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Class Guidelines for Success







ART SYLLABUS 2013-2014



 "Make your mark, and see where it takes you." – The Dot.




Regular pencils (not mechanical), eraser, colored pencils.




The visual arts program offers students comprehensive art experiences with detailed explorations in the classics such as painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, and crafts. In addition to gaining confidence and proficiency working with a variety of mediums, students will learn about the history, analysis, and interpretation of art.







In addition to the school-wide discipline policy, a set of class guidelines for success and consequences has been established and will be maintained. The following is a list of the class guidelines for success and consequences for art:




1.    No talking when teacher is talking.



2.     Stay in your assigned seats.



3.    Voice level 1 during studio time.



4.    Follow directions the first time they are given.



5.    Use all tools safely and properly.




If you CHOOSE not to follow the guidelines:




First Time:        Warning 



Second Time:    Loss of Participation points for day./   Parent Phone Call



Third Time:        Detention



Fourth Time:      Referral to Office.




Severe Disruption:   Student sent immediately to office.












Positive Note Home



    Homework Pass 












Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class. Students need to be in their seats when the bell ring. Absences need to be reported to the office. You are considered tardy if you are not seated when the bell rings. A tardy will be excused if the student has a signed pass.








·      Name and period must be on the back of all turned in work or points will be lost.



·      Each assignment will be explained thoroughly. If you are absent on the first day of an assignment it is your responsibility to seek information and deadlines from Mrs. Dowd.



·      Assignment due dates will vary and deadlines will always be posted.



·      Upon completion of a project, a grading rubric will be attached to your work.



·      Homework will not be given daily. Homework will usually be in the form of reading, research, or working on an artist report.



·      Homework/reports are due on the date indicated or points will be deducted.



·      There is no talking during tests/quizzes. Talking during tests/quizzes will be presumed as cheating and will result in a zero grade.



·      You are required to copy the day’s work in your agenda every day. Not doing so will result in loss of daily participation points.










It is the student’s responsibility, not the teacher’s, to obtain information regarding school assignments due to an absence. Missing assignment make up will be determined by the project.. Unless previously arranged, late work = reduced points.








 Assessment is the process of judging in terms of criteria. Assessment is an integral part of expected learning outcomes. Criteria are expected outcomes and observable evidence of learning. The main purpose of assessment should be to improve teaching and learning and to measure student’s progress. Evaluation of each student will be by the following methods:




Percentage of Overall Grade: Projects

Assignments – 40%



Tests/Quizes – 25%



Materials – 15% -



Daily Participation – 20%




Grading Scale: 100-90 = A 89-80 = B 79-70 = C 69-60 = D Below 60=F




 Communication: It is easiest to reach me via email at



 I will respond within 24-48 hours.







I acknowledge that I have received and reviewed the course syllabus for McFadden Art 2013-2014



I have read the syllabus and I understand the classroom policies, instructorʼs expectations, and rules (eg., grading system, attendance policy, academic integrity policy, assignment responsibilities, test policies, etc.) as stated in the syllabus for this course.



If I have any questions or concerns I will contact the instructor for further explanation.



I understand that I am responsible to complete all homework assignments, quizzes/in- class assignments.



I agree to be prepared for and attend class each day and on each scheduled test day.



Student Name__________________________________________________

Parent Signature________________________________________________