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Mr. Brensing - Art

 

Inman Junior High

 

 

Class Syllabus

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

 

Course: Intro to Drawing/Art Appreciation

Grades: 7-8

 

Instructor: Mr. Abram Brensing

Phone: (620)585-6441 Ex. 402

Email: abrensing@usd448.com

 

 Supplies List:

 

*One fine point black sharpie

*One extra fine point black sharpie

 

*A drawing pencil set

One that includes some of the following pencils (3H, H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B) These pencils do not have erasers on the end so get a set that includes an eraser or buy an eraser separately.



 

*An artist brush set for painting

Something with a variety of flat, round and point bristle brushes. I would also suggest nylon bristles over animal hair. 


*A set of watercolors 

(16 colors is ideal)

I would suggest getting a half pan set versus tubes of paint. Both Prang and Crayola make good starter sets for students. 


A bag to hold art supplies is not necessary, but might be helpful in keeping art supplies together and in good condition.

General Outline of Projects 

 

7thgrade Guided Studies:

 

1.   Drawing faces With pencil & oil pastel

2.   One-point perspective drawing

3.   Disproportional caricatures with colored pencil

4.   Ceramic sculptural mugs using coil pottery method

5.   Tessellation designs like MC Escher

6. Landscapes with pastel chalks

  

 

8thGrade Guided Studies:

 

1.   Still life “Flowers” with water-colors

2.   2 point perspective drawing with colored pencil

3.   Surreal cow skulls with pastel chalk and charcoal

4.   Ceramic Handbuilt Desk Organizer

5.   Wildlife painting with acrylic paint and oil pastels

6. Design a modern family crest

 

 

Assignments are presented to students in two ways:

1. The project is introduced to students through a Keynote presentation, instructional video, or teacher demonstration.

 

2. The assignment is accessible to the student in video or as PDF tutorial form on their electronic devices using Google Classroom.

Parents: If you would like to get notifications about assignments  and view your kids progress in Art using Google Classroom: please email me at abrensing@usd448.com and I will set you up to receive email notifications.

Grading:

Each Guided Studies Session is worth 100 pts

Grading criteria for each session:

·      Individual Effort

·      Craftsmanship

·      Composition

·      Creativity

·      Mastery of Medium

 

 

Grading Scale:

A = 90 – 100

B = 80 – 89

C = 70 – 79

D = 60 – 69

F = 0 – 59

 

Student Expectations

Students will be expected to arrive in class before the bell rings. They will retrieve their art projects from their bins and whatever tools are necessary for their work that day. They will take their assigned seat and be ready to immediately begin work on their projects.  In order to make our class time more productive, students will be expected to stay on task, and complete the majority of each assignment during class time. This is so that I may evaluate it in the creative process. Students will also be expected to follow all directions the first time they are given. Clarification of any directions will be given upon request, if the student has made an obvious effort to understand the first time.

 

 

Art students will also be expected to…..

·      Value and take care of all the art room tools, media, and paper

·      Use tools in appropriate ways  

·      Respect others things

·      Clean up after themselves

·      Give only productive input in regard to artworks

Harsh comments and put downs will not be allowed in the art room!

 

Parental expectations:


Parents are always welcome in the art room to observe or participate in the day’s project.  Donated materials that are always welcome are drawing/painting/tag board paper, plastic disposable cups, and used magazines/calendars with lots of pictures. Please ask about other materials you may wish to donate, because they may end up being something we really could use. I also appreciate any ideas that you have to share.

 

We enter this school term with more uncertainty than the norm. I will do my best to work with your child so that we can get the most out of our time together and everyone feels as safe and as comfortable as possible.  

 

Flexibility is key and I will do my best to adjust accordingly for whole class and individual instruction and expectations. 

 

My goal is that your child will gain an appreciation for the visual arts, learn a few new skills, develop some good work habits, and find joy in learning and the creative process.

 

 

 

IHS Visual Arts

 

 

Class Syllabus

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

 

Course: Principles of Illustration (Fall)

General Studio Art (Spring)

Grades: 9-12

 

Instructor: Mr. Abram Brensing

Phone: (620) 585-6441 Ex. 402

Email: abrensing@usd448.com

 

 

 

Supplies List:


*One fine point black sharpie

*One extra fine point black sharpie

 

*A drawing pencil set

One that includes some of the following pencils (3H, H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B) These pencils do not have erasers on the end so get a set that includes an eraser or buy an eraser separately.



 

*An artist brush set for painting

Something with a variety of flat, round and point bristle brushes. I would also suggest nylon bristles over animal hair. 


*A set of watercolors 

(16 colors is ideal)

I would suggest getting a half pan set versus tubes of paint. Both Prang and Crayola make good starter sets for students. 


A bag to hold art supplies is not necessary, but might be helpful in keeping art supplies together and in good condition.

General Outline of Projects 

 

Students are encouraged to complete a minimum of 2 art Projects per Quarter.

 

List of Art Unit Options for HS art Students:

 

  • Graphite Pencil Drawing Unit 

  • Charcoal Pencil Drawing Unit

  • Drawing with Pastel Chalks Unit

  • Colored Pencil Drawing Unit

  • Illustration with Pen and Ink Unit

  • Watercolor Painting Unit

  • Acrylic Painting Unit

  • Hand-Built Ceramics Unit

  • Wheel Thrown Ceramics Unit

  • Ceramic Sculpture Unit

  • Mosaic Art Unit

  •  Embossed Metal Unit

  • Silk Screen design and printmaking Unit

  • Theatre Set Design Unit

 

Assignments are presented to students in two ways:

1. The project is introduced to students through a Keynote presentation, instructional video, or teacher demonstration.

 

2. The assignment is accessible to the student in video or as PDF tutorial form on their electronic devices using Google Classroom.

Parents: If you would like to get notifications about assignments  and view your kids progress in Art using Google Classroom: please email me at abrensing@usd448.com and I will set you up to receive email notifications.

 

 

Grading:

Art Projects = 100 pts each

Daily Work Skills = 2 pts per day (recorded every 10 school days)

Art Unit quizzes = 25 pts.

Semester Exam = 25 pts.

 

Grading Scale:

A = 90 – 100

B = 80 – 89

C = 70 – 79

D = 60 – 69

F = 0 – 59

 

Student Expectations:

Students will be expected to arrive in class before the bell rings. They will retrieve their art projects from their bins and whatever tools are necessary for their work that day. They will take their assigned seat and be ready to immediately begin work on their projects.  In order to make our class time more productive, students will be expected to stay on task, and complete the majority of each assignment during class time. This is so that I may evaluate it in the creative process. Students will also be expected to follow all directions the first time they are given. Clarification of any directions will be given upon request, if the student has made an obvious effort to understand the first time.

 

Art students will also be expected to….

·      Value and take care of all the art room tools, media, and paper

·      Use tools in appropriate ways  

·      Respect others things

·      Clean up after themselves

·      Give only productive input in regard to artworks

Harsh comments and put downs will not be allowed in the art room!

 

Parental Expectations

Parents are always welcome in the art room to observe or participate in the day’s project.  Donated materials that are always welcome are drawing/painting/tag board paper, plastic disposable cups, and used magazines/calendars with lots of pictures. Please ask about other materials you may wish to donate, because they may end up being something we really could use. I also appreciate any ideas that you have to share.

 

We enter this school term with more uncertainty than the norm. I will do my best to work with your child so that we can get the most out of our time together and everyone feels as safe and as comfortable as possible.  

 

Flexibility is key and I will do my best to adjust accordingly for whole class and individual instruction and expectations. 

 

My goal is that your child will gain an appreciation for the visual arts, learn a few new skills, develop some good work habits, and find joy in learning and the creative process.