Art History syllabus

This school year we will be following an art history timeline to create our masterpieces, we will be learning about everything from Cave Art to Surrealism!

Our works of art will be created from all sorts of materials and mediums and it is expected that students will be responsible with their supplies.

Most of the supplies will be provided however students will need to bring a pencil and eraser to class every day.


Projects will be worth 10 points for every day that is spent on the assignment. So if we spend 5 work days on an assignment it will be worth 50 points. If we only spend 3 days on a project it will be worth 30 points.

It is important to be in class, and spend class time wisely so you don’t lose points on your project. If the class starts a new project and you have not finished your previous project you are expected to either take the project home or find other time to work on it. Projects can always be submitted for a partial grade even if it is not finished to avoid a zero on your grade.

There may be a few quizzes on what they are learning about art history or the elements and principles of art, these quizzes will range from 5-20 points. And students will have plenty of time to prepare for quizzes, and accommodations can be made upon request.

Although homework is not assigned, you may be asked to find and bring a reference photo to class or to finish an old project at home.

How to get an A in art: these students are those who turn in all of their projects, take pride in their craftsmanship, participate in class*, and are good citizens by helping others and help to keep the classroom clean.

*participating is not just raising one’s hand. Those who participate are those who work hard on their projects, follow directions, brainstorm with others, or choose to display their artwork.

Important disclosure regarding Art History

Art history is one of the most exciting and important parts of our class. Art History is truly a record of life on earth since before written history. It is important to note that nudity and mature themes exist in nearly every art movement. I will choose artists and works of art that I feel best to represent these art movements without depicting nude figures.

Please be aware that if students choose to google these art movements they may come across some works of art that depict nudity or mature themes.

I recognize that not all parents are okay with artwork of this nature and so I will only show works of art that do not show any nudity.

I also will, through google classroom, provide slides from class and reference photos that students can use so they don’t have to Google images.

If you have any concerns please contact me at msSingletonsArtClass@gmail.com.

Class Rules

Our art class has four main overall rules they are

  • Respect Self
  • Respect Classmates
  • Respect Teacher
  • Respect Materials and Classroom

Please commit to keeping these rules and helping others to do so.

If a student breaks one of these rules they will 1) be given a few reminders to correct their behavior or actions. If the issue persists they will 2) lose a privilege, for example, their seat may be changed, or they might lose the use of materials. And if the issue continues to persist 3) the student’s parent or guardian will be contacted to discuss what steps need to be taken and how to help the student succeed in class.


I want to make 2018 the best school year yet! There are so many great things to learn about ART and there are so many amazing things we are going to CREATE!


Teaching one point perspective

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Lesson Plan: Teaching one point perspective

Power point: 1 point perspective

What is one-point perspective?

The student art guide defines it asOne point perspective is a drawing method that shows how things appear to get smaller as they get further away, converging towards a single ‘vanishing point‘ on the horizon line. It is a way of drawing objects upon a flat piece of paper (or other drawing surface) so that they look three-dimensional and realistic.”

What does it look like? Here are some of my favorite examples…

by Haraigoshi
A cityscape by Gustav Caillebotte
“Iconic Time Square at Night” by Clinton Helms


Check out this blog for really cool examples of perspective in photography