Ms. Joyce Riley, Art Teacher
Studio Practice 3 (Introduction to Design)
Studio Practice 3 is a double-period required foundation studio art course taken in the fall semester of the second year by all art students. Students learn how to apply the elements of art and principals of design in analyzing their own work and the work of others. This course is an introduction to graphic design, commercial and three dimensional art. SP3 is designed to help students understand and appreciate, through the process of aesthetic judgment and practical hands-on experiences, the role of the arts in society. By participating in a variety of art activities the students will be guided towards their aesthetic sensibilities. An awareness of the world in which we live will be developed through selection of subject matter that will be interpreted through the elements and principles of design.
SP3 will address the following NY State standards:
Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in The Arts
Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources
Standard 3: Responding To and Analyzing Works of Art
Standard 4: Understanding The Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of The Arts
Techniques and Concepts to Be Learned
- Portfolio Cover Design
- Assessment of skills
- Introduction to Design
- How does design function in our visual culture?
- What is creativity?
- What are aesthetics?
- What determines a good design?
- Visual Presentation Skills
- Elements of Art
- Principles of Design
- Communication Design Project
- Three-dimensional Project
- Digital Media Design – Photoshop
- Critique, Analyzing and Criticism
- Logo design
- T-shirt design
- Children’s book
- Radial design
- Design a business card
- Create a promotional brochure
- Pen & ink
- Package design
- Interview final critique
Art Bin or shoe box
Watercolors and Brushes
One roll of paper towel
2 poster board (at least 22”x28”)
MOST OF THE WORK WE DO THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER REQUIRES A LOT OF PARTICIPATION. Therefore much of your final grade will be based on class participation. A STUDENT’S FINAL GRADE IS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
40% Class participation/class work/projects
30% Exams, quizzes, and studio assessments
20% Class preparation and homework
CLASS PARTICIPATION & PROJECTS 40%
- ATTENDS CLASS REGULARLY & ON TIME
- FOLLOWS DIRECTIONS AND CLASS RULES
- COMPLETES PROJECTS ON TIME
- RESPECTFUL TO TEACHER, FELLOW STUDENTS AND SELF
- MAKES PRODUCTIVE USE OF CLASS TIME
- PARTICIPATES IN ACTIVITIES AND DISCUSSIONS
- SHARES IN CLEAN-UP ACTIVITIES
- GIVES BEST EFFORT
EXAMS & STUDIO ASSESSMENTS 30%
- EFFORT TO CHALLENGE ABILITIES
- CORRECT USAGE OF ART MATERIALS AND TOOLS
- EXECUTION OF CONCEPTS
- UNDERSTANDS THE PROCESS OF THE TECHNIQUE
- FOLLOWS THE DIRECTIONS OF THE PROJECT
- OVERALL PRESENTATION OF THE WORK
CLASS PREPAREDNESS / SKETCHBOOK / HOMEWORK 20%
- STUDENTS SHOULD FILL THEIR SUPPLY LIST THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL,
AS WELL AS ANY ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES NEEDED THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER.
- EACH STUDENT SHOULD HAVE THEIR SKETCHBOOK or NOTEBOOK IN CLASS WITH THEM DAILY.
- UPON ARRIVAL TO CLASS, READ THE AIM, DO NOW AND HOMEWORK. DO WHATEVER THE “DO NOW” ASKS YOU TO DO
NYC MUSEUM / GALLERY REPORT 10%
Only During Work Periods – You may listen to music quietly (only YOU should hear your music)
NO TEXTING! NO EMAILING! NO BROWSING! NO TALKING ON THE PHONE! NO USING YOUR PHONE AS A REFERENCE! PRINT YOUR REFERENCES!
Please DO NOT have your phone out when I or someone else is addressing the class
**Please respect the fact that these are the rules for this class and other teachers will have difference policies.
Sometimes we have a need for a silent studio and other times a collaborative studio. During a silent studio we need to have silence so all can concentrate (if you are talking, your focus is not on your work). During a collaborative studio, there is a need for getting feedback from your peers.
Due Dates for projects:
All projects will be due one week after the new project is started. This allows time for the student to finish the project on their own time.
*Late projects will be accepted for 50% credit. No late work will be accepted after the marking period.
Reworking your project after it’s been graded
After your project has been turned in and graded you will receive a rubric with your broken down grade. If you are not satisfied with the grade, you may rework the project (or do it over) and turn it in to be re-graded. You must turn the project in with the original grade sheet.
Lateness for class:
You are expected to get to class on time. For every unexcused lateness, I will take a point off of your grade.
Excused lateness: If you were talking to a teacher, please get a pass from that teacher. I will not mark points off for excused lateness.
*Please sign the late book quietly with name, time and reason you were late.
Remember: Someone else wanted your place at LaGuardia. You are here to work hard and become your best. We will show you how to learn, you must do the rest. 100% effort. NO EXCUSES.
Never hesitate to ask a question. I want you to succeed. I am open to all suggestions. Let’s have a great year!
Thank you! Ms Riley