Rm J-13: (760) 726-2170
This course provides students with practical knowledge and experience in the production of art using a variety of design 3 dimensional media and techniques. It is an exploration of the mediums of clay, metal, paper, wood, plaster, wire and jewelry making. The projects in this class may serve as functional items or fine art.
- develop problem solving skill in 3 dimensions utilizing a variety of materials and techniques
- learn the Elements of Art and Principles of Design and incorporate them into art works
- create a portfolio of work and evaluate their progress throughout the year.
- enhance their creativity
- discuss artworks using art vocabulary
- Critique personal and peers’ artwork
Students are required to have a hardback or spiral sketchbook. It does not have to be expensive. Sketchbooks can be found for great prices, especially at this time of year, at Blick Art stores, Aaron Brothers, Target, CVS… Should be 8.5x11” or 9x12”
- ALL CLASSROOM SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS MUST BE CLEANED AND PUT BACK WHERE YOU FOUND THEM!!! Wash all paint brushes thoroughly and completely.
- - Do not pack up early and wait by the door. You should be taking your time to properly clean materials and put away supplies. You should not start cleaning before the teacher instructs you to
- Grooming and primping will be taken care of during break time, not in class
- Remain in assigned seat unless otherwise instructed.
- Please be respectful, polite, and thoughtful to your peers, especially opinions and during discussions, class materials
- NO LITTERING! Pick up all trash off the floor and make sure it gets into the trash. Please be mindful of recycling.
- Personal mobile devices may be used for research or inspiration when appropriate.
Student Evaluation- all assignments and handouts will be posted in the Google Classroom utilizing the calendar and drive
Students will be evaluated in a variety of ways:
- Major projects/art creating
- Presentations or research-based projects
- Critiques- written and verbal
- Sketchbook Challenges: One every week and are written on the board every Monday
- Effort, craftsmanship, and participation
No late work is accepted. For major projects, if extra time is needed, please discuss this prior to due date. Any assignments that are requested digitally must be turned in by the original due date whether you are absent or not. For major projects, work must be due the day you return to class. Make-up quizzes will be taken the day you return to class.
I do not tolerate laziness in my classroom. DO NOT come to class and expect to sit in your seat doing nothing. If you think this will be an "easy A" class then you should consider taking another elective. There are some days when lectures are necessary on techniques, materials, artists, movements, or directions but most days are "studio work days". On these days, you are expected to start working and be self motivated to complete assignments and projects. I will walk around to help you and answer your questions. Daily effort and participation are worked into every assignment grade.