Period 2 prep.
Welcome to 2019!
In art, we will be working to develop our artistic skill, and our understanding of what makes good design. We are learners and artists together and the point is the journey of discovery not the pretty picture at the end of the process. But, a pretty, cool picture is also a great thing! Let's make art together and learn some new techniques along the way. The biggest thing I ask for is your perseverance and willingness to try. What I can offer you is a space to create and find success in our artist process.
I am ready to try something new in 2019. I have been teaching for 27 years, and I have learned that much of our grading system is unfair. This semester I would like to try something new--I am getting rid of all points. I'll still collect your work, and have assignments for you to complete, but instead of assigning arbitrary points we will determine your grade for the class based on the following rubric:
A--You worked hard and gave it your all.
B--Good job, but keep going...
C--Did you really try your best?
F--Have we met?
We will still have sketchbook homework due every two weeks, but we are also going to add a weekly Digital Portfolio update. During the first week of the semester, we will set you up with an Adobe account to post your process on each project weekly. Check out the "In the Classroom" link above to see a sample of what I am hoping your Digital Portfolio will look like.
And that's it. Let's reimagine our classroom and create a creative studio where we can each bring our strengths and learn from our mistakes.