Art

Art @ SPHS

Art and Design: This course is as an introduction to art and design, its process and its values.  There will be an importance placed on the process used in any art-based project:

  • understanding the task,
  • brainstorming ideas,
  • sketching,
  • peer feedback,
  • revision of ideas,
  • approval,
  • final product and
  • Writing an artist’s statement.  

Students will be repeating this creative process for each of the projects assigned to them.

 Art Portfolio: This course is as an introduction to the basics of art, using different mediums.  There will be importance placed on:

  • the Elements and Principles of art, and
  • The artist’s critique and statement.

Students will explore a variety of media through:

  • collage,
  • printmaking,
  • photography, and
  • painting

Students will learn to layer, re-contextualize, and combine materials while creating meaningful works of art.

 Paper Craft: This course serves as an introduction to the art of paper craft, its techniques and its process. Importance is put on techniques, which can be used in any paper project:

  • understanding the task,
  • following directions,
  • the final product and
  • Writing an artist’s statement.

Students will be repeating this creative process for each of the projects assigned to them.

 

Grading Policy

The grading policy is how students are graded based on the weight of different types of work that students do in their classrooms.  All teachers use the grading policies listed.  The word "assessment" can be quizzes, tests/exams, essays or any major work that teacher’s use to test student learning.

Art Grading Policy

Daily/Weekly Assignments: 35%

Any work that tests student understanding within a unit of study, or on a daily/weekly basis:

  • Do Nows/ Warm-Ups
  • Quizzes
  • Exit Slips
  • Performances of Understanding (classwork)
  • Homework

 

Summative Assessments: 35%

Any work that tests student understanding at the end of learning. These require students to apply skills and content acquired over time. A minimum of 2 per marking period:

  • Unit Exams
  • Finals
  • Midterms
  • Projects
  • Performance Tasks
  • Research Papers
  • Essays

 

Scholarship: 20%

This area takes into tests student performance in non-academic areas. Grades issued based on marking period data.

  • Attendance (90% + in the individual class)
  • Timeliness (On-time 90 %+)
  • Behavior (no more than 3 demerits in a marking period)
  • Organization (maintains notes)
  • Respect for property (handles school property with care)
  • Class participation (Contributes to class and small-group discussion)

 

Student Self-Assessments: 10%

This area tests students’ effort to improve themselves. There will be a minimum of two opportunities for reflection and/or revision.

  • End of unit reflections
  • Test or paper revisions