Mr. Jay Davis

Hello, welcome to Art!

Welcome to Art!


My name is Mr. Jay Davis!  I've been teaching art for over 20 years.  I spent most of that time in the Troup County School System, but I am so excited to be a part of Heard County Middle School.  In case you didn't know the Heard County School System has a sterling reputation in the region and in the state.  I sincerely aspire to live up to that reputation and hope I can motivate the students to do the same.

I maintain a blog for my classroom.  Usually, I will update my blog every few weeks with new photos of student artwork and explanations of our activities.  Please follow the link below to check out our art room blog:

heardmiddleart.blogspot.com


Below is a copy of our art syllabus:

Art Syllabus

Heard County Middle School

                Visual art classes last for one nine week grading period. During this time, students will be engaged in a number of drawing, painting, ceramic (clay), art history, and other art activities.  It is my sincere hope that our art program will be challenging, yet engaging and fun!  Our students will develop skills in creativity and critical thinking while engaging the Georgia Performance Standards in visual arts for their grade level.  Please visit my classroom blog at heardmiddleart.blogspot.com to stay updated on what’s new in the art room!  You can also find a link to my classroom blog on my page in the Heard County Middle School Website.

Supplies

  • The students will need some kind of “sketchbook” or folder.  The sketchbook could be as simple as a plain folder filled with several sheets of blank copy machine paper, regular notebook paper is also fine.  Students can even use a spiral bound notebook.  You are welcome to purchase any sort of sketchbook sold at local stores.  I do ask that the sketchbooks be at least 8x10 inches or larger.
  • The students will need a pencil and I encourage them to bring a large eraser.
  • Students are welcome to bring other art supplies, such as markers, colored pencils, and crayons; but, we will provide these supplies in the art room.
  • The students need to bring their sketchbook and pencil/eraser to class every day!

Grades

  • 60% Daily Participation and Effort: Students will need to try their best and work hard in art class.  Any student who follows that suggestion will show marked improvement during the course of the nine weeks.
  • 40% “Portfolio” Finished Artworks: This grade will come from several pieces of finished, high quality artwork that will take several days of work to complete for each piece.  In art, the student’s artwork is also the assessment.  Portfolio level artwork will count as the “unit tests”.

Rules for the Art Room:                                                Remind 101 (Text the following code to 81010)

  • Try                                                             6th: @5cfabb
  • Work Hard                                               
  • Be Respectful                                             7th: @5cfab
  • Be Responsible                                       
  • Keep the Room Safe and Clean                    8th: @5cfabb8