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Although all of our courses are designed to be interesting
and fun-filled, they will, nevertheless, be challenging. They
will require you to research, to make difficult choices, be creative, to
experiment with and analyze information, and then based on your analyses and
the direction provided to you in the course material, to complete several
assignments on your own.
Depending on which course you are enrolled in you will receive various
course materials, as well as a package of supplies (for a specific list and
more detailed information, please activate the above respective course link).
If you do not receive any of these supplies, it is essential for you to
inform us immediately, as the absence of supplies will not be accepted as a
valid reason for not having submitted your assignment(s).
Significance of Art & Design
Pablo Picasso stated: “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come
from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper,
from a passing shape, from a spider's web…Through art, we express our
understandings of the world around us; we give voice. We interpret the views
and experiences of others; we learn to perceive. We create new understandings;
we synthesize (and) develop new approaches.”
I share Picasso’s sentiment, because through art and design we explore our
inner selves and will appreciate the world, including our own environment, with
greater understanding and perspectives. Hence, art has the power to touch deep
within one’s soul, stirs one’s emotions and connects us with creativity and
beauty. Art, and its related design, express itself in everything we do - it is
a creative way of being. This creativity can and will express
itself in an infinite and ever amazing number of ways.
These courses will expect of you to build upon your current levels of
artistic ability and creativity through applying and engaging various artistic
processes, media and products. It will be my utmost endeavor
as your instructor, to encourage and assist you with developing an attitude of
risk-taking, experimentation, engagement and discipline, all of which are
imperative for true success in this journey, to achieve in particular the
following General Art & Design Objectives:
- Creating, Making, and Presenting: Exploring,
challenging, developing, and expressing ideas, using the skills, language,
techniques, and processes of visual arts and design. To create and present
expressive products for a range of audiences and purposes.
- Perceiving, Reflecting, and Responding: Applying critical thinking and
problem-solving strategies to reflect on and respond to your own and
other’s expressive work. To analyze the relationship between artistic intent
and the expressive work.
- Understanding and Connecting Time, Place, and
Community: Cultivating respect for any contributions to
the arts and design studies by individuals and cultural groups locally
and/or globally, as well as to value the arts and design as a recording of
human experience and expression.
are responsible for submitting all of the assignments listed in each
lesson for evaluation, as well as upon successful completion of the same,
you will be required to write a Final Exam, as well as in some courses,
also a Midterm Exam.
- You are strongly encouraged, before you embark to work on any of
the required assignments, to review thoroughly the content of both, the
lesson, as well as the assignment instructions.
- As soon as you have completed a lesson, send it in for evaluation,
because your marker provides valuable feedback on your
marked lessons, which is intended to help you to improve your skills. Please be mindful that the requirements for each
succeeding lesson will get more complex and the expectations of your
efforts will increase, as you progress through the course.
Remember, if all assignments were to be submitted together, just
before you intend to write your Final Exam, you will not be able to apply
and hence benefit from any of the comments and suggestions provided. Thus,
do NOT complete all lessons in a short
period of time and submit them all together, but
instead complete the lessons in order and submit
each one without delay.
ensure that your efforts are properly documented, remember that all submitted assignments have to be clearly labeled
(your name, course, and assignment #) on the back of
your actual artwork and submitted together with the, by you, filled out
Lesson Record Form.
you are registered in this program directly by your school, the time to
complete this course will be scheduled by your school administration and
any further inquiries you may have should be directed to your school facilitator.
If, however, you enrolled independently, then the following will apply:
Students enrolled in this course usually plan to complete
their course requirements in a timeframe, which enables them to write
their Final Exam in either January or June. Regardless, this is
your prerogative, as it will be your responsibility to
inform us of your intended completion date.
course is based approximately on one semester (16 school weeks), but,
depending on how much time you spend on it, evidently it may take less or
more time. Thus, after you preview what the course entails, you need to
pick a Target Completion Date - one, which you feel comfortable with, and
which you feel best represents your personal needs as a
learner - and advise me of that date, as I then will set up a personalized
timeline for you.
- Be mindful that this timeline is only meant as a guide to assist
you to work on your assignments at a pace comfortable for you. If you
submit any assignment beyond a due date on your timeline, there will be,
as a consequence, no deductions of your marks.
- Nevertheless, I strongly encourage you to adhere to your timeline,
as close as possible, as this timeline can help you to schedule your
learning in a productive manner. Regardless, if you feel it necessary to
change your due dates, please contact me first, as it would be beneficial
for you to discuss the reasons for the desired change, before the timeline
Timeline & Marks Online
- You can use your Username and Password to
check your grades and timeline at anytime. Your web marks username and
password will be sent with your course materials. In the event that you
may misplace this information, please contact me directly.
- To view your marks online, go to www.adlc.ca
and Click on the “Check Your Marks” link in the blue column on the left hand side of the page. Then, enter your username (usually your first
initial and last name) and password (a 6 digit number). Click on your
respective course and your progress report and timeline will be revealed
to you. Please keep in mind that it may take up to 24 hours for your marks
to be updated on the Student Marks page.
there is no denying, that in its final assessment, the evaluation of what
is considered to be “good” art and design, is, generically speaking, in
the eye of a beholder, and thus inherently subjective; however, particular
in Art Education & Design Studies, we strive to assure that all
assessments of all of your submissions are objective, based solely on
fairness, and, most of all, on merit. Hence, it is of utmost
importance that you follow meticulously
all outlined requirements for each of your
assignments, as they will be the sole basis for evaluating
your accomplished assignments. Thus, it is imperative that you
carefully read each of the provided lesson and assignment
booklets and pay special attention to the outlined directions
and evaluation criteria for each of the assignments.
for a zero” on any assignment is NOT an option. All assignments in each
lesson must be completed, to meet the requirements of the respective
course curriculum. If you submit an incomplete booklet, it will be
returned to you unmarked. Hence, make sure that you contact
us if you are lacking clarity about any part of the outlined directions or
is our desire to attempt to evaluate and return any of your assignments
within one week of receipt. However, there might be rare occasions where
this timeframe might, for us, not be possible.
is defined as copying and/or submitting another person's ideas, words,
images or data as your own, without properly acknowledging that person or
source. Thus, plagiarism, a form of academic
dishonesty, is tantamount to stealing and will not be tolerated in any of
your courses. If you are unsure if acknowledgement is
needed, or if you need assistance in citing your sources of information,
please contact us for clarification.
- The penalties
for plagiarism may include loss of all marks for the assignment, with no
opportunity to resubmit. This may significantly lower your final grade.
Furthermore, plagiarism may also result in suspension or other
disciplinary action taken against you. Refer to ADLC’s Student Code of
Conduct for further information: http://www.adlc.ca/content/view/51/100/
should be your goal as a conscientious student, particularily in art and
design studies, to develop your own unique artwork/design
imagery through direct observation, research, expanded art experience,
personal exploration, and discussion/critique feedback from others. The
assignments reflected in the lessons allow you wide latitude in decision
making, choices, and themes to help ensure you develop your own ideas and
style in art and design. Hence, it is expected of you to only use your own
experiences, views and personal efforts in creating original resourceful
expressions through visual art, without any direct physical involvement of
Contact & Assistance
- If you have any questions or concerns with any
aspect of a lesson, please feel free to contact me at the
Art & Design Studies Department for clarification or assistance, Toll
Free at 1-866-774-5333 Ext. 6106 or via e-mail at
- If you need clarification regarding the
evaluation or feedback of your work, you need to contact
your Marker first (the teacher evaluating your
assignments). His/her contact information is located online when you log
in at the Check
Your Marks link and click on your respective course.
- In the event that you are not able to reach
any one of us at the time of your calling, please leave a
detailed message, including your full name, course name and contact
number and best time when and where we can reach you, as we will
endeavor to return your call as soon as for us possible.
- Whenever you decide to contact us via e-mail,
make certain that you always insert the course name in the subject line
and conclude your e-mail messages with your full name, file
number, and contact telephone number.
Refer to the FAQ
Information link at http://www.adlc.ca/content/category/14/147/212/
for further information about ADLC Exams, or please contact the Exams
Department at Ext. 5255.
- You are strongly encouraged to take photos (digital or
otherwise) of any of your original artwork, after you have properly
labeled it in accordance with the above instructions, before
you submit it to our office. This is a precautionary measure that if in
the unlikely event your submission has, during the mailing process, gone
astray, we might still be able to fully assess your work for evaluation.
- Once you have received your course material
and accompanying documents, you are required to complete the
included Introductory Activity, as it will assist us to assess your
current level of knowledge, as it relates to your artistic/design ability,
as well as it will tell us something about your general interests.
This information will enable us greatly to facilitate your learning
process with us in a more optimal manner.
- NOTE: The
Introductory Activity will be e-mailed to your ADLC e-mail address (in
First Class), along with related introductory documents. If you do not
receive these documents via e-mail, please e-mail me with your current
e-mail address to request this.
- As a note of extra information, if you visit the above Art 10, 20 & 30 links, you will find visual exemplars (submitted from fellow art students) for each lesson of each course (just scroll down past the Mr. Picassohead submissions), which may inspire and assist with your progress in your Art course.
As it is our
goal to facilitate and guide you, to the best of our ability, with fairness and
candor, through this course and its related activities, we, the Department of Art
& Design Studies at the ADLC, feel
privileged and honored to welcome you as one of our students. We are convinced
that the content of the information presented to you within any of our courses,
will be valuable for you as a learner, as it will allow you to adventure into NEW
SPACES, to explore, discover and create new meanings,
as well as it will enhance your knowledge.
We hope that you have an awesome and inspiring day,
Department of Art & Design Studies
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