• Welcome to Art 1

    Welcome to Art 1!


    I am so glad you chose art, and I look forward to working with you this year! Our most important goal is to enhance self-expression through the media of drawing, painting, printmaking, and clay. We will learn about artists throughout history and the world, and will explore our own abilities and creativity. When we make art, we have an opportunity to think, discuss, improve, and always do more and better than what we think we’re capable of.

    Nine Week Plans-Quarter 1
     Dates VA Visual Arts
    Art 1 SOL  
    Topic/Assignment   Type of Assessment 
    Weeks 1-2  AI. 3, 4, 6, 8, 17   Introductory Project   Summative  
    Weeks 3-5  AI. 3, 4, 6, 8 , 15  Perspective and Value  Formative, Critique, Self-reflection and Rubric, Summative
     Weeks 7-9  AI. 3, 6, 7, 16, 17   Clay  Formative, Critique, Self-Reflection and Rubric, Summative 
    On-going   AII.1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 23    Sketchbook  Formative and Summative Assessment 
    Every Friday (or every two weeks) will be Sketchbook Friday day or a shorter assignment day (TBD). The sketchbook will be due for checking the following Friday (either as a final or progress). Sketchbook assignments not completed in class on Fridays become homework.
     Art 1 Information


    • Responsibilities and Expectations

    • Art 1 Supply List

    • Google Classroom Sign Up - Students will get the code in class
    • Remind Sign Up - Students, please sign up to receive text updates! Parents are welcome to join, but this will be primarily for student communication.

           - Art 1 Block 7

           - Art 1 Block 8

    Grading Policy:

    Students will be graded in a points system, in the following categories:

    Projects (include group projects, critiques, discussions, etc.) - 100-200 points

    Sketchbook or Short Friday Assignment (every 2 weeks) - 25 summative points or 25 progress points

    Reflections/Re-submitting Work:

    Not happy with your grade? Refer to the rubric you were given to reflect on how you could rework the art piece. Submit the updated work before the end of the quarter to receive/recover points. Please note, I will not accept works on teacher work days.

    Thank you for taking the time to look over this!

    Ms. Murphy