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ART 3J03 CONC STUDY-COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Academic Year: Fall/Winter 2013/2014

Term: 2

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Prof. Briana Palmer

Email: palmebr@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 429A

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23155

Office Hours: Thursday 11am to 12 pm



Course Objectives:

Course Description

The objective of this course is to utilizing a team-based approach that connects student learning with community, to explore an interdisciplinary spectrum of collaborative activities.   Through out the term students will be actively working with various community organizations to educate through the process of collaboration.  At the end of the term students will have built a partnership that fosters the exchange of ideas though experiential learning that is beyond the classroom.  An exhibition will be held at the end of the term to show case the works produced during these collaborations.

 As we seen through history the creative process knows no boundaries’, but only the instinct to create and invent what is not there.

Students will be divided into groups to work with various not for profit organizations in the community.  Each group will meet with their community organization 3 times or for a total of 12 hours through out the term.  Students who have chosen to work with organization who do not require set times to meet with group members will have to fulfil12 hour of time.  

 


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

A 75.00 fee is required for this class and must be paid at the SOTA office TSH 411.  Students who require a police check for their community placement must obtain a receipt to submit to the SOTA  office and the fee will be reduced to 50.00.  Students who do not require police checks will have to pay the full 75.00.  The studio fee is for all supplies used in class. 


Method of Assessment:

Evaluation:

Criteria for evaluating art works is as follows:

Resolution/completion of project(s): the development of work(s) object through explorations of materials and ideas express through drawing, writing, plans and/or the reworking of the works in progress, full development of ideas and investigation research and reflection of projects.

Innovation/creativity: the work must exhibit an exploration of visual and written language through visual imagery as well as the concepts and projects that have been explored in this course.

Criteria for evaluating community projects:

Organizational Skills as demonstrated by time management, initiative,

Promptness and reliability in completing assigned tasks according to defined

Expectations.

Professional Skills as demonstrated by competency in working in the studio and with the various members of the community groups.

Communication Skills as demonstrated by ability to work collaboratively with

the researching artist and other individuals associated with the project.  Enhanced Knowledge and Experience as demonstrated through the interaction with community group through the presentation or the projects.

 

Project One – Get to know the Hamilton’s Art District Due date:  Jan 27th 10%

As a group student must take a trip to down town Hamilton to the following places

James Street North Gallery district, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, (AGH) and the Police station to fill out the necessary forms for a police check.  Please make sure you obtain a receipt from the police check to be reimbursed from the School of the Arts office.  Each group member must submit one page (typed) with a list the Galleries attended accompanied by a summery of the various exhibition seen.  The summery should reflect the exhibition seen such as description of the work information of artist and intent of the work as well as any personal feeling, regarding the work.  If a student fails to obtain a police check they will not be able to work with the community groups and their grade will be severely affected.

 

Project two Relief printing 10 x 10” for large collaborative print.  March 3rd 10 %  

Students are required to create a 10 x 10” pattern motif.  The pattern must be modified from the original source, or the student can create their own pattern, students are welcome to make more than one plate.  Students must print their motif at least 8 times on 10 x 10 sheets of fabric.  These printed squares will be used to create the collaborative quilts and the squares can be traded with fellow students.  The squares can be modified once printed and can work into using other materials or mediums

 

Project Three Part One  – The workshop quilt March 24th 10%

Each student is required to create 1 quilt that has a minimum of 6 10x10 inch square from the various in class workshops. The back of the quilt will be a 20x30 inch piece of fabric which will be printed during class time March 17th onward.  If a student wishes to create something other than a quilt with the pieces they have created please come speak with me. 

Project Three – Part two March 31st 10%

Each group is responsible for creating 2 quilts for their community group; the size of the quilts will be determined by the amount of squares created by the community group. One of the two quilts can be as small as 20x30 as this quilt will be sold at the year-end exhibition

Please share the quilting tasks among each other and document what you have done for each collaborative quilt.

Cutting of the 10 x 10 inch fabric squares

Pinning of the squares (this is to be done in tandem with the sewing)

Sewing of the squares

Pressing (ironing the seams of the squares)

Project Four Community Collaborations with various organizations 30% 

Each student is required to sign up for a community organization to work with various members or work on a community project with and organization.  All students are required to fulfill 12 hours outside of class time or 3 visits of 4 hours with the organization they have chosen.  Students must document all hours and actives and submit the following class along with peer evaluations of each member of the group. These evaluation forms will be given out during class and can be found on Avenue to learn.  Please make sure all visits are completed by March 24th

 

Project Five – Collaborative Exhibition and sale Apirl 7th 5%

April 7th an Exhibition will be held in the new space to show case all the collaborative projects from both the community members along with the students of 3J03.  Each student is required to help with one aspect of the exhibition, and is worth 5%.

In – Class workshops 25% On going throughout the term

There will be several workshops given throughout the term, each workshop will have a maximum weight of 5% for a total weight of 25% of the final grade the weight of each workshop will be adjusted if class time permits to more than 5 workshops. 

These in class workshops will be demonstrated to the student of 3J03 which in turn will be demonstrated by students to the to the community groups.  Please make sure you take notes/ photograph of the demonstration to help facilitate teaching to the community groups.

List of the following workshops (not given in any order)

Silk- screen with stencils and mono prints-

Silk-screen with multiple registration.

Ink jet print transfer:  Please make sure you come with a few images on USB cord ready to print on a 8x10 sheet out or have it printed on the acetate sheet given prior to class. 

Ceramic Tiles 4 tiles with the use of a repeat pattern. 

How to use under glaze and glaze pencils to create images on ceramic tiles.  If working with children alternates can be given instead of glazes.

Tin foil lithography

Felting

Needlepoint Felting

Felting with silk scarves

 


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

Students missing classes due to team sports, work or other will not be able to proceed with the technique demonstrated during their absents. Missing classes with out good reason will result in a failing grade as demonstrations are not repeated, please see Extensions or Accommodations in this course outline for further information. 

The opportunity to meet with the community organizations can not be repeated, if a student should miss the schedule time with the community group (with MSAF), students will be given an alternative research project.

No accommodation will be made with students who miss class without the proper documentation.

 

In class workshops will not be repeated and an alternative project research project on the topic will be given (with MSAF). No accommodation will be made with students who miss class without the proper documentation.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

This is a self-reporting tool for undergraduate students to report absences DUE TO MINOR MEDICAL SITUATIONS that last up to 5 days and provides the ability to request accommodation for any missed academic work. Please note, this tool cannot be used during any final examination period. You may submit a maximum of 1 Academic Work Missed request per term. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with your Instructor immediately (NORMALLY WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS) regarding the nature of the accommodation. If you are absent for reasons other than medical reasons, for more than 5 days, or exceed 1 request per term, you MUST visit your Associate Dean's Office/Faculty Office). You may be required to provide supporting documentation. This form should be filled out immediately when you are about to return to class after your absence.


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.


Other Course Information:

Fellow students are not able to give demonstrations and are only allowed in the studios that they have been trained in. If a student is unclear on how to use a piece of equipment or material they must ask an instructor or the studio art technologist.

Please leave your friends, pets, families at that the door as well as any food or drink.

Office Hours

Please make an appointment ahead of time if at all possible I will be in my office Thursday 11am to 12pm or in the print or sculputure studio.

Incident Reports:

If a student should have an accident in any of the studio, the incident, (no matter how minor) must be reported to a faculty member, or the studio technologist within 24 hours.  If there is no faculty or technician is available, and immediate attention is needed please call 88 for all emergencies.  Do not hesitate to call 88 in any circumstance, please do not make medical judgments for yourself or others, and let a medical professional make the decisions necessary.

Academic Integrity Language:

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process.  Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage.  This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: “Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty”), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty.  For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at http://www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

1.Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.

2.Improper collaboration in-group work.

3.Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email Communication

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from the student's own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student. Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Avenue to Learn

In this course we will be using Avenue to Learn.  Students should be aware that, when they access the electronic components of this course, private information such as first and last names, user names for the McMaster e-mail accounts, and program affiliation may become apparent to all other students in the same course.  The available information is dependent on the technology used.  Continuation in this course will be deemed consent to this disclosure.  If you have any questions or concerns about such disclosure please discuss this with the course instructor.

Modifications to Course Outline

The instructor and university reserve the right to modify elements of the course during the term. The university may change the dates and deadlines for any or all courses in extreme circumstances. If either type of modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. It is the responsibility of the student to check their McMaster email and course websites weekly during the term and to note any changes.

Extensions or Accommodations

Extensions or other accommodations will be determined by the instructor and will only be considered if supported by appropriate documentation.  Absences of less than 5 days may be reported using the McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF) at www.mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you are unable to use the MSAF, you should document the absence with your faculty office.  In all cases, it is YOUR responsibility to follow up with the instructor immediately to see if an extension or other accommodation will be granted, and what form it will take. There are NO automatic extensions or accommodations.

Support Services


The University provides a variety of support services to help students manage their many demands. Reference librarians can provide invaluable research assistance. The Student Accessibility Services Centre (SAS) provides

McMaster University Grading scale

Grade Equivalent Grade 

Point Equivalent Percentages

A+ 12 90-100, A 11 85-89, A- 10 80-84

B+ 9 77-79, B 8 73-76, B- 7 70-72

C+ 6 67-69, C 5 63-66, C- 4 60-62

D+ 3 57-59, D 2 53-56, D- 1 50-52