ROBERT H. GODDARD HIGH SCHOOL
______________________________________________________ High School for Communication Arts and Technology
138-30 Lafayette Street Ozone Park, NY 11417 ph 718.848.8357 fx 718.848.8579
Portfolio Art Syllabus
Name: _________________________ Class________________ Visual Arts Instructor: Ms. Fairfull, Efairfull@schools.nyc.gov _____________________________________________________________
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
Welcome back art students! This is a second year course in the Visual Arts . This course focuses specifically on drawing and painting techniques. Education in the arts improves teambuilding skills, critical thinking skills, complex problem skills, writing, self-confidence, literacy, decision-making, school achievement, and preparation for the work world. This course supports intellectual and educational development along with personal and social development. It is a not a beginner art course and should not be taken as one. . Learning Goals:
Students will be able to construct meanings about the world through art making; build upon experiences to express a personal vision; develop a global perspective and recognize the power of art to communicate beliefs and values.
Students will be able to discuss works of art, develop observational skills, use a visual arts vocabulary, read and write about art to reinforce literary skills, and reflect on the process of making art.
Students will be able to connect visual art to other disciplines and recognize cultural and historical significance of art.
Students will be able to access primary resources in the community, the borough, and the city to extend their learning beyond the classroom.
Dr. Joseph J. Birgeles, Principal Alana Basmagy Duggan, Assistant Principal
Seung Oh, Assistant Principal
Students will gain awareness of careers in the visual arts, recognize personal, social, and professional goals, learn to works independently and in teams, and gain an appreciation of art as a source of enjoyment and life-long learning.
Projects/ Studio Work (40%): This includes individual and group projects accompanied by specific rubrics Participation/ Procedures (40%): This includes attendance, lateness, classroom involvement, discussions, notebook activities, journals, and overall use of class time. Writing/ Quizes (10%): Each student is required to have a notebook containing organized class notes, goals, and journals. Quizzes will be given periodically to assess what you are learning in class. Sketchbook Assignments (10%): Homework will be assigned periodically.
Art Room Policies and Procedures:
Be on time and be present each and every day. Each absence that is not accompanied by a doctors note, a parental explanation of a religious holiday or by another legitimate emergency situation will deduct points from your final participation grade. Social events are not excused absences.
Lateness: if you are late to class, quietly enter and sign in the LATE PAGES.
Stay on Task / Take ownership of your learning: Work to the best of your ability and be responsible. YOU are responsible for handing in projects/assignments on time with a rubric.
Treat all members of the studio with respect: All of us create at different speeds, learn differently, and have different strengths. Compliments and positive mental attitudes (PMA) only.
Respect our materials: We dont have many, but are lucky to have what we
have. They are for our use, so take good care of them. Keep your tabletops clean (absolutely no writing on them!)
Bathroom: You may use the bathroom when absolutely necessary but not
during the first 10 or last 10 minutes of the period. To use the bathroom you must sign out of the Bathroom Log and take the pass. If abused, bathroom privileges will be taken away unless you have a doctors note.
Food and Drink are not allowed in the studio.
No electronics in the classroom (cell phones, IPODS, headphones, etc..
Studio Art Class has several year long goals. They are:
1. Create original works of art utilizing the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.
2. To learn how to analyze and observe a work of art over an extended period of time.
3. To gain awareness of careers in the visual arts and develop an appreciation for the arts.
4. To access primary resources in the community and extend their learning beyond the classroom.
5. To actively participate in our annual visual arts and media exhibit. It is my job to teach you how to draw and paint but not do your artwork for you. In order for our class to run effectively and smoothly the following daily procedures have to happen: Students will do the following when they come into class regularly in order to achieve our class goals:
Have a pencil and eraser ready. When you arrive in class, take out your supplies & project, unless asked to
do otherwise. Walk up to the demonstration table when asked by Ms. Fairfull Actively listen for project directions, return to your seat and begin to work
on your project. Raise your hand for any questions you may have after the
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to: Get information for work missed when absent in a timely manner.
(24hours within the assignment due date) Meet class assignments and sketchbook deadlines and requirements.
Course Materials and
Technology Expectations COURSE MATERIALS
Supply List: Although we have certain materials in the art studio, you will need to purchase the following supplies. These supplies stay in the art studio and will be be readily available for your use. These materials can be purchase at any school supply store (Officemax, Staples, Walmart, Target, etc), art store (Pearl Paint, Utrecht, Artstore), or online. If there is a problem obtaining these materials, please write me a note from your guardian or contact me at: Efairfull@schools.nyc.gov SUPPLIES: (Use the following list as a guide when purchasing required art supplies):
Recommend Hardcover but spiral bound is ok- size 9x12 (100 pgs.)
2 Pink Pearl Erasers 1 box of #2 Pencils 2 Hand held sharpeners 1 box of colored pencils (10-12 colors) non- erasable 2 each black sharpie markers: fine and ultrafine. Pencil CASE for supplies
SUPPLIES ARE DUE ON 9/19!
Technology Expectations: Laptop and desktop computers will be used at times during class to complete assignments and do research. These computers are to be treated as if they were your own. Your table will be assigned a numbered computer for which you are responsible for at all times during class. Laptops are not allowed to leave the art room. You must always use your tables assigned computer. The use of the laptop computers is not a right, it is a privilege. Please respect them and take proper care of them.
Portfolio Art Course Outline 2013-2014
First Term - September through January Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Elements of Design (September) Abstract Art Using visual literacy methods to learn about abstract artists Researching current abstract artists Organic and geometric shapes Use of line, pattern and blending of color to show depth Creating a three dimensional group art piece
Portfolio Evaluation 1: September October
Ernest Haeckel Art Forms in nature using warm and cool colors. Students will a drawing of an image on using Earnest Haeckel as their inspiration. Students are required to create 4 different designs Then combine their sketches to create one drawing that illustrates the elements of design with the warm and cool colors.
Silverware Drawings: Students will receive 3-5 pieces of silverware. They will then draw them realistically MET / MOMA/ Botanical Gardens Trip?
Figurine Drawings (December/ January) Painting warm and cool colors. Fabric / drapery still life paintings. Mini Senior Art Show?
Second Term - February through June Unit 5 Unit 6 Unit 7 Unit 8 Unit 9 Unit 10 Self Portraits (January- February) Use digital cameras to take photos
Students will learn how to use the grid method. Using the grid method students will recreate a self portraits based on photographs. Students will look at and study work of Chuck Close.
Candy/ Desert paintings (February- March)
Looking at Wyane Tebaud for reference.
Coffee Can Still Life (March-April) Drawing from direct observation Looking at still lives as reference for composition Use of composition to show depth Drawing realistic art room tools Use of watercolors and sharpie markers Creating backgrounds
OP- Art Paintings (April-May) Students will study optical art. Create small group drawing based on optical art design. They will then recreate a larger group painting
Maracas / Greek Vases/ Art Show (May) ALL Students will participation in the first RGHS Arts show. Collaborative show between Media and Arts Students will select best art work for show. Greek vases/ or Maracas depending on time restraints. Art Show! Date TBA
Symmetrical Name Design: (June) Students will create a symmetrical name design. They will use their name or a word or phrase that they like to illustrate their symmetrical design. They are required to use sharpie markers and colored pencils.
Sketch Book Assignments 2014 :
You will be keeping a sketchbook for the entire year. This sketchbook will be a series of drawings and mixed media pieces. Each one should be considered a complete art piece. These assignments are designed as a challenge that could go in a college portfolio.Every sketchbook assignment should reflect 60 minutes of drawing work. Fill one entire page in your sketchbook. Always be thinking about composition and the negative spaces around your image. Sketchbook assignments are for drawing practice, experience in designing a page, and exercising your personal creativity. One sketchbook assignment is due every week in order. Unlabeled work will result in a zero. # DUE DATE: SKETCHBOOK ASSIGNMENTS______________ #1 9/19 Draw the flower arrangement on your table as realistically as YOU can! Add as much detail, texture, and value as you can. Drawing pencils only! This Image will be used other sketchbook assignments. #2 10/3 Subtract: Working from last weeks image, simplify,
omit, and remove certain parts or elements. Take something away from the subject. Think: What can be eliminated, reduced or disposed of? What rules can you break? How can you simplify or abstract the arrangement of flowers?
#3 10/17 Repeat: Using the flower image repeat a shape,
color, or form. How can you control the factors of occurrence, repercussion, sequence, and progression?
#4 10/24 Disguise: Choose a new subject. How can you
camouflage, conceal, deceive or encrypt your new subject. How can you hide, mask, or implant your subject into another frame or reference? In nature for example, chameleons and moths conceal themselves by mimicry.
#5 10/31 Fantasize: Fantasize a traditional still life. Use it
to trigger surreal, preposterous, outlandish, outrageous and bizarre thoughts. How far can you extend your imagination?
#6 11/7 Substitute: Choosing new subject, exchange, switch, or replace. What other idea, image, material or ingredient can you substitute for all or part of your subject?
#7 11/14 Change Scale: Make the flowers bigger or smaller.
Change proportion, relative size, ratio, or dimensions. #8 11/21 Distort: Twist any object out of its true
shape, proportion, or meaning. What kind of imagined or actual distortions can you effect? How can you misshape it? Can you make it fatter, longer, wider, and narrower?
#9 12/5 Create a drawing of cakes or candy. Look at the
work of Wayne Thiebaud. We will be using these as painting references.
#10 12/12 Create a pattern drawing. Draw outlines of shapes
to create a composition. Then create at least 5 different patterns, and fill in the outlines with these patterns.
Art Extra Help I understand that there are times where you will be frustrated and need help and if I dont get to help you, please attend after school. After school is offered 2xs a week, you are more than welcome to attend and I will help you. Please unterstand that the Art Room Rules, Procedures and Goals is a social contract between Ms. Fairfull (teacher), You (student) and Your parents/ guardians:
This is your copy to keep for reference throughout the 2014-2015 school year __________________________________________________
Portfolio Art Syllabus 2014-2015 Please hand this in to Ms. Fairfull. Due Date to be handed to Ms. Fairfull : __________ 2014 This will count as 100 points toward your first marking quarter grade. Print your Name:____________________Class #______ I have read the Art Room Rules, Procedures and Goals. This is a social contract between Ms. Fairfull (teacher) and You (student) and Your parents/ guardians. I have discussed the rules procedures and consequences with my parents/guardians. I understand that I am responsible for my own learning and I will do everything possible to make sure that I reach the Studio Art Goals for the 2014-2015 school year. Student Signature: ________Date____Class____ Parent/Guardian Signature:_______________________ Cell Phone Number:_______________________