Studio Art - Syllabus
To expand your knowledge of aesthetics, art criticism and studio materials, tools and techniques. You will work with a variety of media, develop technical and design skills, learn about career opportunities in the arts, art from different time periods and different cultures. You will learn how to identify, discuss and write about the elements and principles of design.
Required Supplies: (by Monday, September 13)
A Sketchbook (no smaller than 8 x 11)
Drawing Pencils (4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B)
Colored pencils or colored markers
You are required to bring these supplies with you to class every day.
Please consider buying a large portfolio (26x20) to keep your artwork protected. You need to keep all your work from all four years for your portfolio review at the end of your senior year.
If you are unable to get any of these supplies please see me by the end of the first week.
NY State Standards for the Arts
Standard #1 Creating Art
Standard #2 Knowing and Using Resources
Standard #3 Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art
Standard #4 Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts
Your grade will be based on the following:
A. Daily class participation 30%
B. Artwork/Projects 50%
C. Quizzes/Tests/Exams 10%
D. Homework/Sketchbook 10%
Class Participation includes:
Using class time to work on class projects
Positive active involvement in class discussions and critiques
Journaling, poetry, in-class worksheets and group activities
Clean-up at the end of each class
Attendance to art shows**
**Attendance to 9th Grade Art Show is mandatory.
Complete all class and homework assignments on time
Be on-time to class ready to participate
Use class time wisely
Be respectful of art materials, use them properly and clean up after yourself
Stay seated at all times unless instructed otherwise
Participate in class room activities and discussions
Respect all students, adults and yourself
Each Art Major is required to have a portfolio review at the end of their senior year. A portfolio review is a student presentation of work done during the four years of art classes at BAVPA.
Parents and students: Please note that it is very important for you to keep ALL of your artwork in a safe dry place. When you become a senior, in order to receive your Arts Diploma, you must complete a portfolio review with the Fine Arts faculty from your time at the school. You will need your work from each of your art classes in order to complete this review.
If you have any question concerning this class, please feel free to talk to me or e-mail me at Elarrabee@buffaloschools.org.