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Project Management 2-D

Project Management – 2-D & 3-D Art

Liberal High School 2016-2017


Teacher: Ms. F. Schievelbein



Project-Management at Liberal is designed to follow the Kansas Department of Education’s Visual Arts Pathway Program.

             Introduction to Drawing emphasizes the development of fundamental drawing skills. Focus will be on the application of art theory, processes and techniques that increase the power of observation. Instruction includes the elements and principles of design as applied in composition through hard copy and/or electronic software.

 (from the Introduction to Drawing Standards Alignment Document found at,AV,Technology,andCommunications.aspx )


Pre-requisite: Introduction to Drawing, Principles of Illustration, 3-D Arts and Crafts

                It is strongly suggested students have taken at least one introductory class before participating in Project Management.

Project Mangagement is a STUDIO based art class.  

Art Projects:  During the semester there will be several projects done during class time in an effort to create a student portfolio these projects will be expected to have a unified theme that also shows a range of skills with different medium.  Class time projects will have to be made up if days are missed, even if the absences are excused.  ALL PROJECTS MUST BE HANDED IN ON THE DUE DATE EVEN IF THEY ARE UNFINISHED. 

Written Reflection:  After various projects a written reflection/or worksheet or critique will be required to access the learning process.

Assignments:   All assignments will be aimed at creating artwork to show or sell at local events.

Final Project:  Students will participate in two different events for semester final credit. 


Sketchbook:  Students will create a mixed/media sketchbook or altered book as an ongoing project to be graded at the end of each semester.


*Project Management is a class that will be both student and teacher led.  Students will be expected to set and meet deadlines.  Students will also be expected to plan and document work and progress on work.  This class will tie in to the process of having an Artist Cooperative.


** Please remember students are responsible for any computer or equipment used in the Art classroom and for the Art classes.  If they break it they will be responsible for repairing or replacing the equipment.  This includes pencils, portfolios, brushes, pens, rulers or any other tool used.


Expected Class Behaviors:

            Be respectful of classmates, teachers, art tools and materials, building and rules.

            Everyone participates in class CLEAN-UP TIME – put everything back in its place and                                keep all areas (desks, sinks, counters, floors) picked up and clean.

            Pass materials and tools to others.  NO THROWING THINGS IN THE ART ROOM!

            Speak with kindness – no negativity or foul language, respect our differences.

            Do your BEST – Make your best effort and turn in work – minimal work equals a low                               grade.  Not handing in an assignment is an automatic Zero and every day late is a                       10% reduction in grade.

            Practice, Practice, Practice is what makes one’s art better.  Do all Sketchbook Exercises.

            Keep an open mind for understanding of artworks – even if you don’t like it.

            Follow ALL expected School-Wide Behavior Guidelines.

            YOU are responsible for any equipment used in and for class from pencils to computers.

            If you miss a class you will need to make up lost time – talk to Ms. Schievelbein

            Talking is allowed only while working – Class time is when we work

            CELL PHONES NOT USED IN CLASS per school policy. 

            NO FOOD IN THE CLASSROOM!  Food residue on fingers and materials damages artwork.

            Everyone’s work is their own. NEVER COPY or CLAIM another person’s artwork as your                            own.  It will earn an instant Zero for the project.

Week Schedule Project
August 28-Sept 1 Planning Projects Rules/Class expectations. Project Demonstrations
Sept 4: No School Labor Day  
Sept 5-8 Project #1 Clay Build
Sept. 11-15 Project #1 Clay Build
Sep. 18-22 Project #2 Clay Build
September 25; No School Teacher Professional Development day  
Sept. 26-29 Project #2 Clay Build
Oct. 2-6 Project #3 Flat Glass (2-3 pieces)
Oct. 9-13 Project #3 Flat Glass (2-3 pieces)
    All clay and flat glass pieces must be ready to put in the kiln to be fired and fused.
Oct. 16-19 Project #4 Painting or Drawing
Oct 20: No School End of Nine Weeks Teacher work day  
Oct. 23-26 Project #4 Painting or Drawing
Oct 27: No School Parent Teacher Conferences  
Oct. 30 - Nov 3 Project #5 Mathematical Project
Nov. 6-10 Project #5 Mathematical Project
    All clay pieces must be glazed and ready to be put in the kiln to be fired.
Nov. 13-17 Project #6 Printmaking
Nov 20-21 Project #6 Printmaking
Nov. 22-24: No School Thanksgiving Holiday  
Nov. 27- Folk Art Festival Create Inventory of product/pack product for transportation/create display elements
Nov. 28- Dec. 1 Project #7 Choice Project
Dec 2 & 3rd (Weekend) Folk Art Festival Students will create work for sell and will participate in manning the table at the show for a grade.
Dec. 4-8 Project #7 Choice Project
Dec. 11-15 Project #8 Found object project (Mixed media)
Dec. 18-21 Project #8 Found object project (Mixed media)
Dec. 22-Jan 5: No School Winter Holiday  
    Each student will blow glass and will create at least five pieces for Project #9. These pieces will be created while
    working on other projects.
    For each project students will turn in a project planning sheet and a finished project statement.


Grades will be assessed using the Art Rubric & the Project’s unique set of Criteria. Each Project has a set of criteria that will be given at the beginning of each Project that are to meet the State’s competency expectations for this course.


Your overall course grade will consist of the following types of assignments and approximate percentage breakdown:

Projects 50%

Sketchbooks 30%

Additional Assignments 5%

Final Project 20%


Projects & skill development exercises are for the development of a student’s drawing skills & problem-solving abilities.


Participation & sketchbooks are for the development of a student’s leadership & communication skills as well as to develop the student in the area of employability, ethical responsibilities, health & safety habits.

Written Reflections are for the additional academic knowledge skills of adapting language for audience, composition of focused writing and analyzing.

This syllabus is a general planned schedule outline but may be changed if circumstances arise, such as but not limited to: missed school days or school wide events.