• COURSE SYLLABUS

    ART Foundation-1 / ART Foundation-2

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Art Foundation-1 represents the foundational elements for beginning level artists. This will include interactive activities such as group discussions, group projects, and fully realized art critiques.  Studio projects will draw upon historical elements and represent a wide variety of cultures, artistic styles and media. This course is designed to support creative problem solving, and will provide students with a broad perception of their environment and cultural perspectives. Students will be immersed within a meaningful learning experience for both personal growth and creative expression, by integrating aesthetics, art criticism, art history, and studio productivity. Throughout this course, the students will be provided with a sketchbook which they will maintain as a vital component of the studio experience.  Students will develop an artistic portfolio which will feature selected works, and self-examinations to maintain high standards of production. 

    Art Foundation-2 will build upon the techniques and theories examined in Art-1, allowing students’ individual voices to become stronger and more defined within their creative process.

    This course is written to National Standards for Art Education. 

    Course & Classroom Etiquette

    The rules of the classroom echo those of the school, with personal requirements of each student to maintain a respectful and positive environment being expected.  The language and conduct of each student is based upon each student showing themselves, their classmates, and their instructor respect. The art class does however have levels of leniency when regarding other rules usually upheld by the school, given the nature of the studio work being communal and concerned with the process of artmaking rather than the end result.  RHS rules pertaining to use of cellular phones and headphone/earbuds will be less strict in class; during presentations and lectures by instructor these devices are to be put away, though once studio work begins the student’s will be allowed to listen to music or look up images/info on their devices. This is a privilege being offered, if the use of these devices is abused or prevents studio work from being completed, they will be taken away.

    GRADING POLICY

    • Classwork & Projects...... 40%
    • Assessments….  20%
    • Classroom Management...... 15%
      • Participation
      • Preparation
      • Behavior
    • Sketchbook Management..... 15%
    • Reading/Homework Assignments....... 10%

    Expectations of Students

    • Safe and thoughtful behavior in the studio setting.
    • Respect shown to peers, teacher, and self.
    • Cleanliness and proper use of materials
    • Keeping an open mind and an enthusiastic approach.


    Course Objectives

    Students will...

    • be able to discuss works of art and learn basic skills and knowledge necessary to communicate these in artistic form.
    • learn the basic elements and principles of art.
    • work with various media.
    • evaluate the work of master artists.
    • develop an awareness of and appreciation for art both within the classroom and in everyday experiences.
    • create studio projects and participate in activities that provide the opportunity to create works of art using various media and techniques.
    • review works of art from various periods, styles, and cultural groups to develop celebrate diversity of opinion and knowledge.
    • become comfortable with exploring, theorizing and applying principles of aesthetics and criticism to their own artwork and the artwork of their classmates.
    • form an appreciation of and a satisfying experience in the arts

    Course Methodology
    This inquiry-based course will utilize knowledge of art history via books, videos, other reading sources, and class discussions with other students and the instructor.  Your instructor will guide you through new processes; however, learners are responsible for actively acquiring and constructing knowledge by completing all assigned readings and activities.  Both formal and informal assessments will be used in evaluating performance throughout the course.

    Primary Text:
    This course is not text dependent, and does not require a textbook, though some small reading assignments will be given as preparation for upcoming projects.

    Course Participation Objectives

    1.  Assignments must be submitted as they are completed so that your instructor may assess your performance. Excessive lateness beyond deadlines will result in the lowering of grades.


    2.  Demonstrate not only continued participation, but also completion of all course requirements, including assignments, assessments anclass discussion forums.


    3.  You must complete your individual work; any incident of suspected cheating, plagiarism or collaboration (on specifically individual assignments) may violate academic integrity.

    Materials 

    ***expected to be utilized, most materials will be used for both Art 1 & 2***

    Art Foundations-1


    Sketchbook
    Pencils

    Black felt-tip pens (different thicknesses)
    Colored markers
    Colored pencils
    Newsprint
    Colored construction paper
    Graphite pencils ( 2H to 4B)
    Chalk pastels
    Oil pastels
    Scissors

    Cardstock
    Large sheets of white paper (9x12 or larger)
    Cardboard shapes, boxes, tubes
    Magazines
    White glue
    Crayons

     

    Art Foundations-2 

    *** expected to only be used in Art-2 ***


    India Ink

    Needle-nose pliers
    Wire cutter
    Pliable wire

    Wax paper
    Non-toxic rubber cement
    Aluminum foil

    Watercolors
    Watercolor paper
    Foamboard

    Brushes of varying size

    Acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue, black, white)
    Compass
    Tracing paper
    Carbon paper

     

  • COURSE SYLLABUS

    Introduction to Commercial Arts

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Students will research and explore the practical and technical application of Commercial Art, focusing on artwork that is primarily concerned with a target audience.  This introduction to Commercial Art will explore a variety of fields (advertising agencies, newspapers, magazines, graphic design firms, television studios, etc), where artistic endeavors are meant to promote to, explain, narrate, and inform an audience. Core curriculum content standards will be applied in conjunction with both the Elements and Principles of Design.  Students will create a series of artworks focused on advertising and marketing, while discovering how these concepts can be directly linked to the historical usage of symbolism and iconography.  The media studied will include, though is not limited to; advertisements, logos, billboards, fliers, posters, book covers, album covers, magazine covers, stationary, bumper stickers, etc.  A variety of two-dimensional mediums and graphic design programs will be used, each lesson or project utilizing information and skills learned during the previous.   

    This course is written to National Standards for Art Education.

     Course & Classroom Etiquette

     The rules of the classroom echo those of the school, with personal requirements of each student to maintain a respectful and positive environment.  The language and conduct of each student is based upon each student showing themselves, their classmates, and their instructor respect.  The art class does however have levels of leniency with regard to other rules usually upheld by the school, given the nature of the studio work being communal and concerned with the process of artmaking rather than an end result.  RHS rules pertaining to cellular phones and headphones/earbuds will be less strict in class; during presentations and lectures by instructor these devices are to be put away, though once studio work begins the student’s will be allowed to listen to music or look up images/info on their devices.  This privilege being offered, if the use of devices is abused or prevents studio work from being completed, can be taken away.

    GRADING POLICY

    • Classwork & Projects...... 40%
    • Assessments….  20%
    • Classroom Management...... 15%
      • Participation
      • Preparation
      • Behavior
    • Sketchbook Management..... 15%
    • Reading/Homework Assignments....... 10%

    Expectations of Students

    • Safe and thoughtful behavior in the studio setting.
    • Respect shown to peers, teacher, and self.
    • Cleanliness and proper use of materials
    • Keeping an open mind and an enthusiastic approach.

    Course Objectives

    Students will...

    • be able to recognize the skills and knowledge necessary to communicate information within an artistic medium.
    • learn the basic elements and principles of art.
    • work with various media and programs
    • understand the need to apply different artistic techniques and skills to art which is designed to appeal to a particular audience.
    • evaluate the work of noteworthy commercial and graphic  artists.
    • develop an awareness for art which is promoting an idea, concept, or product to them throughout various forms of media.
    • create studio projects and participate using various media and techniques.
    • review commercial art from various periods, styles, and cultural groups to develop a diversity of opinion and knowledge.
    • become comfortable with exploring, theorizing and applying principles of aesthetics and criticism to their own artwork and the artwork of their classmates.

    Course Methodology

    This inquiry-based course will utilize knowledge of art history via books, videos, other reading sources, and class discussions with other students and the instructor.  Your instructor will guide you through new processes; however, learners are responsible for actively acquiring and constructing knowledge by completing all assigned readings and activities.  Both formal and informal assessments will be used in evaluating performance throughout the course.

    Primary Text:

    This course does not require a textbook, though various reading assignments will be given as either research materials or in preparation for upcoming projects

    Course Participation Objectives

    1. Assignments must be submitted for each unit, as they are completed so that your instructor may review and assess your performance. Do not hold your work, excessive lateness beyond deadlines will result in the lowering of grades.
    2. You participate regularly in your course to demonstrate not only continued participation, but also completion of all course requirements, including assignments, assessments and class discussion forums.
    3. You must complete your individual work and any incident of suspected cheating, plagiarism or collaboration on specifically individual assignments may violate academic integrity, and result in the lowering of grades. 

     

    Materials 

    Resources

    Sketchbook
    Pencils

    Black felt-tip pens (different thicknesses)
    Colored markers
    Colored pencils
    Newsprint
    Colored construction paper
    Graphite pencils ( 2H to 4B)
    Scissors

    Cardstock
    Large sheets of white paper (9x12 or larger)
    Cardboard shapes, boxes, tubes
    Magazines
    White glue
    Crayons

    India Ink

    Wax Paper
    Non-toxic rubber cement
    Foamboard

    Brushes of varying size
    Compass
    Tracing paper
    Carbon paper

    Google-Slides

    YouTube

    Vectr: Vector Graphics Software

    Photopea: Advanced Image Editor

    LCD Projector