Visual Arts

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  • ART I - is designed for art students who wish to develop their artistic skills and continue in advanced art. Students learn the foundation skills needed to create in any art medium. This is the prerequisite course for all advanced courses. Students are responsible for all supplies.

     

    ART II-IV DRAWING - is a continuation of the drawing skills studied in the Art I class. This course focuses on the creativity and exploration of media. Students are responsible for all supplies.

     

    ART II-IV PAINTING - is an in-depth exploration of a variety of painting techniques and media. Students are required to create a working portfolio. Students are responsible for all supplies.

     

    ART II-IV CERAMICS - explores figurative sculpture and functional uses of clay. Students create clay works using the potter’s wheel and other methods. Students are responsible for all supplies.

     

    ART II-IV SCULPTURE (THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORK) - is an exploration of three-dimensional media and techniques. This in-depth study involves many media and techniques. Students are required to create a working portfolio. Students are responsible for all supplies.

     

    AP STUDIO ART DRAWING - allows students to demonstrate a mastery of drawing through a wide range of approaches and media. Students will explore a variety of drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, pastel, printmaking, collage, and other materials to demonstrate drawing issues such as light and shade, line quality, rendering of form, surface manipulation, and the illusion of depth. The scope of the AP Studio Drawing course requires the student to submit an extensive portfolio (24 pieces of work) of artwork that demonstrates the student’s growth and development in three specific categories: quality, breadth (a variety of techniques) and concentration (an in depth exploration of a particular drawing concern). Permission of an art instructor is required. In addition to the AP class an art lab is recommended. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement exam.

     

    AP STUDIO ART 2-D DESIGN - allows students to demonstrate an understanding of design principles as applied to the two-dimensional surface. Students will explore and demonstrate a mastery of 2-D media such as graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, drawing, illustration, painting, and printmaking. The scope of the AP Studio Art 2-D Design course requires the student to submit an extensive portfolio (24 pieces of work) of artwork that demonstrates the student’s growth and development in three specific categories: quality, breadth (a variety of techniques) and concentration (an in depth exploration of a particular design concern). Permission of an art instructor is required. In addition to the AP class an art lab is recommended. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement exam.

     

    AP STUDIO ART 3-D DESIGN - allows students to demonstrate an understating of design principles as they relate to depth and space. Student will explore and demonstrate a mastery of sculptural media such as clay, plaster, metals, wood, found objects, and other materials. The scope of the AP 3-D Design course requires the student to submit an extensive portfolio (20 pieces of work) of artwork that demonstrates the student’s growth and development in three specific categories: quality, breadth (a variety of techniques) and concentration (an in depth exploration of a particular design concern). Permission of an art instructor is required. In addition to the AP class an art lab is recommended. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement exam.

     

    IV SCULPTURE (THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORK) - is an exploration of three-dimensional media and techniques. This in-depth study involves many media and techniques. Students are required to create a working portfolio. Students are responsible for all supplies.

     

    PRE-AP PORTFOLIO ART I-IIART01P, ART02P Grade Placement: 9-12 Prerequisite: By application and teacher signature only.

     

    PRE-AP PORTFOLIO ART I-II - is designed for the advanced, dedicated artist. Work is directed towards the AP Portfolio. Students make slide portfolios for final grade. Students are responsible for all supplies.

     

    AP STUDIO ART DRAWING - allows students to demonstrate a mastery of drawing through a wide range of approaches and media. Students will explore a variety of drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, pastel, printmaking, collage, and other materials to demonstrate drawing issues such as light and shade, line quality, rendering of form, surface manipulation, and the illusion of depth. The scope of the AP Studio Drawing course requires the student to submit an extensive portfolio (24 pieces of work) of artwork that demonstrates the student’s growth and development in three specific categories: quality, breadth (a variety of techniques) and concentration (an in depth exploration of a particular drawing concern). Permission of an art instructor is required. In addition to the AP class an art lab is recommended. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement exam.

     

    AP STUDIO ART 2-D DESIGN - allows students to demonstrate an understanding of design principles as applied to the two-dimensional surface. Students will explore and demonstrate a mastery of 2-D media such as graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, drawing, illustration, painting, and printmaking. The scope of the AP Studio Art 2-D Design course requires the student to submit an extensive portfolio (24 pieces of work) of artwork that demonstrates the student’s growth and development in three specific categories: quality, breadth (a variety of techniques) and concentration (an in depth exploration of a particular design concern). Permission of an art instructor is required. In addition to the AP class an art lab is recommended. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement exam.

     

    AP STUDIO ART 3-D DESIGN - allows students to demonstrate an understating of design principles as they relate to depth and space. Student will explore and demonstrate a mastery of sculptural media such as clay, plaster, metals, wood, found objects, and other materials. The scope of the AP 3-D Design course requires the student to submit an extensive portfolio (20 pieces of work) of artwork that demonstrates the student’s growth and development in three specific categories: quality, breadth (a variety of techniques) and concentration (an in depth exploration of a particular design concern). Permission of an art instructor is required. In addition to the AP class an art lab is recommended. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement exam.

     

    AP ART HISTORY - is an advanced course in the history of art. All students are expected to take the AP College Board exam in the second semester. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement exam.

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