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WelcometoWestHancockHighSchoolArt

Intro.toArt
201516ClassSyllabus

Mrs.LisaCarlson
lcarlson@whancock.org
6418433863ext.385
Thisisayearlongcoursethatisfilledwithprojectsandactivitiestogiveexposuretoawidevarietyofmedia,techniques
andsubjectmatter.Thecourseworkisintendedtoboostcriticalthinkingskills,increaseindividualcreativity,develop
communicationskillsthroughwriting&talkingaboutartandprogressstudentstowardmeetingalloftheIowaArt
Standards.Themainfocuswillbeonexplorationofartthrougha5StepStudioProcess:1.PlanandPractice,2.Begin
toCreate,3.Revise,4.AddFinishingTouches,&5.ShareandReflect(DavisArt)

Inthisclass
Studentswillunderstand,selectandapplymedia,techniques
andprocesses.
Studentswillunderstandandapplyelementsandprinciplesof
designandotherartstructures.
Studentswillconsider,select,applyandevaluatearangeof
subjectmatter,symbolsandideas.
Studentswillunderstandthevisualartsinrelationtohistoryand
cultures.
Studentswillreflectuponandassessthecharacteristicsand
meritsoftheirownandotherswork.
Studentswillmakeconnectionsbetweenthevisualarts,other
disciplinesanddailylife.

Materialsneeded
Pencil
FineBlackSharpieMarker
Journal
Computer(bringdaily)
CreativeMind

Grading:
BothFormative(inprogress)andSummative(end)
Assessmentwillbeusedinthisclasstoevaluatestudentprogress
growthinmeetingVisualArtsStandards,alongwithskillinartistic
techniques,craftsmanship,andcreativity.Rubricsandwrittenteacher
commentswillbeusedtoevaluatework.Studentswillalsobeaskedto
participateinclasscritiques,selfevaluationsandpeerevaluations..
Writtenquizzesandtestwillalsobeused.Studentswillbeallowedto
RequesttoRetestwiththeexceptionofSemesterTests.

GradingScale:
A94100C7477

A9193C7073
B+8890D+6769
B8587D6366
B8284D6062
C+7881F059

OccasionalLearningOpportunities:

ClassAssignments:
StudioProjects
DailyClassParticipation
AssignedHomework
Reflections
ePortfolio
(AEIVisualArtStandards)

MasterpieceMondaysExploreaspecificartistorstyle
TechnologyTuesdaysLearnoruseatechtool
WorkadayWednesdaysSolidstudiotime
ThinkingThursdaysProblemSolvingActivity
FollowupFridaysprogresschecks,quizzes&tests

StudentExpectations:
Aguidetoclassroom
P.R.(personalrelationships)withpeersand
teacher.
Prompt&Reliable
Prepared&Responsible
Productive&Resilient
Positive&Respectful

AboutYourTeacher:
Mrs.Carlsongrewuponafarm
nearZearing,IowaandattendedUNIreceivingaBAinArt
Education.Herentireteachingcareerhasbeenspentat
Britt/WestHancock.Mrs.Carlsonlivesonanacreagenear
CrystalLake.Sheismarriedandhas3childrenand1
grandchild.

Recognition/ArtShowOpportunities:
DisplayatAEA267inClearLakeK12TeacherselectedworkOctober2015
ArtShowatClearLakeArtCenterwithotherareaschoolsK12TeacherselectedworkMarch2016
MacNiderGalleryStudentArtShow(HSthisyear)Juried2016March/April2016
WestHancockHighSchoolArtShowStudentSelectedWorkThursday,April28,2016
TopofIowaConferenceArtShowTeacherselectedworkFriday,May13,2016