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Arts and Crafts

COURSE SUMMARY
This class will provide students with the history and practice of art and craft projects with background in the tools, materials, and techniques needed to complete each project. This course will provide students with exposure to cultural and contemporary projects that relate to their everyday life and usage. A wide variety of art media will be covered.

Arts & Crafts will include a variety of media and projects. A tentative list of projects is as follows:

Glass Etching Papermaking
Batik Jewelry/Hemp
Mosaics Ceramics
Loom beading Printmaking
Silkscreen Tie-dye
Paper Mache Woodburning
Sandpaintings Scratchboard

COURSE OBJECTIVES

o Gain confidence and competency in using/exploring creative solutions and ideas

o Gain confidence and competency in using/exploring a variety of art media

o Give students an appreciation and understanding of art and art history, both in today's culture and that of years' past

GRADING
Each student is graded on an individual basis. No cross-class comparisons will be made. I grade on my expectations of you and your growth as an individual.

Your total grade will be broken down in the following way:

50% Projects
50% Work Grades (Daily Points)

1st Quarter 45% of final grade
2nd Quarter 45% of final grade
Final Test being 10% of the final grade = 100% for a semester

Note: In an average five-day week, 100 work grade points are possible (20 points each day). If you exhibit inappropriate behavior, waste class time, misuse supplies, etc., you are subject to lose points. YOUR WORK GRADE IS A SIGNIFICANT PART OF YOUR GRADE-DO NOT TAKE IT LIGHTLY!!!

*LATE WORK:
1 day late - 5 points
2 days late - 10 points
3 days late - 15 points
4 days late - 20 points
5 days late - 25 points
6 days late - 0 points
** These points will be subtracted from what the student earns on their project. Example: If a student's work is that of a grade: 85/100, and it is 2 days late, minus 10 points, resulting in a new grade of 75/100 for the assignment.

Your projects will be graded with the following criteria in mind:
Effort- this means always striving for your personal best
Craftsmanship- you have taken your time and done a careful job
Creativity/Originality- you have developed your own idea and not copied someone else's
Following instructions- you have met the criteria outlined for each assignment

Grade Scale
A - 100-92
B - 91-83
C - 82-74
D - 73-65
F - 64-00

LAB FEES/ART KIT
Approximate cost of supplies and materials is $35.00.

If you can follow these simple rules, you'll be fine:
WORK, RESPECT, BELONG


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