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    District Theme: EVERY DAY COUNTS!  

    WELCOME TO Ms. Obduski-Giordano's ART CLASS! 

    I teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade Art...

    If you need to contact me, please email me at tobduski-giordano@htsdnj.org

    I am looking forward to a great year where students will create 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork using a variety of materials and techniques. These will include colored pencils, chalk & oil pastels, acrylic & watercolor paint, plaster, printmaking, wire sculpture and more!

    Middle School Art courses reinforce the fundamentals of drawing, painting, sculpture, aesthetics and critique.

    6th & 7th Grade Art Curriculum Overview: A day one and day two schedule all year

    Students experience the production of art using a variety of media and techniques to create, perform, analyze and respond.  Students will also understand the cultural dimensions and contributions of the arts.  Students will create art including the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.

    8th Grade Art Elective Curriculum Overview:  Every day all year schedule

    This course provides experience in a variety of media, subject matter, techniques, design theory, and art history.  Art Elective is designed to expand the students' knowledge, abilities and critical judgement as well as introduce new media and skills.  The elective course will draw from themes explored in each of the previous middle school art courses and serve as a culminating experience for the students, combining multiple themes and ideas in the creation and exploration of art.  Students will create art including the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.  

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    Arrive on time

    Come Prepared (fully charged chromebook, pencil, headphones)

    No Eating/Drinking or Gum/Candy

    Be present and engaged!

    Be respectful to others

    No cell phones/earbuds*

    No moving of chairs

    No hoods/hats

    It is very important to remain in "GOOD STANDING."

     The district grading policy is as follows:

    SUMMATIVE 50%

    This includes projects/critiques, rubrics, and large-scale artwork

    FORMATIVE 40%

    This includes journal assignments, classwork, and small-scale artwork

    INDIVIDUAL 10%

    This includes class participation, being on task, research, exit tickets

    **ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS**

    Your assignments & due dates will be posted under the classwork tab in Google Classroom.

    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE FOLLOWING THE DUE DATES LISTED IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM. IF YOU WILL BE TURNING IN WORK A FEW DAYS LATE OR YOU HAVE A QUESTION, PLEASE EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW. ARTWORK WILL BE CREATED "HANDS ON" IN CLASS AND DIGITALLY. ARTWORK WILL BE SUBMITTED IN CLASS AND ONLINE.

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    **Attention Parents/Guardians**

    Attention Parents/Guardians:

    1. Please visit your child’s Powerschool Portal to view ALL upcoming due dates for assessments, projects and homework.

    1. Students will be given 1 WEEK to complete and submit a formative or summative assignment. Teachers will use their discretion about dropping points for late assignments.  If not handed in for partial credit after one week, the assignment will receive a Zero.

    1. Assignments that are not submitted on time will have a “0” place holder UNTIL the assignment is completed and submitted.  Once a grade is placed, the Zero is removed.  

    Marking Period

    End of Marking Period

    1

    Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    2

    Tuesday, January 30, 2024

    3

    Friday, April 12, 2024

    4

    Thursday, June 20, 2024