Studio in Art Syllabus
Room C108 - Ms. Cornell-Slater
716-542-5030 ext 6308
OFFERED: Full Year
GRADES: 9 - 12
MEETS ART CREDIT REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
Studio in Art Course Description
Studio in Art is a full year course. The main goal is to learn how to create artwork using a variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and the digital arts. In order to improve your skills, you will learn a variety of topics including the elements and principles of design, past and current art trends, critique skills, art careers, cultural arts, personal expression, communication skills, creative problem solving and innovative/ critical thinking skills. Through successful completion of this course, you will gain 1 credit for the NYS art requirement and a strong base of knowledge for more advanced art courses.
Supplies Every day you will need: Pencil w/eraser, 2 pocket folder
50% = Major Projects students are given one week after in-class work time ends to complete &
must be on time to earn full-credit; projects can be re-worked (until end of MP) for higher grade
50% = Prepared for Class / Class Participation / Effort Includes productive use of class time,
following procedures, class exercises, notebook, cleanup & safety procedures, quizzes
5% = Extra Credit - Offered each marking period. See me if you have a proposal.
Final Average= MP1 (20%) + MP2 (20%) + MP3 (20%) + MP4 (20%) + Final Project or Exam (20%)
Parent Portal – Grades are updated at least once a week.
Extra Help – Students can get extra help or use the art studio during 9th period or during study halls
(get a pass BEFORE coming down)
Class Rules / Expectations
Respect –respect your own and others ideas and creations through your words and actions
Responsibility - Be on task during work times, be on time, turn in assignments, follow directions and procedures the first time they are given.
Safety - Use and maintain tools and materials in the safe ways you are shown.
*There are rewards for positive class behavior: choosing own seating (1 week), listening to
music while working (2 weeks), pizza party every time ALL work for EVERY students is turned
in for 5 weeks
Consequences (Steps may be skipped or combined based on the severity of an infraction.)
2) Assigned Seat and/or In-class Discipline Plan to help fix the problem
3) 9th Period Detention with me
4) Write-up; which could result in 4:30 Detention, In-House Detention, etc.
5) Referral to Principal or Vice-Principal
6) Conference with Teacher, Parent, and Administrator/Guidance Counselor
General Class Procedures
Entering the Classroom:
-Check the assignment board, write assignment in your planner.
-Take out all necessary materials (artwork, notes, materials.)
-Check for handouts near the door or on your desk.
-Quietly have a seat at your assigned area and begin working.
Cell Phone Policy: No phones. Computers & Chromebooks are available for research purposes.
There is a class phone in case of emergency.
Food/ Beverage/Gum: No food for safety reasons, unless otherwise noted. Beverages are acceptable if kept capped, but not near computers. Gum is fine as long it is not seen or heard.
Clean-up and Dismissal:
-Cleanup time is 5 minutes before the end of class. Students should not clean up early unless
a project is complete.
-Make sure your materials are cleaned and returned, your artwork is stored properly, and your table and floor area are cleaned.
-Return quietly to your seat until the bell rings and I dismiss you.
Keeping a Notebook:
-Keep all handouts, sketches, and assignments. Organize them by date completed.
When you are Late or Absent:
-You are responsible for the work that was missed.
-Check with classmates or teacher to see what was missed. I also post assignments and due
dates on my school web page: http://www.akronschools.org/Page/4010
-Occasionally I will allow extra time on assignments based on individual situations, but not always. Check before assuming.
Checking out class materials:
-I will write down the supplies you are taking home.
-You are responsible for returning the materials at the beginning of class the next day.
-I will check your name off the borrow list and you will be allowed to borrow materials again.
-If materials are not returned or are in poor condition, you will not be able to sign out again.
When you finish early:
-Check to see if all of your work is made up.
-Rework assignments for higher grades.
-Do extra credit work.
-Study for art quizzes or exams.
-Do free drawing or artwork.
-It is unacceptable to do nothing, play on phone, or other class work without prior permission.
Extra Help/ Extra Studio Time
-Daily during 9th period (unless a sign is posted by the door stating otherwise)
-Before school, during study hall, during lunch – must have a pass prior
-Occasionally I will offer extra credit assignments to help boost your grade.
-This is recommended for those falling behind, but can be completed by anyone.
Restrooms/ Locker Passes
-Bathrooms are located across the hall.
-One student out at a time.
-Overuse of passes will negatively affect class effort grade.
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