-- Ceramics/Sculpture 1 and 3, AP Ceramics, Painting
-- Darkroom Photography, Digital Photography
-- Ceramics 1, Ceramics 2, Drawing and Design
-- Animation, Digital Arts 1 & 2, Studio Art 2, AP-Studio Art, Drawing and Design
- Animation A/B
- Ceramics/Sculpture 1A and 1B
- Ceramics/Sculpture 2A and 2B
- Ceramics/Sculpture 3A and 3B
- AP-3D Studio Ceramics A/B
- Comic and Gaming Illustration A/B
- AP-Darkroom A/B
- Digital Art 1A and 1B
- Advanced Digital Art 2A and 2B
- Digital Photography 1A/2A
- Digital Photography 2A/2B and 3A/3B
- Drawing and Design A and B
- AP-Drawing A/B
- Foundation of Fashion Production 1A/1B
- Fashion and Costume Production 2A/B
- Fashion and Costume Production 3A/B
- Fashion Illustration 1A/1B
- Fashion Illustration 2A/2B
- AP-3D Studio-Fashion A/B
- Painting 1A and 1B
- Painting 2A and 2B
- Photography 1A and 1B
- Photography 2A and 2B
- Photography 3A and 3B
- Studio Art 1A/1B
- Studio Art 2A/2B
- AP-Studio Art 2D
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Students work with computers to produce 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional animations and short video using Adobe Flash,Bryce and Adobe After Effects. The Elements of art and the principle of design are used as students create original drawings and short films. Character design,basic animation principles and formatting is covered in the course. Green screen technology and special effects will be covered.
The basic methods of forming and glazing clay pieces are the major emphases. The compositions and general characteristics of clay bodies and plaster are studied along with a brief survey of significant styles in pottery and ceramic sculpture. An introduction to the potter's wheel may be presented. Related health and safety hazards are studied.
Clay-forming techniques will be further developed with an emphasis on design and function. Glaze composition will be introduced, and procedures for glaze application will be practiced. Mold making may be introduced, and a sculpture/ceramic vocabulary will be developed. Craftsmanship and safe studio practices will be emphasized. Related health and safety hazards are studied.
A study of natural and historically significant forms serves as the basis for pottery and sculpture designs. The formulation and firing characteristics of basic glazes are studied along with additional techniques for throwing on the potter's wheel. Kiln theory is introduced as students team to stack and monitor the kiln. Related health and safety hazards are studied.
Pottery styles and their sources will be studied and techniques applied to various clay bodies. Surface treatments for pottery, such as over-glazes, carving, and under-glazes, may be explored along with several patina methods for sculpture. Craftsmanship and safe studio practices will be emphasized. Health and safety hazards will be reviewed.
The works of contemporary potters and sculptors, in terms of form, finish, and conceptual statement, are studied. Students combine hand-formed and thrown clay forms to create pottery or sculpture that reflects a personal interest or concern. Testing glazes and glaze overlaps are studied with reference to health hazards. Some responsibility for kiln firings may be assumed by students. Group critiques are conducted.
In addition to further experimentation with sculpture finishes and glaze application, the major project for this course consists of several forms that reflect a common source or theme. Similar efforts by professional artists and fellow students are studied. Class discussions focus on work in local shows and in periodicals. Techniques for displaying work are demonstrated in a student exhibit. Health hazards are reviewed.
Students in Studio 3D AP -- Ceramics focus on student directed projects that demonstrate exploration of form, function, and understanding of three dimensional art making processes. Students that have developed technical skills in pre-requisite classes will familiarize themselves with the functions of visual elements as they create an individual portfolio of work for evaluation at the end of the course. Through a collective body of art work students will conduct an artistic investigation through effective use of clay, clay tools, the pottery wheel, glazes, and other 3 dimensional art making materials. All students are required to participate in school based exhibitions.
This non-traditional illustration course is for students who love drawing and cartooning. This class bridges the gap between the physical arts (drawing, painting, and sculpture) and the digital world (video games, comic books, cartoons). Students will have an opportunity to collaborate with the Game Design class to produce work in a real world setting. Lessons include: character design for comic books, board games, and video games.
Students will be able to fully utilize the darkroom in this class. Required: SLR Camera
Students study the use of the computer as an art medium. They produce art work that simulates traditional styles or works that combine media in contemporary images. Basic tools and processes on the computer are used to create portraits, illustrations, commercial/advertising are and animation. Students discuss ethical and safety issues in the use of computers as an instructional tool. A variety of techniques, processes, and applications are studied. Vocabulary for use in discussing and evaluating digital art is employed. Careers are suggested and described by guest speakers and experts in the field of digital art. Students begin production of a portfolio of art created on the computer.
Students continue to study and use processes for creating art on the computer. They determine uses for art produced through technology. Careers are suggested and described by guest speakers and experts in the field of digital art. Students work to develop personal style and criteria for judgement of digital art work. Students will continue development of a portfolio of art created on the computer.
Students will apply the principals of composition and elements of design to create fine arts, commercial/advertising art, and multimedia art using a variety of computer graphics programs. Color theory and advanced design concepts will be covered. Advanced tools for working layered images will be investigated. A variety of techniques, processes, and applications are studied for created 3-Dimensional environments and animations.
Students will produce animations, multimedia, and web projects using professional software. Students will create storyboards and develop characters for animators and still graphics. Emphasis will be on principals of composition and use of elements of design in multimedia projects and advertising designs. Power of new technology to create fine art designs will be investigated.
Students develop skills using a digital camera, uploading photographs, and editing photographs in the digital darkroom. The elements of art and design principles are studied and applied to photographic compositions. Contemporary photographic and computer technology is demonstrated and used. Opportunities to exhibit artwork are presented. Writing and thinking skills are reinforced through journaling.
Students create a portfolio of digital photographs using various production techniques, including advanced camera and computer practices. Students continue studies in the history of photography, including the introduction of digital photography and its effects on the field, and apply historical or stylistic qualities to their work. Composition and aesthetic criteria are stressed. Writing and thinking skills are reinforced through journaling. Students participate in critiques and mat and display their artwork for exhibit.
The creation of the illusion of form and space through the sensitive use of line and value, using a variety of drawing media, is emphasized. The structure of forms is analyzed, and drawing in perspective is studied. Two-dimensional design problems consider the use of positive-negative elements, value, and color. Historically significant drawings and designs are discussed.
Sketching, drawing, and illustration are explored through exercises and a study of published examples. The works of outstanding artists are studied as a basis for developing one's drawing style. Abstract three-dimensional design exercises are followed by a design problem that is solved through a series of sketches and the construction of a prototype or model.
This individual program focuses on art projects that demonstrate the competencies expected of Advanced Placement art applicants, as identified by the college board. Students assemble portfolios to meet the submission requirements for the AP exam. Writing and thinking skills are reinforced through journaling.
In this multimedia class, students will explore the design and creation of wearable attire that incorporate the elements of art and principals of design. Students will create their own fashions and costumes, beginning with basic patterns and culminating with completed wearable garments. To gain a better understanding of the design industry, students will study the history of fashion and costume design and will interpert the work of established designers.
Students will continue their study of fashion production as begun in Foundations of Fashion and Costume Production.
Students will continue their study of fashion production as begun in Foundations of Fashion and Costume Production.
The student will focus on drawing the natural human figure and its interpretation into the stylized fashion figure. The student will gain an understanding of fashion art by developing their own creative approach to fashion illustration. They will learn to explore and experiment with personal interpretations of designs for various garments and accessories. Students will continue to explore different materials and textiles that are used in the fashion industry for men, women, teens, and children.
Students will continue their study of the fashion illustration as begun in Fashion Ilustration 1
Students will create a comprehensive portfolio. They will then submit their work to the college board and use it to apply to fashion colleges.
This course introduces the beginning painter to the essential concepts and techniques of painting. It can also accommodate more experienced painters who want to expand their knowledge of art and begin to develop a personal style. With an emphasis on perceptual skills, students will work from still life, landscape, self-portrait, the live model, and abstraction. As students explore these various subjects, they will rely on their personal experience of observation, imagination, dreams, and memory. Participants will most likely work with acrylic paint; however, experimentation with a variety of drawing materials such as ink, charcoal, pencil, collage and markers will be used. A study of composition and the structure of form wilt be included. Health and safety hazards are studied.
This course further develops the students' ability to choose materials, methods of paint application and color mixing, and the preparation of painting surfaces. Slide presentations, painting demonstrations, and individual as well as group critiques will encourage students in developing personal imagery. An exploration of art history and culture will cover a variety of artists and painting styles. Health and safety hazards are studied.
This course is about painting, the experience of painting, and seeing paintings. A class for the experienced painter, students will explore the possibilities of extending traditional concepts concerning the parameters of painting. Students will continue to develop their observational skills as well as personal imagery through a variety of painting media. Students will also explore art history and ulture and will discuss a variety of of artists and painting styles. Health and safety hazards are studied.
The course code is used to provide continued, rigorous and advanced study in a specific art form; outcomes are based on previous course work. This code may be used once the existing course code sequence has been depleted in the art form. Students participate in individualized critiques of thier own work, and show evidence of a completed special project. Course may be repeated for credit.
This course introduces the student to the basics of black and white photography from a fine arts perspective. Students team basic camera handling, film development, and printing. Assignments are given to help students develop a personal vision and improve technical control. Aesthetics are considered in composition exercises and serve as a topic for critiques. Theme projects may be assigned that develop sensitivity to subject matter. Related health and safety hazards are studied.
This course further develops black and white photography using more advanced techniques. Greater emphasis is placed on portfolio development, aesthetic decision making, and manipulation of photographs. Multimedia work will be included. An overview of the history of photography and discussions on the works of known photographers are conducted. Related health and safety hazards are studied.
This advanced course focuses on concept, technique, and preparation of student portfolios. Traditional and special techniques used in black and white photography will be mastered. Students create, produce, and develop a body of work using a variety of aesthetic concepts. Advanced camera and darkroom techniques and multimedia technology are demonstrated and discussed. Study continues in the history of photography, photographers, and technical developments. Students mat and display their work for exhibit, and career opportunities are presented. Related health and safety hazards are studied.
Students develop a portfolio of work with the option of using a unifying concept or theme. They investigate a variety of techniques and relate them to expression. Study of the history of photography continues and may emphasize the achievements of one period or photographer. Students using digital camera technology continue. The opportunity to apply aesthetic criteria to a variety of photographic exhibits is presented. Optional projects related to contemporarytechniques may be presented. Photographs will be discussed in terms of the photographer's intent and interpretation as well as technical skill and aesthetics.
This advanced course focuses on further development of personal directions, concepts, techniques, and portfolio presentations and development. Students will concentrate on personal themes to create a body of work. Continued study of historical and contemporary photographers will be emphasized, as well as continued use of the integration of digital technology. Related health and safety hazards are studied.
Students will continue the exploration of idea from Photography 3A through the development of themes in their work. Students will concentrate on exhibition, a final portfolio presentation, and the development of an artist's statement. Related health and safety hazards are studied.
Students continue their study of art and apply their knowledge of media, tools, and techniques, the elements of art and principles of
design to original artwork. Many art forms are studied including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Students learn about art
from other cultures, regions, and time periods, and both historical and contemporary artwork is used to inspire original work. Writing
and thinking skills are reinforced through journaling. Career information is provided.
Students continue to build a portfolio of artwork and an art journal. Personal style emerges through the selection of media, subject matter, and art forms used to solve visual problems. Classroom reading assignments, group critiques, and visuals are used to help students develop an aesthetic vocabulary and an appreciation for art as an expression of human experience. Writing and thinking skills are reinforced through journaling.
This individualized program focuses on art projects that demonstrate the competencies expected of Advanced Placement art applicants,
as identified by the College Board. Students assemble portfolios to meet the submission requirements for the AP exam. Writing and
thinking skills are reinforced through journaling. This course may be repeated for credit. Students in AP Art must be enrolled in an
additional course in their portfolio discipline.
Last Updated: 10/8/2018