Hello All! I am Victoria Burghard, and I teach Sculpture 2,3, & 4 and Art 1 here at Atascocita High School.
I graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Studio Arts and a specification in Sculpture and Drawing and Painting.
I am so excited to be able to work with you all. Be ready to learn a lot about processes, culture and creating. I know this year is very different with the transition to online learning, but I want you to strap in cause we're going to ride this wave all the way through. Art 1 virtual classes will be centered around creating art with a strong backbone of design, art theory and art history. Sculpture classes will still be conducted at school and will continue to challenge students with new materials, advanced processes, and art history.
I know that COVID-19 has shaken what we knew to be normal and we've all had to adapt because of it. In spite of all this I will do my best to provide you with a sanctuary of stability and creativity. It is one of my core beleifs that anyone can learn art and apply it if they are engaged and if they put forth the effort. I will always do what I can to create an exciting learning enviornemnt for you and all I ask is that you come with an open mind. Success in art is usually dictated by time spent on each project. The more time you spend on any given assignment, the more your brain and body learn about the movements/theory required to create. Just like any sport, art is about building muscle memory. If you are kind to yourself, patient, and dedicated, over time you'll see your skill grow exponetially.
I look forward to getting to work with you all this year, and I can't wait to meet each of you!
Please never be afraid to reach out to me for any reason.
1st Period: Sculpture 2,3,4
2nd Period: Sculpture 2,3,4
3rd Period: Conference
4th Period: Art 1 Virtual
5th Period: Art 1 Virtual
6th Period: Art 1 Virtual
7th Period: Art 1 Virtual
I will be reaching out to students and parents weekly through Schoology and Email. (This applies to both Sculpture and Art 1 Virtual Classes.) For the start of the year I will meet with in class students and virtual students via zoom. After the first two weeks in class students will be present at AHS and my virtual students will be able to complete lessons asynchronously.
All assignments will be posted into Schoology, so please use My Humble to log in.
Office Hours/ Tutorials
Virtual Office Hours:
In School Tutorials:
Room #: 1917
Be respectful to your peers, your self and your teachers.
Come to class with an open mind and heart.
Attendance: In-Class student attendance will be tracked as it always has been before Covid-19. Virtual Student attendance will be tracked by the student's participation in Schoology. Each day your student should log onto Schoology and participate in class by completing their required daily assignment. Students will have until 12am each day to complete their daily assignment (which could be submitting a process photo of their drawing, doing a survey, completing a quiz, etc..) and if their daily assignment is not done before the deadline they will be marked as absent for the day.
Engagement within the LMS: Schoology is our LMS at Atascocita High School. For all my students I will be posing lessons, videos, and other supplumental materials within their respective schoology classrooms. Students need to be checking for assignments and announcements on Schoology daily. Students also need to be actively responding to any daily assignments/surveys/quizes that are posted to track student attendance.
Grading Policy: AHS Art classes follow the district defined grading policy. Our grades are weighted 60/40 (summative/formative) and our late grade policy dictates that each day a student's assignment is late 20 points will be subtracted from the over all grade.
In-Class: For the first two weeks of school all In-Class student work will be submitted through Schoology. Once students are back in my classroom they will turn in their projects directly to me.
Virtual Students: All work will be submitted to your Schoology classroom. To turn in art work you will need to take photos of your work and then upload those files into their assignments on Schoology. Please, please, please make sure you are taking good photos with good lighting. I will post a short how to and example photos in Schoology on this subject.