voicemail: 845.256.4000 ext. ext. 64146
availability: daily 2:20-2:45 Art Wing
In this course students will broaden their understanding of Graphic/Visual Communication and Design, become familiar and skilled with the Adobe suite.
Programs to be studied, create within, and build fluency with include but not limited to:
Photoshop, Illustrator, Dimension, Animator, Premier.
Students are expected to follow the Code of Conduct.
The art studio is essential for each student to work on projects as well as participate in maintaining the studio space, engage in the process and share experiences/strengths with other art students. The art studio is a shared area so we must respect each area as such.
Respect is essential to success in an art studio – for artwork, materials, procedures, learning and most important of all, for each other!
As a student in this class you are expected to:
Arrive to class on time. If you anticipate being late, get a pass from the teacher, counselor or administrator you are with. Three unexcused tardies will result in a student/teacher meeting.
Be prepared for class with all necessary tools for the current project and current homework. (Your folder, a pencil and notebook along with your Chromebooks are required every day.) Your notebook will be collected quarterly for a grade.
Be responsible for the care and maintenance of all equipment, tools and the classroom as a whole. Use tools as intended. Clean them up when done and put them in their proper place.
Complete all class assignments as well as homework on time. Lateness will be penalized. (Absence or special circumstances must be discussed on an individual basis with me.)
Do your best at all times. We are all learning and things will be difficult at times.
Be engaged and actively listen during lessons, presentations and while anyone is speaking/presenting.
Use class time to its fullest extent, as well as participate in discussions and critiques.
Work the entire block. No wandering or sleeping. No eating or drinking.
Not use your cellphone and any of its functions unless previously discussed on an individual basis with me. Students may listen to music during work time with one ear bud (you must be able to hear me when I am making announcements or speaking to you directly) or to take reference photos only.
Make use of library and classroom resources in conjunction with various projects.
Use Open Studio hours as needed (typically after school Tuesdays until 4pm). If you miss a day of class, you should stay after for Open Studio to make up for that time.
Be respectful to everyone at all times. RESPECT YOUR TEACHER, YOUR CLASSMATES, AND YOURSELF!
Your grade for this class will be based on the following: Participation, Creativity, Class work, Notebook, Homework, Effort, Neatness and Overall quality of your work
Rubrics are used to arrive at project grades. They may change depending on the criteria of a particular assignment, but the main categories are generally the same. If a student does not have the assignment on the due date, they have until the following class to show me the work for ½ credit. After that, you will receive a zero.
We will follow the NYS Learning Standards for the Arts:
The four artistic processes of Creating, Performing/Presenting/Producing, Responding, and Connecting will be incorporated into instruction simultaneously. Lessons and units will move fluidly between processes, rather than address them in isolation.
This class is designed to lead you through an in-depth exploration of different craft materials and techniques, and to immerse you in the process of crafting; from research & design to product completion.
In this course you will be encouraged to take a risk with your art making, to push your art to a new level.
The content we will explore includes but is not limited to:
-create original design and artwork in response to artistic and graphic design challenges.
-use of digital devices, real materials, and imaging software to create artwork and design.
- share preliminary and final design ideas with others and participate in critique and feedback activities.
-gain education and career awareness in related areas.
This list is subject to change – we may not get to all of these materials, and we may discover new areas of interest to pursue as we get to know one another better. Please note that I am open to your suggestions. If you feel passionately about a subject, talk to me about your interest. If there is something you would like to learn about that is not listed above, let me know and I will try to incorporate it into the curriculum.
It is strongly suggested to have an assignment pad for homework and due dates.
We will be making a digital portfolio folder in class
The art department has many of the materials that you will need throughout the year. At times you may be asked to bring in items from home (A piece of cardboard or fabric for example). You may be asked to bring in other supplies depending on your individual interests.
Art Open Studio hours are Tuesdays after school until 4:00. Please note that there is a late bus. Anyone wishing to not take the bus must have a ride scheduled in advance.
This is a time for students to work in the studios on either class projects or independent work.
This is a great time to work on a project as well as get direct input on a specific issue you may be having with a project.
PARENTS & GUARDIANS
Course information and assignments can be found on the Google Classroom. Links will be provided.
Student grades will be posted online in Grade Book
The best way to contact me is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
You may also reach me by leaving a message at (845) 256-4000 ext. 64146
I encourage a strong parent/teacher relationship and thank you in advance for your support and cooperation and look forward to meeting you at OPEN HOUSE, September 20th.
Code of Conduct
IV. Behavior Concerns, Violations, Interventions, and Accountability
F. CELL PHONES/CHROMEBOOKS
High School: Classroom teachers and study hall teachers have the right to create and enforce cell phone policies in their classrooms. Cell phone limitations in the classroom may range from a complete ban on cell phones to allowing the use of cell phones for educational purposes. Cell phones should not be used for entertainment purposes in classes or in study halls. Students may not use cell phones in the hallways or in the lavatories while class is in session. Special permission to use the phone outside of the room during class may be granted by the teacher in case of emergency. Teachers must clearly explain their classroom cell phone policies and include them on their course syllabi so that students and parents fully understand them. Students are required to follow all classroom cell phone policies. Teachers and study hall monitors have the right to confiscate cell phones that are being used in violation of classroom rules. Students may use cell phones between periods, during lunch, before and after school, and on school transportation. However, all cell phone use must follow the guidelines set forth earlier in this code of conduct, including not speaking loudly, listening to loud music, or being disruptive, and not videoing people or taking their pictures without permission. If listening to music with headphones or earbuds, one of the individuals ears must remain unblocked at all times so that they can hear people talking to them and so that they can hear safety announcements.
I understand the need to communicate with your student during the day for a variety of needs. Please encourage your student to communicate with me when this is necessary.
Students are expected to follow the Code of Conduct.