Class Policies/Information and Expectations
Graphic Arts at DATA will expose students to art through a variety of media. We will be using traditional art materials,
such as paper, paint, pencils, etc., to create a variety of art projects. We will also be using the computer to
incorporate the same design elements into a graphic arts environment using a variety of programs. Studens
will also have the opportunity to contribute to print media through the Navigator News publication and an
end of the year literary publication.
The Tech Lab introduces students to a variety of information through a cooperative, student centered learning environment.
1. We come to class ready to learn and work on our projects during the entire class time.
2. We are respectful to each other and each other's work.
3. We do not laugh or make fun of anyone during a presentation.
4. We also do not laugh or make fun of anyone else's projects. We do not make fun of the way students work on their projects.
5. We do not bully anyone in any manner.
6. We do not call anyone names at any time.
7. We raise our hand, or turn on our call light, if we have a question.
We do not shout out questions to the teacher or each other.
We do not shout across the room at each other.
8. We NEVER touch another student's computer, another student's project or another student.
9. We do not have food, gum, drinks or candy in the classroom at any time.
10. We do not look at sexually inappropriate or gang-related pictures on the computers at any time.
11. We turn off and put away all electronic devices, including cell phones, ipods, etc.
12. We clean up and put away all art supplies before leaving class.
13. We understand that we must be respectful and understanding of all cultures, races, ethnicities.
Complying with these rules will ensure that all students get the most out of their valuable learning time.
At DATA we feel that all students can learn and grow in a positive environment. We employ the Marvin Marshall method of discipline.
This method allows students to reflect on their behavior and decide what they can do differently. This method of reflection is
implemented, after a verbal warning and before any other action is taken.
Should it be necessary to apply consequences for behavior, I take the following steps:
1.) Warning (verbal or non verbal)
2.) Implement Marvin Marshall method of self reflection.
3.) Isolation of student for a period of time and/or remainder of period.
4.) Private conference with student.
5.) Seat change if necessary.
6.) Possible removal to another classroom for a period of time.
7.) Referral to counselor and/or assistant principal.
8.) Parent conference via telephone and/or in person.
9.) Isolation/Behavior Plan/student contract
10.) Grading consequences if/when other students' work is criticized/made fun of by any student.
* Referrals and removal from the classroom are used only as a last resort, or in the event of extreme disruption or aggressive behavior. *
In the art class, students will be learning about various cultures around the globe, through a variety of art mediums. Projects will involve
using a variety of traditional art supplies along with different computer programs.
Students will be able to create a variety of art pieces, using different mediums, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, paper mache and
3-D sculpture projects. These projects will amount to 50% of each student's grade.
Students will incorporate computer graphics projects and presentation of these projects into the semester's work.
Computer graphics projects and presentation will amount to 25% of each student's grade.
Class participation is a big part of any grade in an art/computer class situation. Because there is no homework, students must be working
on their projects in class the entire time in order to finish the required elements of the class. If students inhibit others in the class from
finishing their projects, or participating in class, points will be deducted from the offending students' grade. Students will also be required
to clean up and take care of art supplies, which are vital to the success of any art program. Class work ethics and participation in class and
events will amount to 25% of each student's grade.
Students will also be given the opportunity to earn community service hours by participating in several community and on-campus events,
which showcase their artistic pieces.
In the tech lab, students work in pairs in individual modules. There are usually 7 sessions to each module and students will have 2 weeks to
complete them. They may do extra enrichment projects if they have time. Students are graded on their focus on their projects, completing
their sessions and their activities and projects in each module.