Gateway Regional High School

Course Information

Art I - Grades 9-12


Mrs. O’Neill/Ms. Kraft


Phone Number

856-848-8200  ext. 587

Course Website

Each period has it’s own Google Classroom Code: Period 3: t76vbbz, Period 4: vb4lb0, Period 5: huk9zt, Period 8: wfd29nl

Course Description

        Art I is an introduction to studio art.  In allows students to explore several different types of art including Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture and Crafts.  Students will gain basics skills in all of these areas and in giving them a wide range of experience in the studio arts they can find which they gravitate toward most while gaining an appreciation for all areas of art.  Students will present their work to their peers throughout the years.  Students will look at a wide range of artworks to interpret visual communication and mood, as well as to examine technique and skills.

Course Expectations and Assessments


**The Art Show is 4th Marking Period Benchmark

Course Policies 

        This course does not incorporate regular homework assignments, however, there are deadlines for projects and assignments that are worked on in class and students often have to put in extra time in order to meet those deadlines.  Retakes are given for tests and quarterly benchmarks, but not projects, as they are done of long periods of time.  There are also assignments that coincide with projects done in class that will require time outside of class.

Required and Recommended Materials 

          All art supplies and a portfolio to keep work in are provided to the students.  They are are expected to come to class each day with a pencil, their chrome books and chargers.


I am available to extra help when students after school when needed.  As long as the student or parent makes arrangements to stay with me ahead of time, I am more than happy to help.

I understand that many students have sports and responsibilities after school, so I am willing to work with them during C Lunch.

 I am also open to students coming to work during their study halls, though I may not be able to give them much one on one help if it is a period that I am teaching.  I gave them my schedule on the first day of school and it is also posted on Google Classroom.

I will all handout on Google Classroom in case a student is absent and will always make time in class to catch them up on any techniques or skills they may have missed while they were out.

Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences