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Art

 

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Credit

Course #

Course Title

Prerequisites and Notes

 

.5

8501

Art 1

 

 

.5

8502

Art 2

Art 1.  Note: May be taken concurrently with Art 3.

 

.5

8503

Art 3

Art 1.  Note:  May be taken concurrently with Art 2.

 

.5

8507

Drawing

Art 1 or Senior Art with C or above.

 

.5

8508

Graphic Arts

Art 1 (Drawing recommended).

 

.5

8509

Painting / Advanced Art Portfolio

Art 1 (Drawing recommended).

 

.5

8513

Ceramics – Hand Building

Art 1 or Senior Art with a C or above

 

.5

8514

Ceramics – Wheel Thrown Pottery

Art 1 or Senior Art with a C or above

 

.5

8525

Senior Art

 

 

 

ART 1

Students in this course will:

  • Explore the elements and principles of design.
  • Incorporate the elements and principles of design into a variety of projects.
  • Use a variety of two-dimensional materials and approaches.
  • Study various art movements and the work of various artists throughout history.
  • Projects include: drawing, and painting.

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ART 2

Prerequisite:  Art 1  (May be taken concurrently with Art 3)

Students in this course will:

  • Further explore the elements and principles of design.
  • Incorporate the elements and principles of design into a variety of projects.
  • Use a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional materials to further develop skills.
  • Further study various art movements and the work of various artists throughout history.
  • Projects include:  drawing, painting, clay, sculpture and printmaking.

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ART 3

Prerequisite:  Art I  (May be taken concurrently with Art II)

Students in this course will:

  • Create 3-dimensional artworks in a variety of mediums.
  • Incorporate the elements and principles of design in a variety of projects and mediums that include clay sculpture, mobiles, cardboard relief sculpture, wire sculpture and plastic sculpture.
  • Concentrate on one of several media.  For example: 
    • -  stained glass
    • -  mosaic
    • -  jewelry
  • Critique and evaluate class work.
  • Develop a historical understanding of sculpture and artists.
  • Practice visual problem solving.
  • Each semester, art teachers will offer different media depending on student input

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DRAWING

Prerequisite: Art 1 or Senior Art with a “C” or above

Students in this course will:

  • Demonstrate a variety of drawing approaches and techniques through figure still life, cartoons, and optical illusion art drawing.
  • Review the elements and principles of design.
  • Recognize and evaluate artwork (specifically drawings) made by masters.
  • Practice visual problem solving.
  • Utilize new mediums into projects.

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GRAPHIC ARTS

Prerequisite: : Art 1 (Drawing recommended)

Students in this course will:

  • Be introduced to digital imaging and computer graphic design.
  • Develop several visual solutions to a problem.
  • Demonstrate basic skills used in commercial art.
  • Explore new ways of approaching the design process.
  • Further develop an understanding of art criticism.
  • Explore color theory.

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PAINTING / ADVANCED ART PORTFOLIO

Prerequisite: Art 1 (Drawing recommended)

This course may be repeated with instructor permission.

Students in this course will:

  • Painting
    • - Learn how to use a variety of mediums (tempera, watercolor, and acrylics) and painting techniques.
    • - Recognize and evaluate painting styles, periods and artists.
    • - Apply color theory through practical application.
    • - Discuss and critique projects in a small group.
    • - Create paintings with specific medium and technique requirements
  • Advanced Art
    • -  Create and assemble a portfolio with specific requirements and objectives similar to what an art college might require for admission.
    • -  Learn how to use a variety of mediums (tempera, watercolor, and acrylics) and painting techniques.


Apply color theory through practical application.

  • Discuss and critique projects in a small group.
  • Paint using a variety of techniques and mediums (tempera, watercolor, dyes and acrylic).

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CERAMICS –HANDBUILDING

Prerequisite:  Art 1 or Senior Art with a “C” or above

Students in this course will:

  • Construct a variety of slab, coil, sculptural and relief projects.
  • Identify and apply basic sculptural techniques to projects.
  • Demonstrate a variety of construction and glazing techniques.
  • Develop an appreciation of the history of pottery.

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CERAMICS – WHEEL THROWN POTTERY

Prerequisite:  Art 1 or Senior Art with a “C” or above

Students in this course will:

  • Construct wheel thrown bowls, cups and plates with some hand built projects.
  • Critique and evaluate class work.
  • Demonstrate a variety of wheel thrown and glazing techniques.
  • Develop an appreciation of the history of pottery.

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SENIOR ART

Students in this course will:

  • Construct a variety of projects using the elements and principles of design.
  • Use a variety of mediums.
  • Critique and evaluate class work.
  • Develop an appreciation for art by investigating a number of artistic styles.
  • Projects may include:  drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture.

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