Syllabi

 

 

 

School of Art and Design
  SPRING 2017
Art 1200:
Three-Dimensional Design

Section 3: Tuesday, Thursday 6:30-9:15pm (Sarmiento)

INSTRUCTOR:  Maria Sarmiento (msarmien@kennesaw.edu)

OFFICE HOURS:  Tuesday/Thursday 3:00-3:30pm (Room 228), or by appointment

 Course Description

Three dimensional design is hands on studio course designed to present the student with problem solving skills and experiences in the conceptualization of ideas methods of construction three dimensional forms based on design concepts. Student experiences will include concept development in a group setting, exploration of building techniques, working with various materials and tools related to three dimensional design and construction concepts.

 Course Objectives

1. To assist the student in the comprehension of the elements and principles of design related to the creation of three dimensional form.

 2. To assist the student in comprehending specific concepts, processes and techniques used in arriving at three dimensional forms.

 3. To develop a basic understanding of the challenges associated with materials used in the creation of three dimensional form.

 4. To develop procedural skills in the conceptualization and development of ideas related to the creation of forms.

 5. To assist students with the development of a vocabulary that will enable them to reasonably discuss and critique three dimensional forms.

 Textbook: Shaping Space: The dynamics of Three-Dimensional Design, Third Edition By Paul Zelanski and Mary P. Fisher

 Course Prerequisites

All students enrolled in this course should have already taken and successfully completed Drawing 1 course and Two Dimensional Design course which employed the use of a computer.

 Course Requirements

 1.    Class attendance, participation and work requirements

This course is almost entirely centered on studio (in class) activities, therefore, students are expected to attend and participate in class meetings and critiques. An accumulation of 3 absences during the semester will result in the lowering of the student’s final grade by one grade letter. An accumulation of additional absences (4 or more) during the semester will result in the further lowering of the student’s final grade by two letter grades. Students are expected to be on time for class and prepared to work with the required materials. Being tardy for class or leaving early three times is equivalent to one absence. You are tardy if you enter class after roll is called. This policy will be strictly adhere to.

 Exceptions to this policy will be extended only to those who have a medical emergency or death in the family. In all instances the instructor will request verification from the student such copy of the obituary or a medical note from the hospital or doctor on professional business stationary.

 2.    The Sketchbook

Students are required to maintain a sketchbook that records visual ideas (DRAWINGS), processes, techniques, class activities and related artistic information. The sketchbook will be examined regularly by the instructor through the mechanism of scheduled sketchbook critiques.

 3.    Class projects and Critiques

Students will be assigned specific projects to complete during a given period of time. Final project critiques generally will be held at the conclusion of an exercise (i.e. due date).Critiques are important for students to learn from each other and to present their work to the class. All students are expected to present completed work for the critique on the due date. The instructor reserves the right not to accept late work turned in an after dateline. If the work is evaluated by the instructor after the deadline 35% of the total points will be deducted for the work being late and won’t have the opportunity of being redone. Work which is also determined to be incomplete by the instructor at the time of the critique will receive a final grade reduced by 35% of the total points. For redo work it has to be presented with the original evaluation sheet and the project has to show significant improvement or the grade will remain the same.

4.    Make up work

The instructor only will accept late work one exact week from the deadline with the penalty of 11 points taken away and not opportunity of that project to be redone. The instructor can be notified at msarmien@kennesaw.edu. Last day of redo work is November 2nd                                     

 5.    Evaluation

The award of an A to a student is highly subjective decision based on the instructor’s discretion and the total merit of the work based on the project objective.

Class projects will be evaluated based on conceptual  and physical qualities of sketchbook drawings and project models, adherence to deadline, success of given objective, personal growth, creativity, aesthetic quality, Craftsmanship, use of media, tools and technique in creating a well built, clean, neat form. These are subjective decisions which will be determined exclusively by the instructor.

 6.    Test

There will be quizzes to work on the chapters covered in class. They will become your study guide to help you prepare for the test

Tests on terms and concepts from text and lectures will be given. Test dates are tentative, based on class progression.  Tests will be made up only at Professor’s discretion and convenience.

 INSTITUTIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY STATEMENT:

All work submitted must be your own and not created for any other class. Every KSU student is expected to complete all assignments and projects without outside assistance.  The exception to this policy is receiving assistance in the Writing Center or the use of another individual for the purpose of proof reading.

Every KSU student is responsible for upholding the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct, as published in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs. Section II of the Student Code of Conduct addresses the University’s policy on academic honesty, including provisions regarding plagiarism and cheating, unauthorized access to University materials, misrepresentation/falsification of University records or academic work, malicious removal, retention, or destruction of library materials, malicious/intentional misuse of computer facilities and/or services, and misuse of student identification cards. Incidents of alleged academic misconduct will be handled through the established procedures of the University Judiciary Program, which includes either an “informal” resolution by a faculty member, resulting in a grade adjustment, or a formal hearing procedure, which may subject a student to the Code of Conduct’s minimum one semester suspension requirement.

 DISRUPTION OF CAMPUS LIFE STATEMENT:

It is the purpose of the institution to provide a campus environment, which encourages academic accomplishment, personal growth, and a spirit of understanding and cooperation. An important part of maintaining such an environment is the commitment to protect the health and safety of every member of the campus community. Belligerent, abusive, profane, threatening and/or inappropriate behavior on the part of students is a violation of the Kennesaw State University Student Conduct Regulations. Students who are found guilty of such misconduct may be subject to immediate dismissal from the institution. In addition, these violations of state law may also be subject to criminal action beyond the University disciplinary process.

 NUDITY DISCLAIMER:

This college-level art course reserves the right to use live nude male and female models for the study of the human figure.  This course may also view images of nudity, and discuss subject matter relevant to the human figure and the human condition.   If viewing the nude model and discussing human anatomy offends you, you are hereby advised to drop this class.  By remaining in this class you consent to working from the nude model and to discussing anatomy for educational purposes.  You must sign the Legal Disclaimer contract to remain in this class

 GUIDELINES FOR ACCOMMODATIONS:

Kennesaw State University provides program accessibility and reasonable accommodations for people with special needs, as outlined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Disabilities Act of 1990. A number of academic services are available to help people with special needs. In order to make arrangements for special services, students must visit the Office of Disabled Student Support Services (770-423-6443) and arrange an individual assistance plan. In some cases, certification of disability is required.

Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should:

1. Register with and provide documentation to the Office of Disabled Student Support Services.

2. Bring a letter to the instructor from Disabled Student Support Services indicating that you need academic accommodations. This should be done within the first week of class. Class materials are available in alternative format upon request.

 Note: Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments is requested to notify the instructor as early in the semester as possible.  Verification from KSU disabled Student Support Services is required.  All discussions will remain confidential.

 SAFETY POLICIES:

Because we will be working with some materials which, if improperly used, can be toxic

we ask that you adhere to the following rules:

·         Do not to spray fixative in the building.

·         Do not eat in the classroom.

·         Make sure to wash hands thoroughly before eating or drinking and after working.

·         For security reasons, do not bring friends or relatives into the studio/classroom.

·         For security reasons, do not give our studio door code to anyone not in this class.

 7.    Incomplete

The incomplete grade is given under the following conditions:  A. the student has had a major illness requiring hospitalization or has been confined to home by their physician;. B. the student has had a personal or family crisis; C.  the student has military duty.   In all cases the student must provide official documentation that includes the following:

Medical (e.g. physical or psychological emergencies): Type-written correspondence on office letterhead from a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, or any licensed healthcare professional should be submitted as part of your documentation.  The letter should include the dates for which you were under the doctor’s care, a statement of how your illness/condition interfered with the completion of your coursework and the name, title and signature of that individual.  Notes on prescription pads, appointment slips, and or medical consultation forms are not acceptable in lieu of a doctor’s letter.

Personal (e.g., death in the family, family crisis, etc.): All family emergencies require official and/or notarized forms, documents or correspondence from a state agency, a governmental entity or reputable business.  For example, death of a close family relative requires a death certificate and/or obituary with the name date of the publication.

Military Duty:  Official documents from appropriate military office / command.

 8.    The Open Studio

The open studio refers to the responsibility of all three dimensional design students to use the classroom space to work on class projects on days other than scheduled class days. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 6 hours of additional time working on projects beyond formal class days. The studio tech and sculpture shop will be open and available all Fridays

Three dimensional work requires time and dedication .That includes amount of ideas, drawings, models and final project, all of these are time consuming and .It is very important to consider your time management. When you work on the shop (inside or outside) or classroom outside class time is expected that you clean before you leave. If you don’t clean points will be taken from your project

The shop technicians are Chris Dziejowske (404-348-6232 ) and Page Burch.(404-934-6758)

 CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE:

No children at any time. No eating in class. No use of spray adhesive, fixative, etc. indoors. Do not prop open any doors or give security codes to those not in this course. Respect the University property (i.e. it is best to have a large piece of mat board to work on).  Always leave the classroom and table tops clean, put away supplies and leave classroom clean. Make sure all doors are properly closed and locked. Lab rules are to be adhered to. Lab Rules and Safety procedures are in a separate handout. Please read and follow these rules.

 Legal Disclaimer: This college-level art appreciation course views images of artwork including male and female nudity for the study of the human figure, and the human condition from diverse viewpoints. If viewing nudity & discussing the human condition offends you, you are hereby advised to drop this class. By remaining in this class you consent to viewing artworks with nudity and to discussions of the human condition for educational purposes. By signing the Syllabus Review Form you agree to the terms of this disclaimer.

 9.    Safety Procedures and Equipment

 Work Attire for the Sculpture Shop

Shirt sleeves will have a minimum sleeve length of is four (4) inches. No shorts,skirts, tank tops, or cut-off shirts are permitted.

You must wear long trousers that fit properly around the waist. Trousers that are being worn low on the hips or thigh are not allowed. The length of the trouser will be such to not present a tripping hazard.

Long hair must be contained under a hat. Ponytails will not be allowed to extend below the hat it may get caught on moving machinery

Rings, chains, bracelets, dangling earrings, or other loose jewelry will not be worn when working near or on machinery, equipment, or moving parts.

Be aware that if you don’t have the appropriate attire you won’t be allowed in the shop missing the class.

Safety instructions will be given before any operation of machines and tools.  Do not operate any power equipment until you have received safety instruction!  Safety glasses, shoes (no sandals, open shoes or high heels), gloves and proper clothing (no loose clothing like scarves) are required for operation of machines and tools in the sculpture studio.  If there is any question of safe operating procedure or methods, consult your instructor before proceeding. Students are required to use appropriate safety equipment and practice safe operation procedures when using any hazardous equipment or materials. The instructor has the right and responsibility to suspend any art student from operating a piece of equipment if the instructor believes the student is incapable of operating the equipment in a safe manner so as not to jeopardize the health and safety of the student or other members of the class.  Material safety data sheets on materials used in the studio are available through the Art Office.

            A handout is available online to all three dimensional design students outlining safety procedures for the Department of Visual Arts.  Safety procedures are also posted in the classroom for all students to review.  The First Aid Kit is located on the classroom sink counter.  In the event of injury, students should call the KSU police at 770-423-6206.

 10. Schedule for instructor supervision of power tools

The instructor will be available to supervise students in the correct and safe use of power tools at the following times during the 2009 fall semester:                                                         (Class periods,or by appointment). Students who wish to have instructor supervise them during these times must take their request a minimum of two days in advance. Other times for tool use supervision can be made by appointment.

13. Access

Students are expected to work on class projects at times other than scheduled class times.  The combination to the studio door is ____________________.  Please keep doors closed at all times.  DO NOT PROP THE DOORS!  It is suggested that you not work alone in the late evening hours.  Be sure that the room is clean (vacuum floor, clean sinks), tools put away, all lights are out and all doors closed and locked if you are the last person to leave.  Building hours are 7AM to 11PM, Monday through Sunday. Late open access will be posted later in the semester and you must sign for it.

 14. Clean up

You are expected to clean up after yourself as well as participate in group cleaning sessions during and after class hours.  If you leave a mess it can cost you half a letter grade on your current project. If the studio is left dirty by the class ALL students will have points deducted.

 15. Course evaluation formula

  COURSE EVALUATION

                                                                                   

                                                            Earned Points         Possible Points    Weight

Quiz to take home 1                                                ______                       100                 2%

Quiz to take home 2                                                ______                       100                 2%

Quiz to take home 3                                                ______                       100                 2%

Quiz to take home 4                                                ______                       100                 2%

Quiz to take home 5                                                ______                       100                 2%

Class Participation                                                    ______                       100                 5%

Project 1(drawing 25,model 25,final 50)                 ______                        100                 10%

Midterm test                                                           ______                       100                 .25%  

Project 2 (drawing 25, model 25,

Final 50)                                                                   ______                       100                 20%

Project 3 (drawing 30, Final 70)                              _______                       100                 25%                   Pictures Projects                                                     _______                       100                 5%

Field trip                                                                     _______                    100                 15%

Final Test                                                                    _______                    100                 .25%  

Class Participation                                                       _______                    100                 5%

 

                                                                 Total              _______                    1400               100%

 

 

GRADE SCALE

A= 90 – 100%,  B= 80 – 89%,  C= 70 – 79%  D= 60 – 69%,  F = below 60%

                                                                                               

A = distinguished/excellent command of the materials and concepts with good participation  

B = a good command of the material and concepts in class with good participation.

C = satisfactory progress. This includes attending every class and completing the projects.

D = marginal/ less than satisfactory progress, which may also indicate late or incomplete projects.

F = a failing grade.
Note: To keep a record please write the points earned on each project and look at the grades below to see your status. If you want to improve your grade, redo the project. However this will only apply if the project was turned in on time.

                                              

16. Supply List

-Pencils and erasers

-Black hardback sketchbook only (11X14” minimum size)

- Smock, apron, old shirt and hat ( work clothes)

-Illustration board/ foam core and other types of paper of various degrees of firmness. (model 2nd project)

-One x-acto knife set with additional blades

-Scissors

- Self healing mat for cutting

-24 inch metallic ruler

-Small pack of bandages

-Sobo glue

- Wood glue-sand paper medium to light grid

-Eye protection 

-Ear protection: Headphone style or soft foam 

-Pair of sturdy work gloves: Leather (for ladies look on the garden section for a better fit glove)

-Mask: Mainly for dust

(Additional supplies may be required during the semester)

17. Desire 2Learn

I use desire 2 learn, so you are responsible for checking any information prior to each class. The field trip paper must be submitted through the system in the dropbox as the pictures of your projects. I won’t receive any hard copies. In Desire 2 learn you will have access to power points, web links, announcements and e-mails. When you reply to an e-mail please direct it to msarmien@kennesaw.edu is the one I check frequently

 

18. Personal policies

- No food or beverages inside the classroom

- No cell phone use in class that includes text messaging

- During critique only professional comments are accepted.

- Active participation during lectures and critiques is expected and directly affect class participation grade

- No earphones during class

- When in the sculpture shop only closed shoes for protection

- Any comments or concerns regarding the class please talk to the instructor prior or after class

- Come prepared with all your materials and check the list given in the syllabus to see if any items are missing and need to be purchased before coming to class.

- If you don’t work during class time or don’t bring the materials of the project we are working on your grade will drop 5 points per day. Specially enforced on found objects project

September 6 labor day No class

Fall  Break November 21-27

Last day to withdraw November 3rd

Last day of class Dec 6th

Exams

Note: this syllabus is subject to revision by the instructor.

Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is

Classes do not meet on during Thanks giving break

 

*ALL WORK AND SUPLIES MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE STUDIO AFTER FINAL EXAM AND ALLWAYS LEAVE CLEAN YOUR WORK AREA AFTER EACH CLASS. ITEMS LEFT AT SCHOOL WILL BE PLACED IN THE DUMPSTER.

 ART 1200
Revised

Course Syllabus Review Statement and Signature Form
Fall  2017

 

 

I have read the syllabus for this course and have had the opportunity to ask the instructor any questions I may have about it. I understand the course requirements, grading policy, attendance policy and the fact that we will be viewing artworks with nudity and discussions of the human condition for educational purposes (legal disclaimer under classroom etiquette).

 

I agree to allow the professor or the institution to use images, copies or photographs that include me or my work. These images may be used for professional purposes in the future and will not necessarily include my name.

                                                                                   

Print your instructor’s Name
                                                                                   

Print Your Student Name
 

                                                                                   

Signature

Date
 

 School of Art and Design
  SPRING 2017
Art 1100:
Two-Dimensional Design & Color Theory

Section 5: Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-6:15pm (Sarmiento)

INSTRUCTOR:  Maria Sarmiento (msarmien@kennesaw.edu)

OFFICE HOURS:  Tuesday/Thursday 3:00-3:30pm (Room 228), or by appointment

CREDIT HOURS: 3

PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of all Learning Support English requirements, including ENGL 1101, if required.

 

REQUIRED TEXT:  No required text 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Elements of art and the principles of two-dimensional design, with emphasis on line, shape, texture, space, value and color executed through conventional methods. This is a foundation course for the development of artistic thinking, expression and communication with emphasis on traditional art media for the Visual Arts major.

 

GENERAL COURSE GOALS:

·         To conceive, design, and create works in a studio setting

·         To increase visual awareness

·         To assist in establishing criteria for making sound visual decisions relating to the resolution of work

·         To introduce problem solving

·         To set high standards for craftsmanship

                       

SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES:

·         To introduce and utilize the elements and principles of art and design

·         To introduce the basic tenets of color theory and expression

·         To increase creative visual thinking, awareness and literacy

·         To develop an appreciation for the role of process work and creative experimentation

·         To understand the role and importance of adopting and using problem solving techniques when addressing design problems.

·         To learn how to effectively analyze and critique design solutions

·         To develop dexterity in the use of a range of materials and media

·         To introduce students to the importance of presentation, timeliness and craftsmanship

·         To develop a context for the instructional content through the use of examples in art and design history

 

INSTITUTIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES
 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY STATEMENT:

All work submitted must be your own and not created for any other class. Every KSU student is expected to complete all assignments and projects without outside assistance.  The exception to this policy is receiving assistance in the Writing Center or the use of another individual for the purpose of proof reading.

Every KSU student is responsible for upholding the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct, as published in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs. Section II of the Student Code of Conduct addresses the University’s policy on academic honesty, including provisions regarding plagiarism and cheating, unauthorized access to University materials, misrepresentation/falsification of University records or academic work, malicious removal, retention, or destruction of library materials, malicious/intentional misuse of computer facilities and/or services, and misuse of student identification cards. Incidents of alleged academic misconduct will be handled through the established procedures of the University Judiciary Program, which includes either an “informal” resolution by a faculty member, resulting in a grade adjustment, or a formal hearing procedure, which may subject a student to the Code of Conduct’s minimum one semester suspension requirement.

 

DISRUPTION OF CAMPUS LIFE STATEMENT:

It is the purpose of the institution to provide a campus environment, which encourages academic accomplishment, personal growth, and a spirit of understanding and cooperation. An important part of maintaining such an environment is the commitment to protect the health and safety of every member of the campus community. Belligerent, abusive, profane, threatening and/or inappropriate behavior on the part of students is a violation of the Kennesaw State University Student Conduct Regulations. Students who are found guilty of such misconduct may be subject to immediate dismissal from the institution. In addition, these violations of state law may also be subject to criminal action beyond the University disciplinary process.

 

NUDITY DISCLAIMER:

This college-level art course reserves the right to use live nude male and female models for the study of the human figure.  This course may also view images of nudity, and discuss subject matter relevant to the human figure and the human condition.   If viewing the nude model and discussing human anatomy offends you, you are hereby advised to drop this class.  By remaining in this class you consent to working from the nude model and to discussing anatomy for educational purposes.  You must sign the Legal Disclaimer contract to remain in this class

 

GUIDELINES FOR ACCOMMODATIONS:

Kennesaw State University provides program accessibility and reasonable accommodations for people with special needs, as outlined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Disabilities Act of 1990. A number of academic services are available to help people with special needs. In order to make arrangements for special services, students must visit the Office of Disabled Student Support Services (770-423-6443) and arrange an individual assistance plan. In some cases, certification of disability is required.

Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should:

1. Register with and provide documentation to the Office of Disabled Student Support Services.

2. Bring a letter to the instructor from Disabled Student Support Services indicating that you need academic accommodations. This should be done within the first week of class. Class materials are available in alternative format upon request.

 Note: Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments is requested to notify the instructor as early in the semester as possible.  Verification from KSU disabled Student Support Services is required.  All discussions will remain confidential.

SAFETY POLICIES:

Because we will be working with some materials which, if improperly used, can be toxic

we ask that you adhere to the following rules:

·         Do not to spray fixative in the building.

·         Do not eat in the classroom.

·         Make sure to wash hands thoroughly before eating or drinking and after working.

·         For security reasons, do not bring friends or relatives into the studio/classroom.

·         For security reasons, do not give our studio door code to anyone not in this class.

PHOTO CONSENT AND RELEASE:

I understand that upon occasion, the professor in this course, or Kennesaw State University may wish to utilize images, copies or photographs that include me or my work.  I do hereby consent to allow the professor to utilize images, copies or photographs that include me or my work in this class.  These images may be used for professional, educational, or promotional purposes in the future, and may appear in print, video, photographs, audio or web media with or without my name.   I further consent that my name and identity may be revealed if it is deemed appropriate in the sole judgment of the professor or Kennesaw State University.

By reading and receiving this syllabus, you do hereby release to the professor of this course and Kennesaw State University all rights to exhibit and or use my work or my likeness.  I waive any rights, claims, or interests I may have to control the use of my identity or likeness in the print, photographs, video, or web media, and agree that any uses described herein may be made without compensation or additional consideration of me.

 COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND CONTENT

ATTENDANCE:  Regular attendance is directly related to overall student success in this class. The studio nature of this class makes it impossible to do well or pass without good attendance. Absences and tardiness will hurt your class participation grade. If a student arrives after I have taken initial attendance, they will be marked tardy. Every class, participation will be recorded in the following manner: 100% for full participation, 75%, 50% or 25% for tardiness or lack of productivity, or 0% for absences. Leaving early can cause you to receive a 75, 50 or 25 for the class period. You are considered late after the roll or sign in sheet is completed.  Accruing a 4th absence will result in an automatic grade of F for the course. The professor has the discretion to decide when attendance is taken.

 Absences may be excused at the discretion of the instructor for the following reasons:

Medical (e.g. physical or psychological emergencies): Type-written correspondence on office letterhead from a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, or any licensed healthcare professional should be submitted as part of your documentation.  The letter should include the dates for which you were under the doctor’s care, a statement of how your illness/condition interfered with the completion of your coursework and the name, title and signature of that individual.  Notes on prescription pads, appointment slips, and or medical consultation forms are not acceptable in lieu of a doctor’s letter.

Personal (e.g., death in the family, family crisis, etc.): All family emergencies require official and/or notarized forms, documents or correspondence from a state agency, a governmental entity or reputable business.  For example, death of a close family relative requires a death certificate and/or obituary with the name date of the publication.

Military/Jury/Civic Duty:  Official documents from appropriate military office / command or federal/state jurisdiction office.

CLASSWORK: Your class work will consist of assignments and more extended projects done in various media, so bring all your supplies to class. EACH ASSIGNMENT / PROJECT NEEDS TO BE SIGNED, DATED, NUMBERED and HAVE PROJECT EVALUATION CRITERIA  on the back. Homework and projects are due at the beginning of class on the date assigned so you can benefit from the class critique.

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:

Bring all supplies to each class. Projects may require additional supplies as announced. Blick Art Supply has items 1 – 15 in a kit, which can be purchased outside the design room during the first week of classes, or, at the store on Hwy. 92. The same supplies can be purchased at the KSU store or at Binders Art Supply.  Substitutions must meet with Professor’s approval.

Assortment of graphite/pencils (8B, 6B, 4B, 2B) 

Kneaded eraser and white eraser

18" cork back flexible steel ruler

Rubber cement

Pigma Micron pens (black): #1 .25 mm tip, #8 .50 mm tip

      Artist pen (black) wide tip

Artist tape (blue) or drafting tape: ¾ - 1”

Wide handle X-acto knife with #11 blades

Drawing pad/ - 80 lb. minimum 11x14”

Morilla  bristol or Strathmore 300 bristol board, 14”x17” or heavy (110lb.) 8.5”x11” cardstock

Tracing pad 14”x 17”

      Acrylic or gouache paint kit as packaged at the KSU Bookstore or from Blick (Holbein Acryla Gouache)

Paint brushes as packaged at KSU Bookstore or from Blick

Color Wheel and Traditional Color Wheel

T-square (24”)

Cutting Board and desk sheet to protect work.

Items not included in kit but required:

Sketchbook minimum size 81/2” X 11”

Water container (1qt. size, preferably plastic) and package of styrofoam plates to use for palettes

Portfolio for projects

Scissors

Optional but useful:

Prismacolor colored pencils / colored markers / watercolor paints

Locker (available through VA office on first-come basis)

USB Pin Drive, 256Meg or larger (helpful for storing images of work)

Drawing board with clips

Grayscale chart

Post-it notes

 Class projects and Critiques

Students will be assigned specific projects to complete during a given period of time. Final project critiques generally will be held at the conclusion of an exercise (i.e. due date).Critiques are important for students to learn from each other and to present their work to the class. There will be daily and weekly critiques in which the Professor will give feedback with suggestions on how work can be further developed. Critiques will be conducted in a non-threatening, constructive atmosphere. Work will be critiqued individually and collectively. Each student is expected to participate in critiques by asking questions, offering solutions and responses.  If work is not complete, the incomplete work must be shown. Work must be shown during critiques (which means it will be put up for display with the entire class).  Work not put up for critique is considered late and will have points deducted.

 All students are expected to present completed work for the critique on the due date. The instructor reserves the right not to accept late work turned in an after dateline. If the work is evaluated by the instructor after the deadline 35% of the total points will be deducted for the work being late and won’t have the opportunity of being redone. Work which is also determined to be incomplete by the instructor at the time of the critique will receive a final grade reduced by 35% of the total points. For redo work it has to be presented with the original evaluation sheet and the project has to show significant improvement or the grade will remain the same

 EVALUATIONS: Each project or assignment will receive an individual grade.. At least two of these works will become part of the ART Application Portfolio, and will need to be properly mounted (instructions to be given later). You will need to preserve the originals and make digital images of these pieces. Written explanation of project and how project was solved for these works (artist statement, criteria, elements & principles) should be professional and included with each work (this for larger projects)

TESTS: Tests on terms and concepts from text and lectures will be given. Test dates are tentative, based on class progression.  Tests will be made up only at Professor’s discretion and convenience.

 . GRADING:  The grading of assignments and projects will be generally based on:

            1. Craftsmanship (includes labeling and flapping of work)

            2. Problem resolution/ knowledge of design principles (includes correct use of specific design

                vocabulary as related to each project and used in labeling)

            3. Creativity and originality

            4. Class participation, including time spent in class working on assignment, participation in critique

GRADE FORMULA: (this is tentative and may be changed depending on how the course progresses)

10 Assignments                       Each is 2.5% of final grade (total of 25%)

3 Projects:                                Each is 10 % of final grade (total of 30%)

Final project:                           30% of final grade

2 Tests:                                    Each is 5% of final grade (total of 10%)

In-Class Professionalism         5% of final grade

GRADING SCALE:

A= 90 - 100,  B= 80 - 89,  C= 70 - 79  D= 60 - 69,  F = below 60

COURSE EVALUATION

                                                                                   

                                                            Earned Points            Possible Points       Weight

 

Assignment 1                                     ____________            100                              2.5%

Assignment 2                                     ____________            100                              2.5%

Assignment 3                                     ____________            100                              2.5%

Assignment 4                                     ____________            100                              2.5%

Assignment 5                                     ____________            100                              2.5%

Assignment 6                                     ____________            100                              2.5%

Assignment 7                                     ____________            100                              2.5%

Assignment 8                                     ____________            100                              2.5%

Assignment 9                                     ____________            100                              2.5%

Assignment 10                                   ____________            100                              2.5%

Project 1                                             ____________            100                              10%

Project 2                                             ____________            100                              10%

Project 3                                             ____________            100                              10%

Final project                                      ____________            100                              30%

Test 1                                                  ____________            100                              5%

Test 2                                                  ____________            100                              5%

In Class professionalism                   ____________            100                              5%

                                   

 

Total                                                   ____________            1700                            100%

 

 INCOMPLETES: The incomplete grade is given under the following conditions:  A. the student has had a major illness requiring hospitalization or has been confined to home by their physician;. B. the student has had a personal or family crisis; C.  the student has military duty.   In all cases the student must provide official documentation that includes the following:

Medical (e.g. physical or psychological emergencies): Type-written correspondence on office letterhead from a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, or any licensed healthcare professional should be submitted as part of your documentation.  The letter should include the dates for which you were under the doctor’s care, a statement of how your illness/condition interfered with the completion of your coursework and the name, title and signature of that individual.  Notes on prescription pads, appointment slips, and or medical consultation forms are not acceptable in lieu of a doctor’s letter.

Personal (e.g., death in the family, family crisis, etc.): All family emergencies require official and/or notarized forms, documents or correspondence from a state agency, a governmental entity or reputable business.  For example, death of a close family relative requires a death certificate and/or obituary with the name date of the publication.

Military Duty:  Official documents from appropriate military office / command.

If these criteria are not met, the student should withdraw from the class through the Office of the Registrar before or by the deadline (see Academic Calendar on main KSU website).  Please be aware that the Professor cannot withdraw you from the class.  You must do this yourself via the Registrar.

CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE:

·         Children or individuals not registered for the course are not allowed to attend class.

·         No eating in class.

·         No use of spray adhesive, fixative, etc. indoors.

·         Do not prop open any doors or give security codes to those not in this course.

·         Respect the University property (i.e. it is best to have a large piece of mat board to work on).  Always leave the classroom and table tops clean, put away supplies and leave classroom clean. Make sure all doors are properly closed and locked.

·         Once the class session begins, you will be expected to work and participate until break time. If you are late, you will not receive a personal re-cap of the day’s lecture. You will need to see me during my office hours or get missed notes from a classmate.

·         Coming and going during class is prohibited, especially during critiques.

·         Taking an excessively long break will also hurt your class participation grade.

·         Students should be prepared to work during the entire scheduled class time. You are not allowed to work on other projects from other classes or leave early to work at home.

·         While a collaborative studio environment is encouraged, students should be considerate and refrain from loud talking or other disruptive behavior. If you are talking excessively, you are probably not concentrating on the given task of the day. If you talk excessively and are a disruption to the class, you will be asked to leave without any class participation points.

·         Students should complete all projects by the announced deadlines.

·         Late projects will be accepted with a one-time ten-point deduction from the grade.

·         Deadlines will not be re-adjusted for individual absences. The instructor will notify all students by e-mail if a project deadline is re-adjusted in the unlikely event of a cancelled class due to inclement weather or unforeseen event.

·         Exams cannot be administered late if missed.

·         It is each student’s responsibility to access D2L daily to reference project sheets, grades and check your attendance.

·         Students should not eat in the classroom. You will be given periodic breaks. Food brought back to the classroom from break should be placed in your bag. You may bring and drink bottled water or soda to class as long as it has a cap. No cans or open containers. You are responsible for any mess you create from a spill. Do not leave your trash in the room.

·         Students may listen to music during class as long as you wear headphones. Keep the volume down so others cannot hear. Remember, your music may become someone else’s distraction. Do not listen to music during critiques or lectures.

·         Cell, smart phones, or other electronic devices should only be used for class purposes. If an electronic device becomes a continued distraction, you will be asked to leave.

·         Students should print their names as instructed for each assignment. Work submitted without a name will not be graded and considered late once the name is properly added.

·         Presentation is a part of your grade. No rips, curled or torn edges. Do not fold or roll your project before handing it in to me.

·         I will inform all students of where to pick up any work left behind after the semester ends. Work is kept until the mid-term of the following semester. The college cannot be responsible for any work left after that time.

 EXAMS/TESTS: Testing on terms and concepts from text and lectures will be given. Exams cannot be made up if missed unless official documentation outlining an illness or emergency is provided.

August 14 – First Day of Classes

August 19 – Begin Weekend Hours (11am to 7pm)

August 21 – Solar Eclipse 97% on KSU Campus (Approx. 2pm to 4pm)

September 4 – Labor Day CLOSED

September 5 – Begin 24/7 Access at 8am

November 20 through 22 – No Classes, Building and Studios OPEN

8am to 5pm

November 23 through November 26 – CLOSED

December 4 – Last Day of Classes

December 10 – Last Day of weekend Hours

December 11 – Last day for 24/7 Access

December 11 – Last Day for Finals

December 13 – Last Day to pick up Art Works

 

 
ART 1100
Course Syllabus Review Statement And Signature Form
Fall, 2017

 1.   I have read the syllabus for this course and have had the opportunity to ask the instructor any questions I may have about it. I understand the course requirements, grading policy, attendance policy, professor’s policies and the fact that we will be viewing artworks with nudity and discussions of the human condition for educational purposes (legal disclaimer under classroom etiquette).*

 2.   I agree to allow the professor or the institution to use images, copies or photographs that include my work or me. These images may be used for professional purposes in the future and will not necessarily include my name.**

 

      *You may not opt out of part 1.

 

     ** You may opt out of part 2.  If you want to opt out, cross it out.

 

 

Maria Lucia Sarmiento

                                                                                   

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