postheadericon How to Do Well in Art Class

Some students might be taking Art as their elective just because it is an “easy A”. In high school (especially in the IB Program), Art class gets more demanding and rigorous. Now, not only do we need to have to be artistic, but more importantly we need to follow circumstantial directions given by the instructor, be comfortable with your artistic talent, and know how to write a specific and detailed reflection. Students must know that to achieve success in this class, you do not need to depend on you artistic gifts alone, in fact, this guide can provide you with the information on how to pass art class even if you are completely left brained and your artistic levels can not surpass the levels of stick figures.

Steps

How to Do Well in Art Class

1 Arrive on time.

How to Do Well in Art Class

2 Show your teacher that you care, keep your work organized and show respect.

How to Do Well in Art Class

3 Work diligently and attentively on your project of the moment.

How to Do Well in Art Class

4 Do not wait until the last minute to do your reflection, you will later regret and forget the information you needed to write it, make sure you have all of the key concepts in the paragraph and that you followed directions carefully.

How to Do Well in Art Class

5 Do your best. If you are artistic and can create your own Mona Lisa, do it… if not, do not worry because you will get credit for trying your best, even if it is the best head in stilts that you have ever created.

How to Do Well in Art Class

6 Write your reflection. It is a big part of your grade so make it count. Include the elements of design and use as much art vocabulary as possible. If your painting, still life sketch, or whatever you are working on is totally grotesque and should not be seen by the public, the reflection may save your grade on your project.

How to Do Well in Art Class

7 Read the assigned readings in the art textbook. Pay attention to the details and descriptions.

How to Do Well in Art Class

8 Keep your notebook organized. Number each page and put the correct heading which is the date and title.

How to Do Well in Art Class

9 Clean up your area after you are finished. This will help you score extra points with your teacher and it will give you a sense of security and completion.

How to Do Well in Art Class

10 Have fun with your projects!

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