Classes Offered

  • Course Title: Introduction to Art
    Credit: .50 per Semester
    Length: 1 Year
    Level: 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 offerings.
     
     
    Course Title: Ceramics 
    Credit: .50 per Semester
    Length: 1 Semester
    Level: 10,11,12
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art
    Course Description: Clay techniques: handbuilding, coil, slab, sculpted work, wheel throwing and glazing will be taught in the ceramics class. The student will learn to work in a 3-dimensional form which has functional and artistic applications for today’s world.
     
     
    Course Title: Drawing
    Credit: .50 per Semester
    Length: 1 Semester
    Level: 10,11,12
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art
    Course Description: The student will use a variety of drawing techniques and materials such as pencil, charcoal, chalk, pen & ink, etc. The student will experience these techniques in projects which are representational, nonobjective, and imaginary.
     
     
    Course Title: Jewelry
    Credit: .50 per Semester
    Length: 1 Semester
    Level: 10,11,12
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art
    Course Description: Jewelry offers the student the opportunity to work with specialized techniques in the field of jewelry. Students will be exposed to a variety of traditional and modern jewelry procedures.
     
     
    Course Title: Painting
    Credit: .50 per Semester
    Length: 1 Semester
    Level: 10,11,12
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art
    Course Description: Students will be introduced to painting methods and techniques by using oil, tempera, and acrylic media. Through the use of color theory and mixing techniques the students will be able to paint in a variety of styles utilizing methods such as: ala prima, impasto, glazing, etc.
     
    Course Title: Sculpture
    Credit: .50 per Semester
    Length: 1 Semester
    Level: 10,11,12
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art
    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.
     
    Course Title: Senior Studio
    Credit: .50 per Semester
    Length: 1 Semester
    Level: 11,12
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art, 2 Additional Art Classes, and Consent of Instructors
    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 of media, 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 for post-secondary opportunities, writing a resume geared toward the arts, 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.