Vocabulary, Historical information, and technical skills will be covered and reviewed on a weekly basis



    All Assignements o r projects that take more than two class periods will be worth 100 points.

    All project that students are given more than a five days to complete will be worth 200 points. 

    All Daily in class activities (Vocab, Practice, etc.) will be worth a varying range of points between 10-100.

  • The Goal of the Art I Intro & Art I (High School Credit) class is to introduce our students to a variety of different mediums at two different levels. When you leave this class you should be shouting “stippling” in your sleep... it’s a shading technique. Our goal is to prepare you for Art II at the high school level before you leave FJHS.

Mr Riles
  • Mr Riles Classroom and Expectations

    Maximum Effort

    While Talent is always at the forefront of people’s minds when they think about what make “Art” great, I see things differently. Talent and Effort together are powerful and should not be discounted, but in my experience the talented become Lazy. This is why I say Maximum Effort, in my classroom we work every day all the time, we drill technical skills for homework to better enhance your abilities to execute said technical skills. Whatever you call it: Grit, Effort, Diligence, Hard work, “Stick-to-it-iveness”, work ethic, etc. is a crucial element to being successful in life and in Mr. Riles’ Class.

    Classroom Routine

    We begin every class in silence and have the opportunity to end in quiet conversation. Students will enter the Art Room get out their Supplies for the day’s assignment and then place their bags on the shelf to the right of the door. At three minutes before each period ends, Mr. Riles will call for cleanup and completion of daily classroom procedures. You must work everyday to receive full credit for any assignment, Art (like: P.E., Theatre, & Music) is a performance based grade. Supplies are like your gym uniform for creating art so come ready with them each and every day.

  • joseph.riles@stpsb.org