Art in the Digital Age

Welcome to Ms. O'Hanlon's Art Class!

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Phone Number: 610.701.3333 x1027
  • Toll Free: 1.877.725.2785 x1027
  • Email: mohanlon@palcs.org
  • Canvas Message (for instant messaging)


*Please feel free to contact me at any time!

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT


  • 1-877-725-2785 x. 1616
  • VIRTUAL CHAT

    A time during which Ms. O'Hanlon presents information (new lesson or review).


    Every Tuesday at 8:00 am - 8:30 am


    • Zoom Classroom link:

    https://PALCScommunity.zoom.us/j/748170811

    LESSON HELP


    Ms. O'Hanlon is available to answer questions related to lessons and homework assignments during the day.


    • LESSON HELP schedule: I am happy to help you in art anytime. Send me a Moodle Message and I will be glad to open up the chat room and assist you.

    HOMEWORK HELP

    Offered by a variety of teachers in the evenings.


    • Homework Help schedule:

    • Sunday, 6-8pm

      Monday, 6-8pm

      Tuesday, 6-8pm

      Wednesday, 6-8pm

      Thursday, 6-8pm

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Students will explore:

    Students will learn the key aspects of design, and demonstrate their knowledge of basic principles. This course will prepare students to use a broad range of technology programs like Paint.net and Adobe Photoshop. Students will understand how to identify, analyze and create various forms of graphic art.

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    Content Outline: Click for PA Standards


    Topics Covered in Art:

    • 1- Graphic Design Introduction
      • Chapter 1: Understanding Graphic Design
      • Chapter 2: Thinking Like a Graphic Designer
    • 2- History of Design
      • Chapter 3: Visual Communication
        • Manipulating images
      • Chapter 4: Aesthetics (Color, Shape, Space, Balance, etc.)
      • Chapter 5: Pop Art
        • Image and Logo Design (Andy Warhol)
    • 3- Design Found in Visual Culture
      • Chapter 6: Messages in Art
        • Typography (Artist- Paul Rand)
    • 4- Artists are Planners
      • Chapter 7: Planning and Preparing
    • 5- Graphic Artists
      • Chapter 8: David Carson
      • Chapter 9: Saul Bass
      • Chapter 10: Milton Glaser

    IMPORTANT DATES

    1st Progress Report- September 26, 2016

    2nd Progress Report- October 18, 2016

    End of MP1- November 8, 2016


    1st Progress Report- December 1, 2016

    2nd Progress Report- December 22, 2016

    End of MP2- January 25, 2017


    1st Progress Report- February 16, 2017

    2nd Progress Report- March 10, 2017

    End of MP3- March 31, 2017


    1st Progress Report- May 1, 2017

    2nd Progress Report- May 22, 2017

    End of MP4- June 13, 2017

    (TENTATIVE DATES)

    PSSA ELA & MATH

    Test Dates: April 25, 2017 and April 28, 2017

    Testing Grades: 3-8


    PSSA Science

    Test Date: April 28, 2017

    Testing Grade: 4 and 8

    COURSE MATERIALS


    • Textbook: none
    • As stated in the PALCS Course Catalog, you are required to have a sketchbook, pencil, and colored pencils

    GRADING POLICY

    Please familiarize yourself with the PALCS Honor Code!

    • Worksheets: 25 points
    • Quizzes: 25-35 points
    • Projects: 35-40 points
    • Forums: 10 points
    • Written Assignments: 25 points

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    WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ART?

    Here are some tips that should be helpful in order for YOU to be successful in this course -


    • Log on to your art course and PALCS mail every day.
    • Attend weekly chats.
    • Participate!
    • Take your education here at PALCS seriously. Please communicate with me any questions you have.
    • Make sure to keep art supplies/projects away from siblings, pets or anything that else that could disturb your wonderful work!
    • Apply what you learn.
    • HAVE FUN!!