Mrs. MacKenzie • 2018-2019
Mrs. MacKenzie • 2018-2019
Class website: MrsMacKenzie.com
a creative foundation for lifelong learning.
Everyone can make art
(if they try)
Project based class: requires motivation, focus, and applying one’s self to every step of the art making process.
This isn’t a class that someone can memorize their way through. You have to bring something to the table (yourself)!
Procrastinators beware! Quality work takes time, sustained effort, and attention to detail.
This class is NOT:
This class is:
1. Artistic Perception
2. Creative Expression
3. Historical & Cultural Context
4. Aesthetic Valuing
5. Relationships & Applications
1. Attitude is everything!
2. Be on time & present (physically & mentally)
3. Behave appropriately & professionally*
4. Art related work in class only (ESP too)
5. Phones stay in the phone holder at all times *except when permitted during breaks
6. No food or drinks in class.
PRACTICE WORK: 25%
-assignments leading up to projects
-mostly 1 to 2 class period activities
- gaining inspiration, brainstorming, practicing, exploring, and writing
-rewards professional behavior in class
- positive impact on classroom culture
-develops soft skills employers value
-punctuality, following class rules, respect for others and equipment, positive attitude, productivity
PRESENTATION WORK: 50%
-all major projects (usually requiring sustained effort over 2-3 weeks)
-project work, presentation of work, and participation in critiques are included
GET IT DONE
Students will present their work to the class during critique; it is vital that students have their projects ready at the start of class on the due date.
Students with nothing to present for the critique will not receive credit for the project or critique activities.
SOMETHING is better than NOTHING!
*School excused absences have the number of days excused to make up work without penalty
*”Personal” absences are not excused
* See syllabus for more information
If the original was turned in on time, students have 10 days from the due date to redo projects for a potentially higher grade.
*students must sign up for a regrade and schedule a conference with me to discuss project improvements.
*See syllabus for more info
DRAWING & PAINTING:
(spiral bound, 8x10+ in, 50+ pgs)
*Pencil & Eraser
*2 Ultra Fine & 2 Fine Sharpies
* Optional: Watercolors, paint brushes, ruler, colored pencils
Have extras? We’d love them!
Materials make art possible!
Estimated cost of materials used:
$45 per student per year average
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BUT WHO AM I?
San Diego Native
(tiny me and my best friend riding the train in balboa park and sucking our thumbs)
Magna Cum Laude; B.A. in Art, Emphasis in Graphic Design
A.A. in Digital Media; Grossmont
Attended FIDM for fashion design
-Civilian Agency Creative Dept
-camp run-a-mutt hq
-hand made market co-owner -Freelancer for clients across the US
ARTIST & DESIGNER
La Costa Canyon (3 years, 9-12):
Digital Art & Design,
Advanced Digital Art & Design
(formerly Imaging, Photo Imaging, and Advanced Digital Imaging)
Drawing & Design/Drawing & Painting
E3 Civic High (1 year, 9-12):
9-12 Digital Media 1, 2, & 3
Write down some of your hopes for your student on the paper at the front.