Barcelona, Spain

    Welcome to the World of Art!
    Anne Malone,
    Ms. M
    Art Educator for Glen Ridge HS
    AP, Foundations of Art and
    Middle School Art Teacher
    Email Address:Amalone@glenridge.org




    Please use the times posted to meet with me for your child's specific class during the Back to School Google meet:
    7th & 8th grade art cycle - 7-7:40pm
    Foundations of Art - 7:45 - 8:20
    AP Studio Art - 8:25 - 8:55
    Back to School Art Class presentations: 
    7th grade art cycle https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nAfQ_OnNZgL_45bJEheyyqhOD30Li1th/view?usp=sharing
    8th grade art cycle - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eCypm5_IClTAMKOetnXCCGow6cXvCYZ8/view?usp=sharing
    Foundations of Art - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1POAsY77Of4dsCyXtvfRTEsAlmfhLzwDN/view?usp=sharing
    Advance Placement Studio Art - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WIEsdvpEi1njGVgbHMi4cyLJZRWuubpq/view?usp=sharing
    BTS google meet link:  https://meet.google.com/ppk-rcnp-anf

    Class codes for art courses:
    7th grade - hdx6bup
    8th grade - 7m52hex
    Foundations of Art Period 3 -  hmittj2
    Foundations of Art Period 5 -s726vgu
    Advanced Placement Studio Art - aee2jre
    Home supplies for Middle School Art cycle: 
    8 by 10 or 11" white paper (may be copy paper or a sketch book), Crayola markers (minimum of 8), color pencils (minimum 8), No. 2 graphite pencils (wood pencils), eraser, scissor and a small bottle of tacky glue. Save some pieces of cardboard for sculpture: shoe boxes, cereal boxes, etc.  
    Supply list for Foundations of Art 
    An 8X10" or 9X12" sketch pad is needed, 18" by 23 " portfolio,  drawing pencils: 2H, H, 2B, 4B, 6B, erasers.  
    If working virtually add on these additional items:black fine point pens (minimum of 4), color pencils (minimum of 12), Color Markers that are water soluble (minimum of 12), 18" ruler, small watercolor brushes:#1, 2, 4, 8
    Supply list for AP Studio Art:
    An 8X10" or 9X12" sketch pad is needed, 18" by 23 " portfolio,  drawing pencils: 2H, H, 2B, 4B, 6B, erasers.
    If you decide to take the class virtually other supplies will be needed but it will depend on the goals of your Concentration Portfolio.  We will have a discussion in the beginning of the year to decide which supplies would be ideal to purchase.  
    Visual Art Department Policies:

    All students whose work is handed in on time will be able to resubmit the work for an improved grade within 10 days from the date of when it was returned to the student. Any work not handed in on time will result in a 3 pt. deduction per day that it is late including weekends and will not be given the opportunity to resubmit for an improved grade. However special circumstances such as illnesses or family emergency will be taken under consideration.

    A Free Pass for submitting work in late without penalty is being provided for you, it is up to you to take advantage of this. It should be used when you deem it to be necessary.  Full year classes are entitled to 2 and half year courses may only use 1.

    The use of phones for "texting" is prohibited at all times. With teacher approval, a device may be used to research images and content in relation to the class. However after the initial research, the next class the information/image must be in printed from.

    The use of IPods and/or cell phones will be allowed for approved class playlists on the speaker port.  Individual head phone use will only be allowed when earned. This will be under teacher’s discretion.




    Grade values for all classes:

    Art work - 300 points

    *Reports/Presentation/Group projects - 200 points

    *Homework/worksheets/critiques/sketches - 100 points

    *subject to value change


    Middle School Art Cycle

    The middle school art cycle is an introductory class for the high school Visual Art Program.  We will be working on a myriad of activities that will teach students how to be successful in drawing, mixing colors, manipulating stained glass (if in school), creating 3 dimensional designs and others.  Art history, artists, aesthetics and art concepts will be explored for inspiration and information to help students make informed decisions for their artwork.  


    Foundations I
    This is the foundational one year course that is mandatory for entrance into all other fine art 2D classes.  It provides the student with the knowledge and practice of the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design as they apply to 2D art.  Through a variety of drawing and painting mediums, techniques, and critiques, the student’s personal skills, aesthetics, and creativity will nurtured and challenged.  A variety of art genres, periods, and artists will be introduced to provide inspiration, subject matter context, and historical content.



    Advanced Placement Studio Art
    This course builds upon the junior year experience in Advanced Studio Art class and further supports portfolio development for college submission.  This course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement exam in Studio Art.  The creation and development of personal theme portfolio pieces and a college photographic slide portfolio are emphasized.
    Students are expected to present a total of 20 pieces for their AP portfolio:  15 concentration designs and 5 quality designs.
    The exam is held within in the first week of May which leaves about 8-9 class days to produce each design needed for the portfolio. This schedule leaves very little time for leisure.  Students must be committed to the schedule for them to be successful in receiving a high score (4 or 5) for the AP exam, which can be used towards college credit.  This is a very challenging course and meant for the serious and passionate students of the visual arts.
    Prerequisite: Advanced Studio Art and/or Intermediate Studio art, teacher recommendation and a successful portfolio review.










    Have a question?  Just email me  amalone@glenridge.org

    Talk to you soon!