Painting 2 Open Disclosure
Instructor: Carolyn ThayerSchool Phone and Voice Mail: 247-2199email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Content: This course involves painting primarily in oils, but students may also pursue techniques in acrylics and watercolors. Paintings will involve the themes of perspective, palette knife, pointillism, surrealism and quilted painting. Concepts include realism, abstraction and surrealism.
B. Skills Taught: Skills include advanced painting techniques, the study of composition, color theory, and how color relates to design. The care and use of art materials and tools will also be stressed.
C. Art Lab Fee: There is a $10 art lab fee that covers the cost of materials for the semester. The only items students are asked to provide is pencil and eraser.
A. Procedure: Projects and quizzes will be weighted according to difficulty and assignment duration. For example, a one day project= 10 points, a two day project= 25 points, etc. The overall grade is determined by the total number of points earned on all quizzes, projects, and tests, the point total then being divided by the total number of points possible, yielding a percentage grade. The following grade scale will be used:
90-100% = A = 4
80-89% = B = 3
70-79% = C = 2
60-69% = D = 1
0-59% = F = 0
B. Minimum Requirements: A 60% or higher average for the semester.
C. Late Work: Except in the case of “excused absences” (see Absences and Make-up section below), projects received after the class deadline will receive a 10% reduction in grade for each day the project is late.
D. Absences and Make-up: It is the student’s responsibility to find out what is missed during absences and to arrange for make-up. Assignments and due dates are posted on the Art 1 Assignment Board. In the case of an “excused absence”, the student will be allowed the same number of class periods beyond the class deadline as the number of class periods missed during the absence. All work turned in late because of absences should have the date(s) of absences indicated on the back of the project. Anything turned in after the extended deadline will receive the 10% reduction in grade for each day beyond the extended deadline.
A. You are expected to work on art during class time. Get your art materials out immediately upon entering the room and assume your assigned seat. If you finish an assigned project before another is introduced, do extra credit artwork, or ask the teacher about the next project. Assignments for other classes are not to be worked on during art class.
B. Do not throw anything.
C. Do not use foul or inappropriate language.
D. Pay attention and do not talk when the teacher is addressing the class. You may talk quietly while working on your projects, but do not visit while the teacher is talking to the class. Talking privileges may be revoked and students may be moved in the seating chart if talking seems to interfere with students work.
E. Keep your assigned work area and storage area clean. If you find your work area dirty from the preceding class, notify the teacher at the beginning of the period.
F. Clean-up is to begin no sooner than 5 minutes before the end of the period.
G. No candy or snacks are allowed in class. You may drink beverages you bring with you to class (non-alcoholic).
H. The 8-minute Passing Period and No Tardy Policy: Punctuality is important. A student not in the room when the bell rings is considered absent. The absence is considered an “unexcused absence” if the student does not check in at the designated sweep room. All absences count toward the 10-Day Rule.
A. The first two infractions will be dealt with strictly between the student and the teacher.
B. On the third infraction, the student will be assigned an in-room detention with the teacher one-half hour before or after school.
C. On the fourth and subsequent infractions, the student will be sent to the Dean with a discipline slip outlining the pattern of inappropriate behavior, and a parent will be notified.
*** (i.e., incidents affecting the safety of the student or others, suspicion of the student being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or the student exhibiting defiance will require the immediate involvement of the Dean.)