Introduction to Art

  • Introduction to Art Syllabus

    2023-2024

    Art Teacher: Cody Begay

    Email: cbegay@wrschool.net

     

    Course Description

    Introduction to Art

    1 semester(s)= 0.5 Art credit

    This course combines art history, R.A.C.E.S. writing, art appreciation, and analysis, while engaging students in hands-on creative projects. Lessons introduce major periods and movements in art history while focusing on masterworks and the intellectual, technical, and creative processes behind those works. Studio lessons provide opportunities for drawing, painting, sculpting, and other creative endeavors. Technology will be integrated through the course.

    Expectations

    1. Be on time to class, with materials (pencil and notebook).
    2. No Food or Drinks, except water.
    3. Participate in discussions, critiques, and ask questions.
    4. No whining zones! Have a positive attitude!
    5. Be creative and expressive!
    6. Listen to Teacher, especially during instruction.
    7. Keep objects and materials to yourself.
    8. Be respectful of your surroundings, other students, and artwork.
    9. Ask for materials you need, that are not readily available.
    10. You may quietly talk with neighbors during class, as long as you’re working on assignments.
    11. Allow 5 minutes to clean your area before class ends.
    12. Clean and wipe down your area (table, chair, materials).
    13. Do not pour paint water, clay slip, or any other fluids into sink that will clog it. A bucket will be provided for dirty water, one for paint and another for slip(clay).
    14. Only the teacher is allowed in the storage and kiln room.
    15. Vulgar language is prohibited.
    16. If your behavior is interrupting the class and your educational needs, Teacher will notify parent/s or guardians, then administration to address any concerns. The school policy will be conducted through the student handbook to help you understand the expectations in class and practice mutual respect among staff and other students.
    17. Communicate with teacher!

    Grading

    A =         90%-100%

    B=          80%-89%

    C=          70%-79%

    D=          60%-69%

    F=           59% or lower

Art I

  • Art I Syllabus

    2023-2024

    Art Teacher: Cody Begay

    Email: cbegay@wrschool.net

     

    Course Description

    Art I

    2 semester(s)= 1 Art credit

    Art I is a beginning art class for drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture as Fine Arts. This class will provide a formal approach to both drawing and painting as two-dimensional art. Ceramics and sculpture will be taught as three-dimensional art.  Students will apply Elements of Art and Principle of Design to gain technical skills. This class will serve best to students who identify themselves as serious artist. They will receive basic introduction to art history, art theory, and art criticism. Strategies for teaching and learning will include art projects, timeline, R.A.C.E.S. writing, portfolios, and assessments. Students will prepare and market their artwork for shows, venues, and galleries. Technology and new media will be integrated through the course.

    Expectations

    1. Be on time to class, with materials (pencil and notebook).
    2. No Food or Drinks, except water.
    3. Participate in discussions, critiques, and ask questions.
    4. No whining zones! Have a positive attitude!
    5. Be creative and expressive!
    6. Listen to Teacher, especially during instruction.
    7. Keep objects and materials to yourself.
    8. Be respectful of your surroundings, other students, and artwork.
    9. Ask for materials you need, that are not readily available.
    10. You may quietly talk with neighbors during class, as long as you’re working on assignments.
    11. Allow 5 minutes to clean your area before class ends.
    12. Clean and wipe down your area (table, chair, materials).
    13. Do not pour paint water, clay slip, or any other fluids into sink that will clog it. A bucket will be provided for dirty water, one for paint and another for slip(clay).
    14. Only the teacher is allowed in the storage and kiln room.
    15. Vulgar language is prohibited.
    16. If your behavior is interrupting the class and your educational needs, Teacher will notify parent/s or guardians, then administration to address any concerns. The school policy will be conducted through the student handbook to help you understand the expectations in class and practice mutual respect among staff and other students.
    17. Communicate with teacher!

    Grading

    A =         90%-100%

    B=          80%-89%

    C=          70%-79%

    D=          60%-69%

    F=           59% or lower

Art II

  • Art II Syllabus

    2023-2024

    Art Teacher: Cody Begay

    Email: cbegay@wrschool.net

     

    Course Description

    Art II

    2 semester(s)= 1 Art credit

    Art II is an Intermediate art class for drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture as Fine Arts. This class will provide a formal approach to both drawing and painting as two-dimensional art. Ceramics and sculpture will be taught as three-dimensional art. Students will apply Elements of Art and Principle of Design to gain technical skills. This class will serve best to students who identify themselves as serious artist. They will study and research art history, contemporary art, art theory, and art criticism. Strategies for teaching and learning will include art projects, timeline, R.A.C.E.S. writing, portfolios, and assessments. Students will prepare and market their artwork for shows, venues, and galleries. Students may inquire post-secondary education or training in the visual art and design field as a major and learn about career pathways. Technology and new media will be integrated through the course.

    Expectations

    1. Be on time to class, with materials (pencil and notebook).
    2. No Food or Drinks, except water.
    3. Participate in discussions, critiques, and ask questions.
    4. No whining zones! Have a positive attitude!
    5. Be creative and expressive!
    6. Listen to Teacher, especially during instruction.
    7. Keep objects and materials to yourself.
    8. Be respectful of your surroundings, other students, and artwork.
    9. Ask for materials you need, that are not readily available.
    10. You may quietly talk with neighbors during class, as long as you’re working on assignments.
    11. Allow 5 minutes to clean your area before class ends.
    12. Clean and wipe down your area (table, chair, materials).
    13. Do not pour paint water, clay slip, or any other fluids into sink that will clog it. A bucket will be provided for dirty water, one for paint and another for slip(clay).
    14. Only the teacher is allowed in the storage and kiln room.
    15. Vulgar language is prohibited.
    16. If your behavior is interrupting the class and your educational needs, Teacher will notify parent/s or guardians, then administration to address any concerns. The school policy will be conducted through the student handbook to help you understand the expectations in class and practice mutual respect among staff and other students.
    17. Communicate with teacher!

    Grading

    A =             90%-100%

    B=               80%-89%

    C=               70%-79%

    D=              60%-69%

    F=               59% or lower