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Welcome to Art 1

This is an introductory art course that requires no previous art experience.  During this class you will learn the Elements of Design using a wide range of media.  You will also learn the work of important artists and historical movements.

Expectations/Grading Criteria

Projects/Quizzes (50% of averagestudents are given the requirements and criteria at the start of each unit along with what material will be on the quiz. Projects are considered performance tests.

Classwork & View Now Journal - (25% of average) Small drawing or prepatory excercises to prepare for a larger scale artwork are considered "classwork". Students will be keeping a weekly "view now"journal in which they will develop their critical analysis skills in writing and discussing art.  The view nows will be done in their marble notebooks.

Class Participation (25% of average) this is based on attendance, effort, use of time and attitude.  Students need to use class time productively.



Dover Middle School   2368 Route 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 877-5740   Fax: (845) 877-5749

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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