Intermediate 2D Expectations/ Syllabus
Below are the "non-negotiables" for this class to maintain a safe and productive learning environment. Please sign the slip your student has taken home to validate you have read these. The purpose of signing the slip to help create clear communication and gives you a chance to see where info on the class is found. Please contact me by email or write on the slip if you have any questions.
This class further develops on the concepts learned in the Introduction to 2D course and extends knowledge of artistic technique and historical content. A variety of media will be used, possibly including, but not limited to, graphite, charcoal, ink, colored pencil, printmaking, pastel, mixed media, watercolor paint, and acrylic paint. Students will further their abilities to critically problem-solve, analyze, brainstorm, and reflect on their own artwork and artwork of others.
Cell Phones, Music Devices, and Head Phones must be turned off and put away unless permission is given.
A warning will be given for failing to follow this expectation and Studio Professionalism Points will be taken away. School wide policy may be enforced.
Life happens, if an emergency call needs to be made or taken, please communicate the situation with me before class.
Parents, do not call or text your student during class. This is a distraction and loss of cell phone privileges will occur. Please call the front office to contact your son/daughter while they are in class to help curb any issues. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!
I cannot emphasize how much of a distraction cell phones have become in the classroom. They can also be a powerful learning tool. As a rule-of-thumb, cell phones should be turned off and put away unless permission is given.
Grading: Grading will consist of 3 parts.
- Projects/Sketchbook: Projects will be the assignments given over various periods of time. Points and projects will change from project-to-project. Projects will consist of 70% of the grade.
- Quizzes/Studio Professionalism: Studio Professionalism consists of ten points will be given on a daily basis for: attending class on time, being respectful (to other students, teacher and classroom/supplies), being prepared, electronic devices put away, and non-distractive behavior. These points will be taken away if any of the above are violated. These are 10% of the grade.
- Final: The Final will contain information demonstrated through projects and class discussion during the semester. This information will be made available to all students before the Final. The Final will be 20% of the grade.
Students may be able to earn college credit at the end of this class if they pass with a "B" both first and second semester. Intermediate 2D is articulated to a class at Pikes Peak Community College allowing for the credit. A letter will be sent to the address on file confirming the opportunity for credit after the completion of the class. A $10 fee would need to be paid for the 3 credit hours. Hard deadlines and rigor will be present due to the credit associated to the class.
Students will be documenting their work using the seesaw app. Students can download the app and use on their phones or they will be able to use an iPad in class. Parents can download the parent version of the app and see what their student is doing. I'll be sending you information through an email and possibly a handout. Please let me know if you have any questions about this.
There is a class fee for the art class you are taking. This was stated in the course guide when filling out your schedule and during registration. Payments can be made in the office. All materials given to students throughout the course were paid for by the class fee. Loss or destruction of materials will result in additional replacement charges.
If you are absent for any reason, you are required to make up all work missed. It is your responsibility to find out what assignments and notes you missed. Unexcused absence equals zero points for assignments missed.
Per school/board policy: a tardy is defined by any student arriving after the start bell and before the dismissal bell.
a. At 4 tardies, a phone call home by the classroom teacher or confirmed “read receipt” notification email will be made and recorded in IC Contact Log.
b. At 5 tardies, a referral will be written and a warning conference held for student with administrator.
c. At 6 tardies, a detention will be given to the student and review of further next steps with parents.
d. At 7 tardies, all extracurricular activities will be suspended for the student until the end of semester. In addition, all students who are participating in extracurricular activities, to include athletics, clubs and activities will also be suspended from the next performance or game.
e. After 7 tardies, the student should be recommended to MTSS and administrative/counseling intervention will occur.
These are pictures the students draw from. Any projects turned in copied from a copy written source will receive a zero.
Please help provide a method for students to print their references at home or at the store.
They will be given a minimum of a week's notice to do so. Personal photos are highly encouraged. Good websites to find sources will be discussed in class and are found on this website.
Late work is deemed as any worked turned in after class time on the date the work is due.
Work will not be accepted late if the student was unexcused during any part of the assignment.
Missing midterms or finals will be graded as “0” until the student makes up the exam.
Students who are absent are given two school days to make up work per school policy.
A grace period of one week will be given to turn in any late work resulting in a score of no greater than 80%. This policy may change to reflect PPCC's policy due to this class being articulated.
If a student is suspected of turning in work that is not their own, it will be reviewed by the administration and be scored as a “0” until the issue is investigated.
Food and Drinks:
Food and drinks are NOT permitted in class. Students may bring water to class but must have a closed lid and placed on the floor. Written/documented medical exceptions will be made.
After School Help:
I will stay after school by appointment for extra help, make-up work, missing work, etc. Students can also request a pass to see me during pathways. I will also be able to help after school during our Art & Design. Those times have yet to be determined.
Thank you for taking the time to read this! I know you are very busy. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions. Email is the easiest way to get in contact with me at: firstname.lastname@example.org