Art

The following table is a listing of courses available and in what year students may take each course.  For specific information about each class, click the plus sign next to the course title.

Freshman Sophomore
• Art I  • Art I
• Ceramics  • Ceramics
• Crafts  • Crafts
   • Drawing
   • Painting
   • Photography
   
Junior Senior
• Art I • Art I
• Ceramics • Ceramics
• Crafts • Crafts
• Drawing • Drawing
• Painting • Painting
• Photography • Photography
• Portfolio Class • Portfolio Class

 

Art I

Course Title:
Art I

Prerequisite:
None

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
This class is open to any student interested in a basic art class. Course work emphasizes the growth of the student's creative and technical abilities. This 2-D class concentrates on the areas of drawing, design and the use of color. All ability levels are welcome.

Ceramics

Course Title:
Ceramics

Prerequisite:
None

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Ceramics is a basic course in which the students will learn several hand building techniques, effective use of ceramic glaze and various decoration methods. Creative use of clay will also be stressed.

PDF DocumentCeramics Curriculum Map

Crafts

Course Title:
Crafts

Prerequisite:
None

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Crafts is a hands-on class which explores various traditional and contemporary crafts techniques. Students will work with copper foil, fabric batik, paper mache', ceramics and wood burning.

PDF DocumentCrafts Curriculum Map

Drawing

Course Title:
Drawing

Prerequisite:
Art I

Grade Level:
10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Drawing is a class for those art students who are serious about building upon and expanding their artistic abilities. A variety of media and techniques will be explored with an emphasis on self-expression and creativity.

PDF DocumentDrawing Curriculum Map

Painting

Course Title:
Painting

Prerequisite:
Art I

Grade Level:
10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
This class is designed for any art student interested in expanding their knowledge of the medium of painting. One main objective of this class will be gaining a greater understanding of color and design. Students will work in tempera, watercolor, and acrylics.

PDF DocumentPainting Curriculum Map

Photography

Course Title:
Photography

Prerequisite:
Art I and permission of instructor

Grade Level:
10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
This course is traditional silver based, not digital. It is a class for students interested in exploring the technical and creative aspects of the photographic medium. Students will learn to use a camera, process 35mm film and to print black & white photographs. Students taking this class will need access to a 35 mm film camera.

PDF DocumentPhotography Curriculum Map

Portfolio Class

Course Title:
Portfolio Class

Prerequisite:
Art I, Drawing or Painting, and permission of instructor

Grade Level:
11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
This class is for the serious junior or senior art student who wishes to concentrate on expanding their artistic abilities. Many students use this class to produce portfolios of artwork to gain entry into college level art programs. This class may be repeated for credit.