3D Design 2
3D design 2 is a course designed to continue exploration of 3 dimensional processes and materials. 3D Design 2 is designed to expand knowledge of the fundamentals and technical principles of working three dimensionally. Students will experiment with a number of construction methods and materials used to create, represent, respond to, and reflect on form in space.
- Students will build a vocabulary suitable to discussing the visual arts, their elements and principles.
- Students will develop increased skills in rendering form through both additive and subtractive techniques.
- Students will develop the ability to think, create, and analyze art.
- Students will use tools properly.
- Students will explore the uses of various art media as they relate to the assigned projects.
- Students will increase their visual literacy and will develop skills vital to discussing, assessing, and evaluating works of art.
- Students will solve visual problems enabling them to become more complex thinkers and problem solvers.
- Students will be expected to attend regularly and be ON TIME. This is a participation-based class. Being tardy to class will result in missing an opportunity to gain bell ringer points. Points lost may be made up by attending open studio.
- Students will be held responsible for making up any work that may have been missed during an absence. This work may be made up at home, or after school as arranged with the teacher.
- Students are expected to do their BEST work and be POSITIVE. Art is fun! There is a direct correlation between what you put into this class and what you get out of it.
- Materials and supplies are expensive and any abuse or mishandling of these supplies and materials will not be tolerated.
- A total points system for projects, assignments, and tests similar to the following will be used:
94-100% A 84-86% B 74-76% C 64-66% D
90-93% A- 80-83% B- 70-73% C- 60-63% D-
87-89% B+ 77-79% C+ 67-69% D+ 0-59% F
- CLASS PARTICIPATION consists of 5 points per day that are earned by the student for attendance, preparedness, staying on task and general good behavior. Points will be taken according to the misbehavior of the student. Participation points can be made up by attending open studios.
- HOMEWORK: Most assignments will be completed in class. This means in order to keep up with the work load, class time must be used wisely. Not using class time wisely will result in homework.
- LATE WORK: Will be accepted until the end of the term. However, this does not mean procrastinate until the end of the term. It will be impossible to catch up if projects are put off until the end of term.
- REWORKING ASSIGNMENTS: Art is a process. Students are allowed to rework their assignments as needed to receive the grade desired.
- SKETCHBOOK: Sketchbooks will be checked bi-weekly. They will contain bell ringers and sketches for class projects.
- Students are expected to come to class ON TIME and prepared with all supplies needed for the class. Students who do not arrive on time to class will lose their opportunity to earn bell ringer points.
- All students will be expected to adhere to all rules and policies indicated by the Alpine School District and Westlake High School including the tardy, attendance, and dress code policies.
- Students will be allowed to leave the classroom at the teacher’s discretion. If hall passes are abused students will lose the privilege.
Rules to Live By:
Respect this place.
I expect students to be mature and self motivated. If behavior is not appropriate, I will speak with the student privately about the issue. If the situation does not improve, parents will be contacted. If the problem persists, the student will be referred to the principal’s office for disciplinary action or removal from the class. Any damages to the classroom or supplies will be paid for by the student.
Open Studio: Open studio will be held to give students an opportunity to have extra studio time. Time available for open studio will be posted in class. Attendance at open studio may earn back lost participation points, cleaning points, and may be used to make up hours for NC credit.
Safety: There are many safety issues when it comes to a ceramics studio. Students will be expected to act in a safe and mature way when it comes to handling tools, clay, wheels, and other materials. If a student is abusing or participating in an unsafe behavior, the issue will be addressed with the student. Please be aware that if unsafe or inappropriate behavior becomes an issue, certain privileges may be lost.
Course Fee: There is a $25.00 course fee to take any sculpture class.
ITEMS TO BRING:
- Sketchbook - This can be anything from an actual sketchbook to a notebook of lined paper, to about 50 pieces of computer paper stapled together. We will be doing bell ringers each class and doing all sketching and note taking in this book. Sketchbooks will be kept in class, but students are encouraged to keep a separate sketchbook and sketch in it regularly.