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Pottsgrove High School Course Syllabus Course Information Painting I Prerequisite: None Teacher Contact Information Mr. McGlone@pgsd.org. 610-326-5105 x6404 Course Description An introductory painting class with emphasis on fundamental painting skills and exploration of basic painting mediums and techniques. Students will develop a personal expression, aesthetic growth, and knowledge of the history of painting. Students will also be encouraged to discover contemporary artists and painters, develop an awareness of their art work, and develop and understanding of painting/art vocabulary. Young painters will use gouache, tempera, watercolor, alkyd, and acrylic paint as the painting mediums and will also develop a portfolio in the process. Students are required to keep a sketchbook/journal in order to practice and advance their drawing & painting skills. Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to: *Demonstrate knowledge of the art elements *Demonstrate knowledge of the art principles *Utilize art elements through art production to emphasize art principles which visually communicate ideas or concepts: *Utilize various art mediums to create art work which successfully communicates or expresses a desired idea, concept or sensation *Analyze and synthesize two and three dimensional visual problems *Apply knowledge and skill in a studio area of concentration with an original creative concept brought into visual form with effective presentation *Understand and utilize a variety of layout and design methods *Understand and utilize a variety of compositional methods and skills *Experience and control a wide variety of painting mediums *Experience and control a variety of painting surfaces (papers, masonite board, canvas,) *Understand and employ color theory *Create a variety of paintings and art work with numerous media *Create a portfolio of art work/paintings (portraits, landscapes, collage, series, mixed media *Develop and enhance painting skills by keeping a journal/ sketchbook *Create mixed-media art work/paintings *Demonstrate knowledge of painting mediums, (watercolor, acrylic ,alkyd, tempera or gouache) and develop a level of proficiency with them *Be aware of various master artists and contemporary artists and their art work/paintings * Be aware of, and have an appreciation of the history of painting *Develop painting vocabulary Course Syllabus Page 1 Pottsgrove High School Course Syllabus Required Textbooks None Suggested Course Materials A pencil and eraser, and a sketchbook/journal Assignments & Academic Calendar 1st quarter – Introduction unit (Art elements and Principles), Still-Life Drawing/Mixed Media 2nd quarter –Modified Contour Series, Text & Image Series Drawing, Pastel Portrait/Self-Portrait 3rd quarter –Mixed Media Collage, Landscape & Perspective Drawing, Artist Report 4th quarter – Expressive Figurative Drawing, Imaginary Drawing, Master Artist Re-Creation These descriptions and timelines are subject to change at the discretion of the teacher. Course Syllabus Page 2 Pottsgrove High School Course Syllabus Grading Guidelines The following is mandatory: Weighted System Demonstrating Knowledge and Skills (Focus on Quality & Mastery NOT completion) 80% - Assessment (tests, quizzes, projects, performance) Building Knowledge and Skills (Explicit Feedback for Learner is Required) 20%- Homework, Classwork, and Class Participation/Engagement Grade Scale 100-93A4 92-85B3 84-77C2 76-70D1 69-60F0 Classroom and School Policies Students are responsible to contact the teacher when they are absence to find out what assignments/lecture notes they missed. Late Work *Demonstrating Knowledge and Skills (Assessment) o Students are expected to complete all learning activities designated as assessment. o Students who are absent for a test, quiz, performance, or project will make-up the assessment in an interval equal to the absence. o Students who do not complete assessments by the due date must complete them by the deadline, which is five contact days after due date. After the deadline, a 10% penalty applies unless there are extenuating circumstances. *Building Knowledge and Skills (Classwork, Homework, and Participation/Engagement) o Students will be given reasonable opportunities to complete building knowledge and skills as defined by the teacher. o Assignments not completed 5-student contact days of the due date will be converted to a zero. o Some assignments may not apply. (i.e. classwork grade assigned when student is absent) Technology In addition to the various machines used throughout the school year, students will use the school’s laptops to complete reading, writing, and research assignments Course Syllabus Page 3 Pottsgrove High School Course Syllabus Student Conduct & Discipline All school rules and policies will be followed. Due to the fact students are exposed to a machine environment in this class, good behavior is of the essence. There will be no tolerance for horseplay in the lab area! Cell phones and other electronic devices are not to be in class at anytime. If seen by the teacher in the lab, the phone will be confiscated and held until the end of the period. Additionally, the student will receive a written discipline referral. Academic Integrity School penalties for cheating and/or plagiarism are listed in the Student Agenda book. Course Syllabus Page 4
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