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Art Educator for Glen Ridge HS
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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.
Supply list for Foundations I, G&T, and A.P.
An 8X10" or 9X12" sketch pad is needed, 18" by 23 " portfolio, pocket folder, drawing pencils: 2H, H, 2B, 4B, 6B
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
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 A variety of art genres, periods, and artists will be introduced to provide inspiration, subject matter context, and historical content.
Gifted & Talented Studio Art
This full year course is for the student who has excelled in Foundations I & Intermediate Foundations and would like to experience an intense visual challenge. It begins the preparation of a portfolio for college admissions and facilitates the portfolio for the Advanced Placement Art course. This honors level class includes supplemental classroom visitations and instruction by professional artists and related field trips.
During the course of the year students will create 12 original designs in response to a variety of design problems that cover the gamete of concepts, media and technical approaches. Students are expected to keep to a rigorous schedule that consists of 3 designs to be completed within each semester. Each design will be evaluated within a peer review critique to provide feedback, which will enable the student an opportunity to develop the design further. The GT class provides an art student the possibility in developing their own visual voice in creating original and valid pieces of art while keeping the integrity of strong technical
Prerequisite: Foundations I, teacher recommendation and successful portfolio review.
Advanced Placement Studio Art
This course builds upon the junior year experience in Gifted and Talented 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 24 pieces for their AP portfolio: 12 breadth designs and 12 concentration designs, as well as 5 quality designs which can be taken from any of the breadth and quality pieces created.
The exam is held within in the first week of May which leaves about 7-8 class days to produce each design needed for the portfolio (based upon the fact that the students come in with at least 5 excellent designs from previous art classes to be used towards the exam). 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 to be excepted towards college credit. This is a very challenging course and meant for the serious and passionate students of the visual arts.
Prerequisite: Gifted and Talented Visual Art or Intermediate Foundations, teacher recommendation and successful portfolio review.
The high school art students will be working with various sculptural media while incorporating a myriad of techniques and styles: hand building and wheel throwing with clay, wire armature with plaster, carving, mix media and more.
This HS 3-D class builds upon the fundamentals of the beginner class while exploring a variety of media and conceptual ideas. Students start to develop self expression, aesthetics, creativity and better use of form within this class which will bring a higher understanding of sculptural artists from history and of today. Experimentation and originality are encouraged in this class to build self confidence and personal voice.
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