its in the syllabus  Visual Art Class 2020-2021


    The Art Program at Hephzibah Middle School is designed so that students will experiment with a variety of media to create visual art. The elements of art (line, shape, space, color, value, texture, and form) are studied in two-dimensional and three-dimensional work. Students will begin to apply the principles of design, (rhythm, direction, balance, contrast, dominance, proportion, and harmony/unity) in their art-making practices. Art is a form of visual communication; therefore, students will continually reflect their thoughts (both written and verbal) on the work of other artists, cultural art traditions, and art history.  In addition, students will continually practice their drawing skills in sketchbook assignments.

    The student will….
    · Be able to describe the art elements and design principles
    · Be introduced to drawing and drawing techniques
    · Distinguish between 2D and 3D artwork
    · Explore various types of media (art materials)
    · Find solutions to various artistic problems
    · Use visual vocabulary in-class discussion
    · Respond to daily questions with thoughtful answers
    · Discover art history and different artistic styles
    · Critique a work of art


    It is the student’s responsibility to be prompt and prepared for class each day (bring his/her sketchbook to each class), to work within the rules and guidelines of the classroom, to complete all assignments, and to make-up, any work missed due to absence.

    In addition to the school-wide discipline policy, a set of class guidelines for success and consequences have been established and will be maintained. The following is a list of the class guidelines for success and consequences for art:

    Class Guidelines for Success:

    1. Be prepared for class – (bring your own materials, if possible)
      3. Listen to and follow directions – ask questions.
      4. Use all tools safely and properly.
      5. Be honest and accountable for your actions.
      6. Use your time wisely – stay on task and work towards project and assignment objectives.
      7. Work quietly – use appropriate language and have appropriate conversations.
      8. Be responsible for the work area and tools – clean up after yourself!
      9. Have a positive attitude – you CAN do it! (And I BELIEVE in you)!

    If a student CHOOSES not to follow the guidelines:

    1st time- The student gets a warning.
    2nd time- The student and teacher will have a private conversation about the misbehavior at hand.
    3rd time- Parents will be notified through Class Dojo, email, phone call, or text message.

    1. PRAISE! 
    2. Positive notes and phone calls! 
    3. Special Privileges! 
    Late Assignment Deductions
    Assignments received:
    - The next school day – minus 10
    - Two days late – minus 5
    - Three days late- 0 on assignment

    Listed below is the break down of your final grade:
    Visual Art Journal (drawings, essential questions, bell ringers, discussion posts) 20 %
    Projects 60 %
    Worksheets 5 %
    Participation 10 %
    Quiz 5 %

    Each project will have objectives that need to be met along with those
    objectives your projects will be graded with the following criteria in

    Effort- this means always striving for your personal best
    Craftsmanship- you have taken your time and done a careful job
    Creativity/Originality- you have developed your own idea and not copied someone else
    Following instructions- you have met the criteria outlined for each assignment

    A = Excellent, outstanding effort, exceeds expectations; “WOW!!!”
    B = Strong work, very good
    C = Fair, adequate, looks finished.
    D/F= work does not meet objectives, follow instructions, show effort
    didn’t develop an idea, and/or is not the students' best work.
                                        CELLPHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN CLASS.

    Class Dismissal
    The teacher dismisses you only after all supplies and materials are
    accounted for, stored properly and the room is cleaned. Refer to the
    student handbook.

    Below you will see one of the rubrics we will be using for the year to
    grade our assignments and projects. This allows you to rate yourself as well.