based on the work of 20 different
= the art of today, produced by artists who are living in the twenty-first century
One artist per week/per spread of pages
"Contemporary Art Research Instructions" in the back of your sketchbook
Art Syllabus Signature Slip
Please read the course syllabus and share it with your parent(s)/guardian(s).
**Return this signed form by
Friday, AUGUST 26, 2016 to earn 10 points.
I have read and reviewed the policies and expectations for Exploring 2D/3D Art. I understand and agree to follow ALL the rules and guidelines for this course. If I choose not to meet these expectations, I am willing to accept the consequences.
Contemporary Art Research Instructions
Throughout the semester, I'll use ClassDojo to give positive/negative points to each student
Every week, the 2D & 3D class with the highest Class Dojo % will earn a prize!
You and your parents need to sign-up (with special codes I'll give you) to access your ClassDojo account and avatar
Once you sign up with your special code, you'll earn
10 points! DUE 9/2/16!!
Art Lab Backpack Policy
Backpacks should be kept
your table at all times
Please make sure your backpack/bags are not in the aisles
We have large classes, and it's a safety hazard
• Sketchbook (hardbound or spiral, 8.5" x 11” or similar, at least 50 pages)
• 2 Gallon Freezer Ziploc Bag (to protect sketchbook)
• 3-Prong Folder with pockets (plastic recommended for durability)
• 2 dividers for art folder
• Loose-leaf notebook paper
• Eraser (kneaded or gum recommended)
• 1 sheet of poster board (22” x 28”, any color, for art portfolio)
[Also recommended: markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, ruler, and scissors)
* Tissues, paper towels, hand soap, and hand sanitizer are always needed as well!!
One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure!
Many items considered “trash” are a treasure in the art lab, such as:
Plastic Grocery Bags Styrofoam
Plastic bottle caps Fabric Remnants
Small Wood Scraps Old gift cards/hotel keys
These items are always greatly appreciated, and may be donated at any time throughout the school year!
We will do group critiques after a few of your projects
Your art critique WORKSHEET will be worth 10 points each, and will be graded using the following rubric (also posted on front bulletin board in classroom and eCampus):
To make your portfolio:
Fold your poster board in half
Use tan masking tape to tape up
to make a big pocket
Decorate! Make sure you write
YOUR NAME (first & last)
somewhere on the outside
You may keep your sketchbook and art folder in your portfolio in the classroom
We'll also put any completed flat (2D) projects in your portfolio
Always properly store your portfolio in your class period box
ON ITS SIDE (NOT LAYING DOWN)
Art Homework Expectations and Examples
LATE WORK POLICY
art homework assignments (10 pts)
, you will
lose 1 point
for each day that passes after the due date.
DUE EVERY FRIDAY!
ex: If you turn in your homework the following Tuesday, it's 2 days late so the max score you can get is an 8/10
Sketchbook Activities (20 pts)
Projects (100 pts)
, you will
lose 2 points
for each day that passes after the due date
If you were absent, you get more time
ex: If you were out for 2 days, you have 2 extra days to complete the assignment
Art homework is due
The artist you research must be
(still alive, or recently passed =
born ~1930 OR LATER
NO EARLIER THAN 1930
Each homework assignment/artist must take up
2 FACING PAGES
in the back of your sketchbook
Please include all the required information (listed on your art homework instructions), and
NUMBER YOUR HOMEWORK PAGES
(Week 1, Week 2, etc.)
LCMS ART BLOG
Throughout the semester, I'll be posting images of your projects to this art blog:
You can also find this link on your art eCampus site and on the student page of the LCMS website!
I am asking for each student to make a
at the beginning of the semester.
Any art donations are
, and may be submitted by cash or check (made payable to LCMS).
Art materials donations are
DUE BY FRIDAY 9/9/16!!
$5 Art Materials Donation
ART LAB PROCEDURES
I will be collecting box tops throughout the whole school year to raise more money for art supplies. If you have any box tops at home, please bring them in and place them in the box
on the front table!
Box Tops for Education
I will keep you informed of your grades through Skyward (https://skyward.scps.k12.fl.us), which is updated on a weekly basis.
Student ID #
: Date of Birth (YYYYMMDD)
In addition to recording your weekly assignments in your LCMS student planner, additional resources (Prezi presentations, rubrics, and handouts) will be available via the eCampus course website. Therefore if you are absent, lose a handout, or would like an extra copy, you will be able to access and print one at home.
Attendance and Make-Up Work:
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what assignments you have missed, and make arrangements for makeup work. The proper times to make these arrangements are before school, before class begins, after class is dismissed, during lunch, or after school. Class work missed due to absence may require additional time in the art lab before school.
If you forget something, and need to borrow a (all on my desk):
YOU NEED TO TRADE ME FOR SOMETHING
(backpack, lunchbox, folder, planner, etc)
Leave in corner next to my desk (or on my desk)
PRINCESS OBVIOUS WAND
During clean-up, either me or one of the art assistants will walk around to make sure everything has been cleaned up properly
If not, we'll use the Princess Obvious Wand
ASK 3 THEN ME
A guide listing specific criteria for grading or scoring academic projects
I will grade all your art projects, sketchbook activities, group activities, and sketchbook homework using a specific rubric/scale
TODAY YOU WILL NEED:
ART TRACKING SCALES
FRONT - 1ST 9 WEEKS
BACK - 2ND 9 WEEKS
IF YOU HAVE YOUR ART SUPPLIES TODAY:
BEFORE YOU LEAVE ANYTHING IN YOUR CLASS PERIOD BOX, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU WRITE YOUR
FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, AND CLASS PERIOD ON EVERYTHING
(FOLDER, POSTERBOARD, SKETCHBOOK)
I HAVE SHARPIES/PAINT PENS ON MY DESK IF YOU NEED THEM
FOLD POSTERBOARD IN HALF, LEAVE FOLDER,
TAKE SKETCHBOOK HOME WITH YOU TO WORK ON WK #1 HMWK - DUE FRIDAY 1/15/16!
Shown as a feed in app - a way for me to share photos, videos, and announcements about what's going on in class with all the parents & students connected to that class.
Student-led portfolios of classroom work that let every student add photos or videos to their own Story using their own device. I approve your posts before they're shared with parents. I can also post directly to any Student Story.
Once you enter the room, your phone should be on silent,
OUT OF SIGHT
in your backpack
DO NOT walk in room with phone out, headphones in, etc.
Cell Phone sign on board
when your phone should be put away/silent
when you may have your phones out
FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES ONLY
When you leave the room (bathroom, clinic, etc.),
LEAVE YOUR PHONE IN THE ROOM, IN YOUR BACKPACK
If you need to take a picture of the board (homework due dates, etc.), use the
LAST 5 MINUTES OF CLASS
If you need to leave the room, you need my permission, and you need a pass
Unless it's an emergency,
please do not ask to leave the room during instruction
All passes are located to the left of the door
Ask me, select the pass you need
(with destination & time)
SIGN BACK IN
Welcome to Art!
PBS PANTHER BUCKS
= Positive Behavior Support
You may receive a PBS Panther Buck for being:
You can redeem your Panther
Bucks for various
prizes at the
Cart will be in
Ursula von Rydingsvard
GET 3-4 ROLLS OF MASKING TAPE (TAPE DRAWER OR TAPE BOX BY 1ST SINK)
TRACKING SCALE FOR EACH PERSON IN YOUR GROUP (ON MY DESK)
ART GOALS LOG FOR EACH PERSON IN YOUR GROUP (ON MY DESK)
GET 1 WHITE VOCABULARY TEMPLATE FOR EACH PERSON IN YOUR GROUP (ON MY DESK)
TODAY YOU WILL NEED: