This Visual Art course is a foundation program and is designed to introduce the student to the secondary art curriculum. The learning focus of this course is to teach problem solving and critical thinking skills in the visual arts domain. The visual arts curriculum is explored in four distinct ways: art production, art criticism, art history and aesthetics. Students are introduced to and asked to apply the elements of design: line, tone colour, shape, space, and texture. Students will learn and use correctly a variety of art processes and accompanying art vocabulary. Emphasis is upon students gaining visual awareness of the world around them, developing personal imagery, understanding the historical context of art, and responding critically to their own artwork, the artwork of their peers and the work of other artists. Students will participate in individual project work, cooperative learning and peer tutoring in at least five of the following visual expression areas.
Students are responsible for planning and creating work to satisfy the curricular competencies.
Assessment tools: self-evaluation of major projects, daily checks, sketchbook assignments and critiques. A final mark will be generated after the student/teacher final portfolio interview.
The visual arts program will be using MyEdBC and FreshGrade to communicate student learning and assessment. Students will be asked to document their work and complete self-assessment weekly using FreshGrade. Student can access their FreshGrade account using their school district login credentials (ex. firstname.lastname@example.org and password). Students will be able to use FreshGrade through the online portal (https://student.freshgrade.com/#connect) or the FreshGrade Student App. Parents will be sent an invite and will be able to see student assessment and assignments using the FreshGrade Parent online portal or FreshGrade Parent app.
BE ON TIME! There will be consequences for students who have unexcused lates and absences.
IF AWAY, students must make up missed work. Classroom is open at lunch and after school. Visit the class website for missed lessons and sketchbook assignments.
The art classroom has the 10/10 rule! Students are not allowed to leave the classroom during the first or last 10 minutes of class.
Restroom, cafeteria and/or lockers... NO FOOD or beverages (unless it has a lid) in the classroom. Students will NOT be allowed to leave the classroom to use the cafeteria or vending machines, as we have a NO FOOD policy in the art classroom during instructional time. Please plan accordingly if you required food or drink (special circumstances are an exception). Only one student may go to the restroom at a time. Locker visits will be timed.
Bring your supplies, be prepared to work at the start of class and do your BEST!
No use of others ideas, images, paintings or drawings as they are already the creation/idea of another artist. The use of other people’s work is PLAGIARISM!
BE RESPECTFUL (of yourself and others) this includes: teachers, your peers and guests.
Clean-up after yourself!
Don't touch others projects or supplies without permission.
Cell Phone Policy
ABSOLUTELY NO CELL PHONES OR PERSONAL MUSIC DEVICES in the classroom unless with teacher permission. If such devices (including EAR PHONES) are displayed, students will be asked to keep cellphones in bag or faced down on tables. Only reason to be using technology in the classroom is for research, documentation and assessment. Consequences for breaking the cellphone policy are: 1st warning(s)- Reminder to put technology away 2nd warning- Contact home 3rd warning- Contact Administrator
Art Supply Store
Required Supplies for Art 8 (MUST BRING TO EVERY CLASS): Pencil (HB, 2B, 5B) Eraser Sketchbook: recommended to get a coil bound sketchbook with over 100-150 pages (8.5x11). Students will work on their sketchbooks on a daily basis. Fine tip black felt pen
Optional Supplies: pencil crayons (Crayola pencil crayons are a good option for beginners. Prisma pencil crayons are recommend for more advanced students). Ruler, Glue Stick and acrylic paint brushes (students who don’t choose to purchase their own brushes will share the class set).
Most Supplies can be purchased at school from your Teacher. Visit the SUPPLIES STORE online for more information and prices.