Grades – 9-12 Term Class Credit 1/2
Prerequisite: Painting I
Room 405 Teacher: Mrs. Bynoe email@example.com
This is a hands on, project based course for highly motivated students committed to serious study in the arts. As a Painting II student, you will be expected to work individually and independently. Self-Reflection and peer critiques will be included in most projects throughout the course. You will be demonstrating technical understanding and creativity through a variety of projects based on the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. You will be expected to pursue a series of paintings based on a theme or style that you choose culminating in a body of work at the end of the term. You must be self-motivated and productive in a studio environment.
Class format:This is a studio art class in which the student explores various methods and materials used in painting. Specifically, classes will consist of creating a portfolio of artwork based on a specific technique or theme.
20%of your grade will come from "Practice Work.” Practice work is all the work that you will do in class and at home to gain inspiration, do research, brainstorm ideas, practice techniques, explore concepts and ideas, and write about your art-making process. Most practice work will be completed in your sketchbook.
60%of your grade will come from "Presentation Work.” Presentation work is all the "major" projects that you do; Both technical skill and artistic skill will be evaluated in presentation-level work. A self-evaluation component is incorporated into every project.
20%of your grade will be determined by your "Studio Performance."In order to receive an A grade in this course you have to have an A in studio performance.Studio Performance means doing you shop job EVERYDAY, displaying professional behavior, the desire to learn and improve, a commitment not to waste valuable studio time, and respect for our precious (and expensive) equipment and resources.
Prompt attendance to class is extremely important, as class begins when the bell rings. Entrance anytime after the bell rings is considered tardy or absent.
A proposal describing their area of interest is due the second week of class. At the end of the term the student will hand-in a series of paintings. Before submitting the proposal, students will read about painting styles and research artists who work in a technique or who explore a topic that interests them. The student is responsible for identifying materials needed to complete projects.
Painting projects are drawn from the following painting media:
All materials for projects will be provided, such as paper, pencils, ink, paint, etc.