Art
ART
Introduction to Art
Drawing I
Drawing II
Painting I
Painting II
Sculpture I
Sculpture II
Studio Workshop

10 Introduction to Art
Grades 9-12
Elective 1/2 credit

In this course, students will create a series of projects that will emphasize learning about significant events, styles, movements, artists and works of art both past and present. Using techniques, materials and concepts that best relate to specific historical periods, students will create works of art that will help them begin to gain an understanding and appreciation of art history. Students will develop their own creativity and technical skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and graphic arts.


11 Drawing I
Grades 9-12
Elective 1/2 credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Art
As a student in the Drawing I art class, you will have the opportunity to develop and build skills by using a variety of drawing mediums, such as, pastel, charcoal, pencil, ink, etc. You will be learning perspective, composition and basic drawing skills. Through analysis, you will understand the validity of different styles or art and develop open-mindedness. You will produce a variety of visual images, some with practical function, some simulating existing styles of art, and others exploring your own style. We will utilize slides, videos, and, if possible, field trips to enhance your study of art.


12 Drawing II
Grades 10-12
Elective 1/2 credit

Prerequisite: Intro to Art, Drawing I
In Drawing II art class, you will have the opportunity to develop your own unique style. This class is designed for those who want to further improve skills in drawing. We will still focus on enhancing drawing skills in technique, composition, and perspective to create strong visual images by using a variety of drawing mediums. We will use resources that will enhance your study in art.


13 Painting I
Grades 9-12
Elective 1/2 credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Art
As a student in Painting I art class, you will have the opportunity to develop and build skills in acrylic and watercolor art mediums. You will be learning a variety of techniques, skills, and styles to enhance your artwork. You will be simulating existing styles of art, and exploring your own unique style. You will also analyze and understand different styles of art to develop open-mindedness.


14 Painting II
Grades 10-12
Elective 1/2 credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Art; Painting I
In Painting II art class, you will take the skills you learned in Painting I and incorporate them into your own style of painting. Watercolor and acrylic paint will be the main mediums to explore. Collage will also be introduced and incorporated into some of your artwork. This class is designed to let your imagination soar to new heights.


15 Sculpture I
Grades 9-12
Elective 1/2 credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Art
Sculpture I art class will focus on the three-dimensional art form. You will develop a familiarity with various media and tools and will have the opportunity to produce imaginative and expressive works. You will become familiar with a variety of art styles from many cultures and periods in history and demonstrate an increased expressive ability that will help you to explore your own unique style.


16 Sculpture II
Grades 10-12
Elective 1/2 credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Art; Sculpture I
Sculpture II art class is designed for students who are very interested in the three-dimensional art form. In this course, you will be working with a variety of tools and mediums used in printmaking, ceramic sculpture, wheel and hand ceramics, and assemblage. Group and personal evaluation and in-depth problem solving studies will be stressed.


17 Studio Workshop
Grades 11-12
Elective 1/2 credit

Prerequisite: Introduction to Art; Painting I; Drawing I; Sculpture I
As a student in this course, you will further develop awareness, appreciation, and understanding of visual art through studio production, history and appreciation, and group and personal evaluation. This course is designed for the serious art student. As the student/artist you will develop your own individual plan as to what media you desire to concentrate on. You will have the opportunity to really explore and discover more about the areas of art you are interested in, thus emphasizing individual development and style. Through the quarter, you will put together a portfolio of work which could be used for entrance into an art school or for employment purposes.