Art Education

  • 802 – Foundations of Art

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 9-12 Pathways Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course is open for all high school students. Students will examine the basic elements of art and principles of design through a variety of media. The semester includes two-dimensional art production in pencil, paint, digital and mixed media. Paper, plaster, clay and other materials will be used to work three-dimensionally. Studies will reference artists, art works, and styles. Critical analysis and interpretation of art works will be included.


    803 – Graphic Design II

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 10-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $10.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: Graphic Design
    • Course Description: Advanced Graphic Design is a continuation of Graphic Design and more fully explores communication through text and image. You will become more independent in your use of fundamental components of graphic design. You will create independent and creative solutions to a series of design problems. Your knowledge of and exposure to contemporary design issues and graphic design history will be an important component of this course. You will be expected to expand your proficiency in all aspects of the design process, including creative brainstorming, conceptualizing, critical thinking, collaboration, and presentation.


    806 – Painting and Color Concepts I

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 9-12 Pathways Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $10.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course is open for all high school students. Students will examine the basic elements of art and principles of design through a variety of techniques, styles and media in painting. The course will not only emphasize basic painting skills in acrylic paint and watercolor but also include the use of color for self-expression. Students will learn the importance of imagination as well as contemporary thought. Studies will reference artists, art works, and styles. Critical analysis and interpretation of art works will be included.


    807 – Painting and Color Concepts II

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 9-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $10.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: Painting and Color Concepts I
    • Course Description: This course is open for all high school students who have successfully completed Painting and Color Concepts I.  Students will further examine the basic elements of art and principles of design through a variety of techniques, styles and media in painting.   The course will include advanced painting skills in acrylic paint and watercolor and also the use of color for self-expression.  Students will learn the importance of imagination as well as contemporary thought.  Students will reference artists, art works, and styles.  Critical analysis and interpretation of art works will be included.


    808 – Painting and Color Concepts III

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 10-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $10.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: Painting and Color Concepts II
    • Course Description: This course is open for all high school students who have successfully completed Painting and Color Concepts II. This course will further emphasize the advanced methods introduced in Painting and Color Concepts II with more independent choices of the painting media and styles used for completing the assignments. Students will use their imagination and creativity to complete a variety of self-promoted ideas and messages. Studies will reference artists, art works, and styles. Critical analysis and interpretation of art works will be included.


    809 – Artistic Crafts and Fiber

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 9-12 Pathways Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $10.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course is open for all high school students. Students will examine the basic elements of art and principles of design through a variety of media and units such as bookmaking, textiles, sculpture, and ceramics. Emphasize will be placed on creative design concepts, craftsmanship, and skillful and imaginative use of materials. Studies will reference artists, art works, and styles. Critical analysis and interpretation of art works will be included.


    814 – Drawing and Composition I

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 9-12 Pathways Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $10.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: Drawing & Composition is for the serious, self-motivated high school students interested in drawing. Sketching, rendering, contour, gesture, and perspective drawing processes will be used to create works. You will be required to complete projects that are self-defined. Special emphasis will be placed on creating original and authentic work. Pencil, charcoal, marker, colored pencil, pastel and a variety of different media will be explored through various technical & expressive works.


    815 – Drawing and Composition II

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 9-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $10.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: Drawing and Composition I
    • Course Description: Drawing & Composition II will stretch student’s past knowledge and require they step out of their comfort zone. For example, if a you excel at pencil portraits, the expectation would be that you attempt a portrait in a new media or a different subject matter. You will continue to build skills in drawing and design. You will think about their work, explore art history, work individually and in groups, and find connections to other areas of study.


    816 – Drawing and Composition III

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 10-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $10.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: Drawing and Composition II
    • Course Description: Drawing & Composition III introduces new drawing techniques and media. You will think about your work, explore contemporary drawing practices, work individually and in groups, and find connections to other areas of study. You will also experience sequential learning that encompasses various mark-making techniques with special emphasis on creativity and artistic voice.


    819 – 3-D Design I

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  9 -12 Pathways Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $ 10.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course encourages problem solving and develops critical thinking skills. After exploring a variety of 3-d media--clay, paper mache, found object, to name just a few--the students will solve teacher-created “challenges.” The students will choose the appropriate media to get their message across to the viewers. Studies will reference artists, art works, and styles. Critical analysis and interpretation of art works will be included.


    820 – 3-D Design II

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 10 -12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $10.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: 3-D Design
    • Course Description: This course enhances creative problem solving and further develops critical thinking skills. Most projects involve the students creating a successful sculpture that explores a teacher-created “problem.” The students will choose the appropriate media to use to get their intended message to the viewer. Paper mache, found objects, foam and other 3-d media will be available for students' use. Studies will reference artists, art works, and styles. Critical analysis and interpretation of art works will be included.


    840 – Photography I

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  10-12 Pathways Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $5.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: A personal digital camera is required.
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: Photography begins with understanding its scientific roots and ending with present day digital techniques. You will see inside a working camera by using a shoebox to take photographs. You will learn about modern camera systems and digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop. Taking and manipulating meaningful photographs will be the primary activity of this class. All assignments and experiences are designed to help you develop an appreciation for the photographic process and how images can affect us as individuals and a society. There is a significant amount of outside of class work due to the nature of the course. A digital camera or personal device with a camera is required.

        
    842 – Photography II

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  11-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $5.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: A personal digital camera is required.
    • Course Prerequisite: Photography
    • Course Description: Photography II goes beyond just learning to use a camera. You will have the opportunity to expand their emerging vision and expression through personal exploration. You will continue to investigate the photograph as a key visual device in our contemporary society. Your story-telling abilities will be refined to prepare you for a visual age of communication. There is a significant amount of outside of class work due to the nature of the course. A personal digital camera is required.


    845 - Graphic Design I

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 9-12 Pathways Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Arts & Communication
    • Lab Fee: $5.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: Graphic Design teaches both art and technology. Students will use design to visually communicate ideas and information. Traditional media and the computer will be the primary tools students use. You should be aware however, that while the computer is the primary tool for this class, the main objective is learning design. Basic elements of art and the principles of design use in their work will be emphasized. You will be introduced to the history of and contemporary practices through illustration, advertising, typography, environmental design, and product design will be covered in this course.