Linked Algebra + Design A/B introduces students to the fundamentals and principles of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design forms while integrating basic Algebraic concepts to help solve design problems. The history and criticism of art is presented through the use of projects, lectures, and visual materials. At the end of this class you will be able to say:
1) I know how and why we make are as a species,
2) I know how to use Algebraic to create art
3) I know how to use traditional and high tech tools to express myself
4) I can share my work with others
The students will respond to, analyze, and make judgments about form, content, technique, and purpose in works of art as evidenced by the creation and evaluation of portfolios. Related tools and techniques are explained, demonstrated and practiced to promote creative expression through active student participation. Work outside of class is required, for example: portfolio or project preparation, reading, writing, or critical viewing where appropriate. Maintaining a sketchbook or journal is an integral component of instruction, along with ongoing critical analysis through individual critiques.
WHAT IS ARTICULATION?
This course is articulated with Diablo Valley Community College. Articulation is a process where by courses are aligned with curriculum taught at DVC. Design A/B has been aligned with an Introduction to Digital Media Course. Successful completion of the course with a “B” or higher and a “C” or higher on a final exam focused on basic Adobe Photoshop skill will earn you 1.5 units of credit at DVC. This means that you will officially be enrolled in college while in this course. Upon completion of the course you will have an official transcript from DVC.
As in any course at high school, it is expected that students will spend time outside the classroom working to complete assignments. Ideas for projects should be worked out in an Artist’s Journal both in class and outside of class. The Artist’s Journal is essential for recording the world around them through drawing, writing, and collage. The Artist’s Journal will be submitted every Tuesday morning. Click here to find the Weekly Sketchbook Assignments page. All sketchbook assignments are to be complete outside of class.
You will have several required and optional exhibition opportunities throughout the year. You will receive credit for your preparation and participation in these exhibitions.
CLASS AND GRADING POLICIES
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