ART COURSES

ADV DRAWING / PAINTING 2-4 All Academies

This course is for all students who want a more in-depth experience in two-dimensional fine arts media. Students will use their prior art experience to explore abstract concepts and techniques, then develop a theme or concentration in their artwork. Emphasis will be placed on developing subject matter as well as improving techniques. Students will be shown how to organize a portfolio of their work. This class may be taken more than once at various levels for additional credit. (Prerequisite: Drawing/Painting 1)


ADV SCULPTURE 2-4 All Academies

This course is for all students who want a more in-depth experience in three-dimensional sculptural media. Students will use their prior art experience to explore abstract concepts and techniques, then develop a theme or concentration that highlights form in their artwork. Emphasis will be placed on developing subject matter as well as improving techniques. Students will be shown how to photograph and organize a portfolio of their work on line. This class may be taken more than once at various levels for additional credit. (Prerequisite: Sculpture 1)


ADV PHOTOGRAPHY 2-4 All Academies

The purpose of this one semester course is to continue to discover the basic concepts of black and white photography presented in Photography 1 and to present more advanced techniques in both darkroom and camera skills. Students will explore such topics as the use of filters, lenses, dodging and burning, tinting, hand coloring, photomontage, sandwich printing, the photo essay, available light photography, giant enlargements, dry and wet mounting, vignetting, and many other exciting ideas. The very basics in photographic chemicals, papers, and films will be provided, but the students can expect that they will need to supplement these supplies with additional purchases on their own. In addition to these, students will be expected to supply their own 35mm camera. The basis of the course, however, will continue to be communication skills through the use of photography and the written word. (Prerequisite: Photo 1)



ADV CERAMICS 2-4 All Academies

This course is for all students who want a more in-depth experience working with clay. Students will use hand building and wheel techniques in more expansive ways. Greater concentration on decorative processes including slips and glazes will be encouraged. This class may be taken more than once for additional credit. (Prerequisite: Ceramics 1.)


AP STUDIO ART 2D DESIGN (EFHS, FHS) All Academies

This course is a year long commitment to building a portfolio that will be used to submit to the AP College Board as their exam. We will focus on creating a 2D Design portfolio based on advanced concepts and ideas at a college level. The course encompasses three parts. The Breadth, which will focus on showing ability in may areas of technique and style, as well as, media. The Concentration, is a body of 12 works that fall into a particular theme that highlight the principles of 2D design. The third section is Quality, this encompasses 5 works that demonstrate the best quality that the student is capable of producing.


AP STUDIO ART 3D DESIGN (EFHS, FHS) All Academies

This course is a year long commitment to building a portfolio that will be used to submit to the AP College Board as their exam. We will focus on creating a drawing portfolio based on advanced concepts and ideas at a college level. The course encompasses three parts. The Breadth, which will focus on showing ability in may areas of technique and style, as well as, media. The Concentration, is a body of 12 works that fall into a particular theme that highlight a function of drawing. The third section is Quality, this encompasses 5 works that demonstrate the best quality that the student is capable of producing.


AP STUDIO ART DRAWING (EFHS, FHS) All Academies

This course is a year long commitment to building a portfolio that will be used to submit to the AP College Board as their exam. We will focus on creating a 3D Design portfolio based on advanced concepts and ideas at a college level. The course encompases three parts. The Breadth, which will focus on showing ability in may areas of technique and style, as well as, media. The Concentration, is a body of 12 works that fall into a particular theme that highlight the principles of 3D design. The third section is Quality, this encompases 5 works that demonstrate the best quality that the student is capable of producing.


DRAWING / PAINTING 1 All Academies

This course is an intermediate course in two-dimensional fine arts media. Students will work with a broader range of processes building upon their introduction drawing and painting experiences, focusing mostly on realism, observation, and proficiency in traditional fine arts techniques and materials. (Prerequisite: Intro 2D or Intro 3D)


INTRO 2-D DESIGN All Academies

This course is a foundation class exploring a variety of materials and techniques used in drawing, painting and design art processes. Students will develop their ability to use elements and principles of design to create expressive qualities in their artwork. This is a general art class designed for all students.


INTRO 3-D DESIGN (DHS) All Academies

This course is a foundation class focusing on relief sculpture, sculpture in the round and printmaking. Students will develop their ability to use elements and principles of design to create expressive qualities in their artwork. This is a general art class designed for all students. (Prerequisite: Intro 2-D)


JEWELRY & METALSMITHING 1 All Academies

Students will learn the basic techniques necessary to create jewelry as sculpture. A variety of materials will be used in this class such as clay, copper, brass, beads, wood, and other natural materials. (Prerequisite: Intro 2D or Intro 3D)


ADV JEWELRY & METALSMITHING 2-4 All Academies

This course is geared at the refinement of previously learned skills and techniques used to create jewelry as sculpture. While a variety of materials are still used in the production of the course work, more emphasis is placed on the use of metals and on the further development of metal techniques, skills, and inspiration. (Prerequisite: Jewelry & Metalsmithing 1)


CERAMICS 1 All Academies

This is a course exploring clay as a medium of artistic expression. Students will use various hand building and ceramic decoration processes and will be introduced to wheel throwing techniques. Students will be introduced to the use of kilns and the firing process. (Prerequisite: Intro 2D or Intro 3D)


PHOTOGRAPHY 1 All Academies

The purpose of this one-semester course is to teach the basic concepts of black and white photography and to open a new field of exploration for the individual students. The very basics in photographic chemicals, papers, and films will be provided. In addition to these, each student must supply their own 35mm camera. The history of photography, its chemical process, the care of the camera, and many photo techniques will be explored. The basis of the course, however, will be communication skills through the use of photography and the written word. (Prerequisite: Intro 2D or Intro 3D)


SCULPTURE 1 All Academies

This course will build upon three-dimensional design concepts learned earlier. Sculpture processes: modeling, carving and constructing will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on developing subject matter as well as expanding technique. (Prerequisite: Intro 2D or 3D Design)