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A Little Bit About Me

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - Rowan University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education - Rowan University
  • Graphic Design and Interactive Web Design Endorsements
  • Associate Degree in Multimedia & Web Graphic Design - Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • Specialized Business Degree in the Video & Music Business - Art Institute of Philadelphia

SKILLS

  • Ceramics: hand building and potter's wheel. glazing, kiln, firing process
  • Sculpture: woodworking, plaster, metal fabrication
  • Painting: oil paints, acrylics, airbrush, watercolor.
  • Drawing: pastels, graphite, pen & ink
  • Digital Photography: Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop
  • Graphic Design: Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks
  • Web Design: Adobe Dreamweaver, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, CSS2- 3, XHTML, HTML5, FTP, MySQL, PHPMyAdmin, CPanel, PHP/XML
  • Video Production: Adobe Premiere Pro

Assigned #s

You will be given assigned #s and seats while in my class. This # is for your desk, computers, and all numbered supplies such as pencil bags and palettes.

Portfolio Rack

Choose a slot on the Portfolio rack under your block and with tape write you name and place it UNDER the slot.

Supply Bag

When complete come and get your supply bag. These are numbered - and you will have a number associated with it. This bag will have ALL of your supplies for the entire semester. It is your responsibility to keep it in your portfolio rack and take care of the supplies. Nothing should be left at the sink. At the end of the semester you will be given a grade for turning in your supply bag the exact way you received it-neat and clean.

Emergency Procedures

We are ZONE 1 for an Evacuation drill. Go out the classroom doors, head to the right. down the stairs-out the door and start walking to the right. Go to the other side of the parking lot. Stand by one of the trees located on the lawn.

Syllabus & Classroom Policies

The Fundamentals of Art course introduces students to the elements of art and the principles of design. We will go over all of the classroom procedures and syllabus on the first day of school.

Students will learn basic drawing skills and techniques that are utilized with media such as watercolors, acrylic paints, color pencil, marker, pen and pencil. We will cover both two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. Syllabus

DO YOU KNOW???

  • Block Schedule - Do you have your schedule?
  • Homeroom Procedures - Attendance is taken at 8:20 (Don't be marked late)
  • Attendance Procedures - In class, ready to work when bell rings. LOOK AT THE BOARD AND GET TO WORK!
  • Dress Code - MUST BE IN DRESS CODE or WRITE UP
  • Student/Parent Handbook - Online
  • Locker Assignments - Do you have them?

The Art Process

The Art Process

You will be given a sketchbook for this class.

We call it a 'visual journal' to keep all semester. All handouts, planning and design phases will go in here. All weekly visual drawings and Design Plans will go in here as well. They will be graded whenever I call on you so be ready.

Your first Project is in ON your sketchbook - FRONT COVER - Graffiti Names

Draw your name in Graffiti letters Around the letters place 15 things that tell me about you. And one saying or poem that you admire. "Don't Give Up", Sorta like your mantra.

Niki Jacob Image

How Many People Think They Can't Draw

HOW MANY PEOPLE THINK THEY CAN'T DRAW?

Make sure you have a pencil handy. Most students walk in here thinking they can't draw. Go to the fist page in your sketchbook and get ready to test yourself.

Pre-Assessment

You will be given a Pre-Assessment on the 2nd day of class to see what you know and don't know. This will let me know how fast or slow I can teach the class. Please try your best. It will be on color theory.

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