Art I

High School Art 1

Justin Holdren
Visual Arts I
River Mill Academy

Course Description
Art I students will work to develop deeper and more profound work to reflect their emotional maturity, their creativity, and critical problem solving abilities. The class will introduce students to multiple mediums and materials through various projects developed in class and through homework. Students will study basic drawing, design, printmaking, fiber arts, and painting. Students will participate in art exhibitions and competitions. Students will prepare and present a portfolio of visual art created in this class. The components of the creative process will use a variety of approaches that integrate history, art appreciation, aesthetics, criticism, vocabulary and classroom work.

Students will be evaluated individually for creative thinking, project development, class performance, homework, craftsmanship, artistic vocabulary use, art history, and personal artistic growth. The final portfolio presentation is required of each student.

Class materials
Each student should have the following for class each day:
#2 graphite pencils (no mechanical pencils allowed for drawing)
White or gum Art eraser
Colored pencils (Crayola, Prang, or Prisma color brands only)
Sharpie or Foray set of permanent pens
2 black permanent Sharpie pens
1 Prang or Crayola Watercolor set ( 8 color set please)
Art bag for storage (large fabric or heavy plastic with zipper closure)
Folder for notes and handouts storage
Acrylic Paints and canvas will be purchased by students at a later date. Specific instructions will be taught in class before paints are purchased for painting projects.

Students will be responsible for purchasing Acrylic Paints and Canvas for advanced works in all High School Art Classes.

Class rules
Student will respect the teacher and classmates in all actions, attitude and behavior at all time.

Student will arrive to class on time, and be prepared to work with all necessary art supplies or materials.

Student will not waste school or personal art materials.

Student should gain teacher permission before leaving class for any reason.

Student will be responsible for all missed class work and outside assignments. (The student must meet with the teacher after class to arrange make-up work or time.)

Horseplay or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated in this educational setting.

All RMA School handbook rules apply at all times.

Contact Teacher
Phone: 336 229 0909 ext. 7543 before or after school and during planning only.
School e-mail: [email protected]