2-D Visual Art Mrs. Delk
Advanced 2D Art I
This course builds on the sequential learning experiences of Introduction to
Two-Dimensional Art that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production
and will lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students will explore two-
dimensional design problems
During this course we will expand upon:
The vocabulary and language of two-dimensional Art
The elements of art and principles of design
Art History, Criticism, Aesthetics, Production, Careers & Community,
and Integrated Studies as they apply to 2D Art
The use of media, methods and techniques to create 2D works of Art
Students will us the texts, Art History, Beginning Painting, Design Basics, (as well as
other supplemental resources), to learn the vocabulary, the techniques used to
create works, the criteria used to evaluate art, and the history of different art
Students will keep a Visual Journal/Sketchbook to practice their drawing skills
necessary for the design process.
Written tests will be given to assess the student’s knowledge of terms.
Projects will be developed to apply the concepts and processes to demonstrate the
student’s understanding of art
In this advanced course students will also reflect upon:
the outcomes of their experiences, evaluate strengths and weaknesses
produce art in media of choice
explore historical connections, gather information, research resources, study artists
who work in their chosen area or media
write about the process,
analyze work, set goals
develop problem solving skills and learn to modify work
make presentations about their progress,
work individually and in groups,
find direct correlation to other disciplines,
and explore career options in the visual arts.
- old discarded sewn book
- Sketching pencils, colored pencils and eraser -assorted sharpie
- watercolor paint & brushes - scissors
- Binder & plastic inserts for Visual Data File -glue sticks
- supplemental supplies as needed
*To keep cost down use clean recycled items. - Magazines
- storage container for supplies -small empty container for glue
- ”junque” - recyclable materials
Classwork / Homework
We are a studio class. Daily attendance is very important for student success. Most of our
curriculum requires hands on experience. Very little independent home work is required but
not unusual. Students, who are behind, want independent instructions, or work slowly, must
use extra studio time to succeed. Many students also use this time as a way of relaxing
through the enjoyment of creating artwork.
The student’s Altered Book will contain, collage, ideas and doodles that are created inside
and outside the art room. The AB assignments that will focus on art and text. Altered
Books will be on Fridays, students will be able to work on their weekly techniques and, they
will be expected to keep an Assignment Tracking Sheet where they will list all of their
techniques and the grade earned on each assignment.
By covering, cutting, and changing the structure, altered books run the gamut from books
that have become shrines to books that are transformed into colorful images totally
unrelated to their origins. Perfection is not a factor in the final grade; organization,
neatness, creativity and effort, however are.
Students will be given test over instructions, vocabulary, art media (materials used to make
art), techniques, as well as historical information about the areas of study. Test for our
curriculum come in several forms - written, individual performance, and studio created
projects. While evaluation comes from preparation, planning, use of media, techniques, and
creativity, all work must be completed. We will have written exams for evaluation of
classroom procedures, safety issues, general terms and procedures of techniques (modeling,
carving, casting, assembly and the additive and subtractive processes).
Incomplete assignments will be averaged as a "0". All requirements must be
completed for the student to earn an “A” in Art Class. (See the attached Grading Rubric)
Grades are not given to students. Your student will “earn” the grade he/she receives.
EFFORT is a pre-requisite for this class.
* 80% -- Projects, major assignments, Sketchbook
* 10% -- Tests and quizzes
* 10% -- Final Project
Proper class behavior is expected. (See attached Art Room Expectations). If you have any
questions, comments, suggestions, or if you would like to know your student’s progress in
any or all of the above areas throughout the semester, please contact me via e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond as soon as possible. Thank you for your support.
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