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Art Courses

ART FOUNDATIONS 1215

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

This class is a basic introductory art class for students that have not had art, which emphasizes drawing skills, use of art elements and principles with a variety of art materials. Students can expect aesthetic experiences as they study and critique works of art. This is a prerequisite for Art Honors I & II, AP Art, Printmaking, and Painting.

PAINTING 1250

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Art Foundations or teacher signature

This class will teach the basics of watercolor. Students will learn to apply color theory and how to use the color wheel. Students will also study the history of watercolor. They will critique famous watercolor paintings and how they applied the principles of art and design to each piece.

PRINTMAKING 1260

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Art Foundations or Honors Art I

This class will teach the basics of fine art printmaking. Students will be required to keep a sketchbook for weekly homework assignments. Students will learn the basics of relief printing with a variety of printing media including linoleum. Color theory and design principles are part of the fun of relief printing. Students will learn how to replicate their drawings by scratching into a plate and then inking it and using our printing press to get repeated print images. Manipulating colored inks with this process creates endless, expressive possibilities.

FILM PHOTOGRAPHY I 1340

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA, CTE)
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee:

Learn basic principles of photography and how to apply them in producing photos with an artistic flare. Class study includes knowledge of camera, methods of shooting and developing black and white film, darkroom procedures, and special effects using the camera and the darkroom. A portfolio of the semester’s work will be made and student’s photos displayed. Students will test for state certification in commercial photography.

DIGITAL PHOTO 1361

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA, CTE)
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

Learn basic principles of digital photography and how to apply them in producing photographs from an artistic point of view. Class study includes knowledge of digital cameras, file formats, methods of shooting, special effects using the camera and photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop. A portfolio of the semester’s work will be made and student’s photos will be displayed. Students will test for state certification in digital photography.

ADVANCED COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1370

Duration: Semester (0.5)

  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA, CTE)
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Basic Digital Photography

This course is designed for students who want to further enhance their photographic knowledge and abilities. It is an application of the skills learned in Basic Digital Photography with an emphasis on professional jobs and assignments used in commercial photography. A portfolio of each student’s work is expected at the end of the course.

CERAMICS I 1380

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

A studio based introduction to pottery, which includes hand building, potter’s wheel technique, decorating and firing. Design principles and craftsmanship are stressed in the use of high fire non-lead stoneware.

CERAMICS II 1390

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Ceramics I or teacher signature

This course will focus primarily on the further development of wheel throwing technique established in Ceramics I. Students will study technical aspects of ceramic art including glazes, firing types, and aesthetics. Students will be allotted greater freedom to explore individual creativity in projects and will be encouraged to develop a portfolio.

SCULPTURE I 1395

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

An introductory sculpture class based primarily instudio production, using a broad range of materials to create 3-D forms. Students would use wire, clay, paper mache, found objects, etc. to create expressive forms. Students also study the history of sculpture, the principles of aesthetics, and art elements in connection with the making of art.

HONORS ART I 1510

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-10
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

This is a foundations art class for students who have taken art in middle school and want to continue to develop their skills. Drawing is emphasized using a wide variety of materials. Students will review the elements of art and design and perspective principles. They will also have aesthetic experiences as they learn to critique their own and historical works of art. Weekly sketchbook required.

HONORS ART II 1480

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 5
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Honors Art I and teacher approval

This is an advanced art class that prepares art students for AP Art. Students will learn critical thinking and problem solving skills. During the course of the year students will explore a variety of artistic styles andfmedia. Art History is studied, critiqued and used as curriculum inspiration. Painting and mixed media will also be emphasized. Students will be expected to participate in weekly sketchbook homework and projects, mat cutting, gallery exhibitions, and group critiques. A portfolio is developed as part of the course.

DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS 1540

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA, CTE)
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

This is a beginning class that will implement the elements and principles of design, color theory, perspective, and typography (use of lettering) as pertaining to the world of graphic design. Students will experience hands-on training using both fine art materials and computer programs, learning the computer software used in the industry by graphic designers. Students will research target audiences, and go through specified steps (thumbnails, roughs, comprehensives, and computer comprehensives) to produce design projects. Students will evaluate historical designs and participate in peer group critiques of their own work. A major goal of this class is to help students build skills that will help them become more employable. Students will test for state certification in Commercial Art.

 

COMMERCIAL and ADVERTING ART, CTE/FA

  • Duration: Year (.5)
  • Grade: 11, 12
  • Graduation: Required (FA, CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Prerequisite: Design and Visual Communications
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

This is a course in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and commercial audiences via illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media. Instruction includes training in concept design, layout, paste-up and techniques such as engraving, etching, silkscreen, lithography, offset, drawing and cartooning, painting, collage and computer graphics.   These courses are based on the state task list.

VISUAL ARTS – Independent Study 1350

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA, CTE)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Teacher signature

The purpose of this class is for advanced art students to further explore and hone their skills by building a portfolio preparatory for AP Art, entering the workplace, or acceptance into college art related programs. Examples of areas of concentration are photography, graphic design, painting, 3-D, and other medium. Students must be self-motivated and able to meet set deadlines with quality work. Participation in peer critiques for further projects, inspiration, and constructive feedback will be expected. A collective portfolio review of all student work will be required at the end of the semester. Only serious art students need apply.

AP STUDIO ART 1500

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 7
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Honors I & II, or teacher approval

Students with special talents and interests in art will receive group and individual instruction in many fine art areas that will help students prepare work (and digital portfolio) for the AP portfolio test in May. Students will be expected to spend at least 6-10 hours per week outside of class working on term projects and their concentration series. Students must be willing to subject their work to weekly group critiques, purchase their own supplies when necessary, be self-motivated in choosing projects to work on, and making deadlines. Students need to pass AP Art with 70% points possible to get graduating credit.