DRAWING: 1 Sem. Prerequisite:  Introduction to Art.  This class will focus on the fundamentals of drawing.  Instruction includes linear perspective, aerial views, and other ways of creating space within artwork.  Drawing assignments include content such as observation, dream-based, fantasy or psychological imagery, social commentary, political statement, and other personal interests.  Various subjects including the human figure, landscape, still life, and architecture are explored.  Drawing mediums include:  pencil, brush, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, and markers. 

TWO- DIMENSIONAL DESIGN and PAINTING 1 Sem. (9-12) Prerequisite: Introduction to Art.  Two- Dimensional Design is a continuation of the study of the elements and principles of design that began in Introduction to Art.  Students will work with specific composition and color problems in a wide range of two dimensional mediums.  Work in this class will include drawing, painting, cut paper, collage, digital photography, and mixed media.  Along with design exercises, students will create larger projects such as sequential art (cartooning), narrative art (story telling), poster and banner design, illustration, artist book design, social political art.  Students will have opportunities to initiate some two dimensional design projects based on their personal interests. 

Welcome to Honors and AP Art! 
 
HONORS ART 1 Year (10-12) Prerequisite:  Grade B or better in previous art classes and at least 2 semesters of art.  
 

AP STUDIO ART  1 Year  Prerequisite:  2 semesters of art, and the teacher’s recommendation.  The AP Studio Art candidates prepare a portfolio through organized AP instruction.  Students choose to complete one of two portfolios: Drawing or 2-D Design.  The portfolios share a basic three-section structure, which requires the student to show a fundamental competence and range of understanding in visual concerns (and methods).  

Portfolio Requirements for AP Studio Art

  • 12 pieces for Breadth Section
  • 12 pieces for Concentration Section
  • 5 pieces for the Quality Section

DRAWING: 1 Sem. Prerequisite:  Introduction to Art.  This class will focus on the fundamentals of drawing.  Instruction includes linear perspective, aerial views, and other ways of creating space within artwork.  Drawing assignments include content such as observation, dream-based, fantasy or psychological imagery, social commentary, political statement, and other personal interests.  Various subjects including the human figure, landscape, still life, and architecture are explored.  Drawing mediums include:  pencil, brush, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, and markers. 

COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND DESIGN II 1 Sem. (9-12) Prerequisite: Computer Graphics and Design. Students continue with their study of visual communication.  Students develop creative thinking methods and develop concepts.  They refine typography and layout skills.  Emphasis is placed on awareness of design fundamentals.  Assignments in this class include design exercises along with real life design jobs for clients in the school’s community.  Students may be required to produce logos, posters, invitations, or brochures for school events.  Some self-directed study is encouraged.  The majority of work is digital using cameras, scanners, and Adobe CS6.

INTERIOR DESIGN: 1 Sem. (9-12) No Prerequisite. Interior Design is a beginning course for students that are interested in designing a variety of spaces.  Our course work will include drawing elevations, designing floor plans, creating concept boards, creating patterns, and product design. We will study the Elements and Principles of Design along with color theory.  Students in this class are expected to participate in discussions, complete practice exercises, and write critiques of room designs.

INTRODUCTION TO ART:  1 Sem. (9-12) No Prerequisite. An exploratory art class with written anaylsis.  Studio work includes introduction of basic techniques in the areas of drawing, painting, design, printmaking, mixed media, and sculpture with applied writing.  Compositional problems dealing with the art elements (line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space) and principles (balance, rhythm, emphasis, movement, contrast, unity, and pattern) are the basis of studio assignments.  Other areas of study include art history, art appreciation, career awareness, and the use of technology in art production. 

Credits: .5    Prerequistes- Introduction to Art, Interior Design or Graphic Design

Three dimensional design explores various degrees of depth such as low relief, frontal art, and full round sculpture while working with a range of art mediums.

Semester Overview

Studio work includes introduction of basic techniques in working with paper, clay, wire, foam core, and other sculpture materials. Three dimensional construction methods include; ready-made and found objects, additive and subtractive sculpture, modeling, and casting.

Compositional problems dealing with the art elements (form, line, color, texture, shape, space, and light) and the art principles (Unity, balance, contrast, emphasis, repetition, pattern, rhythm and proportion/size) are the basis of studio assignments.

Other area of study include art history, writing about sculpture, art appreciation, and career awareness in art production.