Art 2

Art 2 Syllabus

Students enrolled in Art 2 must have completed Art 1 with a passing grade. Art 2 is not a beginning art class. Students enrolled in Art 2 are expected to have an understanding of the Elements (line, shape, color, value, texture, space/perspective) and Principles (pattern, rhythm / movement, proportion / scale, balance, unity, and emphasis) of art. Students will be expected to use the elements and principles of art to convey a message, a feeling, or a new perspective. Each student will be asked to develop and understand their creative process via experimentation and revision. 

Our class will use to conduct class meetings. During class, students will be given instruction, demo and materials. Our class will use breakout rooms in Zoom for students to work on assignments independently and in small groups.

Our class will begin in a distance learning model. Students will build a sketchbook of learning activities that will directly apply to future assignments. Students will do research, brainstorm, skill-building activities and drawings in their sketchbook.

Skills will build upon each other as our class goes through the semester. Each project will be introduced via a learning activity where skills will be introduced and explored. Students who invest effort will have a solid understanding of larger assignments. Our class will focus on skills such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking. My goal is to provide a rich experience with the materials that we are able to access. 

Students enrolled in Art 2 will also do research, create class presentations, and participate in critiques of other students’ artworks.

 My goal is to provide students with challenging assignments. This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for the visual arts. A full year of the Art 2 course will satisfy your 10 credits toward your Visual and Performing Art (VAPA) units, or elective units. 5 credits for Fall / 5 credits for Spring.

There are no fees for this course. Natomas Unified School District will supply all necessary materials for students to earn their grades. Students may bring their own materials to supplement our class supplies.

Grades – Student performance is evaluated based on effort, following directions, completing projects on time, originality, creativity, craftsmanship, attendance and attitude. Final grades will reflect growth or lack of growth in these areas.

Art Supplies for Art 2

2020 – 2021 

Natomas High School

As we begin the 2020 school year from a distance you will need to find, borough, or purchase a few basic supplies. Your grade is not dependent on these supplies. If you are unable to obtain these supplies you will need to complete your assignments as best as you are able, with whatever supplies and materials you do have available. Having basic supplies will make your projects more meaningful, and the instructions will also make more sense.

Once we all get back into a classroom setting I will be able to supply our classroom with materials. Until then…

           Materials and supplies                                                          Alternatives

9” x 12” sketchbook
You could also use blank 8.5” x 11” printer paper and 3-ring binder. The binder should NOT be used for other classes, or else your work will be very wrinkled.
18” x 24” Drawing pad with heavy
weight paper
Drawing pencils – HB, 2B and 6BYellow #2 pencils will also work.
Blending stumps of different sizesQ-tip
Pencil sharpenerrazorblade
12” RulerThe straight edge of a bookbinding would also work.
A box of colored pencilsCrayons
Black sharpie marker – Fine point and ultra-fine point.Ballpoint pen
Tracing paper
Student set of acrylic paintsRed, Blue, Yellow, Black and White
Small size 1 round brush and a Small ¼” square brush
Mixing trayPlastic libs
Canvas boards 8” x 10”Heavy paper

CA Dept. of Education Art Standards



English Language Arts Standards

English Language Arts Standards K-12