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    Course Outline - Drawing I

     

     

    Instructor: Mr. Nathaniel Brown                                                                                                     Planning Period:

    Email: brownnat@orange.k12.nj.us                                                                                             Classroom #:Trailer - A

    Phone #: (Parents who need to call me may contact me via the main office)      Principal: Mr. Jason Belton

     

    Parents are encouraged to contact me regarding any questions or concerns regarding your child in my class. You can reach me at my email address or you can leave a message at _the main office_. I will do my best to return emails and/or phone calls within 48 hours.

     

    Course Description:

    This course has NO Pre-Requisites. Drawing I is a foundations course and, as such, involves basic drawing experiences. It balances between drawing activities that offer basic drawing skills and those that motivate a creative endeavor. The drawing program is diversified, it allows opportunity for expression while instructing and relating the different aspects of drawing. Drawing course introducing basic methods, media and concepts. Emphasizes drawing from observation with development of relative value, negative/positive space and shape, composition, line, edge development, volumetric analysis of form, light and perspective. It provides a well rounded preparation and is designed to inspire anticipation for the more intensified study of Drawing II.

     

    Course Objectives:

    Students will:

                1. Enhance their basic skills and knowledge and drawing.

                2. Explore the expressive possibilities of many drawing techniques and media.

                3. Emphasize a variety of art elements for use in all drawings.

                4. Utilize great works of art as models for the techniques they will use in their drawings

     

    Units Covered:

    (Can be covered concurrently)

                1. Elements of Art

                2. Critique

                3. Drawing Basics

                4. Pencil Hardness and effects (Pencil Smear)

                5. Composition / Thumbnail

                6. Perspective (1 point and 2 point)

                7. Development of skills

                8. Basic Human anatomy (Head and face / frontal)

                9. Medium and technique

             10. Textures (Animal Art)

             11. Basic Inking

             12. Cartooning (If time permits)

     

    Parents: You are strongly encouraged to submit to me your email address so that I can contact you when needed.

     

    Textbook:

    N/A

     

    Required Supplies:

                1. Notebook

                2. Writing Pen

     

    Note: It is mandatory that each student have their textbook and notes in class every day.

    Note: Parents/Guardians & administrators will have the right to look at the students’ notebooks at any time.

     

     

    Grading Policy:

    60% Final projects / Tests / Quizzes

    20% Classwork                   

    20% Attendance/classroom participation/Citizenship/Homework

     

    Late Work:

    Late work is to be turned in up until three days after the project’s due date. Each day the project is not turned in the project will be dropped by one whole grade. Projects that are turned in late, but on the same date will only be dropped by one half point. Unless there happen to be provable circumstances beyond anyone’s control you will only have up to three late days to turn in a late project.       

     

    Homework:

    Homework will be assigned as necessary and will supplement the student’s classwork. Homework not turned in three days after due date will not be accepted, and will be given a grade of zero.

     

    Projects:

    Students will be evaluated by the following criteria:

                       1. Attention to project procedures laid out by instructor. All students no matter their skill level CAN follow procedures

                       2. Quality of completed assigned projects in relationship to individuals potential. Growth throughout the course should be evident at the end of the course.

                       3. Completing projects in a timely manner.

                       4. Daily attendance and punctuality.

                       5. Appropriate Behavior

                       6. Definition of terms.

                       7. Knowledge and use of the critique process both giving and receiving.

     

    Evaluation Tools:

    1.     Project specific Rubric

    2.     Review of portfolio of work at end of course

    3.     Review of sketchbook, written and visual notes will be kept

     

     

    Expectations for Artistic Achievement:

                1. All skills will be honestly attempted, completed and mastered to the best of the student’s ability.

                2. Demonstration of proficiency with developed skills, techniques, workmanship, creativity, and self-esteem.

                3. Respect for fellow students, instructor and administration will clearly be exhibited.

     

     

    Classroom Rules of Conduct:

    Clean up (basic) is to be conducted at least five minutes before the end-of-class bell

    All students are to report to class in full uniform (NO EXCEPTIONS)

    No hats

    Tardiness points will be deducted from grades for reporting to class tardy. Tardiness in excess of ten min are NOT ALLOWED INTO CLASS without permission from an administrator.

    ALL CELL PHONES AND MUSIC PLAYERS ARE TO BE TURNED OFF and out of sight!

     

    Academic Dishonesty Policy:

    All artwork must be from original ideas. No plagiarism!

     

    Requirements to Receive Credit:

    Completion of all class projects, and students must not exceed the number of unexcused absences set by school policy.

     

    Note to Parents/Guardians:   

    Please support the staff in keeping your child’s cell phones and music players off while in class. When their attention is diverted away  from their classwork they often fall behind in their studies and their grades suffer.

     

     
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    Course Outline - Drawing II

     
     

    Instructor: Mr. Nathaniel Brown                                                          Planning Period:

    Email: brownnat@orange.k12.nj.us                                                  Classroom #:Trailer A

    Phone #: (Parents who need to call me may contact me via the main office)      Principal: Mr. Jason Belton

     

    Parents are encouraged to contact me regarding any questions or concerns regarding your child in my class. You can reach me at my email address or you can leave a message at _the main office_. I will do my best to return emails and/or phone calls within 48 hours.

     

    Course Description:

    This course has Drawing I as a Pre-Requisite. Drawing II builds on the variety of principles and techniques introduced in Drawing I. This course explores these basic issues more intensely, with greater detail and depth. Students will produce many drawings as the course emphasizes in-class drawing time with detailed attention from the instructor. The course aims to significantly strengthen the artist’s observational and analytical drawing skills.

    Imagination and outdoor natural landscapes will be utilized along with in class still-life setups. Drawing II will introduce new media and their complexities. The human form is given a more detailed study.

     

     

    Course Objectives:

    Students will:

                1. Build upon and expand knowledge, and skills learned in Drawing I.

                2. Explore the expressive possibilities of many drawing techniques and media.

                3. Emphasize a variety of art elements for use in all drawings.

                4. Utilize great works of art as models for the techniques they will use in their drawings

     

    Units Covered:

    (Can be covered concurrently)

                1. Principles of Art

                2. Intermediate to Advanced Drawing Techniques

                3. Inking and or Ink washes

                4. Critique

                5. Pastels

                6. 3 Point perspective and Foreshortening

                7. Basic Human anatomy (Full body, and movement)

                8. Still Life (Direct observation drawing)

                9. Clayboard (If time permits)

             10. Digital Art

     

    Parents: You are strongly encouraged to submit to me your email address so that I can contact you when needed.

     

    Textbook:

    N/A

     

    Required Supplies:

                1. Notebook

                2. Writing Pen

     

    Note: It is mandatory that each student have their textbook and notes in class every day.

    Note: Parents/Guardians & administrators will have the right to look at the students’ notebooks at any time.

     

     

     

    Grading Policy:

    60% Final projects / Tests / Quizzes

    20% Classwork                   

    20% Attendance/classroom participation/Citizenship/Homework

     

    Late Work:

    Late work is to be turned in up until three days (CONSECUTIVE: Not A or B) after the project’s due date. Each day the project is not turned in the project will be dropped by one whole grade. Projects that are turned in late, but on the same date will only be dropped by one half point. Unless there happen to be provable circumstances beyond anyone’s control you will only have up to three late days to turn in a late project.       

     

    Homework:

    Homework will be assigned as necessary and will supplement the student’s classwork. Homework not turned in three days after due date will not be accepted, and will be given a grade of zero.

     

    Projects:

    Students will be evaluated by the following criteria:

                       1. Attention to project procedures laid out by instructor. All students no matter their skill level CAN follow procedures.

                       2. Quality of completed assigned projects in relationship to individuals potential. Growth throughout the course should be evident at the end of the course.

                       3. Completing projects in a timely manner.

                       4. Daily attendance and punctuality.

                       5. Appropriate Behavior

                       6. Definition of terms.

                       7. Knowledge and use of the critique process both giving and receiving.

     

    Evaluation Tools:

    1.     Project specific Rubric

    2.     Review of portfolio of work at end of course

    3.     Review of sketchbook, written and visual notes will be kept

     

     

    Expectations for Artistic Achievement:

                1. All skills will be honestly attempted, completed and mastered to the best of the student’s ability.

                2. Demonstration of proficiency with developed skills, techniques, workmanship, creativity, and self-esteem.

                3. Respect for fellow students, instructor and administration will clearly be exhibited.

     

     

    Classroom Rules of Conduct:

    Clean up (basic) is to be conducted at least five minutes before the end-of-class bell

    All students are to report to class in full uniform (NO EXCEPTIONS)

    No hats

    Tardiness points will be deducted from grades for reporting to class tardy. Tardiness in excess of five min are NOT ALLOWED INTO CLASS without permission from an administrator.

    ALL CELL PHONES AND MUSIC PLAYERS ARE TO BE TURNED OFF and out of sight!

     

    Academic Dishonesty Policy:

    All artwork must be from original ideas. No plagiarism!

     

    Requirements to Receive Credit:

    Completion of all class projects, and students must not exceed the number of unexcused absences set by school policy.

     

    Note to Parents/Guardians:   

    Please support the staff in keeping your child’s cell phones and music players off while in class. When their attention is diverted away  from their classwork they often fall behind in their studies and their grades suffer.

     
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    Course Outline - Advanced Illustration

     

    Instructor: Mr. Nathaniel Brown                                                                                                     Planning Period:

    Email: brownnat@orange.k12.nj.us                                                                                             Classroom #:Trailer A

    Phone #: (Parents who need to call me may contact me via the main office)        Principal: Mr. Jason Belton

     

    Parents are encouraged to contact me regarding any questions or concerns regarding your child in my class. You can reach me at my email address or you can leave a message at _the main office_. I will do my best to return emails and/or phone calls within 48 hours.

     

    Course Description:

    This is an advanced course, and has Drawing II or Painting II as a Pre-Requisite. Advanced Illustration goes beyond the basics and implements rigorous art techniques that demand the student’s full attention. This course explores refined techniques, with greater detail and depth. Students will produce many drawings as the course emphasizes in-class drawing time with detailed attention from the instructor. The course also may require out – of – class drawing.

    Computer graphics will be utilized along with other forms of advanced art. Advanced Illustration will introduce new media and their complexities. The human form’s movement is given more emphasis.

     

    Course Objectives:

    Students will:

                1. Build upon and expand knowledge, and skills learned in Drawing I / II.

                2. Execute use of computers to generate original art.

                3. Explore advanced drawing techniques and digital media.

                4. Emphasize a variety of art elements for use in all drawings.

                5. Utilize industry models of professional art.

     

    Units Covered:

    (Can be covered concurrently)

                1. Charcoal / Pencil – Chiaroscuro

                2. Caricature

                3. Advanced Clayboard

                4. Adv. Anatomy w/ facial expressions / hands / feet (problem areas)

                5. Self Portraits (hand drawn {Chuck Close} & digital)

                6. 3 Point perspective and Foreshortening

                7. Digital art creation and painting in Photoshop

                8. Still Life (Direct observation drawing)

                9. Airbrushing (Dependent on block class is scheduled)

             10. Conceptual art

             11. Story boarding / Story telling

     

    Parents: You are strongly encouraged to submit to me your email address so that I can contact you when needed.

     

    Textbook:

    N/A

     

    Required Supplies:

                1. Notebook

                2. Writing Pen

     

    Note: It is mandatory that each student have their textbook and notes in class every day.

    Note: Parents/Guardians & administrators will have the right to look at the students’ notebooks at any time.

     

    Grading Policy:

    60% Final projects / Tests / Quizzes

    20% Classwork                   

    20% Attendance/classroom participation/Citizenship/Homework

     

    Late Work:

    Late work is to be turned in up until three days after the project’s due date. Each day the project is not turned in the project will be dropped by one whole grade. Projects that are turned in late, but on the same date will only be dropped by one half point. Unless there happen to be provable circumstances beyond anyone’s control you will only have up to three late days to turn in a late project.       

     

    Homework:

    Homework will be assigned as necessary and will supplement the student’s classwork. Homework not turned in three days after due date will not be accepted, and will be given a grade of zero.

     

    Projects:

    Students will be evaluated by the following criteria:

                       1. Attention to project procedures laid out by instructor. All students no matter their skill level CAN follow procedures

                       2. Quality of completed assigned projects in relationship to individuals potential. Growth throughout the course should be evident at the end of the course.

                       3. Completing projects in a timely manner.

                       4. Daily attendance and punctuality.

                       5. Appropriate Behavior

                       6. Definition of terms.

                       7. Knowledge and use of the critique process both giving and receiving.

     

    Evaluation Tools:

    1.     Project specific Rubrik

    2.     Review of portfolio of work at end of course

    3.     Review of sketchbook, written and visual notes will be kept

     

    Expectations for Artistic Achievement:

                1. All skills will be honestly attempted, completed and mastered to the best of the student’s ability.

                2. Demonstration of proficiency with developed skills, techniques, workmanship, creativity, and self-esteem.

                3. Respect for fellow students, instructor and administration will clearly be exhibited.

                4. Students will go the distance by making themselves available outside of class time if necessary.

     

    Classroom Rules of Conduct:

    Clean up (basic) is to be conducted at least five minutes before the end-of-class bell

    All students are to report to class in full uniform (NO EXCEPTIONS)

    No hats

    Tardiness points will be deducted from grades for reporting to class tardy. Tardiness in excess of ten min are NOT ALLOWED INTO CLASS without permission from an administrator.

    ALL CELL PHONES AND MUSIC PLAYERS ARE TO BE TURNED OFF and out of sight!

     

    Academic Dishonesty Policy:

    All artwork must be from original ideas. No plagiarism!

     

    Requirements to Receive Credit:

    Completion of all class projects, and students must not exceed the number of unexcused absences set by school policy.

     

    Note to Parents/Guardians:   

    Please support the staff in keeping your child’s cell phones and music players off while in class. When their attention is diverted away  from their classwork they often fall behind in their studies and their grades suffer.

     
Last Modified on September 23, 2019