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.
1st & 2nd Semester- Drawing, painting, mixed-media, collage, design
3rd Semester- Basics of Photography
4th Semester- Sculpture/Ceramics
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.