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Drawing & Painting II
    Mayo High School Student Water Color
     Drawing & Painting II Semester 1/2012-13
Drawing & Painting II
Mayo High School
Course Objectives  
Students will be involved in creative endeavors which support the Minnesota Academic Standards in the Arts.         
Artistic interpretation, creativity and performance will be the focus. Students will develop, revise, and evaluate their works.
Students will collect their designs, works, artist statements, and critiques of art works in a portfolio/sketchbook. When complete, the portfolio
will contain valuable reference material along with representations of the student’s individual artistic expression and growth.
In Drawing & Painting II students will continue to incorporate the elements and principles of design into their work. They will view examples of other cultures and times to learn of the methods and styles used by others. Students are challenged to express themselves in new ways.
Drawing & Painting students will primarily experience drawing, painting, and print-making techniques in a variety of mediums while building on skills and knowledge developed in Drawing & Painting I.  Students who earned less than a novice grade in the prerequisite may find this class too challenging.
The visual arts provide a multitude of areas for growth and development. Participation in the daily studio work is an important experience which will provide students with opportunities to communicate ideas, problem solve, enhance critical thinking skills, practice responsibility, and gain confidence.   


While letter grades are our system in place, I prefer to evaluate students understanding of the standards set by the Minnesota Department of Education and the National Associate of Art Educators. Skyward grading system does however require me to enter percentages. The following is currently my way of combining the two until Standards Based Grading becomes the norm.


Standards and benchmarks knowledge and skills are built into projects and students are graded not on the finished work so much as their growth and understanding of the visual arts.



translates to…

              5    Exemplary  Exceeds Standards                               101% +

 A          4    Proficient     Meeting Standards  (Great Work!)        80-100%        

 B          3    Novice         Meets Standards (Fair Work.)               60-79%  
          2    Emerging    Progress toward Meeting Standards     40-59%          

 D          1                       Does Not Meet Standards                      20-39%             
 F           0                       Little or No Attempt Made                       




Mrs. Diane Lund



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