8th Grade Art Syllabus

8th Grade Art Syllabus 2017-2018

                                              Middle School Art – Grade 8

Karen Helms- Art Teacher
919-658-7320, email: karenhelms@wcps.org

 Available during the hours of 10:40-11:40AM and 3:00-3:15PM.  Also, information is available at the school’s website.  Go to www.waynecountyschools.org  Go to the MOMS website and click on instructors. 

8th Grade class time:   12:29-1:42 PM

DAILY MATERIALS REQUIRED FROM STUDENT FOR CLASS-

 Sketchbook, Pencil (one that can be sharpened in the pencil sharpener!!!) and an Eraser in class every day.

DESCRIPTION:

The Mt. Olive Middle School Art Education Program combines art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetic critiques. The seventh grade art education program is a one-semester course designed to further the art skills and techniques acquired in previous grades. Students will be challenged to use higher-level creative and critical problem-solving skills in creating all projects using the Elements of Art (line, shape, space, color, value, texture, form) and a variety of media and techniques.  Art History will be incorporated into the projects (recognizing an art period, an art style, artists, or works of art.)

The students will create art for the purpose of developing and expressing ideas, exploring imaginative and symbolic ideas.  Students will use historical/professional examples of art to produce, discuss, and write about their own art and/or that of other artists. Students will continue to learn about career opportunities in art, how the skills they are learning and developing in their art education class may be applied to all areas of life.  

STUDENT PROJECTS: Not all classes will have projects in all categories

Drawing        Painting        Printmaking       3D Media        Digital Photography

BEHAVIOR REQUIREMENTS:

*Follow the PBS rules that are in place at Mt. Olive Middle School.  The behavior expectations and consequences for not meeting the expectations of the Positive Behavior System are in place at Mt. Olive Middle School.

 *Come to Art with a Positive attitude for learning  

 *Always give the best effort

GRADING:   8th

 Weekly progress grades, Quiz grades, Test grades, Homework grades.  
Depending on the projects, there may or may not be a quiz or a test. There will be           2-5 homework assignments during the grading period.  More or less may be assigned according to the specific project.

- Sketchbook Checks will NOT coincide with progress report dates and will be due approximately 4 ½ weeks into the grading period.  All required journal entries, drawing assignments, all work in class (vocabulary and daily drawing assignments), and all homework assignments must be in the sketchbook. Students will have a list of what is to be included prior to the due date.

- Classwork grades will be given weekly during each nine-week period.  The classwork grade is determined by the effort, progress, and participation of the student demonstrated in class.  It counts as two grades.

 

-Project grades, one per project, count three times.  The project grade is determined by    the level of skill the student reaches, the creativity exhibited, quality of work, and how the requirements of the project were met. 

 Students not meeting due dates on assignments, unless excused, will earn a lower  grade for their work when they turn in the work.

Students have multiple opportunities to complete their assignments.

EXPECTATIONS
• Bring required materials daily • Remain on task throughout each class period.
• Turn in all class assignments on time.  
• Make up all class work missed due to absences. 

Assignment Weights- 
1.0 – Homework , Weekly Classwork Grades, Test/Quiz                
2.0 – Sketchbook Check               
3.0 - Project Grades              

 

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