MARIE MEACHAM

Table of Contents - Fall 2017

Outside cover:  Collage

Inside cover:  Positive/Negative 

 

Title page, 1

Table of Contents, 2-3

An Art Education, 4

Looking/Talking About Art, 5

Mindset, 6

Learning Modalities, 7

 

Typography

Cursive History, 8

Cursive Alphabet, 9

Typography Vocabulary, 10

Cursive Samples, 11

Conditions for an Artwork, 12

Calligraphy History, 13

Position/Posture, 14

Chancery Alphabet, 15

Setting it Up, 16

Word Typefaces, 17

Calligraphy Samples, 18-19

Elements of Art Vocab., 20

Principles of Design, 21

Title Page Ideas, 22

Typography Design, 23

Introduction Letter for Fall 2017

Art and Design - Chaboya Middle School

 

 

Your child is enrolled in the Art and Design elective class for this semester.  Please review “Rules of the Game” published on Schoolloop for details of classroom policies and sign the attached form.

 

Students are presented with a rich variety of materials and art concepts from around the world.  My goal is to provide students with not only basic skills of art making but create awareness of how art influences our daily life.  Art is not an isolated subject but one part of a well-rounded individual.  Artworks are accompanied with historical background, career choices, theory and criticism in addition to direct instruction of technical skills and processes.  The curriculum includes a variety of mediums and artists.

 

Because of the cuts in the state budget, the expense of art supplies, and the large amount of consumable materials we use, I am asking that the students bring in a $10.00 lab fee donation (cash is preferred or checks payable to Chaboya Middle School).  This will allow us to use a wider range of mediums and provide a more enriching experience for your child.  It will also allow us to explore art beyond a basic drawing class.

 

The students will keep their art in a portfolio in the classroom.  You may refer to www.schoolloop.com for details of classroom activities and you can also refer to your child’s Sketch Book where they are required to take notes as well as complete homework assignments.

 

Since artwork performed in the classroom will not be trickling home but will come home as a body of work, please feel free to contact me for an appointment to view your child’s artwork.

 

Aside from sketchbook assignments, students will have little additional homework if they use their class time wisely.  I do require that each student come prepared to class with a standard Composition Book (cardboard cover), pencil, glue stick, eraser (Magic Rub is the best), a self-contained pencil sharpener, and an apron or large shirt.

 

I look forward to an enriching and productive semester.  If you have any questions, you may contact me during my office hours, Monday - Friday, 8:20-9:10 a.m., at 270-6900 x48 or by email.  My address is:  mmeacham@eesd.org or through www.schoolloop.com.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Marie Meacham

Teacher  - Art and Design                                                                                   

Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game

 

Email address - mmeacham@eesd.org

 

Projects are graded by the following criteria:

 

Responsibility - All assignments are turned in on time for full credit.  NO LATE WORK IS ACCEPTED unless it is due to an excused absence.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Work is accepted before an unexcused absence but not after an unexcused absence.  Think ahead of time and organize!   SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING.  It is better to receive an “F” than a zero.  In addition, you may NOT retake any test.  If you are absent with an excused absence, you may make up work during SSR only upon immediate return to school.  Work not made up within the first week back from an excused absence will result in a zero.

 

Enough time is allocated in class for each project.  If class time is not wasted, there should be little homework in addition to the weekly drawing assignments.  (Art homework, with parent approval, may be done listening to music).

 

If you get a grade on a project and feel you can do better, the project can be redone before the end of the grading period.  However, you will not receive more than a C on any re-do of an assignment.  Putting forth your best effort for everything in the time allowed is what is required for success in this class.

 

Following Directions

When learning various concepts, it is important to listen/watch the directions so that the project is successfully executed.  If directions are not followed, the grade will be lowered accordingly.

 

Neatness

Every step in art is important and each step needs to be treated with respect and done with care.  This also includes that art projects are not to be folded or crushed into backpacks. 

 

Effort

You will receive credit for working hard on a project even if it does not successfully turn out the way you would like.  The opposite also applies; if you are talented but don’t work to your level of ability, you will be marked down accordingly.

 

Name on Paper

If you do not have your name on your paper, you will not receive credit.  NO NAME, NO CREDIT.  Your name is to be in pencil on the bottom right corner.  Next to your name, put your period.  For example:  Marie Meacham, 4th

 

Absences

If you are absent when we start a new project, it is up to YOU to recover any information discussed in class.  You can do this by contacting your class buddy, asking our TA or by making an appointment with me after school.

Discipline

Classroom rules are simple:

 

You are required to bring your own pencil, eraser, glue stick and sketchbook to class everyday.

Inappropriate attire is considered an act of defiance.  You will be sent to the office with a referral. 

Each table will be responsible for returning their supplies and cleaning up before dismissal.  Missing supplies will be replaced by the table group or charged for replacement.

No criticizing the work of others.

All cabinets are off limits.

Paper cutter is off limits.

Do not waste or abuse materials.

Treat all tools and utensils with respect.

Gum chewing is not allowed at Chaboya and certainly not in our classroom.  You will be sent to the office with a referral if you are chewing gum.

No food or drinks are allowed in class.

You will be marked tardy if you are not in your seat when the bell rings. 

Can’t is a dirty word in this class.

 

Consequences for the conduct mentioned above, except otherwise stated, general disrespect, or no participation is as follows: 

 

Warning

Seat Moved

Referral to Assistant Principal

 

In cases of continual misconduct, the student will be separated from the group so as to not distract students who wish to learn.  However, students may choose to behave and participate at any time when they have modified their attitude/behavior.

 

 

8/15/16

Course Outline

Art and Design

 

The following is an outline of concepts and skills covered in class.

 

What is Art?

            Theory and Criticism

            Philosophy of Art

            Creative Process

            Representational Art

            Abstract Art

 

The Art Elements

Line

Shape

Texture

Color

Composition

Light and Shadow

 

Principles of Design

            Composition

            Movement

            Emphasis/Focal Point

            Patterns, Rhythms

            Balance

 

Drawing

            Techniques

            Drawing Tools

            Contour Drawing

            Figurative Proportions

Representational Drawing

            One and Two Point Perspective

 

Depending on the amount of donations, we will also explore:

 

Color Theory -

            Setting up the palette

            Mixing Colors

            The Color Wheel

            Light/Shadow/Tones

            Formal Painting Composition

           

Introduction to Sculpture

            Plaster

            Paper

            or Wire/Metal

            Mixed Media/Found Objects

 

Careers in Art

 

Depending on projects, featured artists will reflect concepts and historical context.

Parent/Guardian Signature

Parent/Student Information and Verification

 

Student Name:                                                                                 Period:   2   3  4   5   6

 

Parent/Guardian Name:                                                                                                             

 

Phone:                                                                 Mobile:                                                            

 

Email:                                                                                                                                     

 

I have read and understand the Rules of the Game and the letter notifying me my child is enrolled in art.I am/We are registered at schoolloop.com.

 

Please have a signature of parent/guardian who will be signing off on grade reports and selected assignments.

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

Parent/Guardian Name            (print)                        Signature                                        

     

 

                                                                                                                       

Student Name  (print)                                 Signature

 

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