Fashion Design Course
Class Website: www.dopicoart.com
Fashion Design Course Description
This class is a fashion design class focused on the art elements of design; line, shape, space, value, form, texture and color. As well as the principles of design; pattern, contrast, emphasis, balance, proportion, scale, harmony, rhythm and movement as they apply to fashion design. Using these art elements and principles, you will create various unique and original fashion sketches and designs as emerging fashion designers. To create our projects, we will be using the Adobe Suite as well as physical media such as pencil, pen, colored pencils and markers.
In addition to the formal elements and principles, we will be learning about various fashion designers and fashion movements in history to give you a base knowledge of the fashion world. Fashion design careers will be explored so that you have an understanding and awareness of all the options available to you with the skills you have begun to acquire while in this course.
- I will be open minded.
- I will be respectful.
- I will be responsible.
- I will be on task during class.
Be Respectful: Each student WILL be respectful of the teacher and will not impede classroom instruction through any disruptive behavior or tardy entry to class. Be respectful of other students and treat others in a thoughtful and mature manner.
Be respectful of the classroom and the computers: Respect all the computers. They are to be treated in a professional manner. Take proper care of the screen, mouse, keyboard etc. (Example: Do not bang the mouse if you are frustrated)
Effort: Students are expected to participate fully in all classroom activities. No student is expected to be an accomplished artist upon entry to class. The expectation is that the student will develop these skills through practice during the year. Student will use all class time for ART class work only. No homework for other classes is to be completed while you are in this room.
Horseplay: No horseplay of any kind will be tolerated in the Art classroom. Horseplay endangers students and classroom equipment.
Food: School policy states that food and beverages are not allowed in the computer lab. Students are not to bring those items into the classroom. If I see food, I will ask you to put it away.
Preparation: You will come into class, log in, and get your supplies to start working and be prepared to try your best each and every class period.
Communication: If you are having a problem with this class DO NOT assume that I am aware. It is YOUR responsibility to communicate with me what the issue is so that I can help you succeed. I cannot help you if I do not know you need it. You can ask me for help during class, or through email outside of class firstname.lastname@example.org I am very quick and responsive through email.
These are my specific expectations of your behavior as a student in my class.
- Student consistently worked diligently and was always on task.
- Student is polite and respectful of everyone in the classroom.
- Student is on time for class and does not cut class.
- Student is not disruptive in any way to myself or other students in this class.
1st Offense/ 2nd Offense: Verbal Warnings
3rd Offense: Sent to house, contact with guidance counselor and dean
4th Offense: Sent to House, Call Home, Referral
If you cut my class I will write you a cut slip. Every. Single. Time. Don't do it. I check your attendance for the day if you are absent from my class every single time you are absent. If you are more than 15 minutes late for my class, I will also write a cut slip.
I will not write you a hall pass to go ANYWHERE the first 10 minutes of class and the last 10 minutes of class. I will have a chart up on the wall of those times. Reference that chart before asking me. (1 female student and 1 male student out at a time.)
Cell phone use is not permitted in this classroom. If I see it, I will tell you to put it away. I do not want to see it! This is building wide policy. It also needs to be either off or on silent.
Each student is graded on an individual basis. No cross-class comparisons will be made. This class is based on project assessment. Which means, I am using the projects to check for understanding (like how other subjects give unit tests) of the art objectives for the assignment. THERE IS NO HOMEWORK. ALL WORK THAT WILL BE GRADED WILL BE DONE IN CLASS. This is why attendance is so vital to passing this course.
If a student does not hand in work by uploading a jpeg picture to their shared google portfolio, they will receive a zero. I cannot grade a blank slide.
Student quarterly grades are based on 2 parts:
- 80% project grade
- 20% Written Assignment grade
Each project is graded using a rubric available on each project page at all times on www.dopicoart.com. Your completed projects MUST be in your google portfolio that you created at the beginning of the year and shared with Mrs. Dopico. If it is not there, it is a ZERO, even if I know you've done it. HAND IN YOUR WORK!!
Written Assignment Grade
For each and every project, there will be a set of questions you will need to answer as an intro to a project. You will copy and paste these questions from the project page, into a new slide in your google slide presentations, and answer them in COMPLETE SENTENCES.
At the end of each project, there is also a set of Reflection Questions. Just like the intro questions, these questions will be done in complete sentences in your google slide presentations.
They MUST be completed in a new slide or in the notes section in your google slide presentations in order to receive a grade. IF IT IS NOT IN THERE YOU GET A ZERO.
Absences and tardies interfere with your learning and success in this class. BE HERE ON TIME EVERYDAY. If you are tardy an excessive amount of times, you will receive a cut slip. I will not hesitate to write them. Each time you are late without a pass it adds up.
If you are absent it is YOUR responsibility to find out what you missed and to make up the work.
If you are out of school or in school suspension, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to complete an OSS or ISS project from my website http://www.dopicoart.com/make-up-projects-ossiss.html
You are expected to complete at least one assignment per week of your suspension. Please put them in your google portfolios and email me at email@example.com in order to get credit for the work.
I also have physical paper packets of work you can do as well, so the excuse of,'my chromebook is broken, or I don't have internet" are not valid. Get the packets from me.
No work can be accepted after the marking period has ended. The due dates for each assignment will be announced in class. I will accept any and all work up until each marking period's grades are due. Other than that deadline, it is never too late to get a grade for an assignment in my class.
If you need to complete work and need extra time outside of class, you can come to my classroom during any of the classes that I teach, this year it is periods 3,4,7,8. If you want to come periods 1, 5 or 6, you need to ask me if I am free that day for you. If you want to come during your study hall, check in with that study hall teacher and tell them you'll be in room 263. If you want to come during your lunch, let me know in advance so I can write you a pass, to get you out of the cafeteria and up to my room to work.
I will also stay after school upon request. Let me know in advance what day you would like to stay after school.
I AM SUPER FLEXIBLE WITH EXTRA WORK TIME! USE THAT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE!! Coming in to work outside of class time shows me EFFORT which is the main basis for the way I grade your assignments.
Additional Class Policy
ONLY STUDENTS THAT ARE REGISTERED ON MY CLASS ROSTERS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE ALLOWED IN THIS ROOM. You will not be allowed to bring any "friends" to class. If they are not in any of my current classes, they will not be in my room. Period.