This Visual Arts course is designed to help you build a foundation in visual literacy skills and knowledge as it pertains to photography. The principle goal of this course is to have you grasp the technical, aesthetic and semantic aspects of photography and digital image making as it applies to fine arts and design. Emphasis is on enhancing your visual awareness of the world around you, creating personal imagery and responding critically to your work, the work of your peers and the work of professional photographers and artists.
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 classroom purposes. 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 Photography 11/12 (MUST BRING TO EVERY CLASS):
Pencil (HB, 2B, 5B)
1 Binder (1" recommended)
Fine tip black felt pen
Sketchbook: recommended to get a coil bound sketchbook with over 100-150 pages (8.5x11).
5 clear page covers for 3-ring binder
Supplies can be purchased at school from your Teacher. Visit the SUPPLIES STORE online for more information and prices.