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Sketchbook Activity

Understanding Pencils


Lecture & Vocabulary

Computer Assignments
- Set up your folder and save your files
- Back them up to Dropbox or Google Drive
- Close all of your Apps and log out
- I highly recommend buying a flash drive to save your work also.

Drawing/Traditional Art
- Get your paper, T-squares, brushes, etc.
- Have paper towels handy in case of a mess
- Clean up when you’re done and put everything away in your cubby area or portfolio 

Student work
- Please be aware that many of our students take a lot of pride in their work and spend a lot of time creating it. DO NOT touch, move, alter, or do anything else that would upset the artist or the instructors. We have a ZERO TOLERANCE policy with this. Depending on the severity of the infraction, you will be assigned a minimum of two detention days.

Eating in class
- This is a sensitive issue for us. It’s important to eat breakfast and lunch, but if it interferes with our class time, it’s a problem.
-  We sell breakfast and there is usually a fundraiser throughout the year to purchase snacks. We ask that you make your purchases BEFORE class.

We always take the privilege away when students continually come in late with fast food and leave a mess behind to attract bugs and mice.

Technology in the classroom
– while we work hard to utilize technology as much as possible in the classroom, it is up to you to do the same and use it for the class. Please do not use these devices to continually text and download/view inappropriate material during class. We are lucky to have cell phones in our class to use as learning devices and music players. The occasional text is permitted, but if it distracts you or others from learning, the privilege will be taken away and possible disciplinary action will follow.

Class environment
- our class is a very creative, expressive, and diverse environment and that’s what makes it special. We have students from many different schools, backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, etc. Keeping this in mind please be sensitive to those around you when you speak. What you make consider funny or offensive may offend others, so please be professional. The comments we often hear in class can cause you to lose your job out in the real world.

Class participation
- We encourage everyone to get involved in our program. Whether it’s joining SkillsUSA, or being a classroom officer or having an idea to start a club or have a party, we want you to get involved. For some of you, this may be something you don’t normally do, but take a chance and do more than just what’s being asked of you. Most importantly, don’t stop others from trying to do something. Just because you think it’s silly or don’t want to get involved, don’t criticize others for trying. If you don’t have anything nice to say....

Leaving class
- If you need to leave the class for any reason, you need a pass. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. We need to know where you are at all times in the event of a fire or lockdown drill or for an assembly. Here are a few examples:
- Getting a snack at the bakery or to other classes selling snacks
- Going to another teacher’s class to see them or another student
- Getting a drink and going to the bathroom
- Going to the Nurse
- Going to the front office for absence notes, etc
- Seeing a counselor

Anything else
Lateness and absences
- we have a school policy on this, but it’s very important you come to class. We understand you may get sick and need to take a day, but when they start to pile up, it affects everyone. You come in and don’t know what to do, we have to take time to get you caught up and that takes time away from the rest of the class. Simply put, if you continue to be late and/or absent from class, a meeting will be held with you, your parents, your counselor, and instructors to decide what needs to be done and whether on not this program is for you. We try to create a real-world environment for you to learn in and we expect to hold you accountable as an adult in the real world. This is a high demand industry and being late and missing work gets you fired.

This is one of the most important things we do in class and yes, we expect you to do it at home. The reason for this is that we have an amazing collection of technology for you to use, but it has to stay in the classroom. Drawing at home is easy because you only need your art supplies, a space to do it, and time. These pieces show your willingness and ability to sit down and work on something for a long period of time.


These are what get you into good schools and scholarships. It’s for you. Not us. You may not realize it, but this is a huge opportunity to get a lot of nice pieces done. Yes, it takes a lot of time, but as you continue on in school (and life) you’ll find that you’ll have less and less time to do things. Don’t think of it as Homework, they are your Portfolio Pieces.

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