This is the intro Powerpoint that I use for my senior levels, grade 11 and 12 visual art classes.
It can easily be tweaked to fit whatever grade you're teaching / whatever materials you're doing.
(EX. the art history slide may have to change for your school, you could add in extra slides about the trips you go on etc.)
The Powerpoint goes through the main outline of the course, to get students excited about the semester. It includes slides about:
-the different art materials we'll be covering
-the portfolio development we'll be doing
-the art history for grades 11 and 12
-trips and art appreciation / art careers
-the importance of embracing mistakes
-why is this class different from all other classes? (this is a great way to introduce a walk-through of your class and all the storage cupboards, sinks, etc.)
This is a great way to give them an overview of the course - packed with visuals to get them pumped and looking forward to our class together