This course fulfills ½ unit toward your Fine Art Sequence. It is designed for advanced art students who have completed Two Dimensional Design and Computer Graphics. Students learn to create expressive designs and communicate their own ideas. With hard work, they gain the knowledge and experience necessary to achieve acceptance to a major art program. This course is highly diversified. Students interpret designs according to personal taste, subject, history, materials, and the principles of design. They also use the elements of art to create conceptual works.
*****PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE QUALIFIES FOR THREE COLLEGE CREDITS THROUGH SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY – PLEASE SEE THE COLLEGE CREDIT INFO LINK ON THE SFP CLASS WEP PAGE AND REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
This course covers the history of photography from fifth (5th) century BC to the present digital time. Students learn how photography influences the world and vice versa. There are assigned readings for each time period along with discussions, visuals, and projects.
Criticism and Aesthetics –
We focus on the meaning of criticism and aesthetics. Discussions include the history of photography compared to the works completed in class.
The Digital SLR Camera –
Students understand how each part of a digital camera works. Learning this helps students to create conceptual images.
Developing and Processing – This course teaches students how to use Adobe Photoshop to perform many different image processing techniques. Students learn how to use several tools for selecting parts of images, and move, duplicate and resize images. They learn to use layers, layer effects, filters, painting and blending, and color modification. Students learn how to create images of different formats for different applications. They also complete a project using traditional dark room developing.
Students learn how to professionally present their artwork. At the completion of the semester each student presents a portfolio of work to the teacher. They have both a digital, physical portfolio and photo web site.
At the completion of the course students will…
- have a basic understanding of photography vocabulary
- have knowledge of the digital camera
- understand Photoshop
- have a working knowledge of the history of photography
- think creatively and conceptually
- use history, materials, principles of design, and the elements of art to develop an aesthetically pleasing portfolio of work.
- critique photography according to aesthetics
Projects are evaluated on design (the understanding of the project), craft (the physical product), and concept (idea behind the project). Leading up to each project is a variety of homework assignments including, sketches, research, supply gathering and written assignments. All projects and homework must be submitted in a specified manner and on time. Tests, classroom participation, attendance, preparation, and attitude toward the class, requirements, instructor, and fellow students also evaluate students.
*Late homework is not accepted
*Students are responsible for homework, projects and class work missed when absent.
*Projects are downgraded one letter grade per day late until the fourth class, when a project is no longer acceptable.
* Students are responsible to register for a MySFP account and check e-mails daily.
* Parents/guardians are responsible to register and check Power school.* 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 cannot be changed.
* Assignments are collected, submitted, graded and posted on Google Classroom.
Our class code is DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2018-9.
D PERIOD - BLUE - Class code s439iy
F PERIOD - YELLOW - Class code cn9xyw
Please be sure to join the class as soon as possible and check Google Classroom on a daily basis.
RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
- All the rules of St. Francis Prep are as published in the school calendar apply to this class. This includes dress code, lateness, absences and the honor code.
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.
***SFP SCHOOL POLICY - Class attendance at St. Francis Prep is a major priority. All students are required to complete all required work even if they are absent. If a student is absent from class 6 or more times for any given quarter, it is considered excessive absence. This results in a mandatory 5 point deduction from the quarterly grade. Please be advised classes missed due to lateness or early dismissal is included in this group.
- When the bell sounds for the completion of class no one is to leave their seats until the instructor dismisses the class.
Rule 2: Respect
- RESPECT is a major rule in this course. You must have respect for your overall work in appearance and attitude. You must also have respect for your fellow students and the instructor. Plus a respect for the classroom.
- Classrooms must be clean from all materials and garbage before class will be dismissed. There is to be no mistreatment or vandalizing to the classroom, furniture, equipment and materials.
Rule 3: Electronic Devices
- IPads and cell phones are permitted in the classroom. On task classroom usage is allowed. Research, computer art programs, and programming assignments are required. Students are to be on task with their electronic devices – off task misusage is not permitted. Texting, music and games are not allowed. Failure to follow school policy results in detentions. Please see school calendar for cell phone rules and procedures. If a cell phone is visible or in use for a non related classroom activity, the following actions will take place - see Rule Breaking Procedure below.
- *You may use an I Pad to take class notes.
- Lunch is from 12:45-1:15 each cycle of the week. Senior Lunch.
- No throwing of ANYTHING.
- Do not get out of your seat without permission/Sit in your assigned seat.
- Do not touch the smart board without permission from the teacher.
- No Profanity or vulgar language. Teasing and bullying will not be tolerated.
- No leaving the room to go to your locker or anywhere else in the building, besides the restroom.
- Rule Breaking Procedure
The rules are in place to ensure the productivity and safety of the students. A strict policy is enforced by Mrs. Buccino if a student breaks a rule.
1. First offence - a verbal warning
2. Second offence - student will speak to Mrs. Buccino after class
3. Third offence - a phone call home and detention
4. Fourth offence - a meeting with the dean and/or parents
****PLEASE NOTE – STUDENTS MAY NOT WORK ON PROJECTS IN THE ART WING DURING FREE PERIODS DUE TO FIRE CODES AND REGULATIONS. A DESIGNATED AREA HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL, IN THE MEZZANINE OF THE LIBRARY FOR STUDENTS TO WORK DURING FREE PERIODS FROM 7AM-4PM.
Computer Lab Rules –
A large portion of the computer work is completed on the students own time. No student may be in the computer lab without permission.
- No friends are allowed in the computer lab from outside the photo classes! Any student who brings friends into the lab will lose their lab for the remainder of the course.
- No one other than current photo students are permitted to use the computer lab any time.
- Students are expected to maintain the computer lab in a clean and professional manner.
- Notify teacher of needed repairs/broken equipment.
- Each person is responsible for the station they have worked on.
- Expensive equipment is used throughout the course. If any equipment is damaged due to a student’s neglect or inappropriate behavior, he/she will be held responsible.
Quarter grades are determined by:
- Participating in class discussions
- Be prepared for class
- Working on task in class
- Keeping work area clean
Final grade is determined by:
Exam Grade…… 10%
Projects and Homework are determined by:
100% = excellent
99% - 90% = very good
89% - 80% = satisfactory
79% - 75% = poor
Below 74% - = incomplete
0% = missing homework
Exam grade is determined by photo project, portfolio & presentation
Communication with Parents and Students
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.
MySFP- Students must register with MySFP for notes and communication with Mrs. Buccino. If you are registered with MySFP you will receive all class emails and text messages.
Google Classroom – Students are required to register for Google Classroom and join the Architecture class. Assignments, grades and class information will be posted on a daily basis.
Meetings - Mrs. Buccino is available to students for a one on one meeting to discuss grades and progress at anytime throughout the semester. Please see or e-mail Mrs. Buccino to schedule an appointment.
Class Web Site-This class has its own page on the St. Francis Prep Web site. Course outlines are available to view. (Please note – this year the class is moving away from the web site and using Google Classroom in its place – the class web site can still be used for class information and to email Mrs. Buccino )
E-Mail - Parents and students are welcome to e-mail Mrs. Buccino at any time regarding issues with this class. This is an excellent way for parents and students to check up on grades and missing assignments. firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Calls - If any problems occur throughout the semester, feel free to speak with Mrs. Buccino. (718)423-8810 ext. 218. Please e-mail Mrs. Buccino to request a phone call. Mrs. Buccino will call you as soon as possible.
SFP_ART INSTAGRAM - - Please follow the Saint Francis Prep Art Department on Instagram. The art faculty updates Instagram on a daily basis with photos and happenings in the department. We capture special projects, class trips, art department events and all of the fun that goes on in the art wing!
*If you have any questions regarding this outline please contact Mrs. Buccino at extension #218 or email@example.com.
SJU College Credit:
THIS COURSE QUALIFIES FOR THREE COLLEGE CREDITS THROUGH SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY – PLEASE SEE THE COLLEGE CREDIT INFO LINK ON THE SFP CLASS WEP PAGE AND REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
At times a graduate may need to submit the course outline to their attending college for further review of credit earned as "college credit" in high school".
Also, any student taking the class as college credit, needs to answer an extra question or do project to distinguish from the rest of the class who did not enroll as college credit.
(Save receipts and packaging in case you need to return!)
USB Storage device (Use this USB specifically for Digital Photo class – do not share it with other subjects.) – CAN USE GOOGLE DRIVE.
$40 Paper and Ink – this covers all high quality inks and premium papers for the duration of the entire semester. Students are permitted to print unlimited quantities of photos for their personal prints and portfolios.
Please make $40.00 check out to Saint Francis Prep or cash by Monday, Septmber 17th.
SLR Digital camera with lens
- The Saint Francis Prep Art Department has several Digital SLR cameras to lend students. If you are interested in borrowing one for the semester please speak to Mrs. Buccino.
Camera bag (Recommended)
Lens cloth $10 (Recommended)
Sky filter (must bring camera with you to have specific lens size!!!)
SLR Digital camera with lens $200-$700 (The Saint Francis Prep Art Department has Digital SLR cameras to lend students if they do not have one of their own).
The camera that you use for this course should be in good working condition. If you are using a camera that you already own, or are borrowing, and are not sure that it is the correct type, bring it into school for Mrs.Buccino to look at. It must have both shutter speed and aperture manual adjustments It is wise to have a protective case for transporting your camera throughout the day. You may want to purchase a warrantee.
*If financial assistance is needed at any time throughout this course please see Mrs. Buccino.
**Be a wise consumer when shopping for the above. Do a bit of comparison-shopping. Do not purchase the first thing you see, buy middle priced quality if possible. Check web sites prior to shopping, compare prices and look for sales. Present your student ID when paying for merchandise.
**If you have any questions or problems with purchasing materials please ask For help!
You do not have to buy all materials at once and can spread out the cost over the semester, ask me to inform you when you will need specific materials.
CAMERA RETAIL STORE:
B&H Photo 420 Ninth Ave. (212) 444-6746 (closed Sat.)
- I highly recommend B&H refurbished cameras – they are an excellent deal and pretty much brand new!!!!Check out B&H web site refurbished line. We ordered all of the schools web site from here and they were good and inexpensive!
First Homework assignments….
- Read and sign (student and parent/guardian) course outline, UPLOAD THE SIGNATURE PAGE ONTO GOOGLE CLASSROOM.
- Supplies due MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th
- Register at MySFP (Digital Photography and Jr. Sr. Art classes)
- Register for Google classroom
- Bring in your camera and manual
- Provide a copy of your schedule.
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
Where can I find Mrs. Buccino?
1. 7:00 am – 8:30am art office or W322
2. H period teaching Architecture in W322
2. During the day – see Mrs. Buccino’s schedule posted in every art class room or on the art office door.
3. Cor in Art Office
4. After school in art office or Wednesdays w320 x period.
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.
Signature of Parent/Guardian Signature of Student
*If you have any questions regarding this outline please contact Mrs. Buccino at extension #218.
*Parents and students may email Mrs. Buccino at any time regarding questions pertaining to this class.