Rosenbaum, Grade 12


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This week in class: Continue work on Telling Stories and Piece #1, check contract #1.  1st piece is Due Friday January 26 at the beginning of class.

This Week’s Sketchbook Assignment  Due Monday, January 22, “The End”  Telling Stories Poster Design.  Interpret the Telling Stories theme considering where and how endings happen.  What if you started at the end and worked forward?  What if you think about the importance of a famous ending (like Gone With the Wind of The Wizard of Oz?)  Be sure to put “Telling Stories” and The End in your design.  Be sure to use a vertical format.  If using a small sketchbook, you just do a two page spread.  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.


Piece #1:  January 26, beginning of class

Writing #1:  Tuesday, January 23 (Gallery Review from a museum or co-op gallery)

Writing #2:  Wednesday, Feb. 21, Artist Interview

3rd Quarter Show: March 1,

Writing #3:  Tuesday, March 13

Writing #4:  Tuesday, April 17

Last Day for Seniors, Thursday, May 17

Year End Celebration and 4th Quarter Show, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Friday, May 25

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   • Weekly contract forms

REQUIRED BEHAVIORS:  Appropriate 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 !                                           • Students will attend class and complete all class assignments (on time)                • Students will create work supervised and advised by the instructor completing a weekly contract form.     • The sketchbook must be in class daily and document artistic process through journaling, extensive research, and sketches.

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Advanced Level I, Overview:  This Advanced Level II Portfolio Development class follows AP Studio curriculum and demands strong commitment toward the production of highly finished, portfolio directed art pieces completed in a timely fashion. Advanced work should demonstrate technical ability, conscious use of the expressive qualities of art, and development of idea through research and planning.    Students are able to articulate how their art relates to the history of art and the role that art plays in the cultural landscape.  Continued emphasis on strong, professional writing, and critical analysis develops language skills and prepares students for college.  Students will produce a  Portfolio of 12 highly finished pieces following and developing a common theme or idea.   Works must demonstrate advanced skill, research, and development of conceptual thinking.    Students will create a professional gallery exhibition in collaboration with their peers.

Big Idea    Identification and development of a strong theme in a portfolio of 12 pieces.    Communication of a specific idea through  visual art.  Exploration of a theme and progression of an idea through a series of art works.

Essential Questions     How do I create work that stretches me as an artist while developing  a cohesive idea?  How do I work to my strengths and personal interests to in the development of a personal voice?  What strategies and disciplines can I employ to work productively and independently on individual projects?  How can I use my talents to communicate strong ideas and possibly serve my community? What skills are necessary for success in the arts?

12th Grade Concentration Portfolio

Each piece should demonstrate technical skill in media or technique

Each piece should relate to my Concentration theme.

Use research to develop and enhance richness of image, content and craftsmanship. Always consider how much further you can take your idea.  Each piece should lead directly to the next.

Evidence of research in 3 areas for each project is required using the research checklist. (Artists, technique/media to be used, theme)