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Art

INTRODUCTION TO ART STUDIO

Grades 9-10-11-12                                                                                            1 Year – .5 Credit Each Sem.

No Prerequisite

Using a variety of media, students will explore the elements of design:  line, shape, texture, value, color, and form and the principles of arranging these elements in space.  During the first semester, emphasis will be placed upon development of drawing skills.  Second semester projects will be utilizing the elements and principles in a variety of media.  Weekly assignments in a 9″ x 12″ sketchpad required.  This class is a prerequisite for all other art courses.  Students will be financially responsible for specific material.

2-D ART

Grades 10-11-12                                                                                                 1st Semester – .5 Credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Art Studio

2-D Art students will be introduced to the study of textile design: tie-dye and batik and painting techniques and originality through the use of canvas, acrylics, tempera, and watercolor.  Students will be financially responsible for specific materials.

3-D ART

Grades 10-11-12                                                                                                 2nd Semester – .5 Credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Art Studio & 2-D Art

Ceramics/Pottery course focuses on creating three-dimensional works out of clay and ceramic material.  Particular attention is paid to the characteristics of the raw materials, their transformation under heat, and the various methods used to create and finish objects.

INTERMEDIATE ART

Grades 11-12                                                                                                         1 Year – .5 Credit Each Sem.

Prerequisite: 2-D/3-D Art

First Semester – Sculpture course focuses on creating three-dimensional works.  Students typically work with mixed media.

Second Semester – Visual art will enable students to explore a particular art form or topic.  This semester will serve as an opportunity for students to expand their expertise in a particular form or style, to explore a topic in greater detail, or to develop more advanced skills.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Grades 11-12                                                                                                           1 Semester – .5 Credit

Prerequisite: 2 Years of Art

Photography courses expose students to the materials, processes, and artistic techniques of taking artistic photographs.  Students learn about the operation of a camera, composition, lighting techniques, depth of field, filters, camera angles, and film development.  The course may cover black and white photography, color photography, or both.  As students advance, the instruction regarding the creative process becomes more refined, and students are encouraged to develop their own artistic style.  These courses may also cover major photographers, art movements, and styles.

GRAPHIC DESIGN I   (Potential Course)                                          1 Semester – .5 Credit

Grades 11 12

Prerequisite: 2 Years of Art

Graphic Design is a one semester course placed within the third level of visual arts electives.  The course integrates art and technology utilizing Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to create advertisements, logos, and fine art.  Students will explore various methods used to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and message.  All supplies and equipment will be provided through the class at no additional charge to the student.

PAINTING/DRAWING I  (Potential Course)                                    1 Semester – .5 Credit

Grades 11 12

Prerequisite: 2 Years of Art

Painting and Drawing is a one semester course placed within the 3rd level of visual arts.  This art course is designed to further develop skills and techniques learned in Intro and 2D/3D art in drawing and painting.  It can be taken in sequence after taking Introduction to Art and 2D/3D art and in conjunction with, or in place of, Intermediate and Advanced Art classes.  A variety of familiar and new media will be introduced such as: graphite, charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencil, marker, soft pastel, oil pastel, water color, acrylics, oil paints, ink, and mixed media.  In most assignments, students will work from still lives, live models, original and altered photos, or direct observation from nature.  Students will create original artworks that encourage self-expression and continue to explore art elements and  design principles at a more in depth level.  A sketchpad/journal will be required for homework and in class to develop ideas, do critiques, and assist in increasing visual perception.  Most materials used will be provided within the classroom.  Individual projects may require purchase of materials depending on availability and costs.  Written entries are designed to increase aesthetic valuing through written analysis and interpretation of works of art.  Students will continue to document progress via a website portfolio begun in earlier art classes.

ADVANCED SCULPTURE & 3D DESIGN I (Potential Course)       1 Semester – .5 Credit

Grades 11 12

Prerequisite: 2 Years of Art

Advanced Sculpture and 3D Design is a one semester course placed within the 3rd level of visual arts.  This art course is designed to further develop skills and techniques in sculpture and 3 dimensional design using a variety of materials and media.  It can be taken in sequence after taking Introduction to Art and 2d/3D art in conjunction with, or in place of, Intermediate and Advanced art classes.  Projects in additive and subtractive sculpture, construction, assemblage, molding and casting will be studied.  Examples of materials that may be discussed and used in class include but are not limited to:  Paper (collage, pop-up, moulding), papier mache sculpture, mosic, assemblage art, found objects, recycled materials, cardboard construction and deconstruction, clay, metal, and carving.  Students may be required to purchase or provide some material, such as found objects or those desired for individual projects and not readily available.  Alternative materials will be available for projects and common materials will be provided.  A sketchpad/journal will be required to be used for homework and in class to develop ideas and critiques.  Students. will continue to document progress via a website portfolio begun in earlier art classes.

ADVANCED ART

Grades 12                                                                                                              1 Year – .5 Credit Each Sem.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Art

Advanced Art provides students with the knowledge and opportunity to explore an art form and to create individual works of art.  This course may also provide a discussion and exploration of career opportunities in the art world.  Initial course covers the language, materials, and processes of a particular art form and the design elements and principles supporting a work of art.  As students advance and become more adept, the instruction regarding the creative process becomes more refined, and students are encouraged to develop their own artistic styles.  Although Advanced Art focuses on creation, it may also include the study of major artist, art movements, and styles.

PHOTOGRAPHY II  (Potential Course)                                                 1 Semester – .5 Credit

Grades 12

Prerequisite: 2 Years of Art

GRAPHIC DESIGN I   (Potential Course)                                          1 Semester – .5 Credit

Grades 12

Prerequisite: 2 Years of Art

PAINTING/DRAWING II  (Potential Course)                                    1 Semester – .5 Credit

Grades 12

Prerequisite: 2 Years of Art

ADVANCED SCULPTURE & 3D DESIGN II (Potential Course)       1 Semester – .5 Credit

Grades 12

Prerequisite: 2 Years of Art