Art @ SPHS
An Edutopia.org article states that “Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. A 2005 report by the Rand Corporation about the visual arts argues that the intrinsic pleasures and stimulation of the art experience do more than sweeten an individual's life -- according to the report, they "can connect people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing," creating the foundation to forge social bonds and community cohesion.” Here at SPHS we strongly believe in the power or art. We offer a full range of art courses meant to build creativity and foster artistic exploration in students.
Art @ SPHS
Art and Design: This course serves as an introduction to art and design, its process and its principles. There will be emphasis placed on the process, which can be 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 serves as an introduction to the basics of art, using different mediums. There will be emphasis 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: Description:
This course serves as an introduction to the art of paper craft, its techniques and its process. There will be emphasis placed 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.
A department's grading policy is the way in which the members of that department have chosen to weigh the different types of works that students do in their classrooms. Grading policies are used across the board by all teachers in that department. Please note that anywhere the word "assessment" appears can be meant to refer to quizzes, tests/exams, essays or any major work that is used to measure a students knowledge.
Art Grading Policy
Daily/Weekly Assignments: 35%
● Exit Slips
Summative Assessments: 35%
Student Self-Assessments: 10%