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WELCOME TO ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES OF ART MS. ADRIENNE KIEL

adrienne.kiel@ct.gov www.goodwinartdepartment.weebly.com www.remind.com @ecelements “No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.” Edward Hopper, American Scene Painter, 1882-1967

COURSE DESCRIPTION In this course, students will have an opportunity to create, , respond and
COURSE DESCRIPTION
In this course, students will have an opportunity to create,
, respond and connect to visual
arts, focusing on drawing, design, color, painting and sculpture. This course will introduce students to a variety
of techniques and mediums that they will apply while creating original artwork. A variety of design
elements, such as line, space, form, color, value and texture, as well as a variety of design principles, including
balance, unity, contrast, emphasis, movement, rhythm and pattern, will be studied. Students will have an
opportunity to appreciate and interpret works of art in terms of history, aesthetics and culture. Students also
will begin developing a portfolio of original artwork.

COURSE OBJECTIVES-THE FOUR “C’s”

Students will utilize 21 st century learning and innovation skills. They are the following:

CREATIVITY-the ability to use the imagination to develop original ideas or designs CRITICAL THINKING-disciplined intellectual criticism that combines research, knowledge of historical context, and balanced judgment COMMUNICATION-the exchange of information between people COLLABORATION-working together with one or more people to achieve something

RULES AND EXPECTATIONS Students will: BE PROMPT to class in order to understand all directions
RULES AND EXPECTATIONS
Students will:
BE PROMPT to class in order to understand all directions given and prevent disruption
BE PREPARED to work for the entire class period and full cycle
BE PRODUCTIVE ~
; completion of all projects is mandatory
BE POSITIVE about art class, about their classmates’ work, and about their own work
BE RESPECTFUL towards the teacher, their classmates, the art supplies, and the art classroom at all times;
bullying, verbal abuse and cursing are unacceptable

THERE IS ONE IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT!

A vital part of the course will be the REQUIRED SKETCHBOOK. It will be a collection of ideas, sketches, handouts, and written work that will count towards the student’s grade. Sketchbooks are available at many retail stores with prices starting at $1.00. Spiral- bound sketchbooks are best! Paper without lines is preferred for sketching, but paper with lines is acceptable. Students will have until the end of the FIRST SEMESTER in order to obtain a sketchbook. Until they are unable to obtain one, their sketchbook grades will be worth ZERO. Please see me IMMEDIATELY if there is an issue obtaining a sketchbook.

GRADING PERCENTAGES The main content of this course involves the production of different studio projects.
GRADING PERCENTAGES
The main content of this course involves the production of different studio projects. Each studio project will be
introduced through teacher and student-led discussions, demonstrations and other varied prompts and practices.
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Throughout the art production there will be individual and/or group critiques and assessments.
Evaluation of the student’s studio project will be at the end of the creation. Students will be graded by using a
with a 5-1 scale, 5 being highest and 1 being lowest. Both teacher and student will complete the scaled
rubric, with the criteria pertaining to each studio project. Assignments are due on due date. Missed work will
result in a lower grade. Extensions for assignments, due to absences, need to be made with the teacher.
Students will work in class on
*Daily class participation=25%*
Students will be graded on a 5-0 scale
5-ALWAYS : on task, follows directions, respectful of rules, with little to no talking
4-MOSTLY : on task, follows directions, respectful of rules, with little talking
3-SOMETIMES : on task, follows directions, respectful of rules, with some talking
2-RARELY : on task, follows directions, respectful of rules, with much talking
1-NEVER: on task, follows directions, respectful of rules, with lots of talking
0-Detention or removal from class that day
*Sketchbook=25%*
All prep work for assignments will be done in the students’ sketchbooks. This will include all ideas, sketches,
handouts, and written and visual work. Students will be provided an area to store their sketchbook. Students
will be solely responsible for the whereabouts of their sketchbook. The teacher is not responsible for lost or
misplaced sketchbooks.
CONSEQUENCES Any student unable to comply with the art room rules and expectations will be
CONSEQUENCES
Any student unable to comply with the art room rules and expectations will be handled
accordingly. Students will be issued warnings then assigned detentions. Students may also
have their seats moved, meetings with school staff and/or parent(s), etc. for not complying
with rules and expectations. All consequences are non- negotiable.

MS. KIEL’S CELL PHONE POLICY IS AS FOLLOWS:

Cell phones are for

CELL PHONE POLICY IS AS FOLLOWS: Cell phones are for ONLY! Examples: Researching an artist, art

ONLY! Examples: Researching an artist, art history

movement, artistic literature or images. You MUST ask for permission FIRST before utilizing your cell phone. Using a cell phone without permission will result in consequences.

FIRST before utilizing your cell phone. Using a cell phone without permission will result in consequences.
FIRST before utilizing your cell phone. Using a cell phone without permission will result in consequences.

ANY TIME

In order to receive credit for this assignment, you must review this syllabus with a

In order to receive credit for this assignment, you must review this syllabus with a parent. After

reviewing it, YOU and YOUR PARENT must sign off acknowledging and agreeing with the terms of the

syllabus. Hand in this sheet by THE END OF THE FIRST CYCLE and you will receive a ‘100’.

If you do not hand it, you will receive a ‘0. HOLD ONTO YOUR SYLLABUS!

It will be stapled onto the inside cover of your sketchbook.

Student’s Name

Student’s Signature

Student’s Email Address

Parent’s Name

Parent’s Signature

Parent’s Cell, Work or Home Phone Number

Parent’s Email Address

*This information is for solely for the E.C. Goodwin Technical High School’s Art Department. This information is kept private and confidential. It will only be used for art-related communication.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams, American Cartoonist

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams,