• Heatherwood Middle School

    Art 1 – 1 semester long

    Teacher: Ms. Tami Coffman

    Room: C 107

    Email Address: tcoffman@everettsd.org

    Phone: 425-385-6407

    The best way to reach me is by email.


    Course Description:

    The Art 1 Curriculum is designed to expand on students’ knowledge of Art.  The Elements of Art will be reviewed, and the Principles of Art will be introduced. The use of a variety of techniques and media, art history and critique will also be explored throughout the semester. Individual creativity, neatness and respect for the work of others are always encouraged.


    • Area of Study:  Elements of Art (line, shape, value, texture, color, space and form.) & Principles of Art (unity, variety, balance, contrast, proportion, movement and rhythm) in drawing, painting, collage, and mixed media.  Several formative assignments in addition to a larger project will be given for each unit.  Summative assessment will be given at the end of the semester.
    • Art movements, artists and styles: Realism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Modern Art, and Cartooning will be emphasized throughout the semester. The artists associated with these movements and their specific styles will be studied in more depth.
    • Media: drawing pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, chalk and oil pastels, water color and tempera paint, and clay.

    Grading Procedures:
    Semester Grades will be determined by daily work and finished projects.  Each larger project will have written and oral guidelines which will be assessed at project completion. The four criteria for each assignment will be Creative Process (planning project and steps to complete it), Composition (elements of art), Communication (message), and Craftsmanship (neat, careful, quality work). Students will be encouraged to self assess using the project rubric.

    Semester grades are broken down into the following categories:
    Formative assessments: warm ups, sketching practice, daily assignments, quick quizzes:  30% of overall grade
    Summative assessments: Projects, tests:  70% of overall grade

    Classroom Expectations:
    Do your best and have a positive attitude!
    Treat others respectfully.
    Take responsibility for yourself and your actions.
    Be prepared for class.
    Respect art supplies and school property.
    Clean up on time- classes are dismissed when supplies are accounted for, tables clean, and floor is clear.

    My expectation is that students are on task, work hard, listen to instruction, and respect others.  Students who fail to meet these expectations will have the following consequences.

    1st Offense:  Warning
    2nd Offense: In-class consequences (seat change, loss of privileges) - student will be asked to state a plan for change of his or her behavior.
    3rd Offense: Detention (lunch time or after school.) Parent/guardian contact via email will follow.

    Make up Work:
    Students are expected to complete all work in class.  If a student is not able to complete the project during class time, he or she will receive one additional week to complete the project after school.  This needs to be prearranged with the teacher. 

    Hallway Passes:
    Hallway passes are used for bathroom breaks and office visits.  A sign-up sheet is available on the teacher's desk.  Students are not allowed to leave the room without teacher permission.

    Food, drink, gum chewing and student backpacks are not allowed in the art room.  Water bottles are OK, but they need to be put on the counter by the classroom door.

    Materials and Supplies:
    Most of the art supplies will be provided in the classroom.  This includes paint, brushes, color pencils, drawing pencils, markers, clay and other ceramic material, paper, rulers, etc.  However, each student should have his/her own:
       1. Sharpener
       2. Eraser

    Art Fee Information:
    The are department is requesting that all art students pay $7 per semester. The money will be used to purchase art supplies used for student projects.

    Art 1 students: one semester of art. Total $7.00

    You may make your payment by cash or check. If you are paying by check, please write it to Heatherwood Middle School.

    The payment should be in by Friday, September 13th, 2019. Please bring it to the main office.  If you are unable to pay this fee, please contact, Mrs. Coffman at tcoffman@everettsd.org

    I am looking forward to an exciting semester of creative students and fun projects!


    Thank You,


    Mrs. Tami Coffman






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