Monthly Archives: August 2013

Name Designs

Name Designs

It was a great first week for GHS Art classes!  Art I, II, and III classes created lovely name designs for their individual art storage shelves.  This was good way for me to get to know the students and for them to express themselves.  Instant beautification of the art studio at GHS!

Welcome to GHS Art!

Welcome to GHS Art!

I hope you all have a great start to the 2013-2014 school year!  I am teaching Art I, II, and III this year and have some wonderfully creative projects ready for this year.

Here is the supply list for all classes.  If you have a sketchbook from another art class that you would like to use again this year, that is fine!  Just make sure there are plenty of pages left to use.

I am also posting the syllabus for each class.  You may have already gotten a copy at the open house or will get a copy from me in class but here it is in case you need to review anything.

I look forward to seeing you all next week!  -Mrs. Johnson

 

Studio Art Supply List:

  • Sketchbook (Spiral bound sketchbook for drawing, no larger than 9×12 inches.  If you are unable to get a sketchbook, a composition book is fine…drawing paper will be provided for you to put into the composition book.)
  • Wooden Pencils (Please do not bring mechanical pencils to class, be prepared for each class with real wooden pencils)
  • Hand Held Pencil Sharpener (a small metal one is fine)
  • Pink Erasers
  • Colored Pencils (Prismacolor are the best but any brand/quantity is fine)
  • Sharpies (black, fine point and ultra fine point)
  • Pencil box/pouch is recommended.  Student “cubbies” are provided for storing artwork in progress but personal supplies should not be stored in the art studio, please bring them to class each block.

 

Art I

2013-2014 Course Syllabus

Mrs. J.Johnson

 

Contact Information:

E-mail: jjohnson8@glnd.k12.va.us

Phone: (804) 556-5322 ext.4847

Room: C144, Art Studio

Blog: http://blogs.glnd.k12.va.us/jjohnson8

 

Course Description:

The objectives for Art I emphasize the development of ability to recognize visual arts content, concepts and skills to create, discuss, and understand original works of art.  The objectives represent a thematic approach to the visual communication and production, cultural context and chronological art history, judgment and criticism, and aesthetics through which students will develop understanding and appreciation for the visual arts.  Students use art-making processes to communicate ideas and personal life experiences.  They maintain portfolios documenting their artistic growth.  They select representative work to take to the next level of study.

 

Supply List:

  • Sketchbook (Spiral bound sketchbook for drawing, no larger than 9×12 inches.  If you are unable to get a sketchbook, a composition book is fine…drawing paper will be provided for you to put into the composition book.)
  • Wooden Pencils (Please do not bring mechanical pencils to class, be prepared for each class with real wooden pencils)
  • Hand Held Pencil Sharpener (a small metal one is fine)
  • Pink Erasers
  • Colored Pencils (Prismacolor are the best but any brand/quantity is fine)
  • Sharpies (black, fine point and ultra fine point)
  • Pencil box/pouch is recommended.  Student “cubbies” are provided for storing artwork in progress but personal supplies should not be stored in the art studio, please bring them to class each block.

 

Classroom Guidelines:

General Classroom Rules:

  • Be prepared and on time for class (bring all materials and sketchbook to each class).
  • Be respectful of yourself, your peers, your teacher, and all materials.
  • Be courteous of each other’s views and ideas.
  • No profanity, fighting, or disrespect.
  • No cell phones, food, or drinks (except water in a clear container) will be tolerated. If I see or hear your cell phone, iPod, video game, etc., I will take it and turn it into administration.
  • Each student is expected to follow all GHS and GCPS rules and regulations.

 

Classroom Procedures:

  • You should be seated in your assigned seat and working quietly on your daily sketchbook assignment when the bell rings.
  • If you are not in the room when the bell rings, you will be marked tardy.
  • Each student will be allowed to use the restroom in an emergency (up to 3 times per nine weeks).
  • Stay on task.
  • No cheating.

 

Consequences:

  • First offense: warning
  • Second offense: warning and phone call home
  • Third or more offense: referral to TOP
  • Fighting, profanity, and disrespect toward the teacher will result in an

   automatic referral and possible removal from class.

 

Grading:

Projects– 60%

Sketchbook Assignments and Class Participation– 20%

Tests- 20%

 

GHS Grading Scale:

A+ 97-100 A 93-96 A- 90-92

B+ 87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82

C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72

D+ 67-69 D 60-66

F 59 and below

 

Late Work: 

Most artwork is completed during class time.  If you are absent on the due date, the work is due the next class.

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN AND STUDENT:

Please sign below to indicate that you have read and understand the expectations for this class.

___________________________________________________ __________________ Student Signature                                                                                            Date

___________________________________________________ __________________ Parent/Guardian Signature                                                                      Date

 

Please be aware that I will be posting information about the class on my blog; if you are interested in what is going on in class, please check the website listed under contact information. Feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone with any questions or concerns.

If you would like me to contact you through e-mail, please write your address below. Parent e-mail address:

 


Return to Mrs. Johnson by the next class for a sketchbook grade.

 

 

 

Art II

2013-2014 Course Syllabus

Mrs. J.Johnson

 

Contact Information:

E-mail: jjohnson8@glnd.k12.va.us

Phone: (804) 556-5322 ext.4847

Room: C144, Art Studio

Blog: http://blogs.glnd.k12.va.us/jjohnson8

 

Course Description:

The standards for Art II help students extend and refine the ability to investigate and respond to the visual arts. Students examine the importance of content, concepts, and skills involved in the creation of original works of art and design. Students continue to maintain portfolios and select representative work to take to the next level of study.

 

Supply List:

  • Sketchbook (Spiral bound sketchbook for drawing, no larger than 9×12 inches.  If you are unable to get a sketchbook, a composition book is fine…drawing paper will be provided for you to put into the composition book.)
  • Wooden Pencils (Please do not bring mechanical pencils to class, be prepared for each class with real wooden pencils)
  • Hand Held Pencil Sharpener (a small metal one is fine)
  • Pink Erasers
  • Colored Pencils (Prismacolor are the best but any brand/quantity is fine)
  • Sharpies (black, fine point and ultra fine point)
  • Pencil box/pouch is recommended.  Student “cubbies” are provided for storing artwork in progress but personal supplies should not be stored in the art studio, please bring them to class each block.

 

Classroom Guidelines:

General Classroom Rules:

  • Be prepared and on time for class (bring all materials and sketchbook to each class).
  • Be respectful of yourself, your peers, your teacher, and all materials.
  • Be courteous of each other’s views and ideas.
  • No profanity, fighting, or disrespect.
  • No cell phones, food, or drinks (except water in a clear container) will be tolerated. If I see or hear your cell phone, iPod, video game, etc., I will take it and turn it into administration.
  • Each student is expected to follow all GHS and GCPS rules and regulations.

 

Classroom Procedures:

  • You should be seated in your assigned seat and working quietly on your daily sketchbook assignment when the bell rings.
  • If you are not in the room when the bell rings, you will be marked tardy.
  • Each student will be allowed to use the restroom in an emergency (up to 3 times per nine weeks).
  • Stay on task.
  • No cheating.

 

Consequences:

  • First offense: warning
  • Second offense: warning and phone call home
  • Third or more offense: referral to TOP
  • Fighting, profanity, and disrespect toward the teacher will result in an

   automatic referral and possible removal from class.

 

Grading:

Projects– 60%

Sketchbook Assignments and Class Participation– 20%

Tests- 20%

 

GHS Grading Scale:

A+ 97-100 A 93-96 A- 90-92

B+ 87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82

C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72

D+ 67-69 D 60-66

F 59 and below

 

Late Work: 

Most artwork is completed during class time.  If you are absent on the due date, the work is due the next class.

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN AND STUDENT:

Please sign below to indicate that you have read and understand the expectations for this class.

___________________________________________________ __________________ Student Signature                                                                                            Date

___________________________________________________ __________________ Parent/Guardian Signature                                                                      Date

 

Please be aware that I will be posting information about the class on my blog; if you are interested in what is going on in class, please check the website listed under contact information. Feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone with any questions or concerns.

If you would like me to contact you through e-mail, please write your address below. Parent e-mail address:

 


Return to Mrs. Johnson by the next class for a sketchbook grade.

 

 

 

Art III

2013-2014 Course Syllabus

Mrs. J.Johnson

 

Contact Information:

E-mail: jjohnson8@glnd.k12.va.us

Phone: (804) 556-5322 ext.4847

Room: C144, Art Studio

Blog: http://blogs.glnd.k12.va.us/jjohnson8

 

Course Description:

The standards for Art III continue to emphasize the acquisition of concepts and development of skills as well as enable students to organize and analyze visual arts content. Students increasingly focus on art history, critical evaluation, and aesthetics as well as creative problem solving. Study at this level affords students the opportunity to develop personal directions in the production of their works of art or to further their academic study in the visual arts. Students add works of art and other products to their portfolios to take to the next level of study.

 

Supply List:

  • Sketchbook (Spiral bound sketchbook for drawing, no larger than 9×12 inches.  If you are unable to get a sketchbook, a composition book is fine…drawing paper will be provided for you to put into the composition book.)
  • Wooden Pencils (Please do not bring mechanical pencils to class, be prepared for each class with real wooden pencils)
  • Hand Held Pencil Sharpener (a small metal one is fine)
  • Pink Erasers
  • Colored Pencils (Prismacolor are the best but any brand/quantity is fine)
  • Sharpies (black, fine point and ultra fine point)
  • Pencil box/pouch is recommended.  Student “cubbies” are provided for storing artwork in progress but personal supplies should not be stored in the art studio, please bring them to class each block.

 

Classroom Guidelines:

General Classroom Rules:

  • Be prepared and on time for class (bring all materials and sketchbook to each class).
  • Be respectful of yourself, your peers, your teacher, and all materials.
  • Be courteous of each other’s views and ideas.
  • No profanity, fighting, or disrespect.
  • No cell phones, food, or drinks (except water in a clear container) will be tolerated. If I see or hear your cell phone, iPod, video game, etc., I will take it and turn it into administration.
  • Each student is expected to follow all GHS and GCPS rules and regulations.

 

Classroom Procedures:

  • You should be seated in your assigned seat and working quietly on your daily sketchbook assignment when the bell rings.
  • If you are not in the room when the bell rings, you will be marked tardy.
  • Each student will be allowed to use the restroom in an emergency (up to 3 times per nine weeks).
  • Stay on task.
  • No cheating.

 

Consequences:

  • First offense: warning
  • Second offense: warning and phone call home
  • Third or more offense: referral to TOP
  • Fighting, profanity, and disrespect toward the teacher will result in an

   automatic referral and possible removal from class.

 

Grading:

Projects– 60%

Sketchbook Assignments and Class Participation– 20%

Tests- 20%

 

GHS Grading Scale:

A+ 97-100 A 93-96 A- 90-92

B+ 87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82

C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72

D+ 67-69 D 60-66

F 59 and below

 

Late Work: 

Most artwork is completed during class time.  If you are absent on the due date, the work is due the next class.

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN AND STUDENT:

Please sign below to indicate that you have read and understand the expectations for this class.

___________________________________________________ __________________ Student Signature                                                                                            Date

___________________________________________________ __________________ Parent/Guardian Signature                                                                      Date

 

Please be aware that I will be posting information about the class on my blog; if you are interested in what is going on in class, please check the website listed under contact information. Feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone with any questions or concerns.

If you would like me to contact you through e-mail, please write your address below. Parent e-mail address:

 


Return to Mrs. Johnson by the next class for a sketchbook grade.