• 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, low relief 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. (see Consumable Supply Fees on page 6 of course catalog) This is a two semester course in which students must take both semesters, in sequence, to meet the one year fine arts requirement.

Phillip Frye
Art

  • 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. (see Consumable Supply Fees on page 6 of the course catalog) This is a two-semester course in which students must take both semesters, in sequence, to meet the one year fine arts requirement.

Jeanine Gaston
Art

  • 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.

Phillip Frye
Art

  • 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.

Douglas Darracott
Art

  • AP Art: 2-D 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.


  • AP Art: 3-D Design

    AP Art: Three-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 sculpture, ceramics, and three-dimensional design. 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.

Jeanine Gaston
Art

  • AP Art: Drawing Portfolio (2-hour block)

    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.

Sarah DePetris
Art