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   The Course Syllabus
• This one-year course is for students who have successfully
  completed beginning and intermediate art and will apply
  advanced skills in visual art techniques through an expanded
  variety of media and subject matter. Diverse styles, artists and
  historical periods will be analyzed and incorporated into
  production. Students will implement creativity, originality and
  innovation through problem solving and art making. Students
  will demonstrate an extended knowledge of aesthetics and
  will effectively critique their own work and the work of others.
  Through collaboration and production, connections will be
  made between visual art and the disciplines outside of the
  arts. Instructional practices will incorporate integration of
  diversity awareness including appreciation for all cultures and
  their important contribution to our society. The appropriate
  use of technology is an integral part of this course. This
  course will fulfill one elective credit.
                COURSE GOALS:
1. To understand and utilize an advanced vocabulary of terms in discussing and
   producing artwork.
2. To synthesize critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in creating works of
   art using the elements of art and the principles of design.
3. To demonstrate proficiency in techniques, skills and craftsmanship using a
   range of subject matter, symbols and ideas.
4. To work both independently and collaboratively, displaying positive studio
   behavior including responsibility, organization, self-motivation, and appropriate
5. To display a proficient use of evaluation and critique, effectively considering
   and discussing their own work and the work of others.
6. To investigate and judge the purpose of art, recognize its lasting human
   importance and how it reflects and explains broad concepts that extend
   beyond time, place and cultures.
7. To analyze through discussion and art making, the relationship between visual
   art and disciplines outside of the arts.
8. To incorporate technology for research, planning and creation of art.
9. To research educational and career options in art and to investigate how art
   awareness can enrich everyday life.
   Students will be graded on the
         following topics:
Art Production:   The creation of art that ranges from wire sculpture to oil painting. The
                  production of art involves imaginative and critical thinking processes.

Art History:      The examination of the contribution artists and art have made to
                  society and culture.

Aesthetics:       The responding to, interpretation, and critical judgment of specific
                  works of art. The criticism of art can vary from individual to individual

Art Criticism:    All of us react emotionally to works of art. Art can upset us and make
                  us feel good. Our values and idea of beauty influence what we think
                  about art

Assessment:       The student and/or teacher selects student work over time
                  and saves it for viewing in a portfolio. At a designated point, the
                  student reflects on each phase of the collection and criticisms their
                  own art.
Grades are based on the following:
Elements of Design: Line, texture, color, shape/form, value, space.

Principles of Design: Repetition, Balance, Emphasis, Contrast, Unity
Planned carefully, made several sketches, and showed an awareness of the
   elements and principals of design; chose color scheme carefully, used
   space effectively.

Creativity/ Originality: The student explored several choices before selecting
   one; generated many ideas; tried unusual combination or changes on
   several ideas; made connections to previous knowledge; demonstrated
   outstanding problem-solving skills

Effort/ Perseverance: The project was continued until it was completed as the
   student could make it; gave effort far beyond that required; took pride in
   going well beyond the requirement.

Craftsmanship/Skill/Consistency: The artwork was beautifully and patiently
   done; it was as good as hard work could make it.

Group Cooperation/Attitude: The student worked toward group goals,
   effectively performed a variety of roles in group work, followed through on
   commitments, was sensitive to the feelings and knowledge level of others,
   willingly participated in necessary preparation or work for classroom.
    Grading Percentage
• 30%:   Test, Quizzes, Progress Reports,
              Out of Class work

• 60%:   Major Assignments

• 10%:   Daily work and Performance
         » Participation, Thumbnails, Art Handouts, Bell
• Your grade will be determined by competition of
  the major assignments, test/quiz/, and
  classroom behavior (this involves more than
  participation). DO YOUR BEST!

• Class grades are strictly evaluated on ability,
  effort, improvement, production and attitude.
  Remember that a grade of C is considered
  average and yes, students do fail art.
Citizenship Marks:
 “O”     Positive contribution
         Active participation
         Always prepared (paper, pen, pencil, book, etc.)
         Cooperative and helpful
 “S”     Everyone will start here until the student proves
         himself or herself either above or below.
         No more than three tardies
         Present (in mind and body) and not disruptive
 “N”     Occasional classroom distraction
         Four tardies
         Often disengaged
 “U”     Dean’s referral
         Excessive tardies
         Disruptive behavior
         Inappropriate language
• Thumbnails/ Art Practice Sheets

• Thumbnails/ Art Handouts is worth 10% of your grade
  and therefore must be completed daily to succeed in this

• Art Practice Sheets will be graded based on √+, √ and √-
  Students will receive a score of zero for incomplete or
  late Art Practice Sheets.
   – √+= outstanding mark
   – √ = above average mark
   – √- = average mark

• Art Practice sheets will be graded based on effort, ability
  to implement strategies that were taught in class, and

• Students are responsible for asking questions and
  discussing problems they do not understand.
   Absences and Make-Up Work

• If a student is absent, they have three days to
  make up work. If the work was assigned before
  the student was absent, it will be due on their
  date of return. However, students should make
  every effort to keep up with the art assignments
  either by calling a classmate or sending an e-
  mail to Mr. Ordoña, as it will be helpful to keep
  up while they are out rather than fall farther

• Mr. Ordoña needs at least one-week notice to
  prepare take-home work for planned absences.
Classroom Policies
Art Room Ground Rules
– Raise your hand if you have questions.

– If you are helping and/or working with another student, keep the
  noise level to the minimum. Otherwise, work quietly on your own.

– If you have completed your work in art, you may work on other
  assignments that are unrelated to art. However, please
  remember that art comes first in the Art Room.

– Respect each other.

– Positive attitudes.

– Be open-minded to everyone.
• Parents will be notified by phone, e-mail, or informal notes of
  any positive remarks, behavioral problems, or academic

• Parents may contact Mr. Ordoña by calling the school at (702)
  799-3160 and leaving a message or contacting him through
  email (best choice).

• Please consult regularly for information about the
  Art Room. For assignments, projects, handouts, and
  resources where students can go for further information.

• Parents/ Guardians: if you wish to request a progress report
  please have your child request one by asking instructor.
Materials students are expected to bring to class:
• Sketch book/ Journal (11x8.5, 70 sheets)
• Several wooden pencils and erasers
• Spiral Notebook for Bell Ringers

Materials students will need at home:
• Pencils and erasers
• Loose-leaf paper
• Ruler
• Digital Camera
• Printer
• USB (storage device)???

Suggested Materials (not required):
• Prisma Color Pencils
• Hand held Pencil Sharpener
• Kneaded Eraser/ vinyl eraser
• Paper Stump
• Ink pens
• Clip board
• An extra sketch book
           Supplies Needed
• Several wooden pencils
• Erasers
• Spiral notebook
  – For Bell Ringers
• Sketchbook (at least 11 x ½ 70 sheets)
• Portfolio
 Please note there is a $10
activity fee* cost for art the
 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

    *Cash or Money Orders Only
     Go to Findlay home page and pay on
     WebStore under Art Fees. Print-out the
            receipt and give to me.
• If students come to class unprepared, Mr.
  Ordoña will have materials they may
  borrow based on a collateral system.
• The art room is a community; therefore all
  supplies in the classroom are shared with
  students not only in your classroom but
  other periods as well. This means that all
  art materials will be treated with respect.
  Any abuse of the materials will not be
  tolerated and proper disciplinary channels
  will commence.
Other classroom facts
• Please make every effort to use the
  restroom during passing periods, at break,
  or at lunch. There is a pass available for
  students to use if they desperately need to
  use the restroom only after the 10 minutes
  of class and not before the last 10 minutes
  of class. If the pass disappears or does
  not return to the room there will not be
  another made available. Only 5 bathroom
  visits are allowed per quarter.
        Food and Drinks
• Please do not bring food or drinks into the
  art room. You will be required to dispose
  of them in the garbage. Bottles of water
  are acceptable.

• Celery and carrots are fine or vegetables
• Visitors are not allowed in this room during
  class periods. If you would like to show
  your friends your art work please bring
  them after school. Visitors require a
  special permit from the office.
              Clean – Up
• The last five minutes of class will be the
  time to turn in any borrowed materials,
  clean up any mess, and turn in any
  assignments. Keep your area clean
  ALWAYS to avoid last minute clean up
               EXTRA HELP:
• Students are welcome to stop by at Mr. Ordoña’s
  classroom after school for extra help.

• Remember: Do not be afraid to ask questions!

• I’m available by appointment. If you want to come in for
  extra time, you need to let me know and we will try to
  arrange a time that can both fit us.

• If you have any questions you can contact me by my
              REWARDS AND
• Students who consistently put forth effort will be
  rewarded with success in this course.

• Major Art Assignments and Art Practice Activities must
  be completed. Failure to do so will result in a
  significantly lower grade. Students who repeatedly do
  not complete their work will be referred to the counselor.
  If students still fail to complete their art activities, a
  meeting will be held between the deans, Mr. Ordoña,
  student, and parent where further action will be decided.
  Art is not magic; you have to work at it everyday!
Our Advanced Art Objectives
• To be the best artist you can
• To look at things at a different way
• To obtain discipline
• to be educated
• To make it into a good Art School for High
• To never give up
   Las Vegas Academy
• Curriculum
  – Broadcast
  – Journalism
  – Ceramics
  – Commercial Design
  – Photography
  – Studio Art
  – Visual Design
• Portfolio Review
  – The applicant should bring a portfolio of six to ten
    pieces of his or her work to the audition. This portfolio
    should represent the student’s most original work.
    Slides are acceptable for 3-dimensional and/or
    oversized pieces
• Observation Test
  – The applicant will successfully complete an
    observation problem in 2-dimensional during the
    audition. Each student will be allowed up to 30
    minutes to complete their audition.
    Unsuccessful SUCCESSES
•   Michael Jordan
     –   didn’t make the cut to his HS varsity
         basketball team
     –   third round draft pick in the NBA
     –   Consider one of the Top Ten Athletes
         of all time
•   Colbie Caillat
     –   Was not invited to Hollywood for
         American Idol audition rounds
     –   Her 2007 album “Coco” went platinum
•   Angelina Jolie
     –   Was unsuccessful fashion model
     –   Successful movie actress
     –   Named one of the most beautiful
         people in People Magazine
•   Vincent Van Gogh
     –   Was told his artwork was horrible
     –   Today his pieces are worth millions of
Another Unsuccessful Successes

                     • Diagnosis with
                       ADHD (attention deficit
                       hyperactivity disorder)

                     • Olympic Gold
                     • 8 gold medalist

    Michael Phelps
 What did these
individuals have
  in common?
  they never gave up. . .
           With that said…
• This will be your hardest class
• Because you are ADVANCED and face-it you are
  having me for the second or third time
• I recognize all of you to have potential visual art
• So I expect…
   –   the best that you can give
   –   your work to be turn in time
   –   you to take this class seriously
   –   you to use your time wisely
   –   you accept failures, but I expect you not to take it
   –   you to have fun

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