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					                     Three Dimensional Studies (Sculpture)

Queen Anne’s County High School

Teacher: Mr.Goodger                                                Grades: 10-12
Department: Fine Art                                                    Credit: 1


       This course is designed as a study of the fundamentals of three
dimensional designs in areas of aesthetics, historical/cultural influences and
critical evaluation from traditional to contemporary sculpture. The student will
learn to work with basic concepts of form, shape, mass, color and texture
utilizing a variety of materials and techniques.


       1. Understand the origins and analysis of sculpture.
       2. Build a conceptual understanding of three dimensional design.
       3. Develop appreciation for historic and contemporary three dimensional
       4. Learn a specific three dimensional art vocabulary.
       5. Learn proper safety techniques for sculpture tools.
       6. Create works of art in forms using various sculpture techniques.
       7. Recognize and know how to identify medium and technique.
       8. Identify the methods for preparation of sculpting materials.
       9. Foster an awareness of current careers in three dimensional design.


          Topics/Unit of Study          Time Frame                        Assessment(s)
                                     (No. Days/Weeks)

Introduction to Sculpture            1 week             I.A.2, I.C.2, II.B.1

Additive/subtractive Techniques      6 weeks            I.A.2, I.B.1, I.C.1, I.C.2, II.A.2, II.C.1, II.C.2,
                                                        III.A.1, III.A.2, III.B.1, III.B.2

Constructive/assemblage Techniques   4 weeks            I.A.2, I.B.1, I.C.1, I.C.2, II.A.2, II.C.1, II.C.2,
                                                        III.A.1, III.A.2, III.B.1, III.B.2

Relief Techniques                    2 week             I.A.2, I.B.1, I.C.2, II.A.2, II.C.1, II.C.2, III.A.1,
                                                        III.A.2, III.B.1, III.B.2

Surface Treatments                   1 week             I.A.2, I.B.1, I.C.1, II.C.2, III.A.1, III.A.2,
                                                        III.B.1, III.B.2

Criticism & Aesthetics               2 weeks            I.A.2, I.B.2, I.C.2, II.A.1, II.B.1, II.C.1, III.A.2,
                                                        III.B.2, III.C.2, IV.A.1
Art History & Culture            2 weeks         I.A.2, I.B.2, II,A.1, II.B.1, II.B.2, II.C.1,
                                                 III.A.2, IV.A.1


      Students are expected to complete all assignments on time and to the
instructor’s specifications. Because of the small amount of homework
assigned, emphasis is placed on in class projects and activities. Students who
are not on task will receive alternative assignments (written work). This in
mind, attendance along with daily class work is critical to your success in this

It is expected that students will spend approximately two to three hours per
week working on projects outside of class time.

TEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS - Needed Daily for the Course

Sculpture Journal
Positive Attitude

            In accordance with QACHS administrative policy, the student will
receive a warning and a phone call home the second time that they are tardy to
class, the third time the student will be assigned to the after school detention
hall until 4:40, when the late bus can take the student home). A discipline
referral to the school administration will be issued for tardiness that exceeds
the earning of two detentions.

        All homework not received the day it is due while student is present
may receive a reduction of points. Sketches will be completed as homework for
all projects.

       Sketchbooks will be kept for handouts and to record information from
discussions and demonstrations. Information should be kept for each project,
including sketches building techniques and materials. A completed, well-kept
sketchbook will result in a resourceful study guide for the final exam.
Notebooks will be checked for correct information, weekly.

Attendance and active work are integral parts of this course. Students who miss
classes, whether excused or unexcused are expected to make up the time by
attending open time in the Art Studio. Students are responsible for making these
arrangements with the teacher.
Students will be given weekly studio assignments. Work will be given a formal
critique and graded three times during the semester (prior to all progress
reports). Informal critiques along with individual discussions will be part of
class each week. If there is a concern about student progress in the class, or
the evaluation of your work, please feel free to bring it up and discuss it with
the teacher at any time. A written final exam will be given, covering the
vocabulary and concepts from the lectures and demonstrations.

Final Exam:                        15%
Summative Assessments:             45%
Formative Assessments:             40%

GRADING CRITERIA; Equal weight will be given to: 1) understanding the
sculpture processes, techniques and CRAFTSMANSHIP and 2) the use of
innovative concepts , ideas and fresh design solutions to studio assignments,
and (3) how the piece reads overall as a work of art, considering composition
and the use of design principles and elements of art.

A    90 – 100 Near perfection. Shows superb craftsmanship, firm
understanding of sculpture materials, and is innovative in concept.
B    80 - 89 Good work. Exceeds basic level of competency in terms of
craftsmanship, and is inventive.
C    70 - 79 Average work. Meets the basic course requirements of
craftsmanship, and understanding of sculpture processes.
D    60 - 69 Inadequate work. Falls short of basic competency levels in
understanding sculpture materials and craftsmanship.
E     0 - 59 Poor work. Fails to show a basic grasp of the assignment’s
objective or are very poorly executed.

Students will be evaluated on solutions to assignments, application of design
elements, craftsmanship, completion of assignments, contribution class
discussions, assistance with studio tasks and class work.

Retakes/Revision (Summative Exams): For each course, students will be
allowed to retake or revise summative exams (except for the Mid-Term or
Final Exam) once, within 10 school days from the time the assessment is
returned if they score 69% or less and may earn up to a 70%. The recorded
grade is to reflect the higher of the two grades, up to a 70%.

Behavioral Expectations: The art room is a place where all individuals are
welcome to express their own ideas in a way that demands respect,
responsibility, caring, citizenship, trustworthiness, and fairness. If each
student follows these general guidelines and the rules of the school and the
Board of Education, there will be an excellent atmosphere for producing
wonderful artwork. Remember too, that we share a relatively small space with
a large number of other students, so reasonable noise levels are expected, in
order to ensure an environment conducive of learning.
Consequences of misbehavior: School procedures will be followed. Student
and parent contacts will be made. Students may be required to stay after
school for detention, disciplinary referrals will be written as needed.

Rules: There are five general rules to be followed in Mr. Goodger’s class…
Mr. G’s Five P’s
  1. Be Prompt—present, on time, meet deadlines.
  2. Be Prepared –have all materials needed for each class, homework done,
     and set up for class work each day.
  3. Be Polite—quiet while teacher is talking, share, help your neighbor, talk
     softly, no hitting, throwing, swearing, or picking on your classmates.
  4. Be Productive—stay on task at all times; keep a clean & safe work
  5. Think Positive—maintain a good attitude, do good work, and
     compliment your neighbor’s work.

   1. No throwing of any object of any kind— it’s a safety issue and will result
      in an after school detention.
   2. Bring a pencil to class—NO PENS!! If you do not have a pencil, collateral
      will be taken until the return of the borrowed pencil at the end of class.
   3. Cleaning your work area—is very important for both you and the people
      after you. Placemats, sponges and water buckets are available if needed.
      Table or room partners will share more involved cleanup jobs.
   4. Class will be dismissed by the teacher—often by tables, not the bell.
      Listen for last minute instructions.
   5. All cabinets, closets, and desks are off limits. If you need something and
      do not see it, please ask!
   6. Mr. Goodger’s library is not to be taken out of the room unless signed
      out. It is also expected that the item loaned will be returned in the same
      condition in which it was borrowed.
   7. Conservation of supplies is a must! Draw on both sides of the paper, Do
      NOT crumble your work up and ask to start over. Show the ―messed-up-
      work‖ to Mr. Goodger and together, we will decide if you need another.
      Do not take any more than you need, if you run out, more will be
      available. Store brushes bristle up so the retain their shape. Clean and
      dry scissors to prevent rusting.
   8. Stay in room 421. Ask permission to leave and don’t leave without a
                                  Note to parents
 I am very glad to have your son/daughter in class this semester. I
must stress the importance of good communication between
students, teachers, and parents. Please feel free to contact me for
any reason during the semester.

                             Thank You,
                                             Mr. Goodger
                                           (410) 758-0500 x.165

Please sign and return this syllabus with your child to indicate that
you have received and understand the guidelines laid out in this
          THREE DIMENSIONAL STUDIES SYLLABUS                             QACHS

**Students will be charged a fee for unreturned or damaged art
QACHS will not be held responsible for any stolen or lost items
which belong to a student. (Examples: personal items, money,
cell phones, sports equipment, textbooks, electronic devices,
personal and school issued art supplies)
I understand that I am responsible for the guidelines laid out
in this syllabus.

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