• ART

    STUDIO IN ART COURSE #70000
    GRADE: 9-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: NONE
    Studio in Art is designed to recognize and understand the what, where and how of art. This course is designed as a foundation course for all students following an art sequence. Students will use the elements of art in a wide variety of two and three dimensional media, processes and techniques. They will also interpret and appreciate the major art movements and styles past and present. Class activities include: drawing and painting in pencil, charcoal, pastels, pen and ink, water color, lettering, perspective, art history, and sculpture.


    DRAWING; PAINTING COURSE #70005/70006
    GRADES: 10-12 CREDITS: 0.5 EACH
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: Studio in Art
    The Drawing portion of this course is an advanced course based upon the skills and techniques developed in Studio in Art. Areas of drawing are examined more extensively and include the use of charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, paint, pastel, and pen and ink. This course emphasizes an understanding of the two dimensional surface through a series of structured drawing problems including life, environment and models. Class work will enhance the student's ability to observe and execute. Painting includes involvement with advanced problems in acrylic painting, water color and mixed media. Areas of painting which are explored include the use of watercolor, tempera, acrylic, and mixed media. This course is designed to explore a variety of painting techniques through still life, landscape, figure and contemporary abstractions. Students will become familiar with color, surface, space and texture through projects that will encourage a professional philosophy and work habits.


    ADVANCED STUDIO IN DRAWING; PAINTING COURSE #70011
    GRADES: 11-12 CREDITS: 1.0
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: Studio in Art and Drawing and Painting
    An upper level course designed for the student who wishes to further develop skills and techniques that were introduced in previous drawing and painting courses. This is a desirable course for any student wishing to develop a portfolio for college. Students will be continually encouraged to expand their creative ideas as well as their technical potential. The course will approach drawing and painting utilizing various techniques and materials.


    IND. ADVANCED ART COURSE #70008
    GRADES: 10-12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: Studio in Art, Portfolio of art work and

    Teacher recommendation/approval

    The Advanced Program is intended for the highly motivated student committed to serious study in Art. Students should, however, be made aware that Advanced Art work involves significantly more time than the typical high school course and that the program is not intended for the casually interested. It is recognized that the student will need to work outside the classroom, as well as in it, and beyond scheduled periods. Thus, students will be required to do homework such as maintaining a sketchbook, or a journal, with visits to museums and galleries considered extensions of class time.