Art 1



    Drawing & Painting


    Instructor: Mrs. Jessica Nash


    Google Classroom Code: __________

    Work Phone: 914-257-5800 ext_____

    Class Room: B4


    Course Rationale:

    In this course students explore the relationship between painting, drawing, and a variety of other mediums to allow for invention and understanding of new artistic processes. Students will be given opportunities to visit art galleries, watch artist lectures, and meet professors from art universities.


    Essential Question for the Course:

    What is the artistic process and how does awareness of this process aid in the development of personal expression?


    Learning Outcomes for the Course:

    Students will form expressions of their artistic intentions without predetermining the final product. Artists can produce a drawing that stands alone as a final product, but it might also become absorbed by a painting, or perhaps even destroyed in the course of a painting’s completion.  This is how the artistic process works and students will learn to work through this process in through their own explorations. 


    Course Outline: (Units)

    • Symmetry & Design
    • Still Life Drawing
    • Mannequin Figure Drawing
    • Printmaking & Decorative Art
    • Art Styles Painting
    • Social Commentary 
    • Landscape Perspective
    • Cubist Collage
    • Artist Research
    • Abstract Art


    Grades will be based on the following:

    • Projects: (100pts) For each project based on the rubric below
    • Sketchbook: (50pts) per semester. All notes for assignments as well as project ideas should be recorded, handouts should be kept in class folder.
    • “Studio Habits of Mind”50pts -Harvard Project Zero (25pts) per semester. Develop craft & skills, engage and persist, envision, express, observe, reflect, stretch & explore, understand the world.


    Project rubric below: 

    Project Evaluation Scale:

    1.        Not Satisfactory (weak in idea and image)

    2.        Needs work and could be brought up to standard with more time and effort.

    3.        Acceptable

    4.        Well done (Put in finished work cubby)

    5.        Exceptional in all aspects (Put in finished work cubby)

    Score Range:

    100 95   90%   89 85     80%     79 75 70%       69 65 60% 59 55 50%

           5                         4                    3                              2 1



    Teacher Score

    Your Score

    Conceptual strength/ Originality: Unusual combinations and connections to previous knowledge,



    Use of materials/ Craftsmanship: Outstanding problem solving skills, beautifully and patiently done.



    Realization/ Intent evident: Finished product shows evidence of careful planning and awareness of elements/principles of design.




    Evidence of “Studio Habits of Mind” Several sketches made, explored new approaches, followed through in commitments. Completed on time.



    Overall Score:



    Required Materials: (DUE ___Fri 9/27_________)

    • 9” x 12” (no smaller!) Sketchbook
    • Box of pencils
    • Pencil bag
    • 16” x 20” Portfolio


    • Be on time and prepared with materials
    • Meet project deadlines, if extra time is needed schedule with Mrs.Nash
    • Make original works of art. DO NOT plagiarize work
    • Use materials appropriately
    Check out photos from one of our annual field trips to the Katonah Museum of Art "Young Artists" show!