Art Fundamentals - 0101                 (0.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None                                             

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                                 

Credit:  0.50

Graded Conventionally

Art Fundamentals is an introduction to the elements of art and principles of design. The goals of this class are enhanced visual awareness, creative problem solving and a fundamental sense of art history. This is a hands-on and theory based class. Collage, printmaking, painting, pencil rendering and sculpture are included in this class.

 

Art Appreciation – 0115                  (0.5 year)              

Prerequisite:  None                                             

Grade:  10-12

Elective                                                                 

Credit:  0.50

Graded Conventionally

 Art Appreciation is an advanced survey class that begins with cave paintings and moves forward in time to the present.  This class will take a close look at how art reflects the development of civilization and cultures around the world.  There will be some music history, mythology and folklore incorporated into the class. 

This class will not be a project based class, but rather will require a certain amount of discussion and a final report on a time/culture period of the student’s choice.  The incorporation of art materials of the student’s choice would be an option for the final report.

 

Art Appreciation II – 0135                         (0.5 year)   

Prerequisite:  Art Appreciation I                      

Grade:  10-12

Elective                                                                 

Credit:  0.50

Graded Conventionally

This class will be formatted as a continuation of Art Appreciation I. Level II will continue around the world, looking at art from the dawn of time to the present. Cultures covered will include Australia, Canada, the United States, South America and Asia.

 

Mixed Media    0104          (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Art Fundamentals

Elective                                                                  

Grade: 10-12

Graded Conventionally                                          

Credit:  0.50                                           

Mixed Media reviews the elements of art and the principles of design and closely examines how they are present in the experimental art forms of the 20th and 21st centuries.  Close scrutiny of art and world events are included as an integral part of reaching for clarity.  Students create art projects based on Cubism, the Bauhaus, Pop Art and Environmental Art, using alternative media, including words, sound, collage and the earth.  This is a class rich in content.

 

Drawing I - 0102                (.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None                                 

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                                   

Credit:  0.50

Graded Conventionally

Drawing I class is an introduction to basic classical drawing techniques.  Students develop the skill of observation and the ability to translate what they observe on to paper.   Materials used are: pencil, charcoal, ink and pastel.

 

Drawing II - 0103               (.5 year)

Prerequisite: Drawing I 

Elective                                                                    

Grade 10-12

Graded Conventionally                                          

Credit: 0.50

Drawing II is an advanced course in the vocabulary and application of drawing techniques and the use of drawing tools. The assignments are specifically targeted for those students who are interested in advancing their drawing skills. Students will be expected to learn advanced drawing techniques in still life, figure drawing, portraiture, and nature drawing. 

 

Drawing III - 0134             (.5 year)

Prerequisite: Drawing I/II 

Elective                                                                   

Grade 10-12

Graded Conventionally                                          

Credit: 0.50

In this advanced course, students will continue to refine their drawing ability and technique. Emphasis will be on developing personal style. Further experimentation of media will be encouraged. This course runs concurrent with Drawing II.

 

Graphic Art and Design I - 0106                    (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Art Fundamentals or Drawing I

Grade:  10-12

Elective                                                                 

Credit:  0.50

Graded Conventionally

Graphic Art and Design I is a computer art class for students interested in learning Graphic Design. Students will learn the basic principles and elements of design with emphasis on how to apply them in commercial art. Students will be doing some work conventionally by hand as well as learning to work in the computer programs Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Students will be asked to purchase one sketchbook.

 

Graphic Art and Design II - 0123                                  (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Graphic Art and Design I

Grade:  10-12                      

Credit:  0.50

Elective

Graded Conventionally     

Graphic Art and Design II is an intermediate level class that continues exploring the concepts of graphic design and its commercial and artistic applications.  Students will continue to work in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop in more depth.  This class will work with concepts on advertising, poster design, and illustration.

 

Graphic Art and Design III - 0126                 (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Graphic Art and Design I and II  

Grade: 10-12                       

Credit:  0.50

 Elective

Graded Conventionally     

Graphic Art and Design III is an advanced level class in graphic design.  Students will be applying fundamental design concepts to solve more difficult creative problems.  The emphasis will be on creating commercial art for clients.  We will explore digital tools to create more personal art.  Advanced level skills in both Adobe InDesign  and Photoshop will be explored. 

 

Jewelry I - 0108                  (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Art Fundamentals I or Drawing I 

Elective                                                                 

Grade:  11-12

Graded Conventionally                                     

Credit:  0.50

Jewelry I is an introduction into the use of copper, brass and nickel.  This leads eventually to the creation of fine crafted jewelry.  Soldering, and  stone setting techniques are learned.  Most materials are provided.  Sterling silver will need to be purchased on a limited basis.

 

Jewelry II - 0122                (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Jewelry I 

Elective                                                                 

Grade:  11-12

Graded Conventionally                                     

Credit:  0.50

Jewelry II will cover the refinement of student’s craftsmanship skills. Students will be expected to complete at least 5 finished works of jewelry. Please note: This course filters in to the Jewelry I course. 

 

Ceramics I - 0107                (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: none                                               

Grade:  10-12

Elective                                                                 

Credit:   0.50

Graded Conventionally

Ceramics I is an introduction to the basic hand building techniques of pinch, coil and slab. Exploration of surface treatments and design are introduced as well. All projects are brought to completion through glazing and firing. This class promotes good craftsmanship and a sense of design in both functional and non-functional pieces.

 

Ceramics II - 0113             (0.5 year)

Prerequisite:  Ceramics I

Elective                                                                 

Grade:  10-12

Graded Conventionally                                     

Credit:  0.50

Students will expand their hand building skills through the construction of more complex projects.  Further experimentation with surface treatments will be encouraged and a broader visual vocabulary will be gained by studying contemporary ceramic artists.  Both functional and decorative forms will be assigned.

 

Ceramics III - 0117           (0.5 year)

Prerequisite:  Ceramics I and Ceramics II 

Elective                                                 

Grade:  11-12

Graded Conventionally                     

Credit:  0.50        

The students will develop skills as self-directed studio learners.  A certain level of skill on the potter’s wheel will be required.  Students will propose project ideas and follow a calendar of deadlines.  This course runs concurrent with Ceramics II classes.

 

Digital Photography I - 0127          (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: None

Elective                                                 

Grade:  10-12

Graded Conventionally                     

Credit:  0.50         

In this introductory course, students will learn how to use their digital camera effectively. Students will also learn to use Photoshop as a creative tool in their art making. Contemporary photographers will be introduced and used as inspiration in the students own projects.

 

Digital Photography II - 0129        (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Digital Photography I

Elective                                                 

Grade:  10-12

Graded Conventionally                     

Credit:  0.50         

Students will expand their knowledge in the use of their digital camera, along with becoming more proficient in the use of Photoshop.  Emphasis on the creative use of these tools will continue.  We will also learn more about lighting and strong composition.

 

Digital Photography III   0130       (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Digital Photography II

Elective                                                 

Grade:  11-12

Graded Conventionally                     

Credit:  0.50         

In this advanced course, creative techniques in both the use of Photoshop and the camera will be emphasized. Students will choose an area of focus and will work more independently to expand their knowledge in that area.

 

Painting I - 0105 (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Drawing I, Art Fundamentals I 

Elective                                                                 

Grade: 10-12

Graded Conventionally                                     

Credit:  0.50                                  

Painting I is an exploration of painting media and subjects, to include still life, color painting, and expressive painting.  Emphasis will be formal art elements and principles.  Students will learn several techniques, as well as major artists and art movements.   

 

Painting II - 0110 (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Painting I 

Elective                                                                 

Grade:  11-12

Graded Conventionally                                     

Credit:  0.50

Painting II is a continued exploration of painting techniques and mediums.  Students will develop their skill and knowledge of the mediums introduced in Painting I to refine their understanding and confidence.  In addition students will also be introduced to oil painting and mixed media styles.  The class will learn to develop their own personal style in terms of subject matter and technique.

 

Honors Senior Seminar Art Portfolio – 0125   (year)

Prerequisites:  Art Fundamentals, Drawing I, and one advanced level art course, signature of teacher of Seminar Art Portfolio, and one recommendations of a former art teacher

 Elective                                                                 

Grade:  12

Graded Conventionally                                    

Credit:  1.00

 Senior Seminar Art Portfolio is a yearlong class designed to help seniors considering art as a career.  The goal of this class will be for each student to find his individual artistic voice as well as complete a professional portfolio of artwork.  Students can use their portfolio for admission to an art school or college art program if desired.  Class will consist of assessing each student’s body of work and creating new work to strengthen the student’s portfolio in areas where it may be lacking.  The highest standards of quality and presentation will be emphasized to give each student the opportunity for admittance to and scholarships offered by art programs at the collegiate level.  Interest in pursuing art in college is not required for this class, but it will be expected that students be committed and disciplined about their development as an artist.