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Art Electives

 

Descriptions Below

THE 700 COURSES: VISUAL ARTS

 

700 Studio Art AP: DBL. Periods/2 semesters 1 Credit Grade 12

*Prerequisite: Portfolio preparation and teacher approval.*

This course is a continuation of work begun in Portfolio Preparation. During the daily double period, each student will be guided toward completing a portfolio of artwork which mirrors the recommendation of the Studio Art Advanced Placement Curriculum. Since this an individualized instructional program, completion of the portfolio and credit for the AP course will be determined by the student's completion of the work and the teacher's evaluation.

 

701 Painting 1 1 Semester 0.5 Credit Grades 9-12

*Prerequisite: Drawing 1*

This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of painting and incorporating design and composition. Activities in composition and design will be used throughout the course. Beginning as well as more advanced students should take this course. Instruction and demonstration will precede each painting activity. Painting media may include watercolor, acrylics, oils, pastels, and gouache. Specific subjects will be assigned for each painting medium.

 

702 Painting 2 1 Semester 0.5 Credit Grades 10-12

*Prerequisite: Grade of "B" or better in painting 1*

This course builds upon experiences from Painting 1. Design and composition will still be emphasized. Review of methods and techniques will precede each painting activity. Opportunities for continued painting time as well as experimentation are included. Study of specific media may include watercolor, acrylics, oils, and gouache and possible use of mixed media combinations. Students will be allowed more freedom of subject matter to be used with each painting medium.

 

703 Drawing 1 1 Semester 0.5 Credit Grades 9-12
This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of drawing. Beginning as well as more advanced students should take this course. Design and composition concepts will be an integral part of the instruction. Exercises will include basic drawing methods and principles. Drawing media may include graphite pencil, charcoal, conte, metal point, colored pencils, pastels, and pen and ink. Some possible subject matter may include: still life, landscapes, portraiture, figure studies, nature objects, lettering and poster design as well as working from imagination.

 

704 Drawing 2 1 Semester 0.5 Credit Grades 10-12

*Prerequisite: Grade of "B" or better in Drawing 1*

This is a course that carries Drawing 1 experiences to a higher level. Exercises will include experimenting with drawing materials including mixed media. Design and composition concepts will still be emphasized as an integral part of the lesson. The possibility of materials used may include graphite pencil, charcoal, conte, metal point, colored pencil, pastels, and pen and ink. Students will be allowed more freedom of subject matter to be used with each drawing experience.

 

706 Portfolio Preparation 2 Semesters 1 Credit Grades 11-12

*Prerequisite: Grade of "B" or better in drawing 1, painting 1, and teacher approval.*

This course is designed for students who have a definite interest in creating advanced artwork or pursuing art studies after graduation. A double period set-up provides extended opportunities to develop a more elaborate higher quality portfolio. Students will customize their art activities and production to suit their potential college or art school choices. Therefore, at times, they will pursue independent, individual studies within the course; however, some projects, lessons, or activities will be teacher initiated. It is expected that students will be highly motivated, resulting in portfolios that show a broad range of studies and pursuits-- hence many different subjects and many different media. In addition, time should permit in-depth studies and pieces of artwork related to one subject and/or medium as well.

 

707 Photography 1 1 Semester 0.5 Credits Grades 10-12
This is a foundation course for the student who has an interest in using photography as an art form. The course is an introduction to black and white photography and to digital photography. The students will learn to operate a 35-mm camera, develop film, and enlarge and print photographs. the student will also learn to use the Adobe PhotoShop program and its relationships to digital photography. Historical and aesthetic aspects of photography will also be considered. The students will be expected to provide their own 35-mm camera capable of manual adjustments for film, shutter speeds, and aperture. In addition, the students will need to purchase film and paper.

 

708 Photography 2 1 Semester 0.5 Credit Grades 10-12

*Prerequisite: Completion of Photography 1 with a grade of "B" or better*

Using advanced printing techniques and learning to use different types of graphic art films will be the goal for students in photography 2. Students will learn to take black and white photography to a higher creative level. Printing techniques such as multiple printing, negative printing, and sabattier printing will be used. New chemistry will be introduced. Digital photography and the Adobe PhotoShop program will be used for more involved, higher level art projects. Students will be required to provide their own 35mm cameras. Cameras must have manual controls, not automatic controls. In addition, the students must purchase their own film and photographic paper.

 

709 Photography 3 1 Semester 0.5 Credit Grades 10-12

*Prerequisite: Completion of Photography 2 with a grade of "B" or better*

Photography 3 will focus on new lighting techniques and incoporate the dynamics of studio and environmental portraiture. Students will be inroduced to the 4x5 view camera and analyze its impact on the history of photography. Each student will focus on preparing a creative group of photographs. Also, new Adobe Photoshop techniques will be introduced throughout the course. Students are required to provide their own 35mm camera for the class and must purchase their own film and photographic paper at an average cost of $60.00 to $80.00.

 

710 Art History A.P. 2 Semesters 1 Credit Grades 10-12
This is an excellent course for the college bound student since Art History is often required or taken as an elective at the university level. At the completion of this course, students may elect to take the Advanced Placement Art History examination, which can be used at many colleges for course credit. This course provides an overview of Western Art History from its primitive beginnings to the present. Examples of units studies are Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Renaissance, European Art, Impressionism, and American Art. Emphasis will be on looking at artworks- analyzing, interpreting, and critiquing how they were created, what they mean, and understanding the time period in which they were made. Classroom activities may include discussing slides or prints of artworks, group art criticism activities, and supplemental video instruction. Art museum visitations will be part of this course. his course is not designed for the average high school student, rather, it is intended for the advanced and motivated student. This course carries a weighted grade.

 

712 Computer Art 1 1 Semester 0.5 Credit Grades 10-12
This is an introductory course for the student who would like to use the computer as a means to create art and design projects. This course will include a variety of drawing, painting, and design projects using exciting art programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Painter. Projects will be approached from a fine art or commercial perspective. Students will also learn to use color printers, and scanners. The student will be required to furnish CD's for image storage.

 

713 Graphics and Animation 1 Semester 0.5 Credit Grades 10-12

*Prerequisite: A grade of "B" or better in Computer Art 1*

Graphics and Animation is an advanced computer art class that is designed to build upon the skills and programs learned in Computer Art 1. This course will also introduce students to 2D computer animation techniques Students will learn new Photoshop techniques and complete large-scale graphic design and fine art projects through a creative perspective. Also, students will learn Adobe Flash techniques and will create motion graphics on the flash timeline while working with frame-by-frame animation.

 

714 Digital and Pinhole Photography 1 Semester 0.5 Credit Grades 10-12
Digital and Pinhole Photography is a class that combines the digital photography world that changes daily with the historic photographic process of pinhole cameras. Students will make their own cameras from everyday objects and be introduced to traditional darkroom processes. Digital photography techniques will also be explored and developed throughout this coruse. Students will create digital images, collages, and prints by using digital cameras, scanners, printers, and photographs from their pinhole cameras. Students are required to provide their own digital camera for this class.

 

716 Ceramics 1 1 Semester 0.5 Credit Grades 9-12
Ceramics I is a foundation course focusing on the structural techniques of hand-building; coiling, and slab work; and integrated with the sculptural technique of modeling. Students can expect to complete pieces utilizing these techniques centering on functional as well as non-functional concepts and finalized with various glazes and/or finishing approaches.

 

717 Ceramics 2 1 Semester 0.5 Credit Grades 9-12

*Prerequisite: Grade of "B" or better in Ceramics I*

The skill of throwing on a potter's wheel will be the goal of student concentration in the beginning stages of Ceramics II. All assignments will involve advanced hand-building and the potter's wheel in some fashion. Traditional pieces are to include vessels, tea pots, mugs, jars, bowls, etc. Non-traditional pieces will appear sculptural and architectural in concept. Surface treatment, decorative techniques, and the firing process will be highlighted.

 

 

718 Jewelry and Metals 1 1 semester 0.5 Credit Grades 9-12
Jewelry and Metals I is to be a metal working class aimed to build jewelry (functional and sculptural) and to explore the enameling process. Students will have the opportunity to design jewelry and to build that design using fabrication. A lab fee will be expected to help defray the cost of sterling silver as the main building material.

 

734 Jewelry and Metals 2 1 Semester Grades 9-12

*Prerequisite: Grade of "B" ot better in Ceramics 1.*

This course involves advanced techniques for hand building and lost wax casting. Advanced hand building techniques will involve multiple plate construction, surface manipulation, stone setting. The introduction to lost wax casting will center on functional as well as decorative construtions. Student emphasis will focus on the fusion of both techniques, to design and execute student work that is either functional or sculptural, and high original and creative. A studio fee is required at the beginning of the course to help defray the cost of sterling silver as the main material.

 

719 Traditional Crafts 1 Semester 0.5 Credit Grades 9-12
A sampling course designed for the student who does not wish to concentrate on a specific medium, but to experiment with a wide variety of traditional craft methods. Centering on three-dimensional design, areas of sampling may be mosaics, 3-D assemblages, sculpture, etc.

 

   

 

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