Art 1 is a two-semester foundational course which provides students the opportunity to hone artistic skills. Students learn academic art vocabulary and develop language skills required for critical and insightful discourse. Art 1 integrates the Elements of the Art and the Principles of Design to the art- making processes of creation, presentation, responding and making connections.
Art 2 (10-12 Grade)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 Through assigned as well as self-directed projects, students will continue to explore a variety of media and subject matter intended to further develop their individual skills and creativity. Students will have more sophisticated experiences in art production, art criticism and aesthetics. Collage, charcoal, mixed media projects, and printmaking included.
Studio Art (10-12 Grade)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 or higher level Art Advanced drawing, painting, and mixed media program for highly motivated students ready to be challenged to the next artistic level. Students will experience the use of a wide variety of techniques, mediums, styles and exhibition opportunities. Students are required to spend over 2-4 hours a week on projects and homework assignments. They will be exposed to art history and study museum exhibitions by creating a presentation multiple times within the year. Guest artists and Art School representatives will be presenting college and career opportunities during the school year. Field trip opportunities to art museums will also be done as a part of this class.
A.P. Studio Art: 2D-Design (11-12 Grade)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 2 (special permission from me) or Studio Art This is an Advanced Placement drawing and painting program for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP Studio Art is not based on a written examination; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. The 2-D Design portfolio addresses two-dimensional design issues and involves decision making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. Students' portfolios demonstrate skills and ideas developed, refined, and applied throughout the course to produce visual compositions. The portfolio contains two sections: the Sustained Investigation and Selected Works. Students will submit numerous pieces which students are expected to create within a span of a year. Students will submit 15 art pieces focused on inquiry-based art and design making.
3D-Design & Sculpture (9-12 Grade)
This year long course provides students with practical knowledge and experience in the production of art using a variety of 3 dimensional media and techniques. It is an exploration of mediums such as; clay, paper, wood, plaster, cardboard, and wire. The projects in this class may serve as functional items or fine art works.