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  2nd-Art I 9:45-10:36
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Eric Franke has a B.F.A., and an M.S. in Art from Texas A&I University.  Mr Franke's Master's thesis was on the art and artists of San Antonio.  Mr. Franke has enjoyed teaching art in San Antonio for the past 20 years. Presently, he is teaching beginning and advanced art classes at Earl Warren High School. On weekends and during vacations, the artist can often be found drawing, painting or bicycling around San Antonio. Eric completed a commission for the new Drury Plaza Hotel lobby in 2007, and sold prints for use in 360 suites and 14 conference rooms. In 2002 Eric painted the official NIOSA poster for the San Antonio Conservation Society.


Art I


Art I  Franke                         Class Syllabus                                 2013/2014

Welcome to Art at Warren HS!

class offering

The following material is covered in the class aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Art:

·         Elements & Principles of Design

·         Topics in Art History

·         Foundational training in:

Drawing                                Painting                                Sculpture                 

            Perspective                           Various media                      Ceramics

                        Still life                                   Color theory                          Paper Mache

                        Portraiture                             Still life                                   Assemblage

                        Landscape                            Landscape                Printmaking

                        Imitationalism                       Figurative                              Relief

                        Chiaroscuro                         Abstraction                            Monoprint


Warren HS will provide most materials used in the class. In addition, each student will use the following materials. Students may purchase these items on their own at any store or they may purchase them through the school.

supply list:                           


Colored pencil 12C set

eraser –  plastic

Kneaded eraser

           (2) ebony pencils

Handheld pencil sharpener

           Watercolor set

           Assorted set of (6) brushes

           Sketchbook (9”x12”)

            Blending tortillons or stumps

            Container or bag for supplies


Packets that include all the supplies listed above may be purchased at Warren for $23. Packs are provided by Asel Art Supply to all NISD high schools at considerable savings due to volume purchasing (over 50% off).

Student who would like to purchase an art pack from their teacher must bring $23 cash (please have exact change) to place an order for the packet. Asel Art Supply will conveniently deliver kits to art classrooms for distribution.



Your grade will be based upon the following: (Daily grades: 30%   Project/Test grades: 70%)

Projects –      You will receive/pick up a project assignment sheet for each project. This assignment sheet will describe in detail the requirements of each project and what criteria will determine your grade.

Sketchbook -You will be required to keep a portfolio, or computer file for Art I. Sketchbooks will include drawings and notes taken in class. They will be graded periodically.


Progress -      At various times you will receive a daily grade based upon progress towards completion of projects. You may also be given quizzes on concepts, information, art processes or notes.

Participation –Students are expected to attend class regularly, and to be actively productive daily. Work hard and strive to do your best.





State attendance laws require that students be in class a specific number of days per semester or credit for the class will not be awarded. It is important that the parent and the student do the following:

1.    Keep records of days missed.

2.    Report to class on time each day.

3.    Know the Warren High School absences guidelines.

Students may not miss more than nine (9) days for the first semester, or nine (9) days for the second semester, eighteen (18) days for the year.

Make-up work is the responsibility of the student:

1.    When you return to class, get the assignment(s) from the boxes at the front table.

2.    Read assignment and ask me for help if needed.

3.    All work needs to be completed by the next day after your return to class. (work missed due to truancy will receive a maximum grade of 70)


Late work: Any assignment more than 3 days late will only be accepted for a maximum grade of 50 if work meets all project requirements


classroom procedures

To ensure a safe, fair and productive learning environment for everyone in the classroom, all students will adhere to the following rules and consequences:


¨      Attend class DAILY! Be in your seat and ready to work on the assignment given when the bell rings.

¨      The art classroom environment is a quiet one, to allow students to develop creatively. Talking is kept to a minimum.

¨      The teacher will dismiss the class. You are not dismissed by the bell.

¨      Take proper care of the art classroom, materials and equipment. Creating Art can be messy. When we're done, we clean up!

                                    · Always maintain a clean work area.

¨      Remember to practice courtesy and respect others at all times.

· Raise your hand when you have a question.

                                    · Take special care of everyone’s artwork.

¨      No food, no gum, no drinks, no hats, no phones, personal audio/visual/headphones. These are school rules.

¨      Use the passing period time for restroom/or drink. Use of the restroom pass will be limited.


Take care of Yourself!


Take care of each other!


Take care of this place!




Art II /Dual AP Syllabus

Northwest Vista College/Earl Warren High School

Course: ARTS1301 Section:000 Term: 2013 Fall-2014 Spring

Department: Fine & Performing Arts and Kinesiology

Instructor: Franke, Eric




Course Title: Art Appreciation

CRN: 00000

Credit Hours: 3 0

Course Description (e-catalog): Presents an introduction to the exploration of purposes and processes in the visual arts including evaluation of selected works.

PREREQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES and OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300 /Accuplacer, and or other method of NWV acceptance as applies, Teacher approval of WHS Junior or Senior


“The Visual Experience”

by J Hobbs, R. Salome, K. Vieth

“Gateways to Art”

by Debra DeWitte, Ralph Larmann and M. Shields

COURSE CONTENT:Art Appreciation

This course meets the requirements of the THECB FCA of Creative Arts. Art Appreciation provides each student with a greater understanding and appreciation of the diverse ways in which different cultures construct and represent their reality through creative visual arts. Through thematic examination of both historical and contemporary art, the course serves to build the student’s communication and critical thinking skills related to the analysis and interpretation of creative artifacts. The student will acquire a vocabulary to describe the formal properties of art, the varied techniques of art making, and the social, expressive, and functional applications of art. As a result, the student will develop the visual literacy needed to engage in a lifetime of greater appreciation and understanding of the social importance of arts and culture in our daily lives.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES / PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

A. Distinguish and classify works of art and architecture according to the methods and media by which they were produced. (communication skills, critical thinking)

B. Identify and analyze the general concepts and media, and employ relevant terminology, related to the nature and theory of art. (communication skills)

C. Develop and communicate, individually or collaboratively, an awareness of diverse aesthetic and philosophical positions in relation to the breadth of cultural expression in art. (communication skills, critical thinking, social responsibility, personal responsibility, teamwork).

D. Synthesize, analyze, and evaluate visual information with confidence through the formal elements and principles of design. (communication skills, critical thinking)


Grading Policy:

50%     Major Assignments


Collaborative and individual research assignments

Portfolio assessments with reflection and revision


50%     Daily Assignments (minimum of eight assignments)

Sketchbook notes

Oral participation




In dual credit courses, two grades are awarded by the instructor; one grade for the transcripting college and one grade for the transcripting high school.  Permanent college grades are recorded at the end of the semester/session.  Some of the college grades used, as they pertain to dual credit, are A,B,C,D,F,or W.

For more information on the college grading system and reports, refer to the College’s most recent Bulletin.  

The dual credit high school grade is recorded as a numerical grade; the dual credit college grade is recorded as a letter grade only based on the following scale:

90 – 100                      A

80 – 89                        B

75 – 79                        C

70 – 74                        D

< 69                             F


Students must maintain an overall dual credit GPA of 2.0 (C average) at the college and remain in good standing at the high school to continue in dual credit.

            NISD Grading Policy (Student Handbook, Board Policy EIA Local)

Students who have not been able to complete course work due to excused absences or other district-approved excuses may be issued an “I” for incomplete and be ineligible for extra-curricular activities seven days after the end of the previous grading period if the “I” is still on the record. Students shall be given a reasonable amount of time to make up work after a grading period has ended. Incompletes must be removed within thirty (30) days of the end of the school year.

Assignments, tests, projects, classroom activities, and other instructional activities shall be designed so that the student’s performance indicates the level of mastery of the designated district objectives. The student’s mastery level shall be a major factor in determining the grade for a subject or course. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that each campus or instructional level develops guidelines for teachers to follow in determining grades for students. These guidelines shall ensure that grading reflects student achievement and that a sufficient number of grades are taken to support the average grade assigned.

Grades shall reflect academic performance and achievement related to the instructional objectives of the course. Grades shall not be reduced for disciplinary reasons except in case of late assignments or academic dishonesty. Guidelines for grading shall be clearly communicated to students and parents.

The NISD Student Handbook is online at

Board Policy FEC Local is online at

Grades shall reflect academic performance and achievement related to the instructional objectives of the course. Grades shall not be reduced for disciplinary reasons except in case of late assignments or academic dishonesty. Guidelines for grading shall be clearly communicated to students and parents. The NISD Student Handbook is online at

Board Policy FEC Local is online at

NISD Policy for Academic Integrity (from the NISD Student Handbook)

Pre-established deadlines are in place for all assignments for this course including major works of presentations, research, portfolios, exams and including daily assignments of sketchbook, participation, homework, and quizzes. By registering for this course, you have agreed to meet all of its deadlines and due-dates. If for any reason you are having difficulty doing or preparing for an assignment, discuss it with the instructor as soon as possible.

All students are expected to be honest and to display a high standard of integrity in the preparation and presentation of work for credit in all classes. The attempt of any student to present as his/her own work such work not honestly performed will be regarded as a serious offense which may subject the offender to a grading penalty and/or disciplinary action. School staff will contact the parents or guardians of any student who is found to be in violation of this policy.

1. Cheating-Dishonesty of any kind on a test or examination, written assignment, or project, illegal possession of test or examination questions, the use of unauthorized notes during a test or examination, obtaining or giving information about a test or examination from or to another student, assisting others to cheat or altering grade records are instances of cheating.

2. Plagiarism-Offering the work of another as one’s own work without proper acknowledgment is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines, internet sources, and other reference works or from the themes, reports or other writings of a fellow student is guilty of plagiarism.

The NISD Student Handbook is online at

Board Policy FEC Local is online at

Student's Rights and Responsibilities: “Students have the right to the best education possible. Classes will be well prepared with competent instruction and will provide opportunities to demonstrate knowledge. You have the right to know your grades and standing at any time during the semester. You are encouraged to make every effort to resolve any dispute with your instructor through personal contact, but you also have the right to register complaints or grievances with the college by contacting Vinnie Bradford, Chair of Fine and Performing Arts and Kinesiology.

and administration of Earl Warren High School



NISD Attendance Policy (from the NISD Student Handbook, Board Policy FEC Local)

A student shall be given credit for a class only if the student has been in attendance 90 percent of the days the class is offered. Absences documented for acceptable reasons (personal illness, death in the family, etc.) may be considered excused. Personal illness absences exceeding three consecutive days require a doctor’s or health clinic’s statement verifying the condition requiring the absence. Students who miss instruction due to tardiness or early pick-ups will be considered absent for part of the day.   The campus’ established attendance committee may grant course credit if it determines there are extenuating circumstances.

The NISD Student Handbook is online at

Board Policy FEC Local is online at

Student Responsibility for Success (Alamo Colleges Policy F.6.2): As members of the Alamo Colleges learning community, students, faculty, staff and administrators all share the responsibility to create an atmosphere where knowledge, integrity, truth, and academic honesty are valued and expected. A clear acknowledgment of the mutual obligations of all members of the academic community emphasizes this implicit partnership in fostering the conditions necessary for student success. In this relationship, the Alamo Colleges provides institutional policies, procedures, and opportunities to facilitate student learning that encourage interaction, involvement and responsible participation. Inherent in the academic climate is the expectation that students will assume responsibility for contributing to their own development and learning. Academic success is directly tied to the effort students put into their studies, the degree to which they interact with faculty and peers, and the extent to which students integrate into the campus life.

I. Engagement

1. Create connections and build relationships with faculty, staff and students (visit during office hours, join clubs and organizations, participate in student activities, etc.);

2. Stay informed of policies, procedures, deadlines and events for academic and co-curricular activities;

3. Complete all requirements for admission, registration, and payment by deadlines;

4. Apply for financial assistance, if needed, complying with all federal, state and local regulations and


5. Meet all federal, state and local health care regulations.

II. Communication

1. Seek guidance from faculty, advisors or counselors for questions and concerns in regards to degree

plans, major selection, academic status, grades, and issues impacting college success;

2. Develop a peer support system to identify student contacts for questions, group assignments, etc. regarding academic and co-curricular activities;

3. Communicate with College personnel promptly regarding academic or co-curricular concerns and assistance requests;

4. Carefully consider the information provided by College personnel and make decisions using that information;

5. Check the Alamo Colleges’ Web Services regularly for emails, holds, student records, financial aid status and announcements;

6. Submit disability documentation if seeking services and request academic accommodations in advance of each semester.

III. Academic Success

1. Complete courses with passing grades and maintain in good academic standing (2.0 GPA) status;

a 3.0 would be a preferred way to start college with Dual Credit

2. Read and follow all syllabi;

3. Purchase textbooks and required supplies in a timely manner;

4. Attend classes regularly and on time, with as few absences, late arrivals, and early exits as possible;

5. Arrive to class with all needed materials and completed assignments for that class period;

6. Be attentive in class and actively participate as appropriate;

7. Devote sufficient time for studying;

8. Ensure integrity in all aspects of academic and career development;

9. Accurately represent one’s own work and that of others used in creating academic assignments. Use information ethically and exercise appropriate caution to avoid plagiarism on all assignments;

10. Notify faculty in advance or as soon as possible about absences and provide documentation as appropriate;

11. Consult faculty members in advance when unable to complete projects, assignments, or take examinations as scheduled.

IV. Self-Responsibility and Responsibility to Others

1. Maintain accurate and complete degree/certificate major selection and contact information including name, address, phone number and emergency contact;

2. Balance personal obligations and educational pursuits. Work with a counselor / advisor to design a realistic schedule that dedicates adequate effort to be successful in college studies;

3. Know and follow the regulations and guidelines outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook;

4. Maintain respectful and appropriate behavior within and outside the classroom;

5. Ask for help when needed. Use all available resources and facilities provided by the College to enhance the learning experience;

6. Attend scheduled advising sessions, tutorials, and other appointments. Cancel or reschedule only with good reasons as early as possible;

7. Arrive prepared for tutorial sessions, bringing all needed materials (books, syllabi, rough drafts, calculators, assignment sheets, etc.).



A comprehensive final evaluation, not to exceed three hours in length, shall be given at the end of each course at

the official scheduled final exam time. Any exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the appropriate

Dean. Other evaluations are given at the discretion of the instructor.

A student who must be absent from a final evaluation should petition that instructor for permission to postpone

the evaluation. A student absent without permission from a final evaluation is graded "0" on the exam.


A. All of the Alamo Colleges are tobacco free.

B. Alamo Colleges DPS Emergency Phone Numbers:

Emergency Phone (210) 222-0911

General Phone (210) 485-0099

Weather Phone (210) 485-0189 (For information on college closures)

C. Students are required to silence all electronic devices (e.g., pagers, cellular phones, etc.) when in classrooms, laboratories and the library. Disability Access Statement - In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of theRehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to self-identify with the campus Disability Services office. Only those students with appropriate documentation will receive a letter of accommodation from the Disability Services office. Instructors are required to follow only those accommodation and/or services outlined in the letter of accommodation. For further information, please contact the Disability Services office at (210) 486-4466 or visit the office located in the Cyprus Campus Center, Rm. 204. If you have specific needs, please discuss them privately with your instructor.


The Art Appreciation Dual Credit program at Warren High School will be built upon the following list of assignments and time-lines. The time period will be 36 weeks divided into six-week reporting periods. Some adjustments may be necessary and will be made as needed by the instructor. At the end of the 36 week period, passing students will receive 3.0 college credits for Art Appreciation and 1 year HS Fine Art Credit; neither partial HS nor partial college credit will be given if student does not complete the 36 week course.





To Be Covered:

August 2013

What is Art?

How should we look at art?

Davis-Chapters 1-2




Art Elements and Design

Principles of art and design

Davis-Chapters 3-8

Gateways -Chapters 1.1-1.9

Design assignment


September, October 2013

Art and Religion

Students will study contributions to art by world religions through time.

Belief system assignment


October 2013


Students will study

Contributions to art by rulers of all types.

Authority Assignment


October, November 2013

Art of Everyday

Students will study works by artists who observed and recorded the process of work and everyday living.

Observation assignment experiencing



Art and Stories and Histories

Art of stories, folk tales, and historical record

Illustration assignment


November, December 2013


Art of portraiture

Portrait / self portrait assignment



Art and Science and Math

Science and math of art, and art in science and math

Assignment bridging math or science and art


Art through Invention and Fantasy

Hyperrealism, surrealism, Artistic interpretation.

Assignment of imagination or fantasy or alternative reality



Art and Nature

Landscapes, Florals, Seascapes

Landscape Assignment


January, February 2014

Art and Sub-culture

Steampunk, Tattoo, Graffiti, Cyberpunk

Photography assignment of researching subculture art locally



Art of Function

All Art that works, or functions

assignment design a functional piece.


February March 2014


Art of Wartime , socialism, advertising, campaigns

Assignment create ad campaign for campus initiative



Art Installations

Interactive sculptures, environmental statements

Assignment, student will participate in installation assignment



Art of Architecture

Throughout time, across cultures

Assignment photographic collection of significant architecture and

construct a structural model.



Texas Art

Plein Aire, San Antonio, Con Safo

assignment off campus on location