Art Media Tech III is an advanced class that can help prepare a student portfolio for acceptance into an Art university. Or for the student who wants to advance their art skills.

    Grading Procedures:
    1.) Homework is 10% of grade.
    2.) Assessment is 30% of grade.
    3.) Production, (classwork) is 60% of grade.

    Class Procedures:
    All students should be on time and ready to work. Do nows will be written on the blackboard. Teacher lesson, presentation, reinforcement and demonstration.

    Production will then start. When students are finished for the day they will cleanup the last 5 minutes and will be seated for dismissal.




    Media and Techniques III Proficienies:

    Grades: 11 - 12

    Credits: 5

    Required Prerequisites: Art Fundamentals, Media & Techniques I, II and Teacher Recommendation



    Description of Course Content


    Media and Techniques III is an art course designed for any students who have successfully completed both Art Fundamentals and Media & Techniques I and Media & Techniques II on the high school level.  The course is designed to provide students with reinforcement and advancement of the artistic foundations.  Students will learn how to manipulate the design elements and principles of organization, as well as a variety of media to communicate ideas creatively.  Media & Techniques III applies cooperative and independent, as well as differential learning strategies in its approach to art making, art history, criticism and aesthetics.  Media & Techniques III will provide students with the skills needed to further study and practice upon a passing grade and teacher recommendation.


    Description of Expected Learning Proficiencies


    The student will:

    1. Aesthetics-All students will use aesthetic knowledge in the creation of and in response to Visual art. (1.1)
    1. Knowledge

    Formulate responses to fundamental elements within an art form, based on observation, using the domain-specific terminology of that art form.

    1. Discern the value of works of art, based on historical significance, craftsmanship, cultural context, and originality using appropriate domain specific terminology.
    2. Determine how historical responses affect the evolution of various artistic styles, trends and movements in art forms from classicism to post-modernism.
    1. Skills
    1. Compose specific and metaphoric cultural messages in works of art, using contemporary methodologies.
    2. Formulate a personal philosophy or individual statement on the meaning(s) of art.
    3. Develop knowledge and skills that strengthen and sharpen aesthetic awareness in the visual arts.


    1. Creation and Performance - All students will utilize those skills, media, methods, and technologies appropriate to each art form in the creation, performance, and presentation of Visual Art. (1.2)
      1. Interpret themes using symbolism, allegory, or irony through the production of two or three-dimensional art
      2. Perform various methods and techniques used in the production of works of art
      3. Produce an original body of work in one or more mediums that demonstrates exploration with of methods and techniques.
      4. Outline a variety of pathways and the requisite training for careers in the visual arts

    III.  Elements and Principles of the Arts (1.3)

    • Compare and contrast the innovative applications of the elements of art and principles of design
    1. Analyze how a literary, musical, theatrical, and/or dance composition can provide inspiration for a work of art
    2. Critique- All students will develop, apply and reflect upon knowledge of the process of critique (1.4)
    1. Knowledge
    2. Examine artwork from a variety of historical periods in both western and non-western culture(s).
    3. Categorize the artistic subject, the formal structure, and the principal elements of art used in exemplary works of art.
    4. Determine the influence of tradition on arts experiences, as an arts creator, performer, and consumer.
    5. Skills
    6. Develop criteria for evaluating art in a specific domain and use the criteria to evaluate one’s personal work and that of their peers, using positive commentary for critique.
    7. Provide examples of how critique may affect the creation and/or modification of an existing or new work of art.
    8. World Culture, History, and Society- All students will understand and analyze the role, development, and continuing influence of the arts in relation to world cultures, history, and society. (1.5)
    9. Knowledge
    10. Parallel historical events and artistic development found in dance, music, theater, and visual art.
    11. Summarize and reflect upon how various art forms and cultural resources preserve cultural heritage and influence contemporary art.
    12. Skills

    Evaluate the impact of innovations in the arts from various historical periods in works of dance, music, theater, and visual art stylistically representative of the times.

    Compare and contrast the stylistic characteristics of a given historical period through dance, music, theater and visual art

    VI.  All students will develop career planning and workplace readiness skills. (CWP 1)

    a.       Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of art related careers, leisure activities, and personal life skills in the visual arts.

    VII. All students will use information, technology, and other tools. (CWP 2)

    1. Operate a computer, copy machine, opaque projector, and other technological equipment necessary for functioning in today’s job market; enlarge/reduce images, understand percentages and etc.

    VIII. All students will use critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills. (CWP 3)

    1. Develop critical thinking skills by observing, describing, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating the artistic content and form in the visual arts.
    2. Demonstrate self-awareness creative thinking, confidence, self-discipline, collaboration, and risk-taking through the visual arts.
    3. All students will demonstrate self-management skills. (CWP 4)
    4. Demonstrate good time management by meeting deadlines.
      1. Illustrate an understanding and participate in- group and individual critiques, as well as cooperative learning projects
      2. Encourage individual growth and learning through learning, maturity, and life experiences.
      3. All students will apply safety principles. (CWP 5)
      4. Develop skills for safe use of materials, technology and procedures.




    Evaluate Means to Determine Mastery

    1. Teacher evaluation of completed projects and homework assignments (see syllabus)
    2. Satisfactory studio performance on a daily basis (see grading rubric)
    3. Satisfactory participation in discussions, gallery exhibits, individual and group critiques.