Advanced Art (Honors)

Welcome back!

Advanced Art is designed to allow for a much higher degree of creativity and individualization  than your previous art courses.  Though I will be here to guide you and provide you with critical feedback, the art series you develop will be largely self-directed.  You will grow essential technical and conceptual skills as you develop your own artistic portfolio.  There will still be some smaller daily assignments, but the main focus will be on the larger art projects you create and the portfolio pieces you write.  This course aligns with the beginning structure of AP art, and is a recommended prerequisite if you’ll be taking AP in the spring.  As this is an honors credit, I will be expecting higher effort, understanding, and quality from your work.

LMS:  We will primarily be using Google Classroom and meeting with each other on Zoom.  I will be emailing a join code to you before the first day of class.  

Materials Needed:  I will be providing some of your course materials during onboarding.  The rest you’ll need to acquire on your own.  The supply list is posted on our virtual classroom.

Attendance Policy:  

     Per the BCS attendance policy there are two things you must do to be counted present.  1 - you need to be present and visible during our scheduled zoom meetings and 2 - you must complete your daily attendance assignment by 3:00pm.  If you have an appointment or other conflict that might cause you to miss our zoom, but are still able to complete your work for the day, this MUST be communicated prior to the day you expect to miss, or you will be counted absent.  Failure to do any of the above will result in an absence.

Grading Categories:

Projects - 30%

Critical Writing/Portfolio Assignments - 30%

Sketchbook assignments - 25%

Daily work - 15%

Late assignments will be docked 10pts per day.

Extra credit opportunities will occur throughout the grading period, and I may consider working with you on an individual basis if you request to work on a larger extra credit assignment.  The amount of credit received will be up to my discretion and reflective of the quantity and quality of work done.  I may deny you the opportunity to complete a larger extra credit assignment if I feel that you are taking advantage of this option.