Classroom Procedures and Grading

Art Classroom Expectations

Be Respectful – Be respectful of your environment, your fellow classmates, and your Teacher.  Keep discussions and tone of voice appropriate for the classroom.  Be kind and respect others philosophies and opinions when discussed in class.  Use appropriate language (no swearing).

** Treat others the way that you want to be treated**

Be Responsible – Arrive to class on time.  Prepare yourself with a pencil. 

Be Safe and smart – Follow safety procedures for all tools and equipment.  Use our art materials properly.  Put materials back in their designated areas.

Be Cooperative –Help others clean up and put materials away.  Bring your best attitude to class…ART IS FUN!!

Stay on task – Spend your energy and effort on your artwork and not talking or working on other class assignments.  No sleeping!!  You are here; use your time wisely…stick to your deadlines.

Cell phone policy for the Art room 

  1. Please place your cellphone in your bag OUT OF SIGHT.  1st – Warning   2nd – phone goes in the phone caddy until the end of class.
  2. …once instruction is done and individual working begins, Mrs. Hambright MIGHT indicate that you can get out your phone for music only

      3. IF you must make a personal emergency phone call…please ask, and at the   appropriate time, you may step outside into the hallway.


Art Classroom Procedures

  • Please do not bring food or soft drinks to class…nothing other than a water bottle with a lid is accepted in class.
  • Earphones and iPods are allowed during "studio time" only but may NOT be used during lectures, presentations or instructional time.
  • Art supply room, my desk and office are off limits unless given permission.
  • Please do not “help yourself” to supplies in the room…just because you are in this class, it does not give you permission to use them…ALWAYS ASK!!
  • Leave other students art projects alone…you may look and admire but do not touch.
  • Restroom –1. You must sign out on the sign out log. 2. You use the scrap paper provided to write your name, location, time and date.  3. Must have Mrs. Hambright sign it.
  • Students are to remain seated until I release the class after the bell has rung.


Studio Projects – 40%

Quizzes, critiques, written reflections – 20%

Class work: Sketches, worksheets, technique sheets, etc. - 20%

Daily Work and Effort: class participation – 20%

Sketchbook - 10%  (Art II, III, & IV only)


Studio Projects – include all assignments that incorporate the application of an artistic technique. These projects may take 2-3 weeks to complete.

  • Art projects are assessed and graded by a rubric; a list of tasks and objectives.  Each objective is given a range of points to achieve and then totaled for a final score.
  • Some projects may be assessed based on the percentage of work completed if incomplete or points may be deducted for late work.

Quizzes, critiques and written reflections – Will be given to asses the understanding of techniques, terms, materials and Art Historical information covered during the course of the studio project.

Class work: – including sketches, technique sheets, worksheets, research of artists, reading activities, etc….are to be taken seriously and are to be completed with the same consideration as studio projects.

Daily work and effort – Being respectful, responsible, safe with tools and materials, cleaning up area and staying on task.

In general, grades can be described as follows:

 A  (90-100).  This grade is for the student that consistently demonstrates excellent effort, good quality work, originality, thoughtfulness, participation, good behavior and working habits.  You do not have to be an amazing artist to earn an “A” grade, on the other hand, you may be an amazing artist and not earn an “A” grade due to lack of participation, missed deadlines, incomplete work, or poor working habits.

B  (80-89).  This is a good grade for a student demonstrating good quality work, timely completion of assignments, fairly consistent effort, good class participation.

C  (70-79).  This grade shows that the student has completed most assignments at an average level without showing much effort, quality of work, proficiency or participation.

D  (60-69).  This grade shows little effort or quality of work and needs improvement.  This grade is usually due to missing and/or late assignments and little class participation.

F  (0-59).  This is a failing grade and shows little or no effort on behalf of the student.  This grade is usually due to many missing and/or late assignments, excessive absences and lack of class participation.

Attendance –

As Art is a studio course, attendance is crucial to success in this class.  I will take attendance at the beginning of every class.  Excessive absences or tardies can negatively affect academic grade.  This is an activity based course; lack of presence in class directly impacts understanding of course content as well as quality of artwork.  If you know in advance that you will be missing class for a field trip, college visit, etc. let me know so I we can make preparations for your absence.