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Art Design: Intro to Art

Art Design/Intro to Art with Zhao   

This class is designed to be the entry level for any type of art classes.  It covers the language of arts – the elements and principles.  It will try to raise the awareness of the difference between arts and crafts.  Within budget constraints, this class will try to expose students to a variety of art styles and medium.

Units that will be covered: -   Logo design, product design, color theory, studio unites concentrating on understanding the elements and principles, a unit on symbolism and metaphor.

Within each units, there will be studio work, lectures ( intellectual days) and critiques.

Field trip-( positive motivation)
Sometime next quarter,  the 50 hardest working students from all my classes will be invited to go on a all day art field trip.

Grading Policy
On the studio days, working 35 min. will earn the student one point.  Lecture, discussions and critique days re 3 points each.  Points are totaled up at the end of the quarter and semester.  90% of the total point is a B+;  80% is a C+;  70% is a C-;  60% for passing.

For first quarter, with the student teacher, higher percentage of the grade will be based on quality of the assignments.

None of the studio assignments are graded on their artistic or creative qualities.  They are however, graded on outstanding effort, average effort or minimum effort.  Earning 3 outstanding effort on 3 of our assignments will boost your grade by one third ( i.e. B+ to A-)  My expectations will get higher as time goes on.  My expectations will also very depending on special circumstances and the ability of the students ( i.e. life skill program or learning disabilities.)

On top of effort, if you have 4 unexcused absences in a semester ( 2 per quarter), you will not pass this class.  After 4 tardies, each additional 3 tardies will lower your grade by 1/3.

Tardy Policy
After one warning, each tardy will result in a after school detention.  This is a school-wide policy.