Here is the course syllabus. Rancho Mirage High School
Hello Rattler students and families! My name is Ms. Beth Brian and I have the pleasure of being one-half of the Visual Arts team at Rancho Mirage High School. In my class, we will be exploring the Elements of Art and the Principals of Design which will provide students with an introduction to art through multi-media experiences. Students will learn and apply these concepts in order to produce creative art projects that reflect their understanding. I have had an amazing background. This will be my thirteenth year (Yippee!!) with P.S.U.S.D. and my twenty-third as a teacher. When I was in High School I was all about the performing arts. I was in Band, Orchestra, Drama, and sang in the choir. Don’t get me wrong, I took basic art and ceramics, but didn’t really gain enthusiasm for the visual arts until I went to San Diego State University. There I did everything . . . drawing, painting, ceramics, metal work (yes welding), photography, jewelry, mosaics, and stained glass. All things I still enjoy doing. In my “free time” I like to garden, cook, and binge watch TV shows like “Game of Thrones” or “Orange Is the New Black”. I am excited and look foreword to working with all my new students.
Room 307School Telephone: (760) 202-6455Conference Period 1st period (8:00AM to 8:59 AM and 9:35 AM to 10:19 AM on Weds.)Electronic Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgEXTRA Studio Time Available: Monday 3:05 – 4:30 p. m. or on Tuesdays if Monday is a Holiday or other days BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Art 1 Course Requirements and Student Expectations 2018-2019
Course Description and Our Focus Art 1 is a yearlong course in which the Visual Arts Standards are introduced in their assignments along with the Elements of Art and Principles of Design serving as the foundation for the course. Students explore various media, drawing techniques, and use formal art vocabulary to learn and solve visual art problems. Student assignments correlate with various art movements, styles, and history. Students are also encouraged to present their work and explain their thought process as well as give constructive criticism to their peers. What about Common Core? The Common Core in English Language Arts, Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects; include arts, music, visual arts, dance, and theatre, as “technical subjects” and are designed to work in tandem with the existing California VAPA standards. What is a “technical subject” within the Common Core initiative? A course devoted to a practical study, such as engineering, technology, design, business, or other workforce-related subject; a technical aspect of a wider field of study, such as Art and Music. The arts continue to also be considered an “academic” course of study, as in all arts classes it is the combination of the academic and the technical learning that created powerful learning for students.” -California Educators Association Newsletter, August 2013
DAILY MATERIALS NEEDED: Several #2 pencils sharpened with erasers Eraser Tab for ART in a 3-ring binder or a folder for ART
DAILY EXPECTATIONS: I expect students to use their class time wisely and work on the daily learning target.
STUDIO PROJECTS: In-class studio art projects in various media will be assigned based on the elements of art and the principals of design. All students are responsible for completing each project by the due date. I will assign between 10 and 12 projects a semester.
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS: There will be written assignments that range from reflections on studio projects to brief assignments based on art. HOMEWORK Students will have homework that will enhance something learned in class or prepare them for something we will be doing. It will not be every night but you should expect that it will be assigned from time to time.
ATTENDANCE: To be successful, students need to attend class regularly. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to: Check the WHAT DID I MISS? Box for the date(s) of your absence to get any hand-outs. Complete the assignment(s) before the deadline. You can make-up your absence time for projects and art notebook assignments on Mondays during Extra Studio Time. Projects and your Art Notebook can NOT be taken out of class. LATE WORK: Students are expected to turn in their work in on time. Adequate time has been given for students to complete each project if they are present and working all period. However, it is assumed that if you do an assignment, you will learn something. Therefore - late work is accepted within two weeks of its original due date WITH A LOSS OF 10% OF THE ORIGINAL CREDIT EARNED FOR EACH WEEK IT IS LATE. No late work will be accepted after two weeks (UNLESS PRE-ARRANGED WITH ME). Some assignments such as end of semester finals and others can not be turned in late. If you know you will be absent on one of these due dates, it is your responsibility to make arrangements with ME before the due date. NO ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES OR CLASSTIME WILL BE GIVEN with the exception of STUDIO time. EXTRA CREDIT Students are expected to do the assignments that are given. The tasks and projects assigned demonstrate the skills students need. Therefore, there are NO alternative assignments. However, students can always go above and beyond the project requirements and receive additional credit for their efforts.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Students are expected to do their own work, using their own hands. You may not copy work from print or internet sources without giving credit to the author. You may not copy another student's work or turn in someone else's work as your own. ANY ASSIGNMENT you submit to this class MUST BE your own work. Any assignment found to be copied or plagiarized will be given a zero and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. Please see student handbook for details.
TARDY POLICY1st. = Warning2nd. = Contact Home 3rd. = Detention ESSAY 4th. + = Referral to Discipline Office
CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS:
Be seated in assigned seat, quiet, prepared with needed materials when the passing period ends. Follow all school rules and procedures (dress code, electronics policies, eating in class, gum). Please see student handbook for a complete explanation. http://ranchomiragehighschool.org
Work only on the assigned tasks during class-time. Please refrain from writing notes, doing other assignments, applying makeup, doing your hair or someone else’s, or using your electronic devices.
Listen to others quietly and respectfully. NO loud talking, inappropriate language, throwing ANYTHING, or horseplay. DO NOT be antagonistic or disrespectful to me and any other adult or to other students.
LISTEN to and FOLLOW my directions. LISTEN to demonstrations carefully so you can learn new skills. During class, when I need your attention, I will say “RATTLERS” - you answer “OWN IT!” but are then silent and focused on me.
Enter and Exit in an orderly manner. Do NOT wait by the door but rather stay seated until I dismiss you.
Clean up after yourselves and help out DURING CLEAN-UP TIMES. Be SAFE! Always have proper training, supervision, and permission before using any materials or equipment.
Practice Academic Honesty.
DISCIPLINE: Students who choose not to follow these expectations face the following consequences: Warning and Loss of participation points Seat Change Detention Essay with contact to home or parent/teacher/student conference REFERRAL to OFFICE
GRADESHow will studio projects be graded?I will evaluate your projects using a rubric with a numerical value for; does not meet the standard, partially meets the standard, meets the standard, or exceeds the standard. The rubric will consider five aspects; Effort, Creativity, Following Directions, Craftsmanship, and Participation.SCORING: A point system will be used in this class. Assignments are weighted as noted below: PROJECTS 65% QUIZZES & TESTS & WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS 10% ART NOTEBOOK 25% and the final grade will be based on the percentage earned by the student using the following PSUSD scale:
100-97% A+ 89-87% B+ 79-77% C+ 69-67% D+ 96-92% A 86-82% B 76-72% C 66-62% D 91-90% A- 81-80% B- 71-70% C- 61-60% D- 59.5% OR LESS IS FAILING. You will receive zero credit for this course.