Syllabus

SHARYLAND HIGH SCHOOL

Course Syllabus

 

Course Title..................... ART 1                           Term…………Fall/Spring

Teacher:  Mrs. I. Garcia, Mr. E. Galindo and Mr. I. Mireles

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

TEACHER WEB PAGE

 

Available Mon. and Wed. at 7:30 a.m.

Course Description

High School Art 1 is a course that provides an introduction to art through a multi-media experience. Students will learn and apply

the elements and principles of design to produce creative art projects that reflect their understanding of these concepts.

 

Course Curriculum Content

Student Learning outcome

Units/Topics

  1. Meaning and Creative Thinking
  2. Contextual Understanding
  3. Production
  4. Assessment and Reflection
  5. Connections
  1. Art Production
  2. Art History
  3. Art Criticism
  4. Aesthetic

Projects and Media

Class/Studio Expectations

 

Value-pencil grades, contour drawing, texture, still-life drawings; Line-pen and ink, practice techniques, pen and ink reproductions; Shape/Form-overlapping shapes, pencil/color pencil drawings; Space-positive/negative space still-life; Texture-bottle landscape, house landscape; Color-terms, theory, value, intensity, hue, primary, secondary, intermediate, value scales, tint and shade, color schemes, color wheel; Perspective- one, two, and three point perspective.

Be on time and prepared with materials and agenda.

Be committed and bring great attitude.

Take pride in work with focus on quality.

Be respectful of your peers, their work, the teacher, and the art classroom.

Each student is responsible for making up work missed due to any absence.

Each student is to follow all school rules and procedures.

 

 

Evaluation and Grading

Projects evaluation criteria

Grade Weights

Grading Scale

Meets deadlines

Meets project requirements

Uses materials and techniques correctly

Creative solution to problem

Craftsmanship

Creative use of elements of art and principles of design

 

Class Assessments

- Daily Work ….40%

- Projects…………...60%

Summative Assessments

- 9 Weeks………..……….80%

- Midterm exam……….….20%

 

A: 90 and above

B: 80 – 89

C: 70 – 79
F: 69 or below

Other Information

Additional Requirements/Resources

  1. Classroom safety
  2. Tips for success: be prepared, listen, do more than expected
  3. Personal and general work areas kept clean
  1. Student is expected spend additional time on assignments outside of class.

 

 

The syllabus may be updated as needed throughout the semester.

 

PIONEER HIGH SCHOOL

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

 

Course Title:  Drawing I                                   Term:  Fall/Spring                              Room #: 310


Teacher:  Mrs. I. Garcia, Mr. E. Galindo and Mr. I. Mireles

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

TEACHER WEB PAGE

 

Available Mon. and Wed. at 7:30 a.m.

 

Course Description

Drawing I is a beginning course designed to be an exploration of drawing techniques and concepts. It is also intended to develop expression and discipline in drawing with emphasis on materials.

Both textbooks listed and other resources will be used throughout the year. Drawing time is emphasized, but the class also includes lectures, demos, exercises, critiques.  Students will create a variety of drawings such as still life, abstract, surreal, landscape, and more while using and experimenting with a variety of media. They will be required to keep a sketchbook in which they should draw at least 15 minutes per day and for which credit will be received.

As beginning artists, students need to understand that learning the basic skills of drawing occurs over time and through practice. One learns to draw by doing it. Students will develop their skills in close observation, discipline, visual sensitivity, patience, eye-hand coordination, and rigorous work ethic that is necessary to master the skills of drawing.

Once students have learned the basic skills of drawing, they will have the skill for life. Although the initial learning may be a struggle, progress comes through practice and refinement of technique. Drawing, with time and practice, can become automatic, just like reading, walking or driving. But it takes doing! Perceptions evolve over time and with experience as students become familiar with the basic core information, insights, and exercises provided throughout the course. Students will find reward in a richer way of viewing the world around them, which is reason enough to improve and cultivate drawing skills.

 

Course Curriculum Content

Student Learning outcome

Units/Topics

1. Understand that drawing is a process requiring continuous decisions and explorations.

2. Understand that drawing is a skill that builds on perceptual skills in learning how to “see”. This includes: (a)edges(b)spaces, relationships (c)light and shadow (d) the whole or “gestalt” which is a set of things such as a person's thoughts and experiences considered as a whole and regarded as amounting to more than the sum of its parts

3. Understand that drawing is a form of communication. (personal insights, trial and error, no right or wrong way to draw)

4. Understand the elements and principals of design and how composition is established.

5. Students will be expected to use a variety of both wet and dry mediums to create drawings from direct observation/memory using many styles/subjects. (still-life, landscapes, figure, portraits, fresh ideas, personal experiences, printmaking)

6. Students will be expected to participate in both formal and informal critiques / assessments through writing, journaling, discussion. (peer interaction, portfolios)

7. Students will be expected to exhibit an understanding of the historical perspective of drawing through the years.

1. Art Production

2. Art History

3. Art Criticism

4. Aesthetic

 

 

 

Instructional Materials and Supplies

PUBLISHED MATERIALS

INSTUCTIONAL MATERIALS

TEXTS(S): Discover Drawing, Ted Rose

Art Talk, Rosalind Ragans

SUPPLIES NEEDED (Wal-Mart, K-Mart, HEB, Target, Office Depot, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s) Folder for written assignments/handouts, 8 x 10 or 9 x 12 sketchbook, Pencils (#2 wood cased, mechanical), Erasers– pick pearl, gum, kneaded gray rubber, white vinyl, Personal pencil sharpener, Sharpie brand markers (fine and ultra-fine) all colors, Colored pencils, Scissors, Glue stick/white glue (permanent), Clear, plastic ruler.

 

Evaluation and Grading

ASSIGNMENTS

GRADE WEIGHTS

GRADING SCALE

Studio Projects

Art History Lessons

Quizzes and Tests

Verbal and Written Critiques

 

Class Assessments

- Daily Work/Critiques ….40%

- Projects…………...60%

Summative Assessments

- 9 Weeks………..……….80%

- Midterm exam……….….20%

 

A: 90 and above

B: 80 – 89

C: 74 – 79

D: 70 – 73
F: 69 or below

Other Information

EXPECTATIONS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS

CLASS RULES AND POLICIES:

1. Effort: Focused and constant work on all assignments for the ENTIRE class period. Put forth your BEST EFFORT on each lesson even if it is not your favorite. Wasting time is not acceptable. Visual Journaling is always an option when there is idle time.

 

2. Responsibility: You are responsible for bringing materials, cleaning your desk every day and maintaining your assigned duty. Not accomplishing these things will lower your grade for the course.

 

3. Studio Work, Written Assignments, Homework, and Visual Journals: Projects and visual journal projects are based on how well the work fits the criteria of the lesson rubric or objectives for each assignment. I also take into consideration CREATIVITY (wow factor), CRAFTSMANSHIP, and EFFORT/ATTITUDE.

1. BE PROMPT, BE POLITE, and BE PREPARED AND READY TO WORK.

2. Additional Referral possibilities: Destruction of any student artwork, scratching on desks, throwing objects, stealing art materials, inappropriate use of images/materials.

3. Respect others’ personal art space, artwork and supplies.

4. Attempt all assignments without complaint.

5. Proper use and clean-up of all materials is expected. (keep personal supplies and artwork in your cubby, put all class supplies back where you got them from, clean your table area daily).

6. No personal grooming, inappropriate dress, electronic devices unless approved.

7. Minor infractions will result in detention before or after school.

8. Follow all other Sharyland High School Policies.

 

 

The syllabus may be updated as needed throughout the semester.
 

PIONEER HIGH SCHOOL

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

 

Course Title:  Painting I                Term:  Fall /SPRING
room #: 310


Teacher: 
Mrs. Irma Garcia                Contact: 

           

EMAIL ADDRESS

TEACHER WEB PAGE

 

 

Course Description :

Students will be guided through a series of weekly and bi-weekly projects in visual expression. These projects will further advance your understanding of the formal elements of drawing through various media, as well as begin to develop conceptual possibilities within the art work. This course is a beginning level painting class therefore we will focus largely on techniques used in painting watercolors, acrylics, pastel or other media.

Course Curriculum Content

COURSE OUTLINE:

Some of the lessons may include:

I. Introduction to painting

A. Lecture

1. History of painting

2. Tools and equipment (brushes, painting surfaces, colors, etc.)

B. Video presentation on painting techniques

II. Exercises in basic techniques

A. Making a color wheel

III. Still life painting

A. Floral painting

IV. Painting from photographs

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
• Introduce students to the fundamental processes of visual perception and artistic expression.
• Develop students’ confidence in using painting as a primary medium for artistic expression.
• Develop students’ ability to verbalize ideas and processes in art making.
• Develop understanding of history, major styles and contemporary issues in painting.

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate/perform the following competencies:

  • Develop specific skills in expression of ideas in painting using a variety of subjects and approaches.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles of design as it pertains to painting.
  • Explore and refine beginning painting techniques.
  • Develop both visual and technical fundamentals of painting.
  • Develop the ability to paint from photographs (student’s own), still life, and painting on location.
  • Evaluate and analyze his/her work as well as the work of other students in the class.
  • Become increasingly familiar with the tools of artistic expression through painting.

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation and Grading

ASSIGNMENTS

GRADE WEIGHTS

GRADING SCALE

HOMEWORK: You will be expected to put 3 hours (at a minimum!) of work into your sketchbook assignments, readings, and studio work outside of class. Getting behind WILL be a problem for you in terms of your grade and your work. All assignments must be completed on time - there are no exceptions unless otherwise discussed with me.

 

SKETCHBOOKS: Sketchbook assignments will go hand-in-hand with Painting Assignments. These assignments could take minutes or hours, the amount of time you put into them is up to you. Also, how you approach the use of your sketchbook is up to you. You will often be asked to make preliminarily sketches and “official sketches” for an assignment, but I would also like to have you feel the sketchbook with doodles, musings, ideas, writing down guys and girls phone numbers (not really). It should be the thing to write/draw into....have it with you at each class. You will be graded for the work you do in your sketchbook.

 

Class Assessments

- Quizzes , Daily

Work and Critiques ….40%

- Projects/Test…………...60%

Summative Assessments

- 9 Weeks………..……….80%

- Midterm exam……….….20%

 

A (90-100): Superior

· Exceeding requirements of the assignment, showing independent resourcefulness, a positive, benefit to class continually developing

B (80-89): Good

· meeting requirements of assignments, beneficial to class shows signs of progress, responds positively to criticism

C (70-79): Average

· barely meeting requirements of instructor, not showing little signs of progress, rarely responding to criticism

D (bellow 70): Below average, not passing

· not meeting requirements of instructor

I: Incomplete

  • Only given in extreme circumstances and grade will be awarded when student completes his finals.

Other Information

ASSESSMENT OF PROJECT OUTCOMES

The student will be assessed in the following areas:

CLASS RULES AND POLICIES:

METHODS FOR MEASURING OBJECTIVES: In this studio course the student is graded on how well techniques have been mastered and applied to individual work, the satisfactory completion of required paintings and scores on written exams.

Studio projects will be graded using the following criteria:

1. Draftsmanship

2. Composition

3. Color

4. Originality

5. Studio work (staying on task)

 

1. BE PROMPT, BE POLITE, and BE PREPARED AND READY TO WORK.

2. Additional Referral possibilities: Destruction of any student artwork, scratching on desks, throwing objects, stealing art materials, inappropriate use of images/materials.

3. Respect others’ personal art space, artwork and supplies.

4. Attempt all assignments without complaint.

5. Proper use and clean-up of all materials is expected. (Keep personal supplies and artwork in your cubby; put all class supplies back where you got them from, clean your table area daily).

6. No personal grooming, inappropriate dress, electronic devices unless approved.

7. Minor infractions will result in detention before or after school.

8. Follow all other Sharyland High School Policies.

CRITIQUES: Toward the end of each project there will be an entire class critique. The critiques are intended for you to respond to your peers work and to your own. It is not a platform for me to speak solely, everyone is to be involved. Learning to analyze one’s own work and the work of others is an extremely important skill for any student/student artist to develop.

 

PAPERS: I must receive your critique papers as hard copies, not as email attachments.  Critique papers will count toward the critique/Quiz portion of your grade. Not handing in a paper will negatively affect this portion of your grade. These papers are intended to offer you a space to share your ideas and viewpoint. There is no need for plagiarism from a catalog, magazine, book, or web resource.

 

The syllabus may be updated as needed throughout the semester.
 

Sharyland Pioneer High School

High School Course Syllabus

 

            Course Title           SCULPTURE I         Term  Fall /Spring 
Teacher: 
Mrs. I. Garcia and Mr. I. Mireles, Mr. Galindo

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

TEACHER WEB PAGE

 

Available Mon. and Wed. at 7:30 a.m.

Course Description

Students study the basic elements of design as they relate to 3-D form. The course emphasizes solving problems, incorporating basic additive, subtractive, and manipulative methods. Students also explore combinations of media and the resolution of 3-D design problems. Historical and contemporary developments in sculpture are explored.

 

Course Curriculum Content

 

Student Learning outcome

Units/Topics

  1. Meaning and Creative Thinking
  2. Contextual Understanding
  3. Production
  4. Assessment and Reflection
  5. Connections
  1. Art Production
  2. Art History
  3. Art Criticism
  4. Aesthetic

Projects and Media

Class/Studio Expectations

 

Wood

Wire

Assemblage/kinetic

Carving

Mixed media/painting

Painting

Found objective

Additive/subtractive

Space/form

Relief/texture

Be on time and prepared with materials and agenda.

Be committed and bring great attitude.

Take pride in work with focus on quality.

Be respectful of your peers, their work, the teacher, and the art classroom.

Each student is responsible for making up work missed due to any absence.

Each student is to follow all school rules and procedures.

 

 

Evaluation and Grading

Projects evaluation criteria

Grade Weights

Grading Scale

Meets deadlines

Meets project requirements

Uses materials and techniques correctly

Creative solution to problem

Craftsmanship

Creative use of elements of art and principles of design

 

Class Assessments

- Quizzes , Daily

Work and Critiques ….40%

- Projects/Test…………...60%

Summative Assessments

- 9 Weeks………..……….80%

- Midterm exam……….….20%

 

A: 90 and above

B: 80 – 89

C: 70 – 79
F: 69 or below

Other Information

Additional Requirements/Resources

1) Classroom safety

2) Tips for success: be prepared, listen, do more than expected

3) Personal and general work areas kept clean

1) Student is expected spend additional time on assignments outside of class.

 

 

The syllabus may be updated as needed throughout the semester.
 

PIONEER HIGH SCHOOL

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

 

Course Title:  Design I                    Term:  Fall /SPRING                                          room #: 310


Teacher:  Mrs. Irma Garcia                     Contact: 

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

TEACHER WEB PAGE

 

 

Course DESCRIPTION:

Design I is an introduction to visual arts and design that stresses the components of visual thinking and visual language underlying design and the fine arts.

Course Curriculum Content/ COURSE OUTLINE

Student Learning outcome

(Some of the lessons may include):

 

I. Introduction to Design

· Explanation of course materials.

· Lecture

o History of Design

o Tools and equipment

II. Painting and Related Techniques

· The choice of the medium and the method by which the color is applied has important effects on the characteristics of the finished work, since each medium has its own limitations and potentials.

 

III. Collage

· In this technique photographs, news clippings or other objects are pasted on the painting surface and may be combined with painted areas.

IV. Drawing

 

· The materials and methods of drawing are the most basic tools of the artist and the designer. Work that is intended to be executed in almost any material

The materials and techniques selected define the forms of visual expression the artist can develop in their work. The various media offer both distinctive limitations and opportunities for the student.

 

Course Objectives: At the end of this course, students should:

 have enhanced their ability to think visually, and communicate ideas in visual ways.

 be familiar with the components of design and fine arts, and be able to use design language to discuss and evaluate designed projects.

 be familiar with the most important media of fine arts and design, and understand the limitations and opportunities offered by various materials and techniques.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

 

· Students may be required to work a minimum of 3 hours per week outside of class.

· Students are required to actively use their sketchbooks.

· Students are required to be on time for all classes.

  • Students are required to be engaged in class discussions and critiques.

Evaluation and Grading

ASSIGNMENTS

GRADE WEIGHTS

GRADING SCALE

Project grade: Your grade will be based on the following:

*Craftsmanship

*Neatness

*Originality

*Effort

 

Class Assessments

- Quizzes , Daily

Work and Critiques ….40%

- Projects/Test…………...60%

Summative Assessments

- 9 Weeks………..……….80%

- Midterm exam……….….20%

 

A (90-100): Superior

· Exceeding requirements of the assignment

B (80-89): Good

· meeting requirements of assignments

C (70-79): Average

· barely meeting requirements of instructor

D (bellow 70): Below average, not passing

· not meeting requirements of instructor

Other Information

ASSESSMENT OF PROJECT OUTCOMES

The student will be assessed in the following areas:

CLASS RULES AND POLICIES:

  • The use of the Elements of Design:

The elements are components or parts which can be isolated and defined in any visual design or work of art. They are the structure of the work, and can carry a wide variety of messages.

The elements are: Line, Value, Shape, Form, Space, Texture and Color.

  • The use of the Principles of Design

The Principles are concepts used to organize or arrange the structural elements of design. Again, the way in which these principles are applied affects the expressive content, or the message of the work.

The principles are: Balance, Proportion, Rhythm, Emphasis, Unity, Harmony, Movement and Variety.

 

1. BE PROMPT, BE POLITE, and BE PREPARED AND READY TO WORK.

2. Additional Referral possibilities: Destruction of any student artwork, scratching on desks, throwing objects, stealing art materials, inappropriate use of images/materials.

3. Respect others’ personal art space, artwork and supplies.

4. Attempt all assignments without complaint.

5. Proper use and clean-up of all materials is expected. (Keep personal supplies and artwork in your cubby; put all class supplies back where you got them from, clean your table area daily).

6. No personal grooming, inappropriate dress, electronic devices unless approved.

7. Minor infractions will result in detention before or after school.

8. Follow all other Sharyland High School Policies.

 

CRITIQUES: Toward the end of each project there will be an entire class critique. The critiques are intended for you to respond to your peers work and to your own. It is not a platform for me to speak solely, everyone is to be involved. Learning to analyze one’s own work and the work of others is an extremely important skill for any student/student artist to develop.

 

PAPERS: I must receive your critique papers as hard copies, not as email attachments.  Critique papers will count toward the critique/Quiz portion of your grade. Not handing in a paper will negatively affect this portion of your grade. These papers are intended to offer you a space to share your ideas and viewpoint. There is no need for plagiarism from a catalog, magazine, book, or web resource.

 

The syllabus may be updated as needed throughout the semester.
 

PIONEER HIGH SCHOOL

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

 

Course Title:  Painting II                           Term:  Fall /SPRING                      room#:310


Teacher:  Mrs. Irma Garcia                                 Contact: 

                           

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

TEACHER WEB PAGE

 

 

Course Description

This is an advanced course addressing matters in the areas of still-life, portrait, landscape, and abstract paintings using acrylics, watercolors and water soluble oil paints. Students will focus on developing content and personal expression.

Students will be guided through a series of weekly and bi-weekly projects concerning visual expression. These projects will further advance understanding of the formal elements of drawing through various media, as well as develop conceptual possibilities within the art work. This course is an advanced level painting class where emphasis is be placed largely on representational art making with subjects stemming from objects, persons, interior/exterior of structures, and spaces physically seen.

 

Course Curriculum Content/ COURSE OUTLINE

Student Learning outcome

(Some of the lessons may include):

 

I. Introduction to painting 2

A. Explanation of course materials.

B. Lecture

1. History of painting

2.Tools and equipment (brushes, painting surfaces, colors, etc.)

II. Painting with expressive color

1. Warm colors

 

2. Cool colors

 

3. Dramatic use of lights and darks

 

III. Expression with the brushstroke

1. Loose marks

 

2. Tight marks

 

IV. Paintings from the still-life painting

 

V. Paintings from portraits

 

VI. Paintings from the landscape

 

COURSE GOALS:

 

1. To advance one's representational painting skills.

 

2. To realize the conceptual through the pictorial.

 

3. To promote visual thinking.

 

4. To introduce a critical framework for thinking about and looking at art.

 

5. To develop a knowledge of drawing's formal and material elements.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

 

· Students may be required to work a minimum of 3 hours per week outside of class.

 

· Students are required to actively use their sketchbooks.

 

· Students are required to be on time for all classes.

 

· Students are required to be engaged in class discussions and critiques.

 

· Students are required to write an art critique every 3 weeks.

 

Evaluation and Grading

ASSIGNMENTS

GRADE WEIGHTS

GRADING SCALE

HOMEWORK: You will be expected to put 3 hours (at a minimum!) of work into your sketchbook assignments, readings, and studio work outside of class. Getting behind WILL be a problem for you in terms of your grade and your work. All assignments must be completed on time - there are no exceptions unless otherwise discussed with me.

 

SKETCHBOOKS: Sketchbook assignments will go hand-in-hand with Painting Assignments. These assignments could take minutes or hours, the amount of time you put into them is up to you. Also, how you approach the use of your sketchbook is up to you. You will often be asked to make preliminarily sketches and “official sketches” for an assignment, but I would also like to have you fill the sketchbook with doodles, musings, ideas, writing down guys and girls phone numbers (not really). It should be the thing where you write and draw (brainstorm)....have it with you at each class. You will be graded for the work you do in your sketchbook.

 

Class Assessments

- Quizzes , Daily

Work and Critiques ….40%

- Projects/Test…………...60%

Summative Assessments

- 9 Weeks………..……….80%

- Midterm exam……….….20%

 

A (90-100): Superior

· Exceeding requirements of the assignment, showing independent resourcefulness, a positive, benefit to class continually developing

B (80-89): Good

· meeting requirements of assignments, beneficial to class shows signs of progress, responds positively to criticism

C (70-79): Average

· barely meeting requirements of instructor, signs of progress barely evident, rarely responding to criticism

D (bellow 70): Below average, not passing

· not meeting requirements of instructor

I: Incomplete

  • Only given in extreme circumstances and grade will be awarded when student completes his finals.

Other Information

ASSESSMENT OF PROJECT OUTCOMES

The student will be assessed in the following areas:

CLASS RULES AND POLICIES:

Cognitive: Knowledge and understanding of principles and techniques of oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, assessed through a wide-ranging of essential major projects. Knowledge and understanding of terminology related to painting.

Metacognitive: Ability to integrate knowledge of basic painting principles through completion of assigned projects.

 

Affective: Attendance, working attitude, completion of assignments by designated date and classroom participation.

Performance and skills: Ability to effectively work with materials and use painting techniques. Can be associated with the concept of craftsmanship.

 

1. BE PROMPT, BE POLITE, and BE PREPARED AND READY TO WORK.

2. Additional Referral possibilities: Destruction of any student artwork, scratching on desks, throwing objects, stealing art materials, inappropriate use of images/materials.

3. Respect others’ personal art space, artwork and supplies.

4. Attempt all assignments without complaint.

5. Proper use and clean-up of all materials is expected. (Keep personal supplies and artwork in your cubby; put all class supplies back where you got them from, clean your table area daily).

6. No personal grooming, inappropriate dress, electronic devices unless approved.

7. Minor infractions will result in detention before or after school.

8. Follow all other Sharyland High School Policies.

 

CRITIQUES: Toward the end of each project there will be an entire class critique. The critiques are intended for you to respond to your peers’ work and to your own. It is not a platform for me to speak solely, everyone is to be involved. Learning to analyze one’s own work and the work of others is an extremely important skill for any student/artist to develop.

 

PAPERS: I must receive your critique papers as hard copies, not as email attachments.  Critique papers will count toward the critique/quiz portion of your grade. Not handing in a paper will negatively affect this portion of your grade. These papers are intended to offer you a space to share your ideas and viewpoint. There is no need for plagiarism from a catalog, magazine, book, or web resource.

 

The syllabus may be updated as needed throughout the semester.