Art Curriculum

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: None
Entry Level: 9

This is an entry-level course designed to provide a range of artistic opportunities for students to develop their skills in both the making and understanding of art.  Areas of emphasis; the fundamentals of art, learning and using art terminology, applying creative processes, developing artistic skills, art history, and making and justifying judgments about aesthetic value and quality of art.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: Art Fundamentals
Entry Level: 9

This course is an extension from Art Fundamentals and is designed to strengthen the students drawing abilities and conceptions in design. Experimentation with a wide variety of subject matter and more challenging assignments in drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics will be offered. Focus will be on the 6 principles of design.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: Drawing/Design with B or better.
Entry Level: 10

This class focuses on 2-dimensional visual problems addressing the elements of art and principles of design. The course is designed to strengthen the students drawing, seeing, and creating abilities. Areas of art history will be addressed and explored. Mediums include graphite, charcoal, ink, colored pencils, watercolor, and acrylic painting. This class is an extension of the Art Fundamental and Draw/Design classes. To qualify for the class you must have passed Drawing/Design class with a B or better.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: Drawing/Design with B or better.
Entry Level: 10

The first quarter is a mixed-media involving a variety of 3-D sculpture media & techniques. We will explore how the elements and principles of art apply to 3-dimensional media. The second quarter of the class is devoted to learning new building and firing techniques in clay and how the elements and principles of art apply to ceramic compositions. To qualify for the class you must have passed Drawing/Design class with a B or better

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: 3-D with a B or better.
Entry Level: 10

This class is intended for the enthusiastic drawing and painting student. It will extend on the painting and drawing techniques explored in 2-D Studio. A wide range of 2-D visual assignments will be presented to the students. The class required a student confident in working independently and in group collaboration. Weekly drawings will be assigned to keep the students skilled honed. To qualify for the class a student needs a B or better in the 3-D Studio class.

Length: Semester
Prerequisite: 3-D with a B or better.
Entry Level: 10

This class is intended for the enthusiastic sculpture student. It will extend on the sculpture and ceramic techniques explored in 3-D Studio. A wide range of sculptural assignments will be presented to the students. The class requires a student confidant in working independently and in group collaboration. To qualify for the class a student needs a B or better in the 3-D Studio class.