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 through the execution of a variety of projects. The goals of this class are enhanced visual awareness, creative problem solving and a fundamental sense of art history. This is a working studio and theory based class. Collage, painting, drawing and sculpture are incorporated.

*Please do not register if you have or plan on taking Drawing I. These curriculums align.


Art Appreciation – 0115 (0.5 year)              

Prerequisite:  None                                             

Grade:  10-12

Elective                                                                 

Credit:  0.50

Graded Conventionally

Art Appreciation is an advanced survey course that begins with cave paintings & moves forward to the present. We will look at how art reflects the development of civilizations & cultures around the world. The history of film & music will also be introduced. This class is not studio based, but revolves around discussion and mini presentations.


Drawing I - 0102 (.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None                                 

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                                   

Credit:  0.50

Graded Conventionally

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

*Please do not register if you have or plan on taking Art Fundamentals. These curriculums align.


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: None

Grade:  9-12

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     

Students continue to explore graphic design and its commercial applications. Working with the journalism students, designers will layout and design the monthly student publication, “The Quill.” Students will use Adobe InDesign and Photoshop skills developed in Graphic Design I. Other class projects will include posters, t-shirt designs and logo design.


Graphic Design III/Advanced Publication - 0131 (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Graphic Design II/Publication

Grade: 10-12                       

Credit:  0.50

Elective

Graded Conventionally     

Students will be working as designers for the student publication, “The Quill.” As advanced designers, they will now be allowed to act as Design Editors of the entire publication. Added responsibilities include creative control over design concepts, layout and a cohesive look for the magazine and maintain deadlines. Additional design projects will also be explored.


Jewelry I - 0108 (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Art Fundamentals I, Drawing I, Ceramics I or Sculpture

Elective                                                                 

Grade:  11-12

Graded Conventionally                                     

Credit:  0.50

Jewelry I is an introduction to metalwork fabrication using sheet metals. Copper, brass, nickel and sterling silver are used to create carefully designed sculptures and wearable art. Sawing, riveting, soldering, and stone setting techniques are learned. Students must be comfortable with using small power tools and torches. Materials are provided.  


Jewelry II - 0122 (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: Jewelry I 

Elective                                                                 

Grade:  11-12

Graded Conventionally                                     

Credit:  0.50

Jewelry II is an exploration in metal processes including etching, casting, enameling, and alternative settings and materials. The class builds on the techniques learned in Jewelry I providing the student with more creative outlets for constructing complex, unique pieces of metalwork and jewelry. Students must be comfortable with using small power tools, torches and working more independently. Materials are provided.


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        

Students will develop skills as self-directed learners. They will have the option of throwing on the wheel & will have more freedom in choosing their own projects. This course runs concurrently with Ceramics 2.


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.

**Students may borrow a school camera if needed.


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.


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.


Sculpture - 0136 (0.5 year)

Prerequisite: None

Elective                                                                 

Grade:  10-12

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:  One advanced level art course and Recommendation of Seminar Art Portfolio teacher required

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.