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Higher Level Visual Art is a two year independent study course offered during the 11th and 12th grades IB diploma program. Over two years the students are required to create a body of work reflecting their individual creativity and focus. In the spring of their senior year the students will present their work in a solo exhibition and articulate their process and ideas in a one on one interview. In addition the students are required to complete one or more Investigation Workbooks during the course that correspond to their studio work.

Course Objectives: Students will: • Experiment with a variety of media and studio techniques. • Choose a specific direction and media for the focus of their work. • Work towards bringing together a cohesive body of work with a specific focus and media. • Maintain a Investigation workbook which correlates with their studio work. • Participate in classroom discussions. • Participate in group and individual critiques. • Mount a solo exhibition of a cohesive body of work • Complete a one on one interview articulating process and ideas • Participate in final all class exhibition
Course Aims: Students will: • Investigate past, present and emerging forms of visual arts and engage in producing, appreciating and evaluating these • Develop an understanding of visual arts from a local, national, and international perspective • Build confidence in responding visually and creatively to personal and cultural experiences • Develop skills in, and sensitivity to, the creation of works that reflect active and individual involvement • Take responsibility for the direction of learning through the acquisition of effective working practices

Student Expectations and Grading Scale:

1st and 2nd Marking Periods
Studio Work – Students are required to complete a minimum of 6 projects for each 9 week period, unless otherwise directed by the teacher. A minimum of 2 projects should be done at home during the marking period. o First Critique 30% o Second Critique 30%
Investigation Workbook – Students are required to keep a research workbook. The workbooks should contain: artist, media and technique research; cultural research; project plans; reflections and process critiques. Workbooks will be assessed at the interim and at the end of each marking period. o First Check 15% o Second Check 15%
Gallery visit – 5% o All students are required to visit a gallery or museum and write a critique on the work of one artist. The critiques will be turned in and graded at the end of each marking period.
Weekly Grade – 5% o All students will participate in cleaning up the art room at the end of class and staying on task during class.

3rd Marking Period • Predicted Grade _External Assessment o Final preparation of body of work 30% o Overall presentation of body of work 30% • Investigation Workbook _ Internal Assessment – 30% • Examine Timeline Deadlines 5% • Weekly grades 5%

4th Marking Period • Art 21 presentation of Focus _ 30% • Art 21 presentation of Process _30% • Legacy Project - 30% • Weekly grades 5% • Removal of art from classroom 5%

• Mid-Term and Final Exams, as required by Henrico County, determine one fifth of the final grade.

Ms. Scurlock’s e-mail mascurlo@henrico.k12.va.us Art Fee – $12.00…...

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