Art

ELA Graphic organizer 2018
  • 9th Grade / 10th Grade / 11th Grade / 12th Grade

    Introduction to Fine Arts
    Course #: HS0760
    Grade: 9-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art

    Students will survey the Principles and Elements of Visual Art, Theatre, and Vocal Music. This course will be comprised of three 6-week rotations between the Fine Arts disciplines. Students will understand the building blocks of each discipline and how they relate to one another.


    Design Fundamentals
    Course #: HS0706
    Grade: 9-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art

    This course builds a foundation of knowledge in art.  The elements and principles of design are covered in depth and the students should leave Design Fundamentals class with a clear understanding of composition and color.  Students will be introduced to a variety of media with a strong emphasis in drawing and art criticism. This class is a prerequisite for all art classes except Art History.


    Drawing I
    Course #: HS0752
    Grade: 9-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art
    Prerequisite: Design Fundamentals

    Drawing I offers students an opportunity to focus specifically on improving drawing skills and expanding knowledge of composition. Students will use a variety of drawing media. Students will learn how to critique artwork in a group discussion setting. This class is necessary for students interested in Painting I or Drawing II.


    Art History
    Course #: HS0751
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art

    This course focuses on history and eras of fine arts from ancient times to the present, covering specific art movements and critical artists from these movements. Minimal art production will be required. Students should have strong communication skills and feel comfortable in class discussion format.


    3D Design
    Course #: HS0758
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Elective
    Prerequisite: Design Fundamentals

    This course is an introductory class into 3D or sculpture.  Students will work on converting 2D drawings and designs into 3D sculptures.  Mediums will include an introduction to various sculptural materials.  Students should be comfortable with class discussion format critiques and have strong drawing and composition abilities. Anticipated supply expenses for take home projects will be $15 to $30.


    Ceramics I
    Course #: HS0759
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art
    Prerequisite: Design Fundamentals

    This class provides an introduction into hand building and wheel thrown ceramics.  Students should have a strong understanding of the elements and principles of art and like to work with their hands.  Historical and present styles of ceramics will be explored. The estimated cost for supplies will be $30 to $50.


    Ceramics II
    Course #: HS01780
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art
    Prerequisite: Ceramics I, w/C+ grade or higher

    This class is a continuation of the clay methods learned in Ceramics I class. Greater emphasis will be placed on problem solving and developing new ideas in clay mediums. Students will have opportunities to mix glazes and experiment with various types of clay. The estimated cost for supplies will be $30 to $50.


    Drawing II
    Course #: HS01123
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art
    Prerequisite: Drawing I, w/C+ grade or higher

    Drawing II builds on basic drawing skills; students are allowed more freedom to experiment with all types of drawing media and subject matter.  Class critiques will be a large part of this class; students will become comfortable talking about other students’ work and their own work in a group setting.  This class is designed for students interested in pursuing an art degree after high school.


    Painting I
    Course #: HS0754
    Grade: 11-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art
    Dual Credit: 3 Hours
    Prerequisite: Design Fundamentals, Drawing I, w/C+ grade or higher
    Recommendation: Drawing II or currently enrolled in Drawing II

    Painting I focuses on the foundations of painting basics in acrylic, tempera and watercolor. Students should have strong drawing skills and an understanding of color and composition.  Students may need to purchase supplies. Anticipated supply expenses for take home projects will be $30 to $50.


    Painting II
    Course #: HS0755
    Grade: 11-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art
    Dual Credit: 3 Hours
    Prerequisite: Painting I, w/C+ grade or higher

    Painting II focuses on expression and effective communications within painting mediums.  Students will work more independently. Pieces completed need to be clean and interesting paintings. This course goes beyond basic painting and is for the student interested in pursuing art after high school. Strong skills in composition, drawing and art criticism are necessary. Students may need to purchase supplies. Anticipated supply expenses for take home projects will be $30 to $50.


    Photography I
    Course #: HS0756
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art
    Prerequisite: Design Fundamentals, and 1 addl. studio art class w/C+ grade or higher

    Photo I is a basic course in photography that includes photo history, basic camera functions, photo-taking techniques, subject selection, composition, and evaluation. Students may be required to furnish their own camera and supplies.  The estimated cost for supplies (without the camera) is $50.00 to $75.00.


    Photography II
    Course #: HS0757
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art
    Prerequisite: Photo I, w/C+ grade or higher

    Photo II is for students who have successfully completed Photo I and are interested in continuing their work on a more advanced level.  Projects will stress individual application of photo techniques and ideas.  Photographic artists and methods will also be studied.  Students will focus on developing a personal style of photo.  Students may be required to furnish their own camera and supplies.  The estimated cost for supplies (without the camera) is $50.00 to $75.00.


    Portfolio I & Special Projects
    Course #: HS0782
    Grade: 11-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art
    Prerequisite: Design Fundamentals & 3 studio art classes w/ C+ grade or higher, teacher recommendation

    Portfolio class is designed for students interested in post high school study of art. Students will work on pieces that will be presented at college interviews and portfolio reviews.  Students will also create a CD of digital pictures of their work to be sent to colleges, universities and art institutes. Students will also be on an independent study of required projects, reports, competitions and exhibits (design, setup and execution). Anticipated supply expenses for take home projects will be $30 to $50.


    Portfolio II
    Course #: HS0783
    Grade: 11-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Fine Art
    Prerequisite: Portfolio I, w/C+ grade or higher

    Portfolio II is a continuation of Portfolio I that offers specific guidance for students pursuing a post-high school art degree. Students will have opportunities for independent studies of their choosing and a chance to finalize projects for their portfolio.  Anticipated supply expenses for take home projects will be $30 to $50.

     

  • ** Students enrolling in dual credit and/or AP classes need to check with the college/university they are planning on attending regarding transferability and acceptable grades.