|Art One/Art Two|
George Washington High School
Art One/Art Two Syllabus
Mr. Montgomery, Rm 208
Fall, 2014/Spring, 2015
This is a one year course designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals of art practices and the learning of the “language and vocabulary of art.” The course will satisfy the California high school graduation requirement for one year of Fine Arts. For some it will be a springboard for more advanced art courses and the building of a portfolio for college applications. This course will follow the guidelines found in the California State Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards.
- Apply artistic processes and skills, using a variety of media to communicate meaning and intent in original works of art.
- Analyze Art Elements and Principles of Design
- Develop a respect and awareness for other cultures.
The majority of presentation materials are instructor built in the form of Powerpoint or Keynote presentations. The Internet is also used as a research tool. There are also a variety of Art History and reference books at the students’ disposal as well.
Students need to bring their own pencils (not technical pencils) to class, preferably a variety of drawing pencils ranging from 9B to HB.
Grading policy and Classroom Procedures
With the different levels of prior knowledge and skill in the Arts I am flexible in my expectations of each student and try to modify lessons to meet each students skill level. What is important is that they learn and understand the process.
Grades are not only based on the completion of all assignments, homework and tests, but are also contingent upon class participation, attendance and citizenship. Grades will be negatively affected by tardiness, excessive absences, cut classes and any behavior that is not conducive to learning.
Students must come to class everyday prepared to learn and produce to their best capacity.