Art

All art classes are elective classes. Although a minimal fee is charged for art materials equipment, it is the responsibility of the student to procure all personal art supplies for the course that is elected. All projects are the personal property of the student, upon release by the Art Department, providing: 1) all debts have been paid; 2) all art exhibition shows have been completed.

Introduction to 2D/3D Art, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Introduction to 2D/3D Art, the basic art course, provides a background in the elements and principles of art and design. Projects include drawing, painting, printmaking, and an introduction to computer art. Students explore various art media, materials, and techniques leading to the creation of portfolio quality works. 2D Art is a sequential learning experience encompassing art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production. 3D Art projects include sculpture, crafts and an introduction to computer art focusing on 3D projects. Students explore art media, materials, and techniques leading to the creation of portfolio quality works. Introduction to 2D/3D Art, will meet the prerequisite for any other beginning art class.
Additional Fees or Requirements: A drawing book is required for this class.

Photography I, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Through the study of the elements and principle of art and design, the student will produce quality black and white photographs. Art history, art appreciation, criticism, and production, the student will learn to use the camera as a fine art medium in the study of exposures, composition, appreciation, and presentation of photographs. Composition will be stressed, processing of black and white film and prints will be introduced. Students will need to use a 35mm film camera. The art department has several to loan. We encourage students to have their own camera.
Additional Fees or Requirements: An additional expense will be a minimum of $100 for film and paper paid over one semester.  A completed portfolio is required for credit.

Photography II, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Photography I
Photography II provides additional experiences creating photographs utilizing a variety of tools and darkroom processes. Students will learn to use the camera as an art medium in the study of exposures, composition, appreciation, and presentation of photographs. Composition will be emphasized as well as emphasizing darkroom techniques. Specialized work will be done in the area of pictorial design, portraiture, documentation, and photo essay. This production leads to the creation of a portfolio. Students will need to use a 35mm film camera. The art department has several to loan. We encourage students to have their own camera.
Additional Fees or Requirements: An additional expense will be a minimum of $75 for film and paper paid over one semester.  A completed portfolio is required for credit.

Photography III & VI, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Photography II
Photography III provides additional experience in black and white photography. Additional specialized work and creative darkroom and art techniques will be emphasized. Students will need to use a 35mm film camera. The art department has several to loan. We encourage students to have their own camera.
Additional Fees or Requirements:  An additional expense will be a minimum of $75 for film and paper.  A completed portfolio is required for credit.

Digital Photography, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Digital Photography provides experience working with the elements and principles of art and design. Students will experiment with many manipulation techniques and effects using Adobe Photoshop CS. Students in Digital Photography engage in a sequential learning experience that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.
Additional Fees or Requirements:  Each student will need a digital camera with a memory card.  A completed portfolio is required for credit.

Drawing I, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Students will learn various drawing techniques such as sketching, rendering, contour, gesture, and perspective drawing. Students will use an assortment of media such as pencil, charcoal, pastel, and ink. Students in Drawing 1 engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.  Students should enroll in Drawing II if they have passed 2D/3D Art.

Drawing II, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Drawing 2D Art
Students will learn various drawing techniques such as sketching, rendering, contour, gesture, and perspective drawing. Students will use an assortment of media such as pencil, charcoal, pastel, and ink. Students in Drawing II engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of matted art work. Drawing II is a continuation of Drawing I stressing more involved composition and drawing from life.
Additional Fees or Requirements: A drawing book is required for this class.

Drawing III, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Drawing II
A continuation of Drawing II 

Drawing IV, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Drawing III
A continuation of Drawing III 

Drawing V, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Drawing IV
A continuation of Drawing IV 

Drawing VI, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Drawing V
A continuation of Drawing V

Crafts I, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Crafts I is an introductory course in crafts incorporating the elements and principles of art and design, art history, art appreciation, criticism, and production. Crafts incorporate the artistic design and production of two-dimensional and three-dimensional function and decorative art. Weaving, jewelry, enameling, clay, macramé, stained glass, and batik are among the many areas that may be explored.

Crafts II, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Crafts I
Crafts II is a continuation of Crafts 1 designed for the student who is interested in working with craft materials. Students will do more advanced study in the areas covered by Crafts I.

Painting I, 1 semester, 2 periods, 2 credits
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: 2D/3D Art
Painting I concentrates on the fundamentals of painting and the use of watercolor and acrylic painting media. Direct observation as well as self-generated ideas will be utilized. Students in Painting I engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a digital portfolio.
Additional Fees or Requirements: An additional expense will be a minimum of $70 for brushes and paints.  

Painting II,1 semester, 2 periods, 2 credits
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Previous level of Painting
This course is a continuation of Painting I and will involve more experimental technique and development of individual style. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a digital portfolio.
Additional Fees or Requirements: An additional expense will be a minimum of $70 for brushes and paints. 

Ceramics I, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: 2D/3D Art
Ceramics I is an introductory course in ceramics incorporating the elements and principle of art and design. The students will investigate the basic physical properties of clay, its origins, and its uses. Students will explore techniques of hand built construction: pinch, coil, and slab. Also the class includes throwing on the wheel and simple glazing. Students in Ceramics I engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Ceramics II, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Ceramics I
This is a continuation course for the student who is interested in working with clay, and gaining additional experiences in hand building, throwing, glazing, and firing techniques.

Ceramics III, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Ceramics II
This is a continuation course for the student who is interested in working with clay, and gaining additional experiences in hand building, throwing, glazing, and firing techniques.

Ceramics IV, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Ceramics III
This is a continuation course for the student who is interested in working with clay, and gaining additional experiences in hand building, throwing, glazing, and firing techniques.

Ceramics V, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grade 12
Prerequisite: Ceramics IV
This is a continuation course for the student who is interested in working with clay, and gaining additional experiences in hand building, throwing, glazing, and firing techniques.

Ceramics VI, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grade 12
Prerequisite: Ceramics V
This is a continuation course for the student who is interested in working with clay, and gaining additional experiences in hand building, throwing, glazing, and firing techniques.

Jewelry I/Small Metals, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
This is an introductory course in jewelry making, incorporating the elements and principles of art and design. The basic techniques covered will be bending metal, cutting metal, forging metal, soldering, and cleaning and polishing the finished piece for presentation. Students in Jewelry I engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.
Additional Fees or Requirements:  An additional expense will be $5.00 for a supply kit.

Jewelry II/Small Metals, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Jewelry I
This is a continuation for those who are interested in creating jewelry. Students will explore flatware, lost wax casting, and soldering techniques.
Additional Fees or Requirements: An additional expense will be $5.00 for a supply kit.

Jewelry III/Small Metals, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Jewelry II
This is a continuation for those who are interested in creating jewelry. Students will explore flatware, lost wax casting, and soldering techniques.
Additional Fees or Requirements: An additional expense will be $5.00 for a supply kit.

Jewelry IV/Small Metals,1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Jewelry III
This is a continuation for those who are interested in creating jewelry. Students will explore flatware, lost wax casting, and soldering techniques.
Additional Fees or Requirements:  An additional expense will be $5.00 for a supply kit.

Jewelry V/Small Metals, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Jewelry IV
This is a continuation for those who are interested in creating jewelry. Students will explore flatware, lost wax casting, and soldering techniques.
Additional Fees or Requirements:  An additional expense will be $5.00 for a supply kit.

Jewelry VI/Small Metals, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Jewelry V
This is a continuation for those who are interested in creating jewelry. Students will explore flatware, lost wax casting, and soldering techniques.
Additional Fees or Requirements:  An additional expense will be $5.00 for a supply kit.

Sculpture I, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: 2D/3D Art
This course will involve experimental techniques and development of individual style for those interested in 3-D sculpture. Media include plaster, wood, foam, plastic, and more. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Sculpture II, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Sculpture I
This course is a continuation of Sculpture I and will involve more experimental technique and development of individual style. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Sculpture III, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Sculpture II
This course is a continuation of Sculpture II and will involve more experimental technique and development of individual style. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Sculpture IV, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Sculpture III
This course is a continuation of Sculpture III and will involve more experimental technique and development of individual style. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Sculpture V, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grade 12
Prerequisite: Sculpture IV
This course is a continuation of Sculpture IV and will involve more experimental technique and development of individual style. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Sculpture VI, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grade 12
Prerequisite: Sculpture V
This course is a continuation of Sculpture V and will involve more experimental technique and development of individual style. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Printmaking I, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: 2D/3D Art
Printmaking is an introductory course in printmaking focusing on the multiple production of a realistic or abstract print utilizing processes such as etching, relief, silk screen and lithography. Students in Printmaking I engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Printmaking II, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Printmaking I
In Advanced Printmaking students explore further the material and techniques of the printing processes. Students in Printmaking engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Visual Communications I, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Students create advertising designs and utilize graphic design, typography, illustration, and computer technologies. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Visual Communications II, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Visual Communication I
Students create advertising designs and utilized graphic design, typography, illustration and computer technologies. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Visual Communications III, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Visual Communication II
Students create advertising designs and utilized graphic design, typography, illustration and computer technologies. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Visual Communications IV, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Visual Communication III
Students create advertising designs and utilized graphic design, typography, illustration and computer technologies. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Visual Communications V, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Visual Communication IV
Students create advertising designs and utilized graphic design, typography, illustration and computer technologies. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Visual Communications VI, 1 semester, 1 credit
Grades12
Prerequisite: Visual Communication V
Students create advertising designs and utilized graphic design, typography, illustration and computer technologies. Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production leading to the creation of a portfolio.

Design Portfolio Studio , 1 semester, 1 credit
Grade 12
Prerequisite: 2D/3D Art
Design or teacher recommendation Portfolio is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Students will be doing advanced art work that will include painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, and/or collage. Each student will develop a digital portfolio, produce art work with an artist statement to be critiqued.Each senior student will display their art work in a creative environment that they design. A drawing book is required for this class.

AP Art History, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Teacher permission is required to enroll in this class.
The AP Art History course will engage students at the same level as an introductory college art history survey. Such a course involves critical thinking and should develop an understanding and knowledge of diverse historical and cultural contexts of architecture, sculpture, painting and other media. Many colleges and universities offer advanced placement and or credit to students who perform successfully on the AP Art History Exam. 

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