• Course Description:
         This is a full year course is designed to build on previously learned drawing skills when creating artwork using Technology programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.  The objective of the course is for students to gain a sound understanding of general tools and processes to create computer generated artwork.
                                                          girl at easel

    Expectations:

    • Bring a traditional #2 pencil to class every day.
    • Arrive to class on time.
    • You must have you agenda to sign out for the lavatory.
    • Show respect for others and their work.
    • Use equipment and materials responsibly.
    • Maintain a high attendance rate- as per the participation grade.
    • Keep a positive attitude and put forth effort.
    • Live by "the golden rule for living".
    Grading Policy:
     
            10 pts. Craftsmanship
            10 pts. Creativity
            10 pts. Effort
            10 pts. Elements/Principles of Design
            10 pts. Project Specifics
             5 pts. Reflection
    Total 55 pts.
         Late Work Policy:
             Based on Class Participation Grades students working consistently that do not finish on time will lose 3 pts each day beyond the deadline.  
           Incomplete projects will not be accepted beyond the end of the quarter.
              
        Class Participation: 30 pts per week
            Student can earn a maximum of 6 points each day. If a student is absent, he/she can make the daily points up by working outside of the class, the ABSENT mark will be removed and participation grade will replace the previous code.
     
       Unit Summary Sheet/ Current Event: 15 pts.
             Student will need to complete an unit summary sheet identifying their understanding of tools, techniques, concepts and procedures.  Unprepared students will be asked to spend time with me after school to complete the worksheet.
     
        Current Event Oral Summary: 15 pts.
            Student will share a brief oral summary on an art-related article with their classmates.  This mandatory assignment is due every other Friday. 
    • Current event articles can be found in newspapers or magazines.  The article must be related to the visual arts (sculpture, painting, drawing, stage design, fashion design, architecture, interior design, etc.).  I will also except editorials from creditable television shows, such as Sunday Morning News on CBS 9am-10:30am.
    • The article should have three or more paragraghs on content.
    • The article must be read prior to class.
    • If at all possible, I would like a copy of the article or documentation of the source.  Please ask permission from the owner of the source to print a copy.
    • If you are absent, you are responsible to share your article with the class during your next class.
    • Unprepared students will be given a written assignment due for the next class.  The student will receive 0 points for being unprepared.  If the student turns in the written assignment, the zero can be replaced with as much as 50% of the grade.