Academic Plan and Notice of Special Conditions of the Visual Arts
This is a studio class and you will do much of your work during the period. If you are consistently tardy or absent it will be difficult to maintain a strong grade.
Be prepared to learn from each other and share the tools. Art room tools and materials should be treated with respect and care. Critiques are a major part of this class, and students are not only expected to participate, but to behave professionally.
Do your own work! This means that you should be the only one working on your projects. It also means that you will not plagiarize (copy) other artists' work and turn it in as your own. 1st offense will get you a zero on the assignment and a referral. 2nd offense will earn you a zero for that grading period. By signing your work you are claiming that it is yours and yours alone. Work that is not changes AT LEAST 50% from reference material will not be accepted.
Often during the course sequence of all of the visual arts courses, the student will be working with visual materials such as famous artworks, books, films of famous artists, charts and diagrams, slides, VHS tapes, DVD's, the World Wide Web, and computer programs. This material may contain complete anatomical references, nude model poses, and views of artists working from nudes in their studios, as well as scenes from modern films. The material may also mention and discuss the alternative lifestyles sometimes lived by famous artists, and may be expressed in language that might be considered offensive to some people. Current issues, as they relate to art and free expression, are also discussed in the class. If you have questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The AP portfolios consist of 12 Breadth pieces and 12 Concentration pieces. Breadth is a wide range of skillsets and concepts. The Concentration consists of 12 pieces that all relate to each other. You may not use work that has ever been given as an assignment in another class at CCA. The AP test is independent of the class and may consist of your strongest work created.
1.Cell Phones- Your cell phone should not be out or used in class unless for references. 1st offense= verbal warning. 2nd offense= I take it and you may pick it up at the end of the day. 3rd offense= I will take your phone and give it to the AP and you may get it at the end of the day. 3rd, I will take your phone to the office and your parent/guardian must pick it up.
2.Tardies- You will miss the warm up if you are late and will not get points. After 3 you will have Sat school. Be on time!!!
3. Behavior- We will cover what is acceptable in class. One warning and you and I will have a small conference. Two warnings and I will contact parent/guardian. Three and we will have a meeting with the AP.
4. iPods- Only during independent work. I shouldn't hear them and you may not share them. If you do not completely remove them during instruction, I will confiscate for the class period. Remember- they are your valuable responsibility. If you bring them to school, you are responsible for them.
5. Paraphernalia or inappropriate work- Student work will be turned over to the AP and students will be disciplined under school code as well as receiving a failing grade for the assignment with no opportunity to make up work.
20% is from your Studio Performance Grade, 80% is from Presentation/Major Projects consisting of your 12 Breadth and 12 Concentration pieces. AP is a college level art class and the work is expected to reflect that standard.
Late Work and Re-Grades
You will be presenting your work to the class during critiques, so it is vital that you turn in your completed project at the beginning of the class on the day in which it is due. If you do not, you will lose one grade (10%) per class that it is late
Art is a process that can often take many revisions to perfect. Once you have turned in a "Presentation/Major Project", and have been critiqued and graded, you may take the feedback given and revise it for a higher grade if you wish during revision week.
Breadth work will be turned in for a fully revised grade before midterms. Late work is NOT accepted.
Concentration work will be turned in for a fully revised grade before finals. Late work is NOT accepted.
Materials- The basic art materials will be provided for you to use during class. I ask that you have a sketchbook to keep all of your notes and preparatory work in. If you are unable to purchase a sketchbook on your own, come see me. Sketchbooks should have blank, unlined pages and be 8” x 10 or slightly larger with 75+ pages. Hard bound or wire bound are more durable. You may always buy your own sets of pencils, erasers, brushes, etc, if you like!
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Print name clearly and return to Ms. Mortensen:
I, ___________________ have read and understand the above regulations, requirements, and special conditions of the visual arts program.
Signed ____________________________Period________ Date______
Signed______________________________ Date ________
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