Email: Mr. Biondolillo
Google Classroom Codes:
ORANGE CLASS (B Period, 1, 4, 6) - scrov3r
PINK CLASS (G Period, 1, 5, 7) - 1whpkq
Advanced Studio Art I: Honors
Mr. A. Biondolillo
This course fulfills 1/2 credit requirement toward the state requirement of 1 Fine Art credit. This course is designed to teach you the history and foundations of Visual Arts. You will experience a variety of materials and mediums that will take you from representational to more abstract expressions. We will learn about the lives of various artists and discover the sources of their inspiration. All projects are based on the Elements of Art. (Line, Shape, Value, Color, Form, Space, Texture).
Projects are evaluated on design (the understanding of the project), craft (the physical product) and concept (idea behind the project). There may be a variety of homework assignments such as sketches, research, supply gathering and written assignments leading up to each project. All projects and homework must be submitted in a specified manner and within the specific time frame assigned by the teacher. Students will also be evaluated based on classroom performance and behavior, which includes preparedness and participation.
RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
Rule 1: Attendance and Lateness
- Once the bell sounds you are not permitted to leave the room for any reason unless, permission is granted by the teacher. Do not ask the teacher for permission to go to your locker - the answer will always be no.
Rule 2: Respect
Rule 3:No Electronic Devices
Rule Breaking Policy
The rules are in place to ensure the productivity and safety of the students. A book will be kept with four cards - green, yellow, amber and red - which will correspond to checks. Students will be responsible for turning their cards in the book after committing offenses. A strict policy on rule or procedure breaking will be be enforced by the teacher. A three-check system is in place for the event that students break one or many rules.
First Offense - One Check - the student will be asked to speak to the teacher after class, and turn their green card to yellow. The teacher will inform the student that they’ve received their first check for breaking a rule.
Second Offense - Two Checks - the student will be addressed upon breaking the rule, and informed that this is their second check. The student will turn the yellow card to amber. The student will then be held after school for fifteen minutes.
Third Offense - Three Checks - the student will be addressed upon breaking the rule, and informed that this is their third and final check. The student will turn the amber card to red. An e-mail will be sent to the student’s parents or guardians explaining that the student has frequently broken rules.
Fourth or More Serious Offense - Meeting with the dean
Each cycle, the checks will be erased, the cards will be reset to green, and the student will be given a clean slate. For example, a student may get two checks in one given cycle, but when Day 1 lapses, the checks will be erased. However, an ongoing record will be kept, and if a student habitually causes a disruption to their learning or the learning of others, the teacher will view it as a more serious offense and take appropriate disciplinary action.
Projects are graded on a number scale (0-100), and using a rubric. Each rubric has ten categories, and each category is worth ten points. As previously stated, ten points per class will be deducted each class that a project is late after the due date (provided that the student is present) for the first two classes, and then five points per class until the project is no longer eligible for a grade.
Homework is graded out of ten points. Homework varies in difficulty and criteria. For example, if the student is asked to print and bring in a photo there can only be two possible grades - ten or zero. Other assignments - a drawing, for example - may be graded on effort, craft, product, etc., and the grade can fall anywhere on the ten point scale.
Late homework is never accepted for a grade (except for occasions when a homework pass is redeemed, in which case the student is responsible for handing in the assignment during the following class). It is the responsibility of the student to approach the instructor to hand in the homework.
There will be a weekly grade for participation entered in the homework category. Provided that the student is present, attentive and on task, they will score the full points for the week.
Quarter grades are determined by:
HOMEWORK & CLASSWORK………40%
Final grade is determined by:
Exam grade is determined by:
Unless otherwise specified, all homework assignments and projects must be posted to Google Classroom by the start of the class that the homework is due. In the event that the assignment is something physical, a photograph of it must be posted. If the assignment is not posted to Google Classroom, credit will not be received for it.
Projects are extremely important in the class. Each project was designed not only to give students education about art history, but also to teach them new problem solving skills and techniques. Some projects, for example, the independent project, may involve a trip to a museum. The criteria for each project will be discussed at the start of each unit. All of the projects address one or several elements of art. Each project has several components. Some of these may be assembling different parts of a whole (for example, in the self-portrait assignment, the drawing of the grid counts as one element of the overall project). Students will be graded on each component separately, and their final project grade will be a combination of those grades.
* Students are fully responsible for homework, projects and class work missed when absent.
* Projects are downgraded ten points per class late until the third class, when a project will be downgraded five points per class until it is no longer acceptable.
When not working on the projects in class, many times, classwork will involve taking notes, concept sketches or other tasks.
The projects will have homework that accompanies them. Homework may be as simple as gathering supplies or research, or it might include hands-on work such as art-making or writing. Generally, sufficient class time will be allowed for the students to work on their projects to minimize the amount of time they spend on homework. However, in instances where the class time is insufficient, or the student fails to complete their work in the classroom, there is a general expectation that this work will be completed as homework and submitted in the appropriate manner and timeframe.
First Homework assignments….
Place two telephone numbers (cell and home) and e-mail addresses in the space provided so that you will have a way to contact classmates for missing assignments.
Program these numbers in you cell phone now and write them in your agenda books.
In any learning environment, participation is a key element. It is essential that students understand exactly what being an active participant in the classroom entails, and strive to conduct themselves in such a way.
· Participating in class discussions
· Being prepared for class
· Working on tasks in class
· Keeping work area clean
· Helping the teacher
· Designated class job
Communication with Parents
As any child’s foundation begins in the home, it is of paramount importance that the teacher work in tandem with the parents to ensure an overall positive learning experience, and the progress of the child. In the case of this class, the parents will receive regular notification as to their child’s progress in a variety of ways.
* Power School - Parents and students must register with Power School to keep track of student grades and progress. Please check grades on a regular basis, at least once a week. Power school is updated on a frequent basis. Students and parents have one week, from when a grade is posted, to dispute that grade. If more than one week passes the posted grade remains and can not be changed.
* Class Web Site-This class has its own page on the St. Francis Prep Web site. The teacher up-dates the web site regularly with homework assignments, tests, extra credit opportunities, and class information. If you are absent you MUST call or email a classmate and check the class web site!
To reach your class web site go to…
4. name of class (Advanced Studio in Art I, Honors)
5. name of teacher (Biondolillo)
*Parents and students may e-mail Mr. Biondolillo at any time from this class web site.
Where can I find Mr. Biondolillo?
Mr. Biondolillo is available during the day, and can usually be found in the art department. His schedule posted in every art class room or on the art office door. Students may approach Mr. Biondolillo during his free periods, or before or after classes. He will not address students while he is teaching another class unless it is an emergency.
Classroom Policy – Late Work
As previously mentioned, the policy on late work is strict. Projects will be downgraded one letter per day until the fourth day when the project will no longer receive a passing grade. Homework will not be accepted late for a homework grade, but will be accepted as part of the grading for the connected project.
Supplies are of paramount importance in the classroom. Without them, the students will not be able to work, and will be marked “Unprepared” for that day. When a student is unprepared to work, it will be noted, and habitual unpreparedness will affect their participation grade.
Each project requires specific supplies, but many of them can be reused from project to project. A complete list of supplies for each project, in the order that they will be needed, is available on the website, as well as the end of this outline. These projects may be purchased over time to spread out the cost, or purchased all at once. The students will be reminded before beginning each project exactly which supplies they need, and when they will need them by. However, the teacher reserves the right to change their project list, and certain supplies will then no longer be used. In the event that a project is changed or canceled, students will have sufficient notice so that they do not purchase supplies they do not need.
For the convenience of the parents, a kit made up of most of the year’s supplies has been created by the class instructor. These kits will be sold to the students during class within the first few weeks of school. While the supplies are available here, in one shot, at a discounted rate, they may also be purchased in some other way. The regular price for the kit for this class isThe regular price for the kit for this class is $106.02, but the kit sold through St. Francis Prep’s alliance with Blick Arts is $81.46 - a savings of $24.56. The Blick sale will take place during the first two weeks of school, and students will be notified exactly when.
***A FEW EXTRA SUPPLIES ARE REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THE COURSE. THEY ARE DISCUSSED AS NEEDED.
- You must bring ALL supplies that apply to the project or projects that we’re working on in class. While these will be specified by the teacher, there may be times that students are working on a project in different stages, and require the necessary supplies. It is the responsibility of the student to consider what he or she needs to work that day and to bring it. As previously mentioned, students will not be permitted to go to their lockers during class.
- You may share supplies, but be aware that if the person you are sharing with is absent or does not bring their supplies, you will be marked unprepared as well as them.
- Keep your supplies labeled.
- Keep your supplies in good condition, you can re-use them from project to project, and from year-to-year.
- Keep receipts.
- Do not open supplies until inspected by Mr. Biondolillo.
- Be a wise consumer when shopping for the above. Check out prices and sales on store web sites prior to shopping. Do a bit of comparison-shopping. Present your student ID when paying for merchandise, many retailers issue a student discount. Look for coupons on line!
- If you have any questions or problems with purchasing materials please ask me for help!
*If financial assistance is needed at any time throughout this course please see Mr. Biondolillo.
Art Supply Stores
Michaels craft store - http://www.michaels.com/
AC Moore craft stores - http://www.acmoore.com/
Blick Art store - http://www.dickblick.com/stores/newyork/carleplace/
168 B Glen Cove Road Carle Place, NY 11514
Phone: (516) 248-1555
Store Hours: Mo-Sa: 10-8 Su: 11-7
Staples and Target have most of the supplies
Order on line…..
Blick art supplies - http://www.dickblick.com/
Pearl paint - http://www.pearlpaint.com/
It is the student's responsibility to contact my office at extension #218, or see me after class to schedule an appointment to discuss grades or any other issue regarding the class.
I have read and understand this course outline.
Parent / Guardian Signature
* If you have any questions regarding this outline please contact Mr. Biondolillo at extension #218.