Course Description: This course assumes an intermediate to high degree of prior skill and proficiency with respect to drawing ability. Painting further develops the principles and techniques learned in Drawing with emphasis on color. Students will utilize both opaque and transparent color media such as watercolor and acrylic paint. This course is highly recommended for students planning to take Advanced Art Studio and Art Major. It is predominantly production (studio) oriented. Students are introduced to concept of art history, art criticism, and aesthetics as they relate to studio projects.


    Materials: Please have a #2 Pencil with an eraser and your sketchbook with you at all times. We will be working with watercolor and acrylic paints.


    Classroom Expectations: I ask that you respect yourself, your colleagues and the classroom environment. Class participation is paramount as this is a studio class. My goal for each of you is that you would grow as a visual artist creating artwork that represents your best effort and shows your individual growth over the course of the semester.


    Grading Policy: Your grade will be based on the following categories - Participation, Interest & Attitude, Art Critique, Sketchbook, and Final Projects.  


    Late Work & Make-up Policy: Throughout the semester, when students are absent they are expected to schedule time during their study hall, tutorial, or after school, to work on their assignments to make up for the Drawing time they have missed. Students will receive a grace period beyond the due date for a project to turn the assignment in without a late penalty. Projects submitted after the grace period will be subject to a penalty. After the grace period has expired students may not use class time to finish their projects. It will be the student’s responsibility to obtain the necessary supplies from me to work at home, during study hall, lunch or during tutorial to finish the assignment.  No projects will be accepted after the close of the marking period. 


    Class Participation: Active class participation is essential in Drawing class. Students are expected to fully utilize class time each day to work on the current assignment. Participation in class critiques is necessary as it helps students develop their ability to discuss their artwork and that of their peers.


    Technology in Class:

     Students are required to follow these rules regarding use of technology devices during class. Consequences include the loss of privileges in class, or the confiscation of personal devices.

    All cell phones should be kept out of sight (in backpack or purse) and be silenced. 

    You may use cell phones to work on assignments in class, only with the teacher’s permission.