This class explores the basic design principles and sources of design inspiration fundamental to all visual arts through readings, discussion, exercises and laboratory application. This is a visual design theory course that introduces the core concepts of visual design — visual elements, principles of design and creative process. Composition issues and strategies valid in all areas of visual design are explored through examples, exercises, critiques, essays and creative projects.
School Board Policy 5200 – ATTENDANCE
If the absences are excused, all educational requirements for the course shall be met before a passing grade and/or credit is assigned. The student shall have a reasonable amount of time, up to three (3) school days, to complete make-up work for excused absences. (Email or see Mrs. Keller for the missed work). Principals may grant extensions to the make-up time limit for extenuating circumstances. Regarding make-up of the work missed as a result of unexcused absences, each principal shall establish site-specific policies that encourage both regular attendance and high academic achievement, and shall review and modify these policies from time-to-time as required to maintain and improve their effectiveness.
Unexcused absences do not require that the teacher provide make-up work for the student.
One (1) assignment per 9 weeks may be re-submitted for a new grade.
How is Art graded?
Your grade is your responsibility. You can keep a high average grade by completing every assignment, turning it on time and doing well on it.
In certain cases where the 9 weeks ends and you DON'T turn it in by the day that grades close- the grade becomes a “Z”. Be careful and watch the calendar for this!
Isn’t it all good just because it’s creative expression?” Yet, that’s not the case, particularly not in Art. I grade using a rubric with categories ranging from Craftsmanship to how well you used the elements & principles of design. After each category has been given a grade, they’re averaged together to determine the grade for the piece.