• Art

  • Art I: 2D Design & Drawing

    Art I: 2D Design & Drawing students will be introduced variety media, concepts and techniques. This will include elements and principles of design, sequential techniques with drawing, painting, printmaking, lowrelief sculpture, ceramics and digital media. As an introductory course students practice skills, explore historical and cultural relevance, gain an understanding of creative expression and learn to respond and evaluate artwork through close observation using critical thinking. Additional supply fees may be associated with this course; however, Plano ISD will take steps to ensure that costs will not prevent access to programs. This is a twosemester course in which students must take both semesters, in sequence, to meet the one year fine arts requirement.

    Prerequisite: None

    What's next? Art II: 2D, Art II: 3D, Art II PreAP/H

  • Art I: 3D Design & Sculpture

    Students will be introduced to the elements and principals of art though a three-dimensional lens learning additive and subtractive sculpture, ceramics, and digital work. Students will utilize drawing and painting techniques through the creation of three-dimensional objects. As an introductory course students practice skills, explore historical and cultural relevance, gain an understanding of creative expression and learn to respond and evaluate artwork through close observation using critical thinking. Additional supply fees may be associated with this course; however, Plano ISD will take steps to ensure that costs will not prevent access to programs. This is a two-semester course in which students must take both semesters, in sequence, to meet the one year fine arts requirement.

    Prerequisite: None

    What's next? Art II: 2D, Art II: 3D, Art II PreAP/H

  • Art II: 2D Design & Drawing

    Art II is designed to spiral and expand on the Art I: 2D or Art I: 3D curriculum. Students will continue to explore a sequential study of drawing, color theory, painting, printmaking, technology and ceramics. Formal compositions will be completed in realistic, abstract, and nonobjective styles. Students will build upon skills learned in Art I instruction in order to express big ideas with visual voice. Additional supply fees may be associated with this course; however, Plano ISD will take steps to ensure that costs will not prevent access to programs.

    Prerequisite: Art I: 2D or Art I: 3D

    What's next? Art III, AP Art: Two-Dimensional Portfolio, AP Art: Three-Dimensional Portfolio, AP Art: Drawing Portfolio, or AP Art History

  • Art II: 2D Design & Drawing H/PreAP

    The Art II: 2D Design & Drawing H/PreAP curriculum is designed to spiral and expand on the Art I: 2D, Art I: 3D, or Art I: 2D Pre-AP curriculum. Students will apply the elements and principles of art in all compositions to a greater proficiency than other Art II: 2D & Drawing students. Students grow their understanding of composition, design, drawing, painting, printmaking, technology, and ceramics with high expectations, as they continue reviewing requirements of the AP examination. The curriculum follows guidelines from the College Board and students learn what will be expected of them for the AP Portfolio courses. Pre-AP Art II: 2D Design & Drawing is an honors credit class recommended for students seriously looking at a visual art career. Additional supply fees may be associated with this course; however, Plano ISD will take steps to ensure that costs will not prevent access to programs.

    Prerequisite: Art I: 2D Design & Drawing H/PreAP, Art I: 2D or Art I: 3D

    What's next? Art III, Art H/AP Two-Dimensional Portfolio, Art H/AP Three-Dimensional Portfolio, Art H/AP Drawing Portfolio, Art History AP

  • Art II: 3D Design & Sculpture H/PreAP

    The 3D Design and Sculpture curriculum is designed to spiral and expand the Art 3D curriculum. Students will apply the elements and principles of art in all composition to a greater proficiency than other Art Sculpture students. Students grow their understanding of drawing, sculpture, ceramics, technology, and problem solving techniques with high expectations, as they continue reviewing requirements of the AP examination. The curriculum follows guidelines from the College Board and students learn what will be expected of them for the AP Portfolio courses. Pre-AP Art II: 3D Design & Sculpture is an honors credit class recommended for students seriously looking at a visual art career. Additional supply fees may be associated with this course; however, Plano ISD will take steps to ensure that costs will not prevent access to programs.

    Prerequisite: Art I: 3D Design & Sculpture H/PreAP or Art I: 2D or Art I: 3D

    What's next? AP Art: Three-Dimensional Design (2 hour block)

  • Art III

    Art III will provide in-depth compositional studies in drawing and painting. Drawing studies will emphasize advanced life drawing techniques. Painting emphasis may be on techniques of watercolor and mixed media, plus relating art history to periods of drawing and painting. Students will also experience printmaking, technology, sculpture, and ceramics. Ceramics and sculpture will emphasize complex combinations of hand built techniques. Additional supply fees may be associated with this course; however, Plano ISD will take steps to ensure that costs will not prevent access to programs.

    Prerequisite: Art I: 2D or 3D and Art II: 2D or 3D

    What's next? AP Art: Two–Dimensional Portfolio, AP Art: Three–Dimensional Portfolio, AP Art: Drawing Portfolio, AP Art History

  • AP Art: 2D Design

    AP Art: Two-Dimensional Design is an advanced studio course for the college-bound and career-oriented student. It is designed for talented art students who wish to pursue college level studies while in high school. Emphasis will be on advanced drawing and painting styles, 2- D design, color study, and digitally created art. Students will compile digital portfolios that fulfill current College Board requirements. This is a two-hour class. Students receive two credits, 1 AP credit and 1 honors credit. This course prepares the student to take the AP exam. Additional supply fees may be associated with this course; however, Plano ISD will take steps to ensure that costs will not prevent access to programs.

    Prerequisite: Art I: 2D or 3D

    What's next? AP Art: Drawing Portfolio, AP Art: Three-Dimensional Portfolio, AP Art History

  • AP Art: Drawing Portfolio

    AP Art: Drawing Portfolio, a two-hour class, is an advanced studio course for the college-bound and career-oriented student. It is designed for talented art students who wish to pursue college level studies while in high school. Emphasis will be on drawing, in methods such as graphite, charcoal, painting, and printmaking. Students will compile digital portfolios that fulfill the current College Board requirements. This is a two-hour class. Students receive two credits, 1 AP credit and 1 honors credit. This course prepares the student to take the AP exam. Additional supply fees may be associated with this course; however, Plano ISD will take steps to ensure that costs will not prevent access to programs.

    Prerequisite: Art I: 2D or Art I: 3D

    What's next? AP Art: Two-Dimensional Portfolio, AP Art: Three-Dimensional Portfolio, AP Art History

  • AP Art History

    The aim of the course is to introduce students to the rich traditions of western and non-European architecture, sculpture, painting and other art forms through factual knowledge and the skillful use of principles of aesthetics and comparative criticism. Students will learn how to respond to works of art with intelligence and sensitivity, examining the major forms of artistic expression of the past and of distant cultures as well as those of their own time and environment. Students may earn college credit by passing an exam written by the College Board. This course prepares the student to take the AP Art History exam. Additional supply fees may be associated with this course; however, Plano ISD will take steps to ensure that costs will not prevent access to programs.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Meet the Faculty

Adriana Martinez
Art
 
Michelle Mixell
Art