• ART DEPARTMENT COURSE OFFERINGS
     
     
     
     
     
     
    FOUNDATIONS IN ART
     
    Description:
    • Foundations in Art is designed to offer the student frequent opportunities to work with many art mediums. The course will include sketching, composition, 2D and 3D design, drawing, printmaking,painting, clay and art appreciation. Exposure to various art mediums will enable the student to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of art, to develop basic skills in art, to understand the visual language, and to appreciate and understand how art history has played a major role in the development of art styles. By course end, students will have been exposed to many different 2D and 3D applications.
    Requirements:
    • None
     
     
    CRAFTS
     
    Description:
    • This course will encompass a variety of the crafts areas including ceramics and sculpture and the history of ceramics. Students will be involved with terra cotta, white sculpture, Indian red and white art. Hand-building, wheel throwing techniques are used. Also included will be weaving and textile design as a craft, stressing weaving, batik, macramé, lino cuts, silk screening, leather crafts and art research. By course end, the students will be producing decorative and functional textile designs and weavings using various media.
     
    Requirements:
    • None
     
     
    FINE ARTS
     
    Description:
    • Fine Arts will stress media and composition. It will include drawing and design, shading, composition, and printmaking with a focus on painting in acrylic and other water based media. Research on techniques and famous artistic styles will be involved. By course end, students will have been exposed to a variety of media and have had the opportunity to develop techniques within each media.
    Requirements:
    • None
     
     
     
    GRAPHIC DESIGN
     
    Description:
    • Graphic Design is the future of visual communication. Today’s graphic designers depend on multimedia and the internet to provide exciting and new design concepts. Through the primary use of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop students will learn to communicate ideas through the creation of logos, packaging, advertisements, and other visual media utilizing techniques in typography, illustration and photography. By course end students will have gained a foundation centering on the elements and principals of design such as color, line, shape, texture, value, space, balance, movement and unity. Through the use of these elements and principles students will explore and emphasize the importance of visual communication.
    Requirements:
    • Pass Multimedia Technology
     
     
    CERAMICS
     
    Description:
    • This course will encompass wheel throwing techniques, hand building, decorating techniques, kiln firing, and basic glaze and slip receipts. Students will be involved with subtractive and additive methods of sculpture. By course end students will have produced decorative and functional pieces of clay.
    Requirements:
    • None
     
     
    ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDIO ART
     
    Description:
    • The Advanced Placement Studio Art Program is designed to enable the highly motivated art student to do college level work while still attending high school. Participation in this program will both require and demand a significant amount of personal time and commitment outside the regular classroom. Project work will be given and graded on a regular basis in accordance with the Advanced Placement Art Portfolio requirements. At the end of this program students are required to submit their work for evaluation by the College Board.
    Requirements:
    • None
     
     
    ART HISTORY
     
    Description:
    • This interesting course will introduce students to the visual vocabulary of art while addressing the history of art and society’s affect on art through the ages. Art history is a completely different way to look at the history of the world, history as viewed through the eyes of an artist. The course will include lecture, group discussion, and many hands on projects in the style of famous artists of the past and the present. The course will begin at the onset of cave painting and continue to present day contemporary art. No prior art experience is required.
    Requirements:
    • None

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