• Name: Knapp
    Subjects / Classes Taught: Drawing Painting 1-2, 2-4, AP
    Degree(s): BA Education, BA Visual Art
    Email: knapp@phoenixunion.org

    Drawing and Painting Class is designed to teach composition, observational drawing and painting, art aesthetics, art history, connection between cultures and arts, and the understanding of the elements and principles of design through rigorous drawing exercises and self assessment.

    for additional content:
    • Room #851
    • Office Hours 7am- 3:30pm
    • Textbook(s) Art In Focus, Exploring Painting, Creating and Understanding Drawing.
    • Plan for Success
    • Drawing Painting1-2, 3-4, AP


      Plan for Success

      Central High School

      Drawing Painting                                                                                                                                                                                 


      Course Description                                                               

      Drawing Painting 1-2 is designed to provide the student with basic information and skills necessary to render objects people, faces and environments using drawing and painting techniques.  Students will explore past and present drawing / painting concepts and become aware of the principles of design and elements of composition




      ·        Payment of $20.00 fee for supplies each semester

      ·        Pencil, pen and notebook paper

      ·        3 ring binder (for drawing painting class only)                                                 



      Semester Grades


      The semester grades will be determined by the following percentages:

      ·        45% First 9 weeks

      ·        45% Second 9 weeks

      ·        10% Final Exam


      A = 90 -100%

      B = 80 – 89%

      C = 70 – 79%

      Central High’s Mastery Initiative in Drawing and Painting:

      Students whose grade is falling into the criteria of “D” or lower will be assigned to afterschool and/or Saturday Mandatory Art Completion Lab for opportunities to make-up his/her missing work.  The consequence for not attending the Mandatory Art Completion Labs will be that he or she will be assigned Detention in ISS and parents may be called in for conference with the Dean or Principal.





      Title I Program:


      Academic tutoring and test preparation is available to all students. Additional support for passing classes and graduating on time is the intent of these services.  Support through Title I funding is available in the areas of: math, reading and English.  If interested, please contact the Principal, Mr. Biera  or Assistant Principal for Instruction Dr. Gard  for additional information at 602-764-7500



      Attendance Policy and Procedure


      The school and district attendance policy, tardy policy as well as discipline policies will be strictly enforced.  Please, become familiar with these as discussed in the student handbook.


      “Absent” is defined as nonattendance in an assigned class or activity for more than one-half of the period. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR)

      “Tardy” is defined as not being in the assigned class or activity when the tardy bell has finished ringing. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR)

      Students may fail the class for the semester in any course, when reaching a total of 12 excused/unexcused absences and after school-documented interventions have been exhausted. (Student Procedures Handbook page 22)


      Timely, daily participation is required in class.  It is expected that students will work on Drawing / Painting assignments each day.  In the event that the student cannot work on a Drawing / Painting project during a studio class day, due to forgetfulness or for any other reason, the student must work on an alternative Drawing or Painting project.  Failure to do so will result in loss of participation points. 



    • Teaching Philosophy: Everyone can draw.