Art

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.

Grading Policy

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

Assessments: 10%

Daily/Weekly Assignments: 35%
Any assignment that assess scholars’ understanding within a unit of study or on a daily/weekly basis. This includes:
● Do Nows/ Warm-Ups
● Quizzes

● Exit Slips
● Performances of Understanding (classwork)
● Homework

Summative Assessments: 35%
Any assignment that assesses scholars’ understanding at the summative level— a culminating task that requires
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 account scholars’ performance in non-academic areas. Grades will be 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 assesses scholars’ effort to improve themselves. There will be a minimum of 2 opportunities for
reflection and/or revision.
● End of unit reflections
● Test or paper revisions