WELCOME TO ART APPRECIATION!
Teacher: Mrs. Alexandra Katzman Email: email@example.com
In this elective class, students will attend art 2 times per week for 1 trimester. Students will study artists and art movements, and will use what they learn as inspiration for art projects. The understanding and appreciation of self and others through art history, culture, and heritage is emphasized. Our visual arts curriculum includes recognizing art as a form of communication and expression, identifying and using the elements and principles of art and design, and exploring the role of artists in society throughout history, all while having fun in a nurturing and safe environment. Students are encouraged to take risks, think critically, and solve problems visually. Students will master new art vocabulary, art methods and techniques, and will form a deeper connection to the fine arts.
Course content is based on state and national visual arts standards.
It is important to note that grades are not based on a student’s innate artistic ability, nor on the result of the final project alone. Grades are comprised of a student’s work ethic, behavior, effort, and level of fulfillment of the assignment, as outlined below.
Participation/Work Ethic/Behavior: 60%
Students will receive a participation/work ethic/behavior grade for each class session.
Project Grade: 40%
Project grades are based on a rubric for each assignment, and reflect craftsmanship, creativity, ability to follow directions, and the student’s willingness to do their best work.
*IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING A SMOCK/OLD SHIRT TO PROTECT YOUR UNIFORM, PLEASE DO! I can store these in the classroom.
I am looking forward to an amazing year in Art class and I can’t wait to see what we create together!