Introduction to Art

Teacher Contact Information:
Mr. Barnack
507-364-8145  e-mail
@TCUARTeam on Twitter
Course Information:
Introduction to Art
Grades 9-12
18 week course
Introduction to Art is designed to teach students how to critically analyze what they see, teaching historical background and about the nature of materials used to create art.  All student will receive exposure to art history.  All students will be exposed to a variety of media and subject matter.
Class Assignment:  Examine art movements and use information to create original work.
Unit 1:  Drawing Studies (Pencil & Charcoal)
Unit 2:  Review Elements & Principles of Art (Abstract Acrylic Painting)
Unit 3:  Print Making (Linoleum Cut)
Unit 4:  Acrylic Painting
Unit 5:  Hand Built Ceramics
Grading Objective:
All students are graded by fulfilling the criteria of the assignment as well as by their creativity, effort and behavior during class.  Late work will loose 1 point for each school day beyond the original due date. Each quarter will be worth 43% of your final grade, for a total of 86%.  The “final project” will be worth 14% of you final grade.
Student Expectations:
Students are expected to be prepared for class and work each day. This includes having a pencil for class and a positive attitude.  It does require effort and work for a student to become eligible for an “A” letter grade.  If a student forgets to bring their work, they will be assigned a cleaning chore in the art room.


Cheating and plagiarism are prohibited. Students who cheat or commit plagiarism on any assessment or assignment will be given a failing grade for that assessment or assignment and will be disciplined in accordance with the school district’s “Student Discipline” policy. A student who knowingly gave the assignment to be cheated from may also receive a zero for that assignment and/or face other disciplinary action.

Plagiarism: Practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

Types of cheating are as follows, but please know that this is not a comprehensive list as new ways and ideas are developed continuously. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheat sheets
  • Taking pictures and/or the sharing out on social media or by other means
  • The unauthorized use of past tests, exams, assessments, &/or projects
  • Electronic manipulation of work to claim as one’s own material
Student Handbook:
Grading Scale
Unexcused Tardy
Excused Absences

Note: What is written in the syllabus is subject to change as needed throughout the school year.


Contact: Mr. Barnack
Tri-City United Public Schools ISD 2905
101 2nd Street NE
Montgomery, MN 56069
Phone: 507-364-8100
Fax: 507-364-8103