Shannon Legg

New Braunfels High School

Visual Arts Instructor

 

The classes I teach are Art I, Art II and 3D Design.  My degree is in Studio Art, and I graduated from Troy State University in Troy, AL.  My teaching certification is All-Level Art, and I have been teaching for 11 years.  I absolutely love art!  Everything about art and design interests me, but mostly I enjoy creating. My job is the best ever, I get to spend my day helping others create works of art and build skills that will help them succeed in life! 

The arts are an extremely important part of a child's development. They help to build strong creativity, innovation, and problem solving skills that can help them in many other areas of school and life. How can you solve a complex scientific problem without the ability to think creatively and be innovative? Artistic design is an exploration of innovation and originality. These skills help students develop mental images that in turn help them solve problems. Each project that we do in class requires the student to use high level critical thinking skills to develop a way to accomplish the task. The Collegeboard has conducted studies that show students that have engaged in 4 years of art or music perform higher on the SAT. Art is important, even for the non-artist! And I will let you in on another secret...it's a lot of fun too!

 

Schedule:
Tutorials: 8:20 - 8:45 
1st Period - Art I
2nd Period - Art I
3rd Period - Art I
4th Period - 3D Design
Lunch - 12:47 to 1:17
5th Period - Conference 1:22 to 2:13
6th Period - Art II
7th Period - Art I
Tutorials: 4:05 - 4:30 

Please feel free to contact me at any time.  
E-mail: slegg@nbisd.org
Phone:  830-627-6081

 

Welcome to Art! I am excited, as I hope you are, to start a fun year of creative development and investigation. This year we are exploring drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, art history and criticism. I am very excited about all that we have to do this year. It will be a very busy class, and classes are still large; so it will take all of us working together to make this a successful year for everyone. I am looking forward to working with each of you, and I know we will have a great year together!
Class Expectations
Entering the classroom:
All students are expected to come in and take their assigned seat. Students will then begin their daily warm-up activity or begin working on the current project, so that attendance can be taken.  Students will be expected to follow the school's 10 minute rule....no restroom breaks until 10 minutes after class starts.

Behavior Expectations:
Behavior is not usually an issue, but students are expected to follow all campus rules and policies.

Off Limits:
If it is not yours, please don't touch.  Student projects are always located around the room, you never know what is important to someone and what is not.  There are also areas of the room that are off limits unless you get permission. These include my desk, supply closets, and outside the classroom. When in doubt, ask first!

Dismissal:
Students are to remain seated until the bell rings, and no student should leave class without being dismissed.
No restroom breaks will be allowed the last 10 minutes of class as per school rules.
**All students are required to properly clean their area before leaving.**
Electronic Devices
Students are expected to be on task at all times when it comes to using the iPads, cell phones, or other electronic devices appropriately.  iPads will be used as a resource tool in my art room.  Students will use them for practice, reference, and research.  Art projects will be completed with traditional materials and techniques.
Students should refrain from using their cell phone in my classroom.  If a special need to use their phone arises, students should check with me for permission before using it in the room. Under no circumstances should students access social media, games, or videos/movies while in my class using either the iPad or a cell phone.
Music is allowed during project work times only. Students should not be listening to music or even have their earphones in until I have released them to work independently.
Electronic devices are a privilege in the art room, not a right.  Misuse of these items may result in devices being taken up and turned into the office.
Other Information
Materials:
Students should always bring a pencil and eraser to class. All other materials will be provided.
Apps:  You will need to have the following free apps installed on your iPad for class:
* Canvas and Autodesk Sketchbook


Art Fee:
An art fee of $10 (checks payable to NBHS Art Fund) will cover the cost of all of the art materials. It is imperative that all students pay this fee, so that we can continue to provide a quality experience. If needed, fees can be paid on a weekly or monthly payment plan.

**All art fees, unless other arrangements have been made, are due to me by Friday, September 13th.**

Grades:
Projects/Tests 50%
Daily Grades 50% 

Daily grades will consist of sketchbook work, warm-ups, class participation, time on task, proper use of art materials, and the occasional quiz.

Class work/Projects:
All work is due at the end of class on the date specified. If the work is not finished, students have 5 school days to complete the work on their own time. If the work is turned in within the first 2 school days of that week, there will be no late penalty. After the first two days, the maximum grade will be a 70. If no work is turned in, the grade will be a zero. 
Students will be required to turn in a photo of their artwork to Canvas, as well as the original work of art to me.  All completed projects will be kept in the classroom until the end of the year. This facilitates displays and recognition of accomplishment.

Honor Code:
All students will be expected to do their own work. Student work that makes use of photographs, published images, and/or other artist's works must show development beyond duplication, a 70% change from the original.

Missed work:
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to check on Canvas for the assignments you missed, and then come check with me for confirmation of what needs to be done. Refer to the District policy on make-up work for excused and unexcused absences.

Monday Mail:
Monday Mail is an optional e-mail that parents and students may choose to receive. It will be a brief summary of what we will be doing in class during a particular week, as well as any reminders of events that are taking place.
If you would like to be added to my Monday Mail list, please fill out the Monday Mail and Contact Information Form. Please state the class that you/your child is taking with me.
If you do not want Monday Mail, but you would like to provide me with your current contact information, please fill out the same form. Make sure to specify that you do not want to be added to the Monday Mail list.

Conference Time:
My conference period is 5 period, 1:22p.m.-2:13p.m.

My email address: slegg@nbisd.org

Classroom Phone: 627-6081
Please feel free to contact me at anytime, should you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Shannon Legg
NBHS Art Instructor

 

Art II Syllabus
Welcome to Art II! I am excited, as I hope you are, to continue your journey of creative development and investigation. This year we will be exploring drawing, painting, and printmaking through an understanding of the art of graffiti! We will also be trying our hand at working with metals and fibers. I am very excited about all that we have to do this year. It will be a very busy class, and classes are still large; so it will take all of us working together to make this a successful year for everyone. I am looking forward to working with each of you, and I know we will have a great year together!
Class Expectations
Entering the classroom:
All students are expected to come in and take their assigned seat. Students will then begin their daily warm-up activity or begin working on the current project, so that attendance can be taken.  Students will be expected to follow the school's 10 minute rule....no restroom breaks until 10 minutes after class starts.
 
Behavior Expectations:
Behavior is not usually an issue, but students are expected to follow all campus rules and policies.

Off Limits:
If it is not yours, please don't touch.  Student work is always located in various spots in the room, most of the time you do not know what is important to someone and what is not.  There are also areas of the room that are off limits unless you get permission. These include my desk, supply closets, and outside the classroom. When in doubt, ask first!

Dismissal:
Students are to remain seated until the bell rings, and no student should leave class without being dismissed.

**All students are required to properly clean their area before leaving.**
Electronic Devices
Students are expected to be on task at all times when it comes to using the iPads, cell phones, or other electronic devices appropriately.  iPads will be used as a resource tool in my art room.  Students will use them for practice, reference, and research.  Art projects will be completed with traditional materials and techniques.
Students should refrain from using their cell phone in my classroom.  If a special need to use their phone arises, students should check with me for permission before using it in the room. Under no circumstances should students access social media, games, or videos/movies while in my class using either the iPad or a cell phone.
Music is allowed during project work times only. Students should not be listening to music or even have their earphones in until I have released them to work independently.
Electronic devices are a privilege in the art room, not a right.  Misuse of these items may result in devices being taken up and turned into the office.
Other Information
Materials:
Students should always bring a pencil and eraser to class. All other materials will be provided.
Apps:  You will need to have the following free apps installed on your iPad for class:
* Canvas and Autodesk Sketchbook

Art Fee:
An art fee of $10 (checks payable to NBHS Art Fund) will cover the cost of all of the art materials. It is imperative that all students pay this fee, so that we can continue to provide a quality experience. If needed, fees can be paid on a weekly or monthly payment plan.

**All art fees, unless other arrangements have been made, are due to me by Friday, September 13th.**

Grades:
Projects/Tests 50%
Daily Grades 50% 

Daily grades will consist of sketchbook work, warm-ups, class participation, time on task, proper use of art materials, and the occasional quiz.

Class work/Projects:
All work is due at the end of class on the date specified. If the work is not finished, students have 5 school days to complete the work on their own time. If the work is turned in within the first 2 school days of that week, there will be no late penalty. After the first two days, the maximum grade will be a 70. If no work is turned in, the grade will be a zero. 
Students will be required to turn in a photo of their artwork to Canvas, as well as the original work of art to me.  All completed projects will be kept in the classroom until the end of the year. This facilitates displays and recognition of accomplishment.

Honor Code:
All students will be expected to do their own work. Student work that makes use of photographs, published images, and/or other artist's works must show development beyond duplication, a 70% change from the original.

Missed work:
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to check on Canvas for the assignments you missed, and then come check with me for confirmation of what needs to be done. Refer to the District policy on make-up work for excused and unexcused absences.

Monday Mail:
Monday Mail is an optional e-mail that parents and students may choose to receive. It will be a brief summary of what we will be doing in class during a particular week, as well as any reminders of events that are taking place.
If you would like to be added to my Monday Mail list, please fill out the Monday Mail and Contact Information Form . Please state the class that you/your child is taking with me.
If you do not want Monday Mail, but you would like to provide me with your current contact information, please fill out the same form. Make sure to specify that you do not want to be added to the Monday Mail list.

Conference Time:
My conference period is 5 period, 1:22p.m.-2:13p.m.

My email address: slegg@nbisd.org

Classroom Phone: 627-6081
Please feel free to contact me at anytime, should you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Shannon Legg
NBHS Art Instructor

 

Honors/AP 3-D Design Syllabus
Welcome to 3-D Design! I am glad you have chosen to continue the creative process. I am excited, as I hope you are, to start a fun year of creative development and investigation. In 3-D Design, we will explore all areas of sculptural art, sharpening our art making skills as we work. Emphasis will be placed on personal creativity and critical thinking. All Honors and AP students will leave this course with a digital portfolio showcasing their work and demonstrating an exploration in an area of interest. There is a lot that has to be covered in this class, so it will take all of us working together to make this a successful year for everyone. I am very excited about all that we have to do, and about working with each of you! Let's make this a great year together!
Class Expectations
This AP class is an advanced level course designed for students who want to further develop their skills in sculptural art. Honors class is designed to prepare students for the AP art experience. Students need to be highly motivated and seriously interested in art. By enrolling in this Honors/AP course, students are making a commitment to their work. The structure of this course is rigorous. A strong work ethic during class time, as well as, work outside of the classroom will be necessary to succeed in the course.
The AP Studio Art Exam
The exam is the portfolio of artwork completed during the year. Photos of their sculptures will be submitted digitally for scoring. Students that do well on the exam may earn college credit. Students do not need to be an Art major to receive college credit. Most often the AP Studio Art credit is received as an elective credit. All majors of study in most colleges require 10-13 hours of elective credit. More information on the AP Studio Art Exam will be provided throughout the year.
Electronic Devices
Students are expected to be on task at all times when it comes to using the iPads, cell phones, or other electronic devices appropriately.  iPads will be used as a resource tool in my art room.  Students will use them for practice, reference, and research.  Art projects will be completed with traditional materials and techniques.
Students should refrain from using their cell phone in my classroom.  If a special need to use their phone arises, students should check with me for permission before using it in the room. Under no circumstances should students access social media, games, or videos/movies while in my class using either the iPad or a cell phone.
Music is allowed during project work times only. Students should not be listening to music or even have their earphones in until I have released them to work independently.
Electronic devices are a privilege in the art room, not a right.  Misuse of these items may result in devices being taken up and turned into the office.
Other Information
Materials:
Students should bring their own pencil and eraser to class, but all other materials will be provided.  There is an art fee of $20 for Honors and $30 for AP (checks payable to AP Art Fund). This will cover the cost of the majority of the art materials, and I will utilize every avenue (recycled, donated, etc.) to obtain as many of the materials that I can. Sculptural materials and tools are expensive. Therefore, it is imperative that all students pay this fee, so that we can continue to provide a quality experience. If needed, fees can be paid on a weekly or monthly payment plan.

**All fees are due, unless other arrangements have been made, by Friday, September 13th.**

At times, students may be asked to bring in old, unwanted items from home to recycle into their sculptures. It is not necessary to buy materials for any project; however, your child may choose to bring in specialty supplies for concentration pieces if they want.

Apps:  You will need to have the following free apps installed on your iPad for class:

* Canvas and Autodesk Sketchbook

Grades:
Honors- Projects/Tests 60%
Daily 40%

AP - Projects/Tests 70%
Daily 30%

Daily grades will consist of sketchbook work, warm ups, class participation/time on task, proper use of art materials, and the occasional quiz.

Classwork/Projects:
All work is due at the end of class on the date specified. If the work is not finished, Honors and AP students have one additional school day to turn in the finished work for no penalty. Honors students will have the option of four additional school days to turn in late work for the highest grade of a 70. If no work is turned in, the grade will be a zero.

Students will be required to keep photos of all of their work stored on their iPad and in their Canvas e-portfolio. 
Due to limited space, projects will be photographed as they are completed and then taken home. I understand that space can be limited at home also, but I would like the students to hold onto their work at home until the end of the school year if possible. Occasionally, events will arise that call for displays. I do not want the 3-D students to miss out on the recognition of their accomplishments, because they have gotten rid of their work.

Artist Integrity:
All students will be expected to do their own work. Plagiarism will not be accepted. Students will be encouraged to develop their own ideas by drawing from life experiences and the world that surrounds them. They will be taught how to gain inspiration from other artist's work as opposed to copying works of art. To avoid plagiarism, any photographs, published images, and/or other artist's works that are used as a basis for student work must show development beyond duplication, a 70% change from the original.

Missed Work:
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to check Canvas for your assignments that were missed then check with me for confirmation of what needs to be done. Refer to the District policy on make-up work for excused and unexcused absences.

Monday Mail:
Monday Mail is an optional e-mail that parents and students may choose to receive. It will be a brief summary of what we will be doing in class during a particular week, as well as any reminders of events that are taking place.
If you would like to be added to my Monday Mail list, please fill out the Monday Mail and Contact Information Form . Please state the class that you/your child is taking with me.
If you do not want Monday Mail, but you would like to provide me with your current contact information, please fill out the same form. Make sure to specify that you do not want to be added to the Monday Mail list.

Conference Time:
My conference period is 5th period, 1:22 p.m.-2:13 p.m.

My email address: slegg@nbisd.org

Classroom Phone: 627-6081
Please feel free to contact me at anytime, should you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Shannon Legg
NBHS Art Instructor

 

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