Rosenbaum Grade 10

Fall 2017,  Ms. Rosenbaum

Intermediate Level II,   10th Grade                          

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Department POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS    It is the responsibility of every VA student to be familiar with and honor classroom policies and Department Requirements listed on our home page.  You will be asked to  review late policy and studio rules at the beginning of the semester and sign off that you understand them.

This Week In Class:   Figure drawing for figure sculpture.  What characterizes 20th century figurative sculpture?

This Week’s Sketchbook Assignment  Due Monday, September 25.      Select one of the following themes:  All Over It, Beneath it All, or Away from It All.  Illustrate this idea clearly.  We should be able to tell which prompt you used by looking at your piece. To receive a 9/10, you must fully address the prompt, submit the work on time, demonstrate a commitment to the assignment. To receive a 10, work must be unusually creative and exhibit a high level of thought and craftsmanship.  Unless specified, you may use the media of your choice.


Gallery Review #1:  Tuesday, September 19

Art College Night: Monday September 25, 4 – 6 p.m.

1st Quarter Show and Potluck:  Thursday, October 19, 6 – 7:30

Writing #2:  Tuesday, October 24

Writing #3: Tuesday, November 14

2nd Quarter Show : Thursday, December 7, 6 – 7 pm

Writing #4:  Tuesday, December 12


Piece demonstrates personality theme (5)Student uses color, shape and subject to communicate something about themselves.  Student is able to articulate images and objects used.

 Creativity (5)Diorama is engaging, unusual, and is a synthesis of idea and materials. Students has fully explored the form and space of the tube in their composition

Craftsmanship (3)Paint is evenly applied.  Tube surfaces are fully finished.  Glue and other attachments are neat without excess glue showing.  All parts are securely and neatly  attached.

Investment (4) in Process: Student has put in full effort and used class time well

Presentation/Critique (3).Student presents their work, clearly articulating their idea and process.  Student participates by commenting on the work of others

10th Grade Syllabus, Intermediate Level II, 3D Design using the Design Process.  

Curriculum:   Students will utilize a five-step design process to create a variety of 3-dimensional and printmaking projects.   Students will work extensively in the sketchbook to research, plan, revise and reflect in the creation of major projects.  Basic 3D art vocabulary, media and techniques including additive, subtractive processes will be covered using paper, clay, wood and found objects materials.     Students will continue to build on printmaking skills in the creation of a silkscreen print.   Various critique and writing strategies will build on skills introduced in previous years.

Media: Paper, clay, wood, and found objects.  Silkscreen printmaking.

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS         • Weekly sketchbook assignments, submitted on Mondays for class critique    •  4 writing outside assignments (may include Art Gallery Reviews, research paper, analysis of written articles, or Artist Interview)   Students will fine tune and increase sophistication in writing skills through gallery reviews, technical analysis, and personal reflections.  Submit all written work in HARD COPY unless specifically arranged with instructor.   •  Collaborative class critiques    •  Individual art projects.    • Guest artists and speakers,  Studio behaviors, including critique skills, preparation, attendance, focus, cooperation, studio maintenance, and attitude are assessed throughout the semester with points tallied as part of the final exam grade.   Additional work on projects outside of class is required !

• Expectations are that students will complete all class assignments (on time) designed to cultivate advanced skill, creative thinking, awareness of modern art forms  and conceptual ideas.  • Students will create work supervised and advised by the instructor. • The sketchbook must be in class daily.

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