ART ONE Course Number: 101 Prerequisite: None Duration: 1 year Credit Earned: 1
To develop attitudes and skills towards artistic and human values based on the concepts of visual communication and expressions, students will experience visual elements and design principles through a sequential arrangement of problems utilizing selected techniques and art media. Course work including drawing, color theory, painting, printmaking, two-dimensional design, and three-dimensional design. It also provides a context in which the student may see the relationship of his work to the continuum of historical and contemporary art. Students will also study how visual arts interrelate with the other arts. This course satisfies the district’s fine arts graduation requirement.
2-D ART ONE / 2-D ART TWO Course Number: 1920 & 1940 Prerequisite: 1011/1012 Duration: 0.5 year Credit Earned: 0.5
This course is an exploration of visual communication emphasizing the principles of design, the development of skills, and the pursuit of a personal imagery. Students will create in a variety of two and three-dimensional media which include drawing, painting, sculpture, and design.
The second semester of this course emphasizes the building of skills and the development of personal imagery.
3-D ART ONE Course Number: 1330 Prerequisite: 1011/1012 Duration: 0.5 year Credit Earned: 0.5
Using design principles learned in Art 1 (1011/1012), students explore three-dimensional design concepts through media such as jewelry, ceramics, and sculpture. The course is an introduction to techniques in construction and processes in three-dimensional design.
3-D ART TWO Course Number: 1340 Prerequisite: 1330 Duration: 0.5 year Credit Earned: 0.5
The second level three-dimensional art course focuses on both additive and subtraction methods on sculptural forms. Students develop advanced methods of casting, fabricating, and modeling through media such as metal, ceramics, plastic, and wood.
PHOTOGRAPHY ONE Course Number: 1220 Prerequisite: None Duration: .5 year Credit Earned: .5
Employing design principles and visual elements, students will explore personal imagery and digital imaging. Camera, film and darkroom processes and procedures will be the foundation of this class. This course satisfies the district’s fine arts graduation requirement.
PHOTOGRAPHY TWO Course Number: 1230 Prerequisite: 1220 Duration: .5 year Credit Earned: .5
This course continues exploration of personal imagery while incorporating advanced digital techniques, alternative darkroom methods and computer processes into student’s photography.
PHOTOGRAPHY THREE Course Number: 1240 Prerequisite: 1230 Duration: 0.5 year Credit Earned: 0.5
This studio-based course is designed for the motivated student who is interested in further exploration of the art of photography. The class offers students the opportunity to advance their technical skills in traditional photography and digital imaging. Students will continue to develop a personal direction in their work.
ART PORTFOLIO ONE / ART PORTFOLIO TWO Course Number: 1270 & 1280 Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor Duration: 0.5 year Credit Earned: 0.5
This course is designed for advanced art students (mainly the junior level) who wish to compile a portfolio of selected representational pieces of their work to fulfill college or technical art school entry requirements. Students will benefit from instructor assistance and expertise in developing a visual presentation of their artistic potential and range of capabilities.
AP STUDIO ART Course Number: 1291 & 1292 Prerequisite: None Duration: 1 year Credit Earned: 1
This studio-based class is designed for the highly motivated and talented student who is interested in the practical art experience. The class gives high school students an opportunity to take a challenging college level course which focuses on more sophisticated concepts and techniques. Students have the option of submitting one of three different portfolios, Drawing, 2-D, or 3-D Design.
AP ART HISTORY Course Number: 101 Prerequisite: None Duration: 1 year Credit Earned: 1
The advanced placement offering in Art History is designed to provide the same benefits to secondary school students as those provided by an introductory college course in art history; an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. It also provides an opportunity for schools to strengthen area neglected in most curricula. In the course, students examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and present from a variety of cultures. While visual analysis is the fundamental tool of the art historian, art history also emphasizes understanding works in context, considering issues as patronage, gender, and the functions and effects of works of art.