REED EVERYTHING on this page BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS. You're welcome to follow up with questions during class or email Ms. Schmit if you are in B-117. Ms. Schmit will also have a Virtual Meet-up Saturday September 11th, 2021 @ 10am to give everyone a chance to ask questions and get more information.
This is page is for you to reference throughout the year. If you are enrolled in multiple Advanced courses you need to be completing work following the requirements for all courses; However if you can find a way to AUTHENTICALLY meet those requirements in creative ways, that is fine. When in doubt feel free to check with Ms. Schmit or your Advanced Visual Arts Teacher to check first.
If you get overwhelmed. . .
You are always welcome to fall back on what the Intermediate and Proficient students are doing if you get stuck, want to do those projects, or are just having a hard time wrapping your head around how all this is going to work.
Main Goal for this year
Basically create 7+ pieces of artwork relating to a common theme/idea
What that means is you will be developing your own series of pieces to showcase the skills and is a sustained investigation exploring a common theme or idea. You should be ending the year with creating a a series of 7 strong pieces minimum and will showcase them in the school art show at the end of the year (at least digitally, maybe in the gallery depending on in-person restrictions this year). The expectation is for you to be mainly working independently but you are welcome to ask for help and advice as needed. You will be expected to check in with your teacher regularly about your progress.
Media Requirements for Projects
Media choices need to center around the course you are enrolled in. One thing to keep in mind, unless you can purchase your own supplies you will need to check in with your Visual Arts Teacher for available supplies- don't stress to much about this for now keep reading up on requirements first.
A Sustained Investigation
There are many ways you can progress throughout the year; however, in all cases it will help if you develop a strong idea that will serve as an anchor that connects all your pieces you make throughout the year. That idea is okay to modify or re-calibrate it as you go, just make sure you are documenting why you are making the changes.
Sustained Investigation Proposal needs to include:
If you want more help understanding what a Sustained Investigation is read this article: Click Here
Time-line for work:
These are the main assignments that will be due to your teacher on or before the dates listed below. These dates may adjust a little as we go through the year but only by a day or so.
- September 17th: Sustained Investigation Proposal
- October 3rd: 1st Piece
- October 24th: 2nd Piece
- October 26th: 1st Progress Reflection Artist Statement
- November 5th: 1st Peer Review of 1st and 2nd Pieces
- November 23: 3rd Piece
- December 16th: 4th Piece
- January 12th: 2nd Progress Reflection Artist Statement
- January 19th: 2nd Peer Review of 3rd and 4th Pieces
- February 9th: 5th Piece
- March 9th: 6th Piece
- March 16th: 3rd Progress Reflection Artist Statement
- March 23rd: 3rd Peer Review of 3rd and 4th Pieces
- April 7th: 7th piece due
- May 18th: Personal Show Goes Live
- May 23: Final Show Reviews Completed
- June 8th Last day of classes