Art Room Basics

  

Mission for the Class

Students will learn how the arts can be used as a positive outlet for personal expression.

 

Behavioral expectations

Students should come to class ready to participate and create. Respectful behavior is required at all times in the art room.  We work with a variety of tools and equipment that require extra safety precautions so I require all students to display appropriate behavior when in class.

 

Class and homework requirements

I will require students to bring in pictures to use as drawing subjects during class from time to time. This is the only "homework" that I normally assign. They will be required to complete written evaluations at the conclusion of their projects. Class time is provided for students to complete these evaluations.



Mrs. Silverman’s Art Room Grading Policy

A+ 100% Superior Effort

You did more than the teacher asked for. You have very imaginative and creative ideas. There is strong evidence of planning. Extra effort and time spent using techniques and concepts taught. Outstanding craftsmanship.  


A 93% above average effort

Excellent Job! You did everything that was asked of you. There is clear evidence of planning. You successfully applied the techniques and concepts that were taught. On-task and worked independently.


A- 90% Average or above average effort

Very nice job but you forgot something minor or were a little hasty. Something could be improved but overall the project still had a good outcome. You used your imagination and I see evidence of your creative effort. You could fix any errors and ask to have your project re-graded.


B+ 87% Average or lower effort

You seem to understand the concept and technique taught but you are a bit hasty in applying them. Slow down, take your time and work harder at neater craftsmanship. Show me more creative effort. You could fix any errors and ask to have your project re-graded.


B 83% Low effort

You missed some of concepts taught and the project shows rushed and hasty craftsmanship.  You are capable of better work based on what I have seen of your abilities. More creative effort and imagination is needed. You could fix the error and ask to have your project re-graded.


B-  80% Lower effort, Lack of mastery

You finished the project but missed several of the concepts or techniques taught. You tried but it did not go as planned.  It is clear you gave it your best shot. Usually on–task, some teacher intervention necessary, participation limited in discussions and activities. You could fix the error and ask to have your project re-graded.


C+ 77%

Project ¾ finished but not completed. Tools and Equipment used inconsistently. Frequently off-task, teacher intervention needed. You could complete the project and ask to have your project re-graded.


C  73%

C- 70%

Project ½ way finished but not completed. Tools and Equipment used inconsistently. Frequently off-task and frequently needed teacher intervention. You could complete the project and ask to have your project re-graded.


D+ 67%

Project ¼ finished but not completed. Tools and equipment used carelessly or inappropriately. Mostly off-task and frequently needed teacher intervention. You could complete the project and ask to have your project re-graded.

D 63%

D- 60%

Project barely started but student turned in what he/she had for some credit. Tools and equipment used carelessly or inappropriately. Mostly off-task, frequently needed teacher intervention. You could complete the project and ask to have your project re-graded.


F    Project never turned in, never started, lost and student did not re-create it.

Remember: A low grade can be raised by continuing to work on it and turning it in before the end of the marking period. Write “PLEASE RE-GRADE” on this slip and turn it back in