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
• Intro to Art  • Intro to Art
• 2D Art • 2D Art
• Ceramics I  • Ceramics I
• Ceramics II • Ceramics II
• Crafts  • Crafts
• Drawing  • Drawing
• Painting  • Painting
   
Junior Senior
• Intro to Art • Intro to Art
• 2D Art • 2D Art
• Ceramics I • Ceramics I
• Ceramics II • Ceramics II
• Crafts • Crafts
• Drawing • Drawing
• Painting • Painting
  • Portfolio Class

 

2D Art

Course Title:
2D Art

Prerequisite:
None

Course Fee:
None

Offered:
2nd Semester

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
This is a more formal art class open to all levels of students who want to learn to draw better. Class work emphasizes the growth of the student’s creative and technical abilities in the areas of drawing, painting, & printmaking. The student will use the fundamental elements of art and principles of design to create a variety of two-dimensional compositions. Students of all ability levels are welcome and encouraged to learn and grow as artists in the class. Art history, appreciation, and analysis will also be emphasized.

Ceramics I

Course Title:
Ceramics I

Prerequisite:
None

Course Fee:
None

Offered:
1st Semester

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
This semester course focuses on creative problem-solving through the manipulation of clay. It stresses understanding the nature of clay through basic hand-building techniques and methods such as the use of ceramic finishes including glazes. Firing processes, equipment, and vocabulary are also a part of this course.

Ceramics II

Course Title:
Ceramics II

Prerequisite:
Ceramics I 

Course Fee:
None

Offered:
2nd semester

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Ceramics II course builds on knowledge acquired in Ceramics I. There is an emphasis on form and surface experimentation, as well as the development of personal expression. Several advanced hand building assignments will be included during the year in conjunction with the wheel assignments. This is a hands-on class with both teacher-led instruction and independent studio time, where students will explore the vast topic of ceramics through different techniques, materials, glazes, and decorative methods

Crafts

Course Title:
Crafts

Prerequisite:
None

Course Fee:
None

Offered:
2nd Semester

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:Crafts is open to any level student who is interested in exploring hands-on creative experience focused on the history and modern-day application of a variety of crafts. The students will work with both traditional and contemporary craft techniques. The student explores a variety of new media such as textiles/ fiber arts such as weaving and batik, copper tooling, jewelry making, pottery, and wood burning.

Drawing

Course Title:
Drawing

Prerequisite:
Intro to Art or 2D Art

Course Fee:
None

Offered:
1st Semester

Grade Level:
10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:Drawing is advanced art course for the student who plans on taking higher level art classes. Students will master traditional drawing media as well as explore new media. The goal of this course is for students to have a more in-depth experience with observational formal drawing methods to strengthen their hand to eye coordination. This class will expand both student artistic ability, creative vision & imagination. Students will be introduced to relevant contemporary and historical artists and art styles and will learn to compare, analyze, evaluate and discuss their own work as well as the work of others. Media exploration will be in color pencil, charcoal, chalk pastel, graphite, oil pastel, and ink.

Intro to Art

Course Title:
Intro to Art 

Prerequisite:
None

Course Fee:
None

Offered:
1st & 2nd semester

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
1 Semester

Course Description:
Intro to art is a basic introductory art course that will focus on incoming freshmen but will be open to all levels of students. The purpose of the course will be to briefly introduce students to a variety of art mediums and concepts to assist them in choosing art courses for their remainder high school experience. Students will develop visual thinking strategies and problem-solving skills by creating and exploring with numerous materials and mediums. They will learn about the principles of design and elements of art as well as other essential vocabularies that will work as a foundation for future art classes, curriculums, and projects.

Painting

Course Title:
Painting

Prerequisite:
Intro to Art or 2D Art

Course Fee:
None

Offered:
2nd Semester

Grade Level:
10, 11, 12

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Painting is a class designed for the serious art student who desires experience with the mediums of tempera, watercolor, gouache, acrylics and oil paint. Art I is a required requisite to take this class. Students will explore both the technical nature of each of these mediums as well as their creative possibilities. This class will first focus on color theories, then how to use different types of paints and painting techniques. Later will place greater emphasis on the student’s creativity and self-expression.

Portfolio Class


Course Title:
Portfolio Class

Prerequisite:
2D Art, Drawing, Painting, Crafts & Ceramics

Grade Level:
12

Course Fee:
None

Offered:
1st & 2nd Semester

Credit:
0.5

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
AP Studio Art is designed for the highly motivated student to do college-level work and work for competitions working towards developing a portfolio of work for college. The course is open to only 12th-grade students. Students will write a project proposal and participate in formal critiques of their work. Students will create a minimum of five high-quality works during the duration of the semester.