Camden Hills Regional High School

Home of the Windjammers

Mr. Kahn
Room - Period
This is an introductory level course that will focus on the basics of painting.  Students will learn how to sketch and paint from observation as well as understanding the different aspects of color theory.  There will be drawing and art history components to the course.

Students will be creating a number of projects on paper and canvas, but not limited to the following:

Value Scale
Tint & Shade Scale
Color Wheels
Geometric Design
Perspective Painting
Still Life
Oil Pastel
Soft Pastel

The art room is a place for all students to comfortably study, create and discuss artwork.

Guidelines for allowing this kind of an atmosphere to exist are as follows:
1. Work quietly and thoughtfully so others may do the same.
2. Be prompt, present and ready to work.
3. Listen carefully and be courteous when others are talking or demonstrating.
4. Always use your time productively.
5. Be sure language, comments and projects are appropriate for school and not
offensive to any individuals.
6. Demonstrate a positive approach to assignments and consider feedback.  
7. Pursue challenging solutions & strive for high standards of achievement.
8. Demonstrate personal initiative and problem solving ability.
9. Participate successfully in group activities and critiques.
10. The student will work outside of class time if it is recommended by the teacher.
Grading Policy:
Grading for the class is divided in the following percentages;

Large Projects - 60%
Small Projects - 20%
Art History - 10%
Tests/Exams - 10%

For large projects, Grading is based on the following rubric:(Example)

1.Effort and Initiative - The amount of time and effort you put into your project on a DAILY basis.
Final Presentation - The quality of the completed project.
Use of Studio and tools - Make sure you give yourself enough time for clean-up of ALL your tools and area. (Includes set-up and clean-up)

The final 2 are closely related to the project., Example for Perspective project;
Use of Ruler and correct perspective lines-Are the line receding to the correct point and did you use a ruler.
Use of Opaque & Transparent colors-Did you use the correct colors in relation to your light source in your drawing

(Subject to change)

January 21 - 24

    Intro to course, still life drawing

  January 27 - 31

    Tonal Shading w/ simple shapes/Art History Thomas Hart Benton

  February 3 - 7

    Watercolor color wheel and mono-chromatic scale

  February 10 - 14

    Begin and complete watercolor mono-chromatic painting

  February 24 - 28

    Oil Pastel color wheels and begin sketching animals(texture)

  March 3 - 7

    Begin and Complete texture animal in Oil Pastel

  March 10 -13

    Begin perspective drawings (1 & 2 point)

  March 17 - 21

    Complete perspective drawings with color (1 & 2 point)

  March 24 - 28

    Portraits and self-portraits/Art History-Chuck Close

  March 31 - April 4

    Complete Portraits and begin Acrylic 36 color color wheel

  April 7 - April 11

    Continue Acrylic 36 color color wheel

 April 14 - 18

    Complete Acrylic 36 color color wheel

  April 28 - May 2

    Begin Impressionist group project/work with pastels in landscape outdoors

 May 5 - May 9

    Continue Impressionist group project/work with pastels in landscape     outdoors

  May 12 - 15

    Complete Impressionist group project/work with pastels in landscape     outdoors

  May 19 - 23

    Begin Musical Abstract Painting/Art History Wassily Kandinsky

  May 27 - 30

    Complete Musical Abstract Painting

 June 2 - 6

    Begin Ind. Project

 June 9 - 13

    Complete Ind. Project

  June 17 - 19

    Final Exams