GRAPHIC ARTS II
Course Description:Graphic Arts II is an advanced level course. This class is designed to help guide you as you explore the creative processes of successful visual communication through hand drawn designs as well as computer-generated designs. You will continue to develop an understanding of methods employed in solving communication problems in graphic design, advertising, illustration, and computer graphics. You will also demonstrate the understanding that communication within these professions goes beyond the artists self-expression, and must visually communicate the proper message to the viewers.NOTE: This is NOT your typical art course. It is an ADVANCED graphic design course! Please make sure you are in this class because you want to be here and are genuinely interested in developing your talent as a graphic designer. You MUST be willing to work hard on a daily basis as well. This class will explore page layout, media techniques, computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, creative thinking, and successful solutions for graphic design it is NOT a course for drawing and painting! There is material you will need to take notes on, be quizzed on, as well as a possible research paper. I will not be giving marking period exams, but there will be quizzes given periodically and there is a FINAL EXAM PROJECT at the end of the year!Classroom Rules and Regulations:*NEWS FLASH! * This IS a high school course! I expect you to behave properly. Appropriate behavior should go without saying. ALL students must arrive to class on time and be ready to work when the bell rings. Once you enter this classroom you are expected to work on art related projects throughout the entire class period. Doing work for other classes is strictly prohibited and will result in a zero for the day. Each zero is a point off of your final grade for each marking period. I expect you to be working on projects for my class during my class.Grading: Marking Period Grades are divided as follows:10% = Sketchbooks and Handouts20% = Quizzes / Class Professionalism70% = ProjectsMaterials: You will need to bring in the following items for this class. 3 Ring binder Artists Sketchbook 1 Package of pencils Creativity and Work EthicSketchbooks and Handouts:You WILL need to purchase an artist Sketchbook. Within this sketchbook you will draw your ideas for projects, as well as complete a series of sketchbook assignments. (These assignments will have handouts explaining them in more detail). These sketches are developmental work to help improve your artistic talents, and so ARE required. Each will be given a grade. You must bring the sketchbook to every class, and it is your responsibility to keep it in a safe place. You may use these sketchbooks for more than what is assigned. Use them to visually express your thoughts and ideas, artist inspirations, color ideas; anything that inspires your artistic thought process. Each project we do this year will have a handout that goes along with it. These handouts will include important information about the projects well as terminology, techniques, artist bios, etc. You will need a 3-RING BINDER to keep all of these handouts in so that you may go back and reference them for tests, quizzes, and even the Final Exam. This 3-ring binder will also need to be kept in a safe place so that you may access it at any given time. Projects:This is a project-based course, so most of your grade average will come from the grades you earn on projects you complete for this class. Projects are all graded using the following four elements:PROJECT RUBRICCREATIVITY:/ DEVELOPMENT: (worth 25 points)How much thought and self-expression was put in to the development of your project. CRAFTMANSHIP: (worth 25 points)How neat you final project is. Projects must appear complete and ready for display. TECHNIQUE: (worth 25 points)How well you followed directions and applied the techniques taught in class. EFFORT: (worth 25 points)How much time you spend on the project, working everyday during class time, completing developmental work, and trying your best on the project. Total that CAN BE earned on each project: 100 pointsALL work must be labeled with your name and block and placed into the INBOX by the deadline assigned. I will NOT hunt you down for your work. It is your responsibility to get the project in on or before the deadline. If the project is late, 5 points will be deducted from eh final grade for each day it is late. Tests and Quizzes:There will be tests given at the end of each Marking Period. There may also be a few quizzes given throughout each marking period. Make sure you are prepared and know the material from the packets. Save everything that is handed out its all fair game. THIS COURSE DOES HAVE A FINAL EXAM THAT COVERS THE MATERIAL LEARNED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE YEAR. Good rule of thumb hold onto everything.Rules:➢ Behavior problems will be dealt with on an individual basis. NO ONE has the right to stop another student from learning.➢ On occasion, homework will be given and must be completed. Unfinished projects may be worked in at home or after school. If you do need to meet with me after school or during lunch, you need to schedule an appointment with me so that I may make arrangements. ➢ The room is to be left clean at the end of each class. You are responsible for proper clean up of your materials, projects, and work area. ➢ Respect all tools and materials. Everything in this room belongs to the school, so make sure you treat them with respect and you return materials back to where you got them. ➢ My Desk, file cabinet, and kiln closet are completely off limits. If you need something that you do not see out in the classroom, ask me, and I will get it for you. ➢ Bring your passbook to every class. I cannot let you out of the room without it, so dont even ask.➢ Respect and consideration is expected of all students. Tampering with or stealing someone elses artwork will not be tolerated. An automatic zero will be given as well as a meeting with administration with possible further consequences. Also, to avoid this, make sure your name is on everything you start. ➢ Foul language is not permitted, and will not be tolerated!➢ Do NOT bring your cell phone to class. Leave it in your locker, or backpack and make sure it is OFF. I WILL confiscate any that I see in class so just dont have them here they arent allowed!!!➢ No FOOD or DRINK is allowed in this classroom during any part of the school year. WI will make you chuck it, if you bring it in. ☺Expectations:- DO THE BEST YOU CAN! - IF YOU NEED HELP, JUST ASK! ☺- BE ON TIME OR HAVE A PASS I DO RECORD LATES- BRING YOUR PASSBOOK TO EVERY CLASS.- BEHAVE IN A PROFESSIONAL AND MATURE WAY.- BRING YOUR SKETCHBOOK TO EVEY CLASS.- ALWAYS BRING NECESSARY MATERIALS TO CLASS, AND BE AWARE OF DEADLINES!- BE READY TO WORK WHEN THE BELL RINGS.- HOLD ON TO EVERY HANDOUT, NOTES, ETC. This class is to be conducive to hard work and creativity I cannot stress enough that this is going to be a challenge! Be here because you want to be here and not because you think you are going to coast. Understand that this class will be demanding and any serious artist will benefit from the material covered. I truly hope you enjoy it!
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