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Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

Dr. Lisa Mars, Principal


Dr. Nina Lasky, Ed.D. Assistant Principal of Visual Arts Ms. Joyce Riley, Art Teacher
STUDIO PRACTICE 1 (Basic Drawing)
Overview of the Course
This is a double period, required foundation course in drawing taken by all entering students in fall term of
their frst year. Students will lean to draw from observation utilizing various techniques and materials.
They will explore a variety of subect matter. !isual observation and responsive mark"making are the
foundation of basic drawing skills. Students will be required to assess their own work and discuss the
work of others in oral class dialogue and through writing. Students will also analyze informational texts
relating to art. #n addition, students will visit a museum visits, write a corresponding reports and create a
fnal portfolio of their most signifcant work. #t is in line with $ommon core Standards by preparing them
for post"secondary art related studies and twenty"frst century careers in the arts related industries.
This course focuses on the following %ew &ork State Standards for !isual 'rt(
Standard )( $reating, performing and participating in the 'rts.
Standard ##( *nowing and +sing 'rts ,aterials and -esources.
Standard ###( -esponding to 'nalyzing .orks of 'rt
Standard #!( +nderstanding the $ultural /imensions and $ontributions of the 'rts.
oa!s of the Course
Students will develop the ability to 0see1 and to draw what they see.
Students will gain mastery in a variety of processes and materials in drawing.
Students will be able to apply the elements and principals of design to their work and the art of others,
developing visual literacy.
This course will also serve as an introduction to art history.
O"#ectives
2y the end of the semester students will be able to(
). /escribe the di3erence between 4looking1 and 4seeing1 in observational drawing.
5. +se a contour line to represent the edges of an obect.
6. +se a gesture line to represent the movement and essential form of obects.
7. +se value to create the illusion of three"dimensionality in a drawing.
8. 9bserve and analyze the di3erent approaches of various artists in a historical context.
:. /iscuss, analyze and re;ect on their personal work and the work of others with the intension of
improving their observation and drawing skills.
Pro#ects$Units of Stu%&'
). <ine drawing( $ontour and =esture.
5. !alue( %atural, artifcial and re;ective surfaces.
6. /rapery( >ow to draw clothes and cloth.
7. ?igure /rawing.
8. @ortraits
:. <andscape and cityscape( @erspective.
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Re(uire)ents of the Course
). Sketchbook homework assignments CD0 x )50E presented once a week
5. 9ne museum visit, proect and report
6. /aily attendance and punctuality, participation
7. @resentation of work at various points during the semester
8. @ortfolio of classwork at end of +nit.
Basic c!ass e*+ectations'
). /o your own work.
5. $lean up after yourself.
6. Turn in your work on time.
7. @rofessionalism( language, attitude, respect.
8. SI,E-CE during studio time. T'<*#%= F $9%$G%T-'T#9%
:. -espect others property and space.
E!ectronics Po!ic&'
%o phonesH # should never see you check your email, text or on the internet. # will take your
phone away from you for the rest of class. #f it happens more than once, # will give it to the dean.
&ou can listen to music on headphones during silent work periods. #f we are having a critique or
discussion, please remove the headphones CdonIt ust turn the music downE. #f you are listening
to music, the volume should be low enough that people around you can %9T hear it '%/ you
should still be able to hear me.
-oise Po!ic&'
Sometimes we have a need for a silent studio and other times a collaborative studio. /uring a
silent studio we need to have silence so all can concentrate Cif you are talking, your focus is not
on your workE. /uring a collaborative studio, there is a need for getting feedback from your
peers.
ra%ing'
&ou will have 7 types of work in this class(
$lass work( +sually worth 8 or )J points. Short readings or re;ections you write during class.
.arm up( 8 points. Short re;ection or sketch done at the beginning of class
@roects( )JJ points. The bulk of what we do. ,ostly done in class, unless you need more time.
>omework( )J points. To be done at home.
Due Dates for +ro#ects'
'll proects have a due date. # will give you a probable due date at frst, and then assess if the
class needs more time a few days before the proect is due. Sometimes # will push back a due
date if more than 8JK of the class needs more time. # will usually allow a few extra days to
fnish at home before # collect the proect. >owever, when # set the fnal due date, it is frm.
'fter the due date, late work is worth 8JK.
Due Dates for .o)ewor/'
>omework is due on ?ridays. # will accept late homework on ,onday, but for half credit. 'fter
,onday, # will not accept it.
,ateness for c!ass'
&ou are expected to get to class on time. ?or every unexcused lateness, # will take a point o3 of
your grade.
Gxcused lateness( #f you were talking to a teacher, please get a pass from that teacher. # will not
mark points o3 for excused lateness.
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Never hesitate to ask a question. I want you to succeed. I am open to all suggestions. Lets have a great year!
Thank you! Ms Riley
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