Paints and Brush

WHAT WE TEACH...

STANDARDS

Our work is based on the shared  National and Washington State Art Standards: 
Create
Perform/Present/Produce
Respond
Connect

STUDIO THINKING

We also develop studio habits- based on studio thinking-

Develop Craft (Technique & Studio Practice)
Engage & Persist (Finding Passion & Sticking with It)
Envision (Imagining & Planning)
Express (Finding & Showing Meaning)

Observe (Looking Closely)
Reflect (Question & Explain and Evaluate)
Stretch & Explore (Play, Use Mistakes & Discover)
Understand Art Worlds (Domain & Communities)

STANDARDS BASED GRADING

Art classes are very differentiated classrooms. We have many students with different skill levels and different needs. Standards based grading helps students and teachers to work together siting specific needs in curriculum and studio habits. The website connected below explains standards based grading pretty well, but let us know if you have questions or concerns.

NEWPORT HIGH SCHOOL RUBRIC

We put it all together in the attached document. Below the main grading categories are the sited core standards, and habits from the studio thinking model. The grading labeled across the top is standards based grading- see conversions below the rubric. Artists are asked to write about their experience, along with providing process picture of their work to connect evidence.