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Art Courses

ART FOUNDATIONS, ART I (EL,FA)

  • Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee

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 II (Sculpture) and Art III (Painting).

SCULPTURE, ART II (EL, FA)

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Art Foundations
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee

An introductory sculpture class based primarily in studio production, using a broad range of materials to create 3-D forms. Students would use wire, paper mache, stone, soap and 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 3 dimensional art.

PAINTING, ART III (FA,EL)

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee
  • 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.

BASIC FILM PHOTOGRAPHY I (CTE,FA,EL)

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Pre-requisite: None
  • 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.

BASIC DIGITAL PHOTO (CTE,FA,EL)

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Pre-requisite: None
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee

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 (CTE,FA,EL)

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee
  • 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, HANDBUILDING (FA,EL)

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee

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, WHEEL THROWN (FA,EL)

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee

This course will focus primarily on the further development of wheel throwing techniques. Students will study the technical aspects of ceramic arts through wheel throwing and the study of other ceramic artists. The students will also start gaining a deeper understanding of the principles and elements of art and design. This will include 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.

CERAMICS III, SCULPTING (FA,EL)

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: Ceramics 1
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee

This advanced course will show students sculpting techniques from a wide range of areas and disciplines
in sculpture. Allowing students to acquire an understanding of sculpture tools, clays and other sculpting
materials, and sculpture techniques. As well as a deeper understanding of the principles and elements of
art and design.

HONORS ART I, DRAWING 1 AND DRAWING II (FA,EL)

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-10
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee

This is a yearlong drawing class for students who have taken art in middle school and want to continue to develop their skills. Students will build on their understanding of the Nature of Art by further studying the elements and principles of Art. We will focus on skills that aide in the creation of the illusion of depth and perspective. Students will learn a 5 stage systematic approach to observational drawing. Media includes but is not limited to graphite pencils, charcoal and compressed chalk. Weekly sketchbook is required. A beginning portfolio is developed as part of this course.

HONORS ART II,DRAWING III AND PRINTMAKING (FA,EL)

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

This is a yearlong advanced drawing class that will introduce students to printmaking. Students will learn critical thinking and problem solving skills as it relates to the Nature of Art. This course will focus on the spatial characteristics of the element of Line and how to use it. We will also work with spatial development in the construction of positive and negative space and how to develop shapes with planes and volume. Art History is studied, critiqued and used as curriculum inspiration. Students will be expected to participate in weekly sketchbook homework and projects, gallery exhibitions, and group critiques. A beginning portfolio is developed as part of this course.

HONORS ART III, PAINTING II AND PAINTING III

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

This is a yearlong advanced art class that will focus on the spatial characteristics of Color with the mediums of watercolor and oil paints. We will study master artists and how they applied Color Theory to their works. Students will create paintings that demonstrate an understanding of Color Theory and the Principles of Art. Students will be expected to participate in weekly sketchbook homework and projects, gallery exhibitions, and group critiques. A beginning portfolio is developed as part of the course.

DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS (FA,CTE,EL)

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee

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,EL)

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grade: 11, 12
  • Homework: 1
  • Prerequisite: Design and Visual Communications
  • Course Fee

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.

AP ART HISTORY (EL,FA)

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Homework: NA
  • Course Fee
  • Prerequisite: None

The AP Art History course is equivalent to a two-semester introductory college course that explores the nature of art, art making, and responses to art. By investigating specific course content of 250 works of art characterized by diverse artistic traditions from prehistory to the present, the course fosters in-depth, holistic understanding of the history of art from a global perspective. Students become active participants in the global art world, engaging with its forms and content. They experience, research, discuss, read, and write about art, artists, art making, responses to, and interpretations of art.

AP STUDIO ART (EL,FA)

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Homework: 7
  • Course Fee
  • Prerequisite: Honors I & II, and or III and completion of summer homework

This is a yearlong Studio Art class designed to help students prepare a comprehensive portfolio that is presentable to AP as well as to any Art College. Students will create a digital portfolio with at least 12 Breadth pieces and at least 12 Concentration pieces. In order to achieve this, students will be expected to spend at least 6 – 10 hours per week outside of class developing their Art. Students will study Art History as well as receive both group and individual instruction on applied Art techniques. Students must be willing to subject their work to weekly group and individual critiques, purchase their own supplies when necessary, and be self-motivated in choosing and producing projects.