Gateway Regional High School

Course Information

                                             Art IV  (Grade 11 - 12)

Teacher

Mrs. O’Neill

Email

joneill@gatewayhs.com/jkraft@gatewayhs.com

Phone Number

856-848-8200  ext. 587

Course Website

Google Classroom Code: 5ujqbw

Course Description

        Art IV has a heavier workload than the previous course because it prepares them for AP Art.  Students will use skills learned in previous course to put together a portfolio of art.  They will have more opportunity to explore different mediums and styles, use visual communication skills and develop a concentration portfolio, that involves creating a body of work with one centrtl theme.

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 accepted for Benchmark assignments.  The the benchmarks in this will be project based and done primarily outside of the classroom and students will be given requirements at least 2 weeks before the deadline, so they that they have adequate time to complete them. Deadlines are extremely important in this course as there is a heavy workload and this course helps to prepare them for AP Art.

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.

Assistance

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 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

Contact

Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I check my email first every morning, during prep periods, at the end of the day and often times in the evening, so I should get back to you within a 24 hour period, so that is usually the best way to reach me. Email is usually the best way for us to set up a phone conference that works with both our schedules.