Fine Arts Course Offerings

  • Introduction to Art

    Credit: .50 per Semester

    Length: 1 year

    Leve: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: None

    Course Description: Introduction to Art is a year long beginning art class designed to acquaint the student with the basic techniques and methods of art. This course focuses primarily on production, perception and reflection. Through the study of the elements and principles of design, the student will develop a sense of composition in various art media and the ability to critique his/her own work. Introduction to Art is a prerequisite to all other art course offerings.

  • You may enroll in the following course offerings after recieving 1.0 credits for Introduction to Art. These courses are only offered to grades 10, 11 and 12.

    Ceramics

    Credit: .50 per Semester

    Length: 1 Semester

    Course Description: Clay techniques: handbuilding, coil, slab, sculpted work, wheel throwing and glazing will be taught in this class. The student will learn to work in a 3-dimensional form which has functional and artistic applications for today's world.

    Conceptual Mixed Media

    Credit: .50 per Semester

    Length: 1 Semester

    Course Description: Conceptual Mixed Media is a class for the seriously focused, thinking, experimental person. Approaches to art with idea and experimentation as the primary focus. Students must be willing to play without a preconceived ideal of the outcome. We are focused on art making as most contemporary artisits are, having a vision, able to process their intentions, and willing to work with any and all available process to see it to fruition. 

    Drawing

    Credit: .50 per Semester

    Length: 1 Semester

    Course Description: The student will use a variety of drawing techniques and matarials such as pencil, charcoal, chalk, pen and ink, etc. The student will experience these techniques in projects which are representational, nonobjective and imaginary.

    Printmaking

    Credit: .50 per Semester

    Length: 1 Semester

    Course Description: Printmaking is an advanced art class designed to develop student artwork using intaglio, relief, and serigraph applications. Students receive a historical, cultural adn contemporary overview of printmaking. They create a body of work using a variety of styles and printmaking techniques.

    Sculpture

    Credit: .50 per Semester

    Length: 1 Semester

    Course Description: Sculpture develops an understanding of three-dimensional design and the nature of various materials used in creating it. The student will experience works in various media such as wood, wire, styrofoam, paper and plaster, assemblage and clay.

    Watercolor:

    Credit: .50 per Semester

    Length: 1 Semester

    Course Description: Watercolor is designed to present watercolor methods and techniques to students at various levels. Students receive an overview of the history of watercolor.

    To register for Senior Studio, you must have received 1.0 credit for Introduction to Art, 1.0 Additional Art Credits, and Consent of Instructors. It is only offered to those students in grades 11 and 12.

    Senior Studio

    Credit: .50 per Semester

    Length: 1 Semester

    Course Description: The serious Junior or Senior visual art student will have the opportunity to pursue in-depth studies in different types of artistic problem solving using a variety ofmedia, research, documentation, assessment and evaluation. A variety of materials and specific guidance will be provided during the progression of this class. the student will be responsible for working at advanced and maximum levels throughout the progression of this course. Some activities that may be included in this class would be further exploration of student selected media, organizing a professional portfolio, writing an artist statement, adding strength to the artist's weak areas in visual art, pursuing an in-depth approach to examining a specific style in art, studying the history of art, exhibiting artwork, visiting places in the community associated with art, etc.