Classroom Procedures 2018 - 19
Art Class
Mrs. Demakis

                                         Classroom Expectations 

                              1. Listen to and follow directions the first time given.

Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings. 

                              3. Respect everyone and everything.

                              4. Practice appropriate voice levels during workshop project times.

                              5. Demonstrate pride in your work area and art room by cooperating during clean up.

                              6. Use appropriate school language and courtesy.

PBIS in the Art Room

Be Responsible

       1. Bring materials to class on a daily basis.

       2. Bring an old work shirt/apron to protect your clothes.

       3. Return all materials to their proper places.

       4. Accept the consequences for violating art classroom policies.

Be There, Be Ready

        1. When entering the room, go directly to your work area with maturity

             and behave in a way that ensures the safety of others and yourself.

        2. Remain at your work area until the end of class.

        3. Follow all instructions, both oral and written.

        4. Always prepare for a project assignment by reading the directions handed out

             or posted.

        5. Always ask for instruction when uncertain of the project directions or use of


Be Respectful

        1. Use tools and equipment only as instructed for specific purposes.

        2. Never throw any tools.

        3. Never enter the art storage closet/cabinet areas without permission.

        4. Never leave the room without permission.

        5. Maintain the appropriate voice level during studio activities.

        6. Always listen to instruction and avoid excessive conversations.

Be Safe

       1. Never throw pencils, markers, erasers, or clay.

       2. Clean up after yourself including spills on tables.

       3. Never break or misuse tools.

       4. Always ask for permission from your peers when borrowing their materials.

                                                            CHAMPS in the Art Room

                Conversation Level

                    0 = During directions, announcements, and end of class clean-up

                    1 = During studio project time

                    2 = During team work, critiques, and art presentations.


                    After beginning announcements, during studio time, after school, or during study period. 


                    Reading, Listening, Creating, Dialogue and Critique, Studying, Writing,
                    Material Clean-up and Organizing


                    You should be in your assigned seat/station working.
                    You may get up for Kleenex or to use the pencil sharpener, one at a time.
                    You may get materials when your table is called or individually with permission.
                    After you assemble your materials, work on your project at your station, without visiting another
                    station.  Directions will be given when to collaborate between sessions during the lesson.


                    Listen quietly to the presentation given.  Take turns discussing your ideas with others. Work consistently and with care. 
                    Avoid distracting others. If do not understand something, please ask.


                    Your work is an example of your effort. Take pride in the work you have accomplished. Celebrate your achievement and the                             achievement of others.

Required Supplies and Materials

                     Please bring the following supplies to class daily. 

· 2 sharpened pencils, 1 large pencil eraser
· 1 small pencil sharpener (recommended)
· Markers and colored pencils of your choice (recommended)
· Assignment Notebook required daily
· Trimester/Semester folder with a few sheets of paper
· Work shirt or smock used during painting, ink, and plaster projects

· Your creative ideas for reference: sketches, postcards, photos, small 3-D characters


Students are allowed to bring home incomplete assignments and projects for completion.  If a student is absent during the duration of a project, they may take home materials for completion or set an appointment with me to work in the Art Room.

Students are allowed to apply more effort to their projects in order to develop their creativity, improve on their skills, and reflect on their efforts of completion during the trimester/semester.

Practice reinforces drawing and observation skills learned in class. It encourages individuality and promotes confidence in creating work independently.  Extra credit is given when students excel in the sketchbook challenge.

Work is expected to be carefully created and completed with specific directions given to each assignment. Each assignment is worth 100 points. If the assignment is 1 day late the student earns 80 points. If the assignment is more than 1 day late the student earns 0 points. If the student is absent for 2 days, they are given 2 days to make up the assignment.

Classroom Procedures

Entering class

      · Walk in quietly and sit in your assigned seat.

      · Check the front board for warm-up activities and begin.

      · Be silent when the bell rings and the teacher will begin the class. Listen and follow
CHAMP voice level ranges.

      · Raise your hand if you have a question when the teacher has completed the introduction of the lesson. If you have a question during the demonstration, raise your hand and wait for your turn. If the question does not pertain to the lesson, speak individually with the teacher as she is walking around your table after lesson directions are given.

General Student Requests

Remain in your seat/station at all times during teacher instruction. Permission will be given in an orderly manner as not to disrupt the flow of the class.

       · Please make every effort to prepare for art class.

       · Bringing pencils sharpened to class will limit the amount of interruptions to your work.

       · Raise your hand after teacher directions are given if you need to sharpen your pencil.

       · Walk quietly and quickly when you sharpen your pencil; one student at a time.

       · Point to the Kleenex box or raise your hand if you need a Kleenex.

       · Raise your hand and wait to be called on if you need to wash your hands.

       · Recycle any paper at the end of class in the blue Recycle bin. 

       · Raise your hand and wait to be called on if you need to use materials.

Go directly to the material site and retrieve materials without disrupting others. Sign out the materials on the sign out sheet noting the number of tools, date, and initials. Cross your name off the list as you return the materials.

       · You may go to the bathroom during passing periods. If needed, use your assignment notebook  and passes to circle “W” for washroom, date, and time of exit. Walk up to the teacher silently without distracting others and wait for her to initial your notebook. Upon return,log in time returned in your assignment notebook and the classroom sign out sheet. 

       · Walk towards the teacher or raise your hand if you are not feeling well and a pass will be given to see the nurse.


       · Assemble quietly around the demonstration table, no moving about.

       · Bring note taking materials to the demonstration station.

       · Listen carefully to the goals and mechanics of the project.

       · Questions that pertain to the process are welcome during the demonstration.

       · Take notes with teacher direction.

       · Raise your hand and wait to be called on during the demonstration.

       · Avoid interrupting other students or teacher during the demonstration.

       · Be ready to answer summary questions of the art process.


       · Write your first and last name on the front bottom right-hand corner of your art work.

       · Carefully listen to directions given for your project.

       · Be creative, inventive, and unique.

       · Follow all steps demonstrated. If you are not sure, please ask.

        · Place full name, date, and class period on all written assignments.

        · Use complete sentences and paragraphs when describing or evaluating art work.

        · Review the steps by checking your work.

Painting Procedure 

        · Use recycled cardboard when using tempera paint.

        · Use no more than 2 brushes, 1 paper towel, 1 cardboard, 1 cup, and 1 newspaper sheet for your set up.

        · Apply no more than 3 colors to your palette per step (quarter to nickel in size).

        · Near the end of class, listen for your station to be called for clean-up.

        · Participate in your station’s clean-up assignment.

        · Rinse out paint brushes in the water bucket and place them face up in the brush container at your row.

        · Pour the water from the cups at your row into the water bucket, rinse, and stack them on the right side of the sink counter.

        · Throw out cardboard with paint in the waste container labeled paint only.

        · Place wet art work on the drying rack.

        · Throw out newspaper/table coverings as needed in the recycling bin.

        · Wipe down extra paint at your work area with a paper towel.

        · Remain seated until your table area is checked.

Class Closure

        · Follow Champs Level 0 during this part of the class.

        · Listen carefully to the summary questions.

        · Listen carefully to any further clean-up directions.

        · Listen carefully when you or your station is called for clean-up.

         · Quietly return materials when you or your station is called.

         · Make sure your work area is clean.

         · Raise your hand if you are not sure of the directions.

         · Listen for your station’s dismissal.