Expectations & Guidelines

Rules & Expectations

1. Be RESPECTFUL-BE KIND. Always. No matter what. It is that SIMPLE!

2. Be responsible.

3. Be resourceful.

4. Be Productive.

5. Be Original!

6. Be positive.

Always be in your seat with the necessary materials when class begins.

No one may leave the room without letting the instructor know.


wearing, foul language, or harassing language will not be permitted. Be responsible for the energy you bring into our space.

RESPECT ALL PROPERTY... Student art, school facility, materials. (If it’s not yours – DONT TOUCH IT!)

Remain in your seats till class is dismissed- BY THE TEACHER.

As a student in this course, you will be expected to:

•Apply a variety of problem-solving strategies. Art requires much thought.You will be learning many ways to approach art-making.Some will involve writing your ideas; some will involve rough drafts;some will involve working spontaneously and experimentally; some will involve receiving and evaluating feedback from peers.

•Write effectively in your journal and in written critiques, and artist statements.

•Communicate orally by sharing your ideas with the class and discussing the work of others. You will be expected to use the vocabulary of art (including reference to the elements and principles of art) in a way that demonstrated informed, critical decision-making.

•Read critically from magazine articles on famous artists, and when working on an art history research project.

•Demonstrate self-control and respect for all individuals. Speak honestly and respectfully to your classmatesand respect their voice and their opinions in discussions and group critiques.

•Pursue and participate in modes of artistic and creative expression EVERY DAY.

•Exhibit responsible citizenship. Be responsible for your tools and your workspace;assist your classmates when needed;consider how you can reach out to the rest of the school and your community with your art.

Expected Outcomes

By the completion of this course, the successful student will be able to:

•Independently generate and realize project ideas.

•Meet personal artistic goals.

•Develop effective compositions.

•Be skillful with a range of art materials and techniques.

•Demonstrate an exploratory attitude and approach to using those media and processes.

•Properly maintain art tools and materials.

•Take proper safety precautions.

•Recognize, analyze and discuss the works of important artists, periods and styles.

•Solve problems using critical and creative thinking.

•Exercise self-discipline, self-reliance and self-motivation.

•Communicate ideas and feelings through art.

•Communicate orally and in writing about your own artwork and the work of others.

•Help to foster a sense of community and collaboration.

•Demonstrate an appreciation of the roles art can play in your life and in the world.

•Create a portfolio of 5-10 strong works for final portfolio exam.

•Participate & display art on a local level.