MS Orientation to Art 2-D Syllabus
Where do super heroes come from? They live in the action-filled pages of comic books. Who gives them their super powers? It’s the creative artist who puts energy and excitement into every drawing. You too can create your own super heroes, and discover the power you hold in your pencil.
Using the tools, tricks and techniques of professional artists, you’ll create people and objects that leap off the page. You’ll start with your sketchbook, and put down your ideas and impressions. You’ll develop those ideas by using lines, colors, composition and perspective. You’ll finish with a collection of original artwork that tells the story your way.
In this course you’ll experience the creative processes used by all artists. You’ll learn how to analyze, interpret and evaluate art. But most of all, you’ll have a portfolio of work that demonstrates your own skill and creativity as an artist.
Students will need access to a scanner or a digital camera for submitting work for this course. In addition, students will need to use some basic art supplies. This course does not meet the criteria for a High School Course and is available for Middle School only.
This is a 1 semester course consisting of 5 units.
- What is 2D Art?
- Help! I Can't Draw!
- Wow! Look What I Drew!
- Pow! Give me More!
- Wham! Look What I've Done!
Required Course Materials
Please access the list of course materials from the OC Online book ordering system and order your materials as soon as possible. Oftentimes, course materials are on back order and you may experience a delay in receiving them, causing students to fall behind in their online coursework. When ordering used or rented materials, be careful that online access codes are also current.
Methods of Instruction
Throughout the course, students will encounter a variety of teaching strategies in order to achieve the objectives. Each unit will include direct instruction, requiring students to read material or watch an instructional video about the topic being discussed. Supplemental material will be provided for students needing further understanding or advanced application. Students will be given opportunities to demonstrate their learning through a variety of assessments:
- Discussion Boards
- Practice Assignments
- Projects and Presentations
- Synchronous Sessions
Methods of Evaluation
Students will demonstrate mastery through the following formative and summative assessments:
- 40% Assignments
- 10% Participation (Discussion Posts, Synchronous Sessions)
- 10% Quizzes
- 25% Final Project
- 15% Unit Tests/Oral Exams