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Advanced Placement Art History:

Instructor: Ms. Buesing

Phone: (816)690-4152 x 1656

Email: mbuesing@oakgrove.k12.mo.us

Purpose of Advanced Placement Art History (from the College Board)

  • The AP Art History course should engage students at the same level as an introductory college art history survey. Such a course involves critical thinking and should develop an understanding and knowledge of diverse historical and cultural contexts of architecture, sculpture, painting and other media. It also provides an opportunity for schools to strengthen an area neglected in most curricula. In this course, students examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and the present from a variety of cultures.

General Information

  • This class is for juniors and seniors only, as it is equivalent to a freshman logel collegiate art course.

  • No prerequisites are required though successful completion of regular Art 1 is encouraged.

  • AP Art History is a weighted course at OGHS.

  • Advanced Placement Art History is a year-long elective fine art course. Students are expected to take the timed AP Art History exam in the spring at a cost of $92. College credit can be earned by scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on a 1-5 scale.

  • The AP Art history exam will be given on May 2nd, it is a three hour long exam.

  • This course is not only a study of cultures starting from prehistory to the present, but we will also learn about their contributions to the world of architecture. Students will learn many new vocabulary terms that they will use throughout the course as well as on the final exam. Students will also have many written assignments in which he or she will research on specific art themes.

Course Outline:

    We will follow a rigorous schedule to complete all 11 chapters in our book as well as learn all 250 art pieces that will potentially be on the final AP exam. Students will be required to do a great deal of READING outside the classroom for us to complete all assignments.

Material:

  • 3” Three ring binder

  • Notebook paper

  • Notecards

  • Binder pocket (for flash cards)

Written Assignments:

    Students will have many written assignments throughout the year. Since this is a college-level course, spelling, punctuation, grammar will be portion of the AP Exam.

Snapshot Statements

Summaries of the individual artwork with pertinent information about it as well as its creator.

Flashcards-

These will be 3”X5” index cards with an image on one side and information on  the back pertaining to content, context, form, and function as well as the title, artist, date created, media, size and where it can be seen today.

Tests:

There will be a test each quarter to check your understanding on the information studied. These will be over ALL the material covered in the quarter. I will also have quizzes over each chapter that we discuss. These tests will end up being a mix of multiple choice and short answer, modeled after the final AP Exam.

Fees

There are no fees, except the $92 for the exam with will be paid at a later date and classroom material.



Advanced Art

Oak Grove High School

Instructor: Ms. Buesing

Phone: 690-4152 Ext. 1656

Email: mbuesing@oakgrove.k12.mo.us

Advanced art is different from the other courses because you will have much more freedom in your projects as well as the media you’ll use to create them. You have much prior knowledge of the basic uses of material and elements/principles.

Objective:

  • Students will develop their artist statement for each work of art

  • Students will develop visual literacy through studying and describing visual metaphor, visual systems, and iconography and how these concepts connect and divide human societies.

  • Students are expected to create well planned and well executed projects using the rubrics and guidelines set.

  • Students are expected to reach beyond the boundaries of every unit.

  • Students will explore 2-D, 3-D, and digital media.

Materials and Fees:

There is a $40 fee for this course ($20 per semester). You will each receive a plastic storage bin with you supplies. This fee also covers all other needed materials this year, including: clay, glaze, paint, various papers, inks etc. Your parent may send cash or a check to OGHS and I will write you a receipt. If this fee is not paid your grade card will be held until your obligation is met. (Parents, if there is a reason the fee cannot be paid at this time, please call me so we can work on other arrangements). All students are responsible for this fee.

Material:

All art supplies for our classroom work and projects will be covered in your art fee, however, you will be expected to bring a simple sketch book which can be found at many stores including Wal-Mart. If you have a difficult time finding one or cannot get one for whatever reason please talk to me and we will make arrangements. You will be expected to have your sketchbook at each and every class. This sketchbook will be turned in for grading on a regular basis so treat it kindly and make it yours.

One second videos:

This year you will be completing a one second video of each day throughout the year. This video will be an ongoing work. Each second for the week will be turned in on Friday of each week added into the previous week.

Grading:

Studio Projects: At the start of each studio project you will be given a rubric which will outline all expectations of the project. You will be expected to keep your rubric which will be turned in with your project. Each project is worth 100pts, each day your project is late I will deduct 10 points from your final grade. If at any point you feel your work will be late due to the complexity of your design PLEASE talk to me prior to the turn in date and plead your case, I am more than happy to give a reasonable amount of outside work time for any project that exceeds classroom expectation. Excused absences will have two days extension for each absent day, however you must finish this work outside of the classroom.  

Sketchbooks: Your sketchbook is a documentation of your thought processes and a look into your ideas. As you are in Advanced art your sketchbook should be a look into your thoughts and worth 30 points each time.

One second video: Each second of your one second video clip  is worth 1 point or 7 points per week.

Exam: Your  exam at the end of each semester is not a formal exam, it will be a discussion between you and I. You will be required to discuss your works of art that you created and justify your choices in design, medium, technique artist statement etc.

Late work:

Any work which is due to an excused absence will be accepted two days late for each day absent. If there are extenuating circumstances to this rule please come talk to me and we will work together to create a solution.

Rules

Good behavior is very important in the art room as there are many expensive materials and equipment. I expect each student, as high schoolers, to be able to control their own behavior. That being said, I realize accidents happens. If each of you is doing his and her own work accidents will be minimal. Be respectful of others, and you are NEVER allowed to touch anyone else’s art work but your own! We all function better with conversation, so appropriate conversation at a reasonable volume level is, of course, welcome during work time. We are a bell to bell class, so I expect for you to work from the start of class to the end of class, I will give you a reasonable amount of cleanup time, however, no one is allowed to begin cleanup without my direction.

I am so excited to see where we go this year! I fully expect to learn just as much from you as you do from me. If at any time you are frustrated or have ANY issue please come talk to me and I will work with you.

Thank you,

Ms. Buesing



Art II Syllabus

Oak Grove High School

Instructor: Ms. Buesing

Phone: 690-4152 Ext. 1656

Email: mbuesing@oakgrove.k12.mo.us

Art II is a year long course designed for students to create advanced artwork using a variety of art making processes. This year you will be expanding on the different types of media you have previously learned  and designing each studio project into your own creation while following the rubric set for the project. Together we will be exploring what it means to be in the conceptual age of art thinking and design. You are all designers and will discover your strengths in this class.

Objective:

  • Students will develop visual literacy through studying and describing visual metaphor, visual systems, and iconography and how these concepts connect and divide human societies.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the visual elements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design through art production and critical analysis

  • Students are expected to create well planned and well executed projects.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of visual literacy and visual culture throughout their works and writing assignments.

  • Students will be expected to put their own flair and culture into each work which is created. The student will be able to justify their own personal direction they take in their work.

Please note that at any time if you are wanting and able to extend your projects beyond the basic boundaries of the unit, I encourage you to do so. If you will need an extension, talk to me and we will come up with a reasonable solution. I do not want time limits to stop you.

Materials and Fees:

There is a $40 fee for this course ($20 per semester). You will each receive a plastic storage bin with you supplies. This fee also covers all other needed materials this year, including: clay, glaze, paint, various papers, inks etc. Your parent may send cash or a check to OGHS and I will write you a receipt. If this fee is not paid your grade card will be held until your obligation is met. (Parents, if there is a reason the fee cannot be paid at this time, please call me so we can work on other arrangements). All students are responsible for this fee.

Material:

All art supplies for our classroom work and projects will be covered in your art fee, however, you will be expected to bring a simple sketch book which can be found at many stores including Wal-Mart. This sketch book does not need to be large or expensive just a simple book with blank pages. If you have a difficult time finding one or cannot get one for whatever reason please talk to me and we will make arrangements. You will be expected to have your sketchbook at each and every class. Your sketchbook will be where you can take notes (unless you prefer a different notebook) and make preliminary sketches of ideas. This sketchbook will be turned in for grading on a regular basis so treat it kindly and make it yours.

One second videos:

You will be expected to complete one second video documentation of your progress on your studio projects. Each second is worth one point and will be turned in on each Friday.

Grading:

Studio Projects: At the start of each studio project you will be given a rubric which will outline all expectations of the project. You will be expected to keep your rubric which will be turned in with your project. Each project is worth 100pts, each day your project is late I will deduct 10 points from your final grade. If at any point you feel your work will be late due to the complexity of your design PLEASE talk to me prior to the turn in date and plead your case, I am more than happy to give a reasonable amount of outside work time for any project that exceeds classroom expectation. Excused absences will have two days extension for each absent day, however you must finish this work outside of the classroom.  100 points

Sketchbooks: Sketchbooks will be turned in at different intervals, these sketch books are used for as a preassessment. Each time the sketchbook is turned in it is worth 20 points, unless you are told differently. If your sketchbook is turned in late 2 points will be deducted for each late day. After 2 days I will not take any late sketchbooks, unless it is due to an excused absence. 20 points

One second video: Each second of your one second video is worth 1 point. So, if you have 20 seconds you are to record for that week your video compilation will be worth 20 points on Friday. At the end of the semester an entire collective of all your one second documentation will be turned into me via email or other arrangements. 1 point per video clip

Other: Other assignments for each unit will be expected of you throughout the year. These assignments will gage progress and understanding of concepts and will vary in point systems which will be clear upon execution of the work. These works will not be accepted late unless the lateness is due to an excused absence.

Homework: Homework will be completed in your sketchbook and will cover a pre and post assessment of techniques and concepts. 20 points

Late work:

Any work which is due to an excused absence will be accepted two days late for each day absent. If there are extenuating circumstances to this rule please come talk to me and we will work together to create a solution.

Rules

Good behavior is very important in the art room as there are many expensive materials and equipment. I expect each student, as high schoolers, to be able to control their own behavior. That being said, I realize accidents happens. If each of you is doing his and her own work accidents will be minimal. Be respectful of others, and you are NEVER allowed to touch anyone else’s art work but your own! We all function better with conversation, so appropriate conversation at a reasonable volume level is, of course, welcome during work time. We are a bell to bell class, so I expect for you to work from the start of class to the end of class, I will give you a reasonable amount of cleanup time, however, no one is allowed to begin cleanup without my direction.

I am so excited to see where we go this year! I fully expect to learn just as much from you as you do from me. If at any time you are frustrated or have ANY issue please come talk to me and I will work with you.

Thank you,

Ms. Buesing


Art I Syllabus

Oak Grove High School

Instructor: Ms. Buesing

Phone: 690-4152 Ext. 1656

Email: mbuesing@oakgrove.k12.mo.us

Art I is an introductory course which is a prerequisite for any advanced art courses you may choose in the future. This year you will be exploring different types of media and turning each studio project into your own creation. Together we will be exploring what it means to be in the conceptual age of art thinking and design. You are all designers and will discover your strengths in this class.

Objective:

  • Students will develop visual literacy through studying and describing visual metaphor, visual systems, and iconography and how these concepts connect and divide human societies.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the visual elements and principles of 2-D design through art production and critical analysis

  • Students will become conversant in a variety of 2-D art media

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of visual literacy and visual culture throughout their works and writing assignments.

  • Students will acquire the vocabulary necessary to discuss, interpret, analyze, and critique examples of visual expression that they create and work done by established designers and  artists

Materials and Fees:

There is a $40 fee for this course ($20 per semester). You will each receive a plastic storage bin with you supplies. This fee also covers all other needed materials this year, including: clay, glaze, paint, various papers, inks etc. Your parent may send cash or a check to OGHS and I will write you a receipt. If this fee is not paid your grade card will be held until your obligation is met. (Parents, if there is a reason the fee cannot be paid at this time, please call me so we can work on other arrangements). All students are responsible for this fee.

Material:

All art supplies for our classroom work and projects will be covered in your art fee, however, you will be expected to bring a simple sketch book which can be found at many stores including Wal-Mart. This sketch book does not need to be large or expensive just a simple book with blank pages. If you have a difficult time finding one or cannot get one for whatever reason please talk to me and we will make arrangements. You will be expected to have your sketchbook at each and every class. Your sketchbook will be where you can take notes (unless you prefer a different notebook) and make preliminary sketches of ideas. This sketchbook will be turned in for grading on a regular basis so treat it kindly and make it yours.

One second videos:

During some lessons you will be expected to snap a one second video of your progress throughout the class, I will give the required amount of video snaps each class they are expected. This one second documentation is a wonderful way to figure out progress and learn from you process. When these videos are expected for a unit, you will turn in an accumulated collection of them from the week on each Friday. They really don’t take long to compile, mostly it is remembering to take your one second snap. This is a new process for many of you so if you have questions I am more than happy to clarify.

Note: If you do not have a phone or access to a computer at home please talk to me and we will find a solution.

Grading:

Studio Projects: At the start of each studio project you will be given a rubric which will outline all expectations of the project. You will be expected to keep your rubric which will be turned in with your project. Each project is worth 100pts, each day your project is late I will deduct 10 points from your final grade. If at any point you feel your work will be late due to the complexity of your design PLEASE talk to me prior to the turn in date and plead your case, I am more than happy to give a reasonable amount of outside work time for any project that exceeds classroom expectation. Excused absences will have two days extension for each absent day, however you must finish this work outside of the classroom.  100points

Sketchbooks: Sketchbooks will be turned in at different intervals, these sketch books are used for as a preassessment. Each time the sketchbook is turned in it is worth 20 points, unless you are told differently. If your sketchbook is turned in late 2 points will be deducted for each late day. After 2 days I will not take any late sketchbooks, unless it is due to an excused absence. 20 points

One second video: Each second of your one second video is worth 1 point. So, if you have 20 seconds you are to record for that week your video compilation will be worth 20 points on Friday. At the end of the semester an entire collective of all your one second documentation will be turned into me via email or other arrangements. 1point per video clip.

Other: Other assignments for each unit will be expected of you throughout the year. These assignments will gage progress and understanding of concepts and will vary in point systems which will be clear upon execution of the work. These works will not be accepted late unless the lateness is due to an excused absence.

Homework: Homework will be completed in your sketchbook and will be a pre/post assessment on techniques used during units. 25points

Late work:

Any work which is due to an excused absence will be accepted two days late for each day absent. If there are extenuating circumstances to this rule please come talk to me and we will work together to create a solution.

Rules

Good behavior is very important in the art room as there are many expensive materials and equipment. I expect each student, as high schoolers, to be able to control their own behavior. That being said, I realize accidents happens. If each of you is doing his and her own work accidents will be minimal. Be respectful of others, and you are NEVER allowed to touch anyone else’s art work but your own! We all function better with conversation, so appropriate conversation at a reasonable volume level is, of course, welcome during work time. We are a bell to bell class, so I expect for you to work from the start of class to the end of class, I will give you a reasonable amount of cleanup time, however, no one is allowed to begin cleanup without my direction.

I am so excited to see where we go this year! I fully expect to learn just as much from you as you do from me. If at any time you are frustrated or have ANY issue please come talk to me and I will work with you.

Thank you,

Ms. Buesing