Name: Lisanne McTernan
    Email Address: lmcternan@is234.org
    Phone number:718-645-1334

    Welcome Parents:

    Here is information regarding important aspects of our classroom and the Visual art program.

    Some Information About Our Class

    My goal is to have your child have the opportunity to express themselves and get working knowledge of different artistic techniques. They will also be learning about different genres of visual art as well as art history.

    We will be doing drawing, painting and mixed media projects. Within these projects students will be learning about the elements of art (line, form, color, etc) and principals of design (balance, rhythm, symmetry etc).

    Color theory, artistic techniques in painting, drawing and sculpture will be continuously discussed and implemented throughout the school year.

    Upon completion of projects students will complete a reflection sheet or rubric which will help them to create an “artist statement”. Students will also be expected to participate in verbal discussions and critiques of their work. This will be discussed more in depth in class.

     Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I’m looking forward to a very productive school year!

    Class Rules:

    Respect for Self I will always do my best; I will positively participate in all classroom activities

    Respect for Others I will stay on task without disturbing or distracting others. I will not use “put downs” or harass others, I will respect other people’s differences and opinions.

    Respect for School I will raise my hand to speak. I will enter and exit the room quietly. I will complete all assignments on time, and I will actively listen when the teacher is speaking. 
    Respect for the art room and the supplies and materials  I will follow directions and clean up and properly store materials.

     GRADING SCALE                                                          GRADING CRITERIA

     90-100= A                                                                    Portfolio              50%            

     80-89= B                                                                      Class Procedure   25%

     70-79= C                                                                      Assignments        25%

     60-69= D


    Project Expectation Each project will be based on 4 categories

     * Creativity/ Originality                                 * Meets/ exceeds objectives for the lesson

     * Neat in craftsmanship                                * Completion of project


    Pencils, eraser, section in binder or folder with loose leaf paper, paper towels, baby wipes, tissues, magazines, ordinary objects for still life drawings, Prismacolor colored pencils, safety scissors, Elmer’s glue & glue stick, Crayola markers

    Extra items needed: magazines for collage, newspapers, tissues, paper towels, hand sanitizer

     I look forward to meeting with you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Thank you,

     Ms. Lisanne McTernan (718) 645-1334

     I have read and understand the above expectations and Ms. King’s grading policy. Please sign and return to Ms. King.

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