Portfolio 2

  • Amesbury High School

    Art Department


    Course Syllabus:   Portfolio 2D 1 Credits

    Instructor:  Mr. R. Jackson

    Office:  ART 106.3

    Office Hours:  M-F    7:30am- 8:00am

    Email:  jacksonr@amesburyma.org                                                                                                    


    Course Description

    (CP) / (H) Portfolio 2D

    Length of course: One Quarter

    Prerequisite: Portfolio I

    Grade level(s): 10,11,12

    This course will continue to develop the technical skill and knowledge acquired in Portfolio I within Two Dimensional mediums. Drawing, painting and printmaking units will focus on the application and use of materials, art history, comprehension of the Elements of Art and integration of the Principles of Design. Upon completion of this course students will have compiled a complete portfolio that will be presented for review. Students are required to have a sketchbook for weekly projects.



    This course provides a formal introduction to the fundamentals, techniques and materials used in drawing and painting. Students will explore and utilize a variety of mediums while applying knowledge of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to their work. Many projects will be accompanied by historical information related to the subject matter, such as Artists, Artworks and Art movement.


    Course Objectives

    This course is intended to introduce students to fundamental drawing and painting techniques. We will explore a variety of art mediums such as pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor and acrylic paint. Students will utilize prior knowledge of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design and apply them with learned techniques to create a variety of 2D works. By completion of this course students will be able to:

    -identify and understand fundamental 2D design

    -be proficient at using a variety of mediums including pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint, and printmaking

    -apply the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to their work.

    -develop a portfolio displaying a fundamental knowledge of 2D design



    Students are required to have a sketchbook for weekly assignments. Acceptable size range is anywhere between 8” x 10” to 11” x 14”.

    Course Participation Requirements

    Students are expected to attend all classes and be a positive and engaged member of the classroom. All excused absences are expected to made-up, either after school or during A Block. Each “cut” class (unexcused absence) will result in a 10-point reduction from quarter grade and the class cannot be made-up. Five lates will result in an unexcused absence and will receive a 10-point deduction from their quarter grade.


    Student Expectations

    Students are expected to be respectful of the studio space/darkroom and others who use these same facilities. The studio space is shared by many students, therefore everyone is responsible for maintaining it. Students are responsible for their workspace/materials and the general upkeep of the studio space. Any infractions of the above classroom rules may result in a student detention, a phone call to parent, or parent meeting.



    Plagiarism is one form of cheating that will not be tolerated. Plagiarism includes downloading words of entire pages from online to include in students’ assignments without giving proper credit to those sources.  Students are reminded that repeated violations of these regulations affect their grades (by receiving zeroes for assignments), their behavior record, and their reputation of character and honesty. Infractions of this rule may result in serious disciplinary actions despite the fact that it may be the first offense.  (AHS Student Handbook 2016- 2017)


    Cell Phone Policy

    Cell phones use is NOT permitted in the classroom at any time. There is a cell phone shoe holder that students will be required to use. If at any point during class time a cell phone is not in its designated space the student will lose 20 points in their conduct and grade for that week.



    Projects and assignments are expected to be handed in on-time. Late projects and assignments will incur a 10-point deduction for each week it is late.


    Conduct/Effort 50%

    Projects 50%


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