Beginning Visual Art

Welcome to the wonderful world of art! 

In this class we’ll cover the basic elements and principles of art, explore a few different mediums and genres, and learn how to utilize different artistic techniques.  You will get to show your knowledge through a combination of hands-on and virtual methods.  The goal is to leave this class with a general understanding of art and an increased confidence in your own artistic abilities!  Art is a learned skill, and you will be expected to practice!  You will primarily be evaluated on the time, effort, and understanding you show me in your work...so don’t worry about coming in with talent!


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 most 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 - 25%

Written assignments - 20%

Sketchbook assignments - 20%

Quizzes - 20%

Tests - 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.