Introduction to Art

Teacher Contact Information:
Mr. Barnack
507-364-8145  e-mail
@TCUARTeam on Twitter
Course Information:
Introduction to Art
Grades 9-12
18 week course
Introduction to Art is designed to teach students how to critically analyze what they see, teaching historical background and about the nature of materials used to create art.  All student will receive exposure to art history.  All students will be exposed to a variety of media and subject matter.
Class Assignment:  Examine art movements and use information to create original work.
Unit 1:  Drawing Studies (Pencil & Charcoal)
Unit 2:  Review Elements & Principles of Art (Abstract Acrylic Painting)
Unit 3:  Print Making (Linoleum Cut)
Unit 4:  Acrylic Painting
Unit 5:  Hand Built Ceramics
Grading Objective:
All students are graded by fulfilling the criteria of the assignment as well as by their creativity, effort and behavior during class.  Late work will loose 5% for each school day beyond the original due date. Each quarter will be worth 43% of your final grade, for a total of 86%.  The “final project will be worth 14% of you final grade.
Student Expectations:
Students are expected to be prepared for class and work each day. This includes having a pencil for class and a positive attitude. 
Please Note: It does require effort and work for a student to become eligible for an “A” letter grade.  If a student forgets to bring their work, they will be assigned a cleaning chore in the art room.
Student Handbook:
Grading Scale            
Unexcused Tardy                   
Excused Absences                 
* What is written is subject to change as needed.

Contact: Mr. Barnack
Tri-City United Public Schools ISD 2905
101 2nd Street NE
Montgomery, MN 56069
Phone: 507-364-8100
Fax: 507-364-8103