• Visual Arts

  • Art Courses

  • Art I: 2D Design & Drawing

    Art I is a full year course (two sequential semesters) that focuses on a wide variety of visual arts. This course includes, but is not limited to, drawing, color theory, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, printmaking, computer generated art, sculpture, papier mache’ and ceramics. During both semesters, exposure to art of the past and contemporary works will be a part of most units. There is an average of one quiz/test per Six Weeks that covers vocabulary, techniques and project related information. A semester exam (which includes a test, a critique and a project) occur at the end of each semester. This is a great course for any student who is interested in a well-rounded experience in art. Approximate supply cost for this class is $25.00 - $50.00 (Some supplies from Art I or PreAP Art I may continue to be used in Art 2; cost will depend on the quality of materials the student/parents choose to purchase.)

    Prerequisites: none
    What’s next? Art 2, Pre-AP Art 2, Sculpture or Advanced Sculpture (or possibly AP Art) Pre-AP Art I

  • Pre-AP Art I: Design & Drawing

    Pre-AP Art I is a full year course (two sequential semesters) designed to expand the general Art I curriculum. This course is formatted with the more serious student in mind – to those with an established skill level and who welcome more challenging projects. Students work with design, drawing, color theory, painting, computer generated art, sculpture and ceramics. Students are assigned an average of one out-of-class project a Six Weeks. There is one quiz/test per Six Weeks that covers vocabulary, techniques and project related information. A semester exam (which includes a test, a critique and a project) occur at the end of each semester. Approximate supply cost for this class is $50.00.

    Prerequisites: teacher recommendation from your current campus’ art teacher What’s next? Art 2 or Pre-AP Art 2

  • Art II: 2D Design & Drawing

    Art 2 is a full year course (two sequential semesters) that focuses on furthering the skills and techniques learned in Art I, via more challenging and advanced projects. As with Art I, this course includes lessons on drawing, color theory, painting, computer generated art, sculpture and ceramics. There is one quiz/test a Six Weeks that covers vocabulary, techniques and project related information and a semester exam/project at the end of both semesters. Approximate supply cost for this class is $25.00 - $50.00 (Some supplies from Art I or PreAP Art I may continue to be used in Art 2.)

    Prerequisites: Art I What’s next? Art 3 or AP Art

  • Pre-AP Art II: 2D Design & Drawing

    Pre-AP Art 2 is a full year course (two sequential semesters) designed to expand the Art I/PreAP Art I curriculum with higher performance level of skills, application of techniques, more advanced creative thinking and problem solving. This course is formatted with the more serious student in mind – to those welcoming more conceptual and advanced projects. Students will further their skills of design, drawing, painting, color theory, graphic design, sculpture and ceramics. An average of one out-of-class project per Six Weeks is assigned. There is a semester exam/project at the end of both semesters. Approximate supply cost for this class is $40.00 - $65.00. (Some supplies from Art I or PreAP Art I may continue to be used in PreAP Art 2.)

    Prerequisites: Art I and an application with a teacher recommendation What’s next? Art 3 or AP Art

  • Art I: 3D Design & Sculpture

    (Introduction to Sculpture)

    Sculpture is a two semester course that focuses solely on three-dimensional projects throughout the year. Sculpture projects will include both additive and subtractive methods. A variety of media (such as cardboard, clay, papier mache’ and plaster) will be used. Students are charged a small clay fee to keep their fired and/or glazed ceramic work. There is one quiz/test each Six Weeks that covers vocabulary, techniques and project related information. There is a semester exam/project at the end of both semesters.

    Prerequisites: none What’s next? Art I, Advanced Sculpture or AP 3-D Design

  • Pre-AP Art II: 3D Design & Sculpture

    Advanced Sculpture is a two semester course that focuses on creating three-dimensional projects throughout the year. Students are introduced to more advanced techniques, methods and materials than learned in Introduction to Sculpture or Art I. Sculpture projects will continue to include both additive and subtractive methods and include a variety of media (such as cardboard, clay, papier mache’, plaster and wire, as well as experimental pieces.) Students are charged a small clay fee to keep their fired and/or glazed ceramic work. There is a semester exam/project at the end of both semesters. Approximate supply cost for this class is $30.00. (Some supplies from Art I or Sculpture (Intro to Sculpture) may continue to be used in Advanced Sculpture.)

    Prerequisites: Sculpture or Art I and an application with a teacher recommendation from your current Sculpture teacher.

  • Art and Media Communications I

    Art and Media Communications combines rigorous and relevant experiential study of modern, post-modern, and contemporary visual art and design with student learning in media literacy and technology applications. Creation and analysis of student artworks will be balanced with explorations into contemporary practices across the visual and commercial arts fields. Students will learn how to bridge traditional hand skills with current technology applications to create new media such as animations, digital images, multimedia presentations, digital videos, websites, and interactive or site-based installations and performances. Furthermore, students will investigate the use of art, design, and visual communications to address a problem within the community or to effect a change.

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