MECHANICAL DRAWING AND ARCHITECTURE
H PERIOD, INSTRUCTOR MRS. J. BUCCINO
Architecture is dynamic. As societies change and develop, so does architecture. To evolve from the shelter of natural caves and portable tents made of animal skins, to the ornate structures of Athens, Greece. Architecture continues to challenge the limits of one's own imagination and its existing environment.
In this course, students learn the mechanical drawing skills required to design space that is functional yet pleasing to the creative spirit. Students study the history and development of major architectural styles of both past and present designs. They learn the basic principles and elements of architectural design. Students practice drafting techniques, architectural scale, lettering and Line Method of projection. They understand the stages designing from start to finish. Students study mechanical drawing, layouts, elevations and floor plans. Later in the course the class uses an existing space to survey, draw and finally, redesign it.
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 is ARCHITECTURE 2018- 9 - Class code zv9tonh.
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
-This is an H period class. It starts promptly at 7:45am. If a student is late, he/she must obtain a late pass upon entering the building and present it to the teacher. If a student is absent for H period and arrives to SFP at 8:30 it is considered a cut from class. Chronic lateness and absentness will severely affect the students grade.
- ***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.
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.
-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. Each student will have a classroom job witch counts towards the participation grade.
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.
- 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.
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 is determined by:
Final architectural design project
Project, homework and class work grades are determined by:
100% = excellent and all completed.
99% = very good
89% = satisfactory
50% = poor, half completed.
25% = one quarter completed.
0% = missing
Approximately one half hour of homework will be assigned following each class. Late homework is unacceptable.
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.
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! SFP_ART
.First Homework assignments….
- Parents/Students sign course requirement sheet. Upload the signature pages onto google classroom.
- Discuss Blick supply sale with your parent(s)/guardian(s).
- Register for Google classroom –
ARCHITECTURE 2017- 8 - Class code 4g6d2st
4. Register at MySFP Architecture and JR. SR. Art classes.
5. Sign a portfolio sheet and return tomorrow.
6. Provide a copy of your class 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.
2. Name: ________________________________
Home Number: __________________________
Cell Number: ____________________________
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 (this class) – 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 Wednesday’s X Period (W320)
SFP is ordering all supplies directly through an art company named Blick. They have put supply kits together for each class. Because we are ordering supplies in bulk the students receive a significant discount. This also saves students and parents the hassle of going to the overcrowded art supply stores. Below is a list of the supplies in the packet, prices and the savings amount.
If there is financial need, a student may borrow supplies for the semester. Please see Mrs.Buccino to obtain a supply/portfolio contract.
Bick will be coming directly to Saint Francis Prep. THURSDAY 9/20 AND FRIDAY 9/21. The art supply sale will take place in W320 from 7:00AM to 4:00PM. Your classroom art teacher will take students to the sale on designated day to purchase supplies. Please bring cash, credit card or a check made out directly to Blick for the exact amount plus tax. You may want to include or bring extra money to purchase a portfolio. Blick will have portfolios available for purchase. Your portfolio slot will be available to you on that day.
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
-You must bring ALL supplies every class.
-Do not share supplies.
-Keep your supplies labeled.
-Keep your supplies in good condition, they will last for years!
-Do not open supplies until inspected by Mrs. Buccino.
-If you have any questions or problems with purchasing materials please ask Mrs. Buccino for help!
*If financial assistance is needed at any time throughout this course please see Mrs. Buccino.
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.
St. Francis Preparatory School Art
September 20th & September 21st, 2018
7am to 4pm
W320 on West Top Top