Classes Offered

  • Art Department Course Guide

    2019-2020

     

    Art Club - All Sentinel students are welcome to join Art Club.

     

    Overview

    CODE

    DESCRIPTION

    GRADE

    TERM

    CREDIT TYPE

    PREREQUISITE

    AR1000

    Introduction to Art

    9-12

        Year

    AR

     

    AR0500

     

    Ceramics

    10-12

     Semester

    AR

    Introduction to Art

    AR0700

    Drawing

    10-12

     Semester

     

    AR

    Introduction to Art

    AR1100

    Jewelry

    10-12

    Semester

    AR

    Introduction to Art

    AR1200

    Painting

    10-12

    Semester

    AR

    Introduction to Art

    AR1500

    Sculpture

    10-12

    Semester

    AR

    Introduction to Art

     

    *** Drawing - Graphic Illustration

    10-12

    Semester

    AR

    Introduction to Art

     

    ***ARTZ 101: Art Fundamentals

    10-12

    Semester

    AR

    Introduction to Art; 11,12 consent of instructor or counselor

    AR0200

    Senior Studio

    11-12

    Semester

    AR

    Introduction to Art, 2 additional art courses and consent of instructor

    AR0400

    AP Studio Art

    11-12

    Year

    AR

    Introduction to Art and 1 additional art course

     

     

    Career Pathways/Programs of Study

     

    If a student takes Introduction to Art as a freshman, they have more options as a sophomore, junior and senior.  These courses provide elective credits.

     

     

    Pathway Name/Prerequisites - Classes can be taken in any order as long as the prerequisites are completed.

    Recommended

    Core Pathway Classes

    Prerequisites

    Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior  

    Introduction to Art

     

     

     

    Sophomore, Junior, Senior  

    Ceramics

    Introduction to Art

    Sophomore, Junior, Senior  

    Drawing

    Introduction to Art

    Sophomore, Junior, Senior  

    Jewelry

    Introduction to Art

    Sophomore, Junior, Senior  

    Painting

    Introduction to Art

    Sophomore, Junior, Senior  

    Sculpture

    Introduction to Art

    Sophomore, Junior, Senior

    Drawing: Graphic Illustration

    Introduction to Art

    Sophomore, Junior, Senior

    ARTZ 101: Art Fundamentals

    Dual Credit Course

    Introduction to Art; 11,12 consent of instructor or counselor

    Junior and Senior  

     

    AP Studio Art

    Introduction to Art in addition to 2 other art classes

    Junior and Senior  

    Senior Studio

    Introduction to Art in addition to 2 other art classes

     

     

     Course Descriptions

     

    Course Name                         Course No.                 Grades              Length                       Credit

    Introduction to Art                   AR1000                      9-12                  1 Year                AR .50 per semester

    Prerequisite: None

    Introduction to Art is a year long art class designed to acquaint the student with the basics and methods of art.  This course focuses primarily on creating, 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.

    Ceramics                                   AR0500                      10-12             1 Semester                AR.50

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art

    The ceramics student will learn to work with clay and surface techniques to create both functional and sculptural works of art. Clay techniques: hand building, pinch, coil, slab, sculpted work, wheel throwing and glazing will be taught in the ceramics class. 

    Drawing                                      AR0700                      10-12            1 Semester                AR .50

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art

    The student will use a variety of drawing techniques and materials such as pencil, charcoal, chalk and oil pastel, pen and ink, etc.  The student will experience these techniques in projects which are representational, non-objective, and imaginary.

    Jewelry                                     AR1100                          10-12            1 Semester                AR  .50

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art

    Jewelry students will focus on three-dimensional design with an emphasis on using the elements and principles of art. Students will learn the skills to design and create personal ornament using a variety of techniques and processes. Emphasis on cultural, social and historical connections of jewelry as an art form.

    Painting                                   AR1200                           10-12            1 Semester                 AR .50

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art

    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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sculpture                            AR1500                                10-12             1 Semester                AR .50

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art

    Sculpture concentrates on the study of three-dimensional design, materials, and concepts. Students

    will explore various free-standing and relief sculptural forms using modeling, carving and assemblage techniques. Wire, clay, paper, plaster, metal, and recycled materials will be explored.

    Drawing: Graphic Illustration                                         10-12         1 Semester                  AR  .50

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art                                  

    Drawing: Graphic Illustration works from the perspective of job-oriented graphic design. Projects will incorporate analog, digital, and traditional drawing methods. Logos, contests, commercial design, and career exploration can be expected.

    ARTZ 101: Art Fundamentals                                          10-12            1 Semester             AR .50

                                                                                                                     3 college humanities credits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art; 11,12 consent of teacher or counselor

    Course Description: This project-based course will focus on the theme of place and Contemporary Art. Students will build skills with traditional and experimental art-making methods. Emphasis will be placed on a variety of media, art history, art criticism, and collaborative learning. Students who earn a C or higher will earn college credit through MSU-B.

    Senior Studio                    AR0200                                    11-12            1 Semester               AR .50

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art and 2 additional art classes

    The serious Junior or Senior 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.   The student will be responsible for working at advanced and maximum levels throughout the progression of this course.

    Advanced Placement Studio Art           AR0400        11-12               1 Year                  AR .50 per semester

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Art and 2 additional art classes

     (AP)Studio Art is designed for students who are seriously interested in a rigorous, disciplined and focused experience in art. This course is not based on a written exam; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year.  Portfolios should demonstrate a depth of discovery through Concentration (sustained investigation), Breadth (range of approaches) and Quality (selected works).  AP students will have the opportunity to earn college credit, scholarships, and entrance into college art programs.