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Art 8
Mrs. Killmore
You can reach me at school any weekday from 7:00 to 3:30 at 696-6235

Hi, I’m Mrs. Killmore I’ll be your teacher for the next 20 weeks. I’m looking forward to working with you! I have spent some time designing this course with you as the student in mind. This course will expose you to very basic art skills and principles. As this class is an entry-level course. You need not have any previous art experience to be successful! You will learn the secrets of creating artwork. If you already have an art background I will help you improve and master new techniques. If you come to class with a positive attitude and try and do the work you will be successful in this class.

Things you will accomplish in this class.

  1. You will learn basic skills in drawing painting and sculpture.
  2. You will learn the basic principles of design
  3. You will begin to develop an artist and designer’s vocabulary
  4. You will learn how to create well crafted presentations and see how they affect your designs
  5. You will begin to learn the importance of a work ethic that will guide you as you prepare to move on to the high school.

All these objectives will be accomplished a variety of assignments done in class over a 20-week period we meet every day.

Supplies: The only thing you need is to bring a pencil and a positive attitude! The best type pencil is the type you can sharpen (not mechanical).

Attendance: This is very important in this class as we do all work in the classroom. If you are sick you need to speak to me about making up your work. I do allow extra time if you have been ill for some time.

Late Projects: All projects must be handed in on time. Each day your project is late your grade drops 1 point. I feel it is important for young students to begin to prepare for high school deadlines. If you find you are getting behind or are just unable to keep up, it is important you speak to me and we will make the necessary adjustments.

Grading:
  1. Based on Classroom participation
  2. How you follow and solve the problem I give you.
  3. Presentation and craftsmanship (is it clean, no stains, no rips)
  4. Timely submission (if you hand it in on time)

The course will be graded on the following:
  1. 40% Classroom projects
  2. 40% Classroom Participation
  3. 20% Preparedness (that means you bring a pencil everyday)
  4. Extra credit (any art work you do on your own time)

You will find that I am very flexible and am easy to get along with if you follow simple rules. I can’t wait to get started!

Mrs. K