Hello! Welcome to the colorfully creative world of ART at JCY!!
Jean Childs Young Middle School
Ms. Crump’s Visual Art Syllabus
The Visual Arts Georgia Performance Standards for 6th through 8th grade places emphasis on open-ended problem-solving in order to encourage self-expression. Students will learn to utilize a visual language and make meaning through investigating artworks as well as through the creation of their own. The course content will incorporate art production, art history, and art criticism with connections to different disciplines. Students will work individually as well as collaboratively in creating two- as well as three-dimensional art projects using a variety of mediums and techniques. Daily assignments (drawings/journals) will be completed in a sketchbook in order for students to brainstorm, sketch, write, reflect, collect inspiration, and prepare for final projects.
The Big Four Rules
Wear school uniforms daily.
Art Room Expectations:
Respect Ourselves & Each Other
Utilize Materials Properly
Manage Our Behavior
Prepare For Class & Have a Positive Outlook
Major Projects: 50%
Projects are the student’s opportunity to demonstrate their ability of the ideas learned in class. Projects will be assessed based on the objectives that are aligned with standards and might include mastery of technique, concept, craftsmanship, and completion. Each project will be given a specific due date. If the student cannot make the due date based on class work time, he/she will need to take the project home to complete it, make an appointment to work before school, and/or communicate with Ms. Crump about a possible extension. Classwork grades will include warm-ups, sketchbook exercises, art investigations, reflections, writing prompts, and other various class assignments.Make-up work should be completed within the number of days the student was absent. On the day of a student’s return to class, it is his/her responsibility to check with classmates as well as teacher for any work missed, to receive handouts, and to turn in work that was collected during the student’s absence. Late projects and sketchbook assignments will result in a ten point deduction per day unless prior permission has been given.
Class Materials: Students will need to bring to class daily - sketchbook, pencil, and agenda.
Art Supply Wish List:
I have listed several items that would greatly enhance the art experience of the students at JCY. If you can contribute any of the following items, I would appreciate it very much. I will be collecting items all year. There are several boxes outside of my classroom to collect donations. Thank you!
any recyclables MAGAZINES straws
NEWSPAPERS (CEREAL) BOXES soap (liquid/bar)
toilet paper rolls paper towel rolls sponges
shoe boxes cardboard maps
WIRE HANGERS button down shirts yarn/ribbon
wrapping paper plastic wrap string
wax paper aluminum foil Q-tips
aluminum cans PLASTIC BOTTLES tape
flour paper poster board
beads spray paint fabric/cloth/lace
swood scraps cool junk for a still life
I look forward to teaching your student(s). Please become acquainted with the blog and visit often for updates on both school wide and art room happenings. Feel free to contact me with any questions and/or concerns. It is best to reach me via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will respond promptly or contact the school by calling 404-802-5900.