• Mr. Horton's  Class rules
    Remedial is held in either room 161 or 167.
     Mr. Horton                                                                                          September 2011

    Studio in Media Arts

    COURSE OVERVIEW:

    This course is intended to be a Foundation in Art course, which will cement the art knowledge that you have already acquired, and introduce some new artistic concepts. We will review all the elements and principles of art and apply them to many different assignments. Most of the projects we do in this class will be computer-generated assignments. We will also learn how to use a digital camera and incorporate the images you have taken into a computer project and manipulate your images using the software programs at your disposal. The basic programs that we will use in the class are Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, which are photography and computer graphics programs, Adobe Premiere, which is a digital editing program and Dreamweaver and Flash, which are web design programs.

    EXPECTATIONS:

    Your grade will be based onclass participation, projects, and testsThe average of all your project grades will make up 70% of your overall average. The remaining 30% is determined byyourclass participation 20% and homework 10%

     

    CLASS PARTICIPATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

    1. Getting to classon time every day.
    2. Completing and submitting assignmentson time. (There will be a grade reduction for projects that are submitted late.)
    3. Working onart projects at all timewhile in the classroom.
    4. No cuts.
    5. No food or drinks allowed in the classroom,especially near the computer workstations.
    6. Following instructions and setting up and cleaning up quickly and quietly.
    7. Using all equipment and supplies withcare and respect.
    8. Only use the required programs, no chatting,reading emailsorbrowsingthe Internet.
    9. The use of foul languagewill notbe tolerated.
    10. Never make rude remarks to a fellow student about a student’s work.
    11. Active participation in class discussion and critiques.

    KEYRULES OF THE CLASSROOM:

                 I.     No books, book bags, jackets, purses are permitted on the computer/art tables. Please leave them in the designated area.

              II.     No headphones, cell phones, beepers, etc. are permitted in class.

            III.     No personal grooming.

           IV.     If you need to leave the classroom, you need to have a pass.

              V.     The main rule of the classroom is RESPECT. Respect foreach other, myself and of others work, supplies and computers. Failure to act appropriately within the class environment will result in a warning, deduction of participation points, followed by advisor intervention and a phone call home.

    PROJECTS:

    Specific criteria and directions are given for each assignment. If you are not satisfied with your grade for any assignment, you may resubmit it before the end of the marking period. An assignment may be done over from the beginning, or in most cases may be reworked to improve your grade. The new grade will be an average of the old grade and the new revised grade.

    PROJECT LATENESS:

    If a project is late, you will receive a step deduction for each day that it is late past the due date (i.e. a B+ will become a B). I realize that students work at different rates, but you will have ample class time to complete all assignments, as well as extra help classes.

    HOMEWORK:

    We will have approximately three homework assignments every quarter. Our homework will consist of bringing in supplies including pictures, music clips, literature or texts to enhance and personalize your assignment. If you do not turn in the homework after two days, it will be counted as a zero, and deducted from the final project grade. * I reserve the right to assign additional homework during the quarter* 

    TESTS:

    My tests are not meant to stump anyone. The tests are only meant to see if you are grasping the concepts and understanding the historical and cultural relevance of the art we are creating and learning about. If you apply yourself in the assignments and classroom discussions, then the tests will be a breeze.

    EXTRA CREDIT:

    There will be chances to earn extra credit points throughout the quarter. When these times arise, more information will be given.

    WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT:

    You will have one written assignment. One component of the assignment is a group project, and the other is research and opinion related. More information will follow.

    IF YOUAREABSENT:

    It is your responsibility to acquire information about any work that you missed, and you are required to make up the missing work as soon as possible. If you have a problem, and for some reason cannot complete any assignments by the due date, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SPEAK TO THE TEACHER AS SOON AS YOU RETURN so that we can make arrangements to help you fulfill your obligations for the course.

    EXTRA HELP:

    You are welcome to attend 9thperiod during the week to complete your assignments or extra help may be arranged at our mutual convenience during or after school hours.

     

      

    Mr. Horton                                                                                          September 2011

    Computer Graphic Arts 1,2,3

    COURSE OVERVIEW:

    This course is intended to be an Advanced Computer GraphicArt course, which will cement the art knowledge that you have already acquired, and introduce some new artistic concepts.This course is an advanced art course. Everyone here has taken at least one of the following foundation art course Media Arts.We will review all the elements and principles of art and apply them to many different assignments. Most of the projects we do in this class will be computer-generated assignments. We will also learn how to use a digital camera and incorporate the images you have taken into a computer project and manipulate your images using the software programs at your disposal. The basic programs that we will use in the class are Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, which are photography and computer graphics programs, Adobe Premiere, which is a digital editing program and Dreamweaver and Flash, which are web design programs.

    EXPECTATIONS:

    Your grade will be based onclass participation, projects, and testsThe average of all your project grades will make up 70% of your overall average. The remaining 30% is determined byyourclass participation 20% and homework 10%

     

    CLASS PARTICIPATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

    1. Getting to classon time every day.
    2. Completing and submitting assignmentson time. (There will be a grade reduction for projects that are submitted late.)
    3. Working onart projects at all timewhile in the classroom.
    4. No cuts.
    5. No food or drinks allowed in the classroom,especially near the computer workstations.
    6. Following instructions and setting up and cleaning up quickly and quietly.
    7. Using all equipment and supplies withcare and respect.
    8. Only use the required programs, no chatting,reading emailsorbrowsingthe Internet.
    9. The use of foul languagewill notbe tolerated.
    10. Never make rude remarks to a fellow student about a student’s work.
    11. Active participation in class discussion and critiques.

    KEYRULES OF THE CLASSROOM:

                 I.     No books, book bags, jackets, purses are permitted on the computer/art tables. Please leave them in the designated area.

              II.     No headphones, cell phones, beepers, etc. are permitted in class.

            III.     No personal grooming.

           IV.     If you need to leave the classroom, you need to have a pass.

              V.     The main rule of the classroom is RESPECT. Respect foreach other, myself and of others work, supplies and computers. Failure to act appropriately within the class environment will result in a warning, deduction of participation points, followed by advisor intervention and a phone call home.

    PROJECTS:

    Specific criteria and directions are given for each assignment. If you are not satisfied with your grade for any assignment, you may resubmit it before the end of the marking period. An assignment may be done over from the beginning, or in most cases may be reworked to improve your grade. The new grade will be an average of the old grade and the new revised grade.

    PROJECT LATENESS:

    If a project is late, you will receive a step deduction for each day that it is late past the due date (i.e. a B+ will become a B). I realize that students work at different rates, but you will have ample class time to complete all assignments, as well as extra help classes.

    HOMEWORK:

    We will have approximately three homework assignments every quarter. Our homework will consist of bringing in supplies including pictures, music clips, literature or texts to enhance and personalize your assignment. If you do not turn in the homework after two days, it will be counted as a zero, and deducted from the final project grade. * I reserve the right to assign additional homework during the quarter* 

    TESTS:

    My tests are not meant to stump anyone. The tests are only meant to see if you are grasping the concepts and understanding the historical and cultural relevance of the art we are creating and learning about. If you apply yourself in the assignments and classroom discussions, then the tests will be a breeze.

    EXTRA CREDIT:

    There will be chances to earn extra credit points throughout the quarter. When these times arise, more information will be given.

    WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT:

    You will have one written assignment. One component of the assignment is a group project, and the other is research and opinion related. More information will follow.

    IF YOUAREABSENT:

    It is your responsibility to acquire information about any work that you missed, and you are required to make up the missing work as soon as possible. If you have a problem, and for some reason cannot complete any assignments by the due date, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SPEAK TO THE TEACHER AS SOON AS YOU RETURN so that we can make arrangements to help you fulfill your obligations for the course.

    EXTRA HELP:

    You are welcome to attend 9thperiod during the week to complete your assignments or extra help may be arranged at our mutual convenience during or after school hours.

     

     

    Name: ____________________                                                          September 2011

    Mr. Horton                                                                                           Studio in Art

     

    In this class we will explore a variety of mediums and the elements and principles of art.  Your overall grade in this class is determined by your ability and effort!  You will be evaluated according to your own individual progress, not in comparison to other students.  You will be given a final grade at the completion of each project.  The average of all your project grades will make up 70% of your overall average.  The remaining 30% is determined by your class participation 20% and homework 10%. 

    Class Participation Includes:

    1. Getting to class on time every day.
    2. Completing and submitting assignments on time. (There will be a grade reduction for projects that are submitted late.)
    3. Working on art projects at all times while in the classroom.
    4. No cuts.
    5. Following instructions, setting up and cleaning up quickly and quietly.
    6. Using all equipment and supplies with care and respect.
    7. The use of foul language will not be tolerated.
    8. Never make rude remarks to a fellow student about the student’s work.
    9. Active participation in class discussion and critiques.
    10. Having all your supplies in class everyday.

    Key Rules of the Classroom:

             I.    No books, book bags, jackets, purses are permitted on the art tables. Please leave them in the designated area.

        II.   No headphones, cell phones, beepers, etc. are permitted in class.

       III.   No personal grooming.

        IV.   If you need to leave the classroom you need to have a pass.

          V.   The main rule of the classroom is RESPECT.  Respect for each other, myself and of others work and supplies.  Failure to act appropriately within the class environment will result in a warning, deduction of participation points, followed by advisor intervention and a phone call home.

    Projects:

    Specific criteria and directions are given for each assignment.  If you are not satisfied with your grade for any assignment you may resubmit it before the end of the marking period.  An assignment may be done over from the beginning, or in most cases may be reworked to improve your grade.  The new grade will be an average of the old grade and the new revised grade.

    Project Lateness:

    If a project is late, you will receive a step deduction for each day that it is late past the due date (i.e. a B+ will become a B).  I realize that students work at different rates, but you will have ample class time to complete all assignments, as well as extra help classes.

    Homework:

    We will have approximately three homework assignments every quarter.    I will be looking for a completed assignment and an overall aesthetic impression.  If you do not turn the assignment in after two days, it will be counted as a zero. Each homework counts as a project grade.  * I reserve the right to assign additional homework during the quarter* 

     

    Quizzes:

    My quizzes are not meant to stump anyone.  The quizzes are only meant to see if you are grasping the concepts and understanding the historical and cultural relevance of the art we are creating and learning about. If you apply yourself in the assignments and classroom discussions, then the quizzes will be a breeze.

    Extra Credit:

    There will be chances to earn extra credit points through out the quarter.  When these times arise, more information will be given.

    Written Assignment: You will have one written assignment.  One component of the assignment is a group project, and the other is research and opinion related.  More information will follow.

    If You Are ABSENT:

    It is your responsibility to acquire information about any work that you missed, and you are required to make up the missing work as soon as possible.  If you have a problem and for some reason cannot complete any assignments by the due date, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SPEAK TO THE TEACHER AS SOON AS YOU RETURN so that we can make arrangements to help you fulfill your obligations for the course.

    Extra Help:

    You are welcome to attend 9th period during the week to complete your assignments or extra help may be arranged at our mutual convenience during or after school hours.