Aug 26 Course introduction, classroom expectations.  Why Art?
               What to expect this week.  
                    Introduction to your Sketchbook- Artistic behavior
                    Introduction The Elements of Art and Principles of Design
                    Pre-instructional drawing- observational warm-up

Short term due dates
               30 August Parent and student signatures for Course Expectations 
                                    and Art release due
Long term due dates:  
              21 October  Portfolio Cover due
              28 October  Visual Journal Covers due

Week of Sep 3
           Students will build their class portfolio and write a letter to the instructor.
           Intro to Line, Shape and Form-  A non-objective charcoal composition

Week of Sep 9
         Color Mini-Unit-  Complementary and Analogous Colors
         20  Sep in-class deadline  Non-Objective Pastel Composition  

Week of Sep 23
         27 Sep- Out of class deadline for Non-Objective Pastel Composition
         Contour Line drawing, Focus this week will be on mark-making using lines.  



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    Mark Hanssen, teacher of Art and Literature for 15 years, US Navy veteran, Wrestling Coach and most importantly proud father of three wonderful kids and husband. Currently teaching Art at Centennial High School in Ellicott City Md.


    August 2013