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8501     ART 1

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                  Fa                          Credit:  .5

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

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. 
     

8502     ART 2

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12              Fa                            Credit .5

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

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

 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. 

8503       ART 3
Formerly:  Sculpture and Special Projects in Art

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12              Fa                            Credit .5

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

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

 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.

 
8507     DRAWING

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                  Fa                            Credit:  .5

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

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]
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.


8508     GRAPHIC ARTS

Grades:  10, 11, 12                          Fa                        Credit:  .5

Prerequisite: : Art 1 (Drawing recommended)

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]
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.

 

8509     PAINTING / ADVANCED ART PORTFOLIO

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                      Fa                        Credit:  .5

Prerequisite: Art 1 (Drawing recommended)

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]
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).

 
8513     CERAMICS –HANDBUILDING

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12                      Fa                        Credit:  .5

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

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

 

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.

 
8514     CERAMICS – WHEEL THROWN POTTERY

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12              Fa                                Credit:  .5

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

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]

 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.

 
8525     SENIOR ART

Grades:  12                              Fa                                 Credit: .5

[Optional fee-based projects may be offered to students.]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.