Art Department Courses

AP STUDIO ART (BT0640)

(T0640A) AP STUDIO ART A
(T0640B) AP STUDIO ART B

  

DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 12
PREREQUISITE: It is required that a student have a B average or better in Drawing II and Painting II and receive written approval of the art teacher to take this class.  Students must also pass a portfolio review for acceptance into this course.
The Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art Program is a college level studio art course.  To be eligible to take AP Studio Art,  students must pass a portfolio review and have earned a B average or better in Drawing II and Painting II.  AP Studio Art students will experience a fast paced, creative and rigorous art making environment to work towards the submission of a college-level portfolio for evaluation.  A qualifying portfolio score can earn college credit and/or advanced placement, depending on the specific requirements of the college or university.  The AP Studio Art portfolio exam contains two sections: the "Sustained Investigation" section requires an inquiry-guided investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision; the "Selected Works" section is expected to demonstrate skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas.  For both sections of the portfolio, students are expected to share information in writing about their work.  AP Studio Art students will need to complete at least one portfolio level piece per week throughout two trimesters.  Completed artwork must reflect advanced levels of craftmanship and creativity while also emphasizing research, experimentation, discovery, inventive thinking, critical analysis and problem solving.  More information about the AP Studio Art portfolio exam can be found at collegeboard.org.  This course will have many hours of work outside of class each week including occasional Saturday studio hours and required summer homework.
ART FUNDAMENTALS

(T0665) ART FUNDAMENTALS

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None

Art Fundamentals is the prerequisite needed in order to take Drawing I and/or Painting I. Students will be introduced to the basics of visual art and will create original two-dimensional art works that use the elements and principles of art and design. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.


ART HISTORY

(T0657) ART HISTORY

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: None

Art History examines major periods, themes, and forms of art history in the Western and Non-Western World. Students look at, discuss, and write about art. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.

CERAMICS I

(T0667) CERAMICS I

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: It is required that a student have a B average in Sculpture I and have written approval of the art teacher to take this class.

Ceramics I is a studio-oriented environment that focuses on the functional and decorative aspects of the ceramic arts. Students will be required to keep a sketchbook and create works based on hand-built and wheel thrown construction. Ceramic projects will be historically and culturally referenced in order for the students to gain an understanding of ceramic’s relationship to the Arts throughout history. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.

CERAMICS II

(T0668) CERAMICS II

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE:  It is required that a student have a B average in Ceramics I and written approval of the art teacher to take this class.

Ceramics II is a studio-oriented class that focuses on exposure to the functional and non-functional aspects of ceramic arts. Students will be required to keep a sketchbook and create works based on pinching, coil, slab and hand-building construction as well as wheel thrown techniques. Projects will be large scale and technically challenging. Works will be historically and culturally referenced in order for the student to gain an understanding of history and its relationship to the Arts. Students will also be exposed to loading a kiln and the firing process. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.

CERAMICS III

(T0669) CERAMICS III

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 12
PREREQUISITE: B average in Ceramics II and written approval of the art teacher to take this class.

Ceramics III is a studio-oriented class that focuses on exposure to the functional and non-functional aspects of ceramic arts. Students will be required to keep a sketchbook and create works based on pinching, coil, slab and hand-building construction as well as wheel thrown techniques. Students will focus on large scale, innovative projects and perfecting craftsmanship. Works will be historically and culturally referenced in order for the student to gain an understanding of history and its relationship to the Arts. Students will also be expected to help load kilns and with the firing process. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.

COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN

(T0658) COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None 

Computer Graphic Design I is an introductory computer based art course that focuses on basic visual communication. The class will cover graphic design skills ranging from computer-imaging software (Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design), terminology, and design composition. It is recommended that you take Graphic Productions (see Tech Ed description) before or after to enhance your understanding of the graphic world. Projects may include: newsletters, notebooks covers, photomontages, photo morphs, photo manipulation, alteration and adjusting, and word designs. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.

COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN II

(T0659) COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN II

DETAILS: 1 Trimester 
CREDIT: 0.5 
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12 
PREREQUISITE: It is required that a student have a B average in Computer Graphic Design and receive written approval of the art teacher to take this class.

Computer Graphic Design II will explore the principles of grid theory, text and display typography, page layout, and type and image integration as they relate to a range of publication design as the visual representation of language. Creative problem-solving experiences focus on the selection, generation and use of imagery and how Photoshop will be explored as students begin to work towards visual themes. Design process skills are enhanced as student’s research and develop storyboard ideas that are applied to product designs for the real world. Students will have the ability to participate in a program that allows them to get an Adobe Photoshop Certificate. Projects may include: logo design, business card and letterhead, product design, poster design, typography, advertising, self-portrait, photo manipulation and collage. 

CREATING WITH FIBERS

(T0660) CREATING WITH FIBERS

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None

Students will explore the techniques involved in both warp and weft-faced weavings through the creation of original fiber art works and the study of non-western art and culture. Projects may include macramé, tie dying, basket weaving, bead weaving, cardboard, floor, and inkle loom weaving. Students may be asked to purchase some additional materials. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.

CREATING WITH FIBERS II

(T0661) CREATING WITH FIBERS II

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: It is required that a student have a B average in Creating with Fibers and written approval of the art teacher to take this course.

Students will explore advanced fiber arts through the creation of original projects including weaving on a floor loom, paper making, and silk dying. Students will also explore the history of fiber arts through in-depth analysis of non-Western cultures and craft. Art careers, especially those relating to fiber arts, will be explored through research and field experiences. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.

DRAWING I

(T0610) DRAWING I

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: It is required that a student maintain a B average in Art Fundamentals and written approval of the art teacher in order to take this class.

Drawing I is designed for students who wish to develop and explore their artistic skills, talents, and creativity. Outside assignments are an integral part of the class as a high quality of work is stressed. Student will experience a variety of drawing media in relation to the elements and principles of art. Students will begin to develop an art portfolio. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.

 

DRAWING II

(T0620) DRAWING II

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: It is required that a student have a B average in Drawing I and written approval of the art teacher to take this class.

Drawing II will continue to develop drawing skills through the investigation of various drawing media. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.


DRAWING III

(T0630) DRAWING III

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 12

PREREQUISITE: It is required that the student maintain a B average in Drawing II and written approval from the art teacher in order to take this class.

Students will deepen their ability to apply visual art concepts through design, creation, and critique. Students will apply their personal style by investigating a variety of drawing media. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.
PAINTING I

(T0611) PAINTING I

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: It is required that a student maintain a B average in Art Fundamentals and written approval of the art teacher in order to take this class.

Painting I is designed for students who wish to develop and explore their artistic skills, talents, and creativity. Outside assignments are an integral part of the class as a high quality of work is stressed. Students will experience a variety of painting media in relation to the elements and principles of art. Students will begin to develop an art portfolio. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.

PAINTING II

(T0621) PAINTING II

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12

PREREQUISITE: It is required that a student maintain a B average in Painting I and written approval of the art teacher in order to take this class.

Painting II will continue to develop painting skills through the investigation of various painting media. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.

PAINTING III

(T0631) PAINTING III

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 12
PREREQUISITE: It is required that a student maintain a B average in Painting II and written approval of the art teacher in order to take this class.

Students will deepen their ability to apply visual art concepts through design, creation, and critique. Students will apply their personal style by investigating a variety of painting media. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.
SCULPTURE I

(T0651) SCULPTURE I

DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None

Sculpture I is the prerequisite for Ceramics I. Sculpture students will be introduced to a variety of materials and techniques in the creation of 3-dimensional sculpture. The areas of carving, mold making and casting, modeling and the process of construction will be explored. Possible materials to be used are copper, plaster, paper, paper maché, balsa foam, wire and recycled materials. Participation in an art show is a course requirement.


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