San Leandro High School
Come to a place where learning is exciting and challenging! Sculpture provides a well-rounded studio experience that gives students an opportunity to develop two and three-dimensional skills based on the elements and principles of design. Sculptural expression is emphasized through hands-on studio projects, which include relief carving and free-standing sculptures of the student’s own design. You’ll learn how to manipulate several materials and use sculpting tools safely. Also, students will be given a sense of art history through a showing of visuals that relate to the studio projects they are working on. No previous art skills or design background necessary.
Students are requested to pay a $20.00 donation for the cost of supplies used in the class. This provides the quality and quantity of materials needed for students to produce a successful piece of artwork. If this fee is not in your budget, come and see me.
- Introductory Collage – self-exploration, paper sculpture, introduction to art elements and principles of design.
- 2-D to 3-D Checkerboard Face – Bas Relief, Color Theory, Complimentary Colors, Analogous Colors, Monochromatic colors, Line, Shape, and Space.
- Day of the Dead Skull – Papier Mache, Line, Pattern, Form, Proportion, and a better understanding of the Day of the Dead Mexican Holiday including artwork by various artists.
- Packing Tape Shoe – Form, Line, Balance, Positive and Negative Space, History of Shoes, Assemblage Art (made with found objects), and art cars.
- Adire Cloth/Tie Dye Pillow – Resist Process, Line, Pattern, Shape, Space, Symbols, Symmetry, Tie Dye techniques, West African Fabric Dying methods and aesthetics.
- Animal Block Carving – Subtractive carving, Form, Proportion, Positive and Negative Space.
- Wire (Line in Space) – Line, Shape, Mass, Space, Volume, Balance in the artwork of Alexander Calder.
- Art History Book – Research an Artist and design a book with several pages of information about the Artist. Upon completion, students will choose one artwork and recreate it with their own personal touches.
- Clay Mask and Pot – Theme, Form, Modeling, Style Development, and Color.
- Come in and sit down in your assigned seat. If your behavior becomes a problem, I will move you. Students do not switch tables by themselves.
- Listen for any announcements that I may have.
- Complete Warm up activity (first 5 minutes of class)
- Work on projects the entire class time.
- Listen for the alarm and then put all materials away and clean up your table.
- At the end of class, all tools/materials will be put away before anyone leaves the room.
- Dismissal: At the end of the period, students will remain seated until dismissed by Mrs. Lo. I excuse the class, not the bell.
Students will ask to use the pass after the first 10 minutes of class, and return immediately (within 5 minutes). If the student does not return immediately, they will be given a classroom detention and lose participation points. Students are allowed to use the hall/bathroom pass only once per week. If students use the pass more than once a week, participation points will be lost.
Points are given for all assignments, as well as participation. All students are graded equally as to completion; however, each student is graded as to his/her capabilities. Each time you do not turn in a project, you receive 0 points. The only way to fail is to not do anything!
Grading Scale:Breakdown of Grade:
A = 90 – 100%Participation – 20%
B = 80 – 89%Class work/Projects – 80%
C = 70 – 79%
D = 60-69%
F = 0 – 59%
Students are required to attend class regularly. This is an activity class that requires the use of equipment and materials kept in the classroom.
MAKING UP WORK:
It is the student’s responsibility to take advantage of making up missing work. Please see me to arrange a time during lunch or after school to complete work missed by an excused absence. If you need to borrow materials to work on projects at home just ask - this is always available if you fall behind.
Due dates are announced after the project has begun. After the announced due date students will have 2 days to turn assignments in. After the 2-day grace period, projects lose points everyday.
A tardy is given anytime a student is not inside the door by the bell. If you are tardy, please do not interrupt me and wait to talk to me when I am finished.
**The result of every tardy is the loss of participation points. This adds up so be on time!
**Excessive tardiness results in a classroom detention.