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COURSE

TITLE

GRADE

LENGTH

CREDIT

PREREQUISITE

FEE

1150

Art & Media Fundamentals A

9,10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

None

$25.00

1151

Art & Media Fundamentals B

9,10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

Art & Media Fundamentals A


$25.00

1250

Drawing

10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

Art & Media Fundamentals A & B with a C or higher

$30.00

1350

Painting

10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

Art & Media Fundamentals A & B with a C or higher

$30.00

1450

Graphic Design

11,12

1 semester

1

Art & Media Fundamentals A & B with a C or higher and Teacher Recommendation

$40.00

1550

Sculpture

10, 11,12

1 semester

1

Art & Media Fundamentals A & B with a C or higher

$40.00

1650

Crafts

10,11, 12

1 quarter

0.5

Art & Media Fundamentals A & B

$30.00

1750

Advanced Studio

11, 12

1 semester

1

Art & Media Fundamentals A & B with a C or higher and 1 studio class, Teacher Recommendation

$40.00

1850

AP Studio Art

11, 12

1 Semester

1

Art & Media Fund A& B, two studio classes, Advanced Studio or Photography, Teacher Rec, and Signed Contract

$40.00 and cost of AP exam

1950

Photography

11, 12

1 Semester

1

Signed Contract and Financial Responsibility Agreement

$40.00


Art and Media Fundamentals A - 1150

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  None
Course fee:   $20.00

Designed as an introductory course into artistic practice, this course offers and opportunity to experiment with a variety of media such as pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, collage, painting and printmaking. Art’s specific language of the elements of art and principles of design will be examined and serve as tools to make and discuss art, art history and art making concepts. Students achieve a sense of meaningful artistic practice through a wide range of expressive media choices that provide a rich arts experience.

Art and Media Fundamentals B – 1151

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 9,10,11,12
Prerequisite:  Art and Media Fundamentals A
Course fee:  $20.00

Designed as part two of an introductory course into artistic practice, this course offers an opportunity to build upon concepts and skills introduced in Art & Media Fundamentals A, as well as experiment with clay and 3-D construction. Art’s specific language of the elements of art and principles of design will be examined and serve as tools to make and discuss art, art history and art making concepts. Students achieve a sense of meaningful artistic practice through a wide range of expressive media choices that provide a rich arts experience.

Drawing - 1250

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Art and Media Fundamentals A & B with a C or higher 
Course fee:   $30.00

Students will extend drawing skills introduced in Art & Media Fundamentals. Primary concepts of drawing and design are developed using exercises and readings designed to enhance artistic skills and appreciation. Exercises include gestural drawing, contour drawing, use of values to add dimension, perspective, portraits, proportion, and visual composition. Students will learn techniques for drawing from observation that help them see with an artist's eye, a key to drawing success. Students gain experience drawing with pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, as well as non-traditional drawing materials. Students create drawings in and out of class to complete assignment expectations and for critique and discussion sessions.

Painting - 1350

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art and Media Fundamentals A & B with a C or higher
Course fee:  $30.00

Students will build upon painting skills introduced in Art & Media Fundamentals. The course covers basic painting techniques with an emphasis on classical and contemporary applications of acrylic and watercolor media. Topics include the use of composition, color, texture, form and value through a variety of subject matter. Students work in a studio environment to complete assignment expectations and participate in critique and discussion sessions.

Graphic Design - 1450

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level:  11, 12
Prerequisite: Art and Media Fundamentals A & B with a “C” or higher and Teacher Recommendation
Course fee:  $40.00

Graphic Design introduces students to the fundamentals of graphic arts and design. In this course, students will develop their abilities to think visually and creatively to solve design challenges. Students will increase their visual literacy to better read visual information and better manipulate the visual language to communicate ideas. Studio assignments will range from theoretical exercises to practical designs for “clients” in the community. Students will use a range of media from traditional art materials, like paper and pencil, to digital design tools, including Adobe creative software (Photoshop and Illustrator). In addition, students will explore career paths in graphic arts, design, and communication.

Sculpture - 1550

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Art and Media Fundamentals A & B with a C or higher
Course Fee:  $40.00

Created as an introductory course to provide students with experience designing and working with three-dimensional media and techniques specific to the sculptor. This course will introduce students to the fundamental processes of additive and subtractive sculpting methods. Students will explore various media. Emphasis will be on students understanding, executing and discussing quality craft, successful composition, productive conceptualization and creative problem solving.

Crafts - 1650

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art and Media Fundamentals A & B with a C or higher
Course Fee:  $30.00

This course is a basic crafts course emphasizing the exploration of the fundamentals of various crafts. The goals for this class include, but are not limited to, student exposure to various cultural connections through a variety of craft techniques, application of the principles of design through the utilization of a variety of media, and gaining an understanding of the various tools and vocabulary necessary to complete craft assignments.

Advanced Studio - 1750

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Art and Media Fundamentals A & B with a C or higher and one other studio class
Course Fee: $30.00

Students will gain an authentic studio experience as they use informed and critical decision making to assemble a body of work. Work is expected to be of high quality in thought, process, and product. Students are expected to use a variety of concepts and approaches to demonstrate their ideas and abilities; versatility with technique, problem-solving, and ideation are emphasized. Critique and discussion sessions will be an integral component to the course. Expanding students’ capacities to think creatively and to promote an eye for aesthetics are the overarching goals. Advanced Studio gives students an opportunity to develop and present their portfolios for college application and/or scholarship opportunities. Advanced Studio (or Photography) is required for students taking AP Studio Art.

AP Art Studio - 1850

1 semesters, 1 credits
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art and Media Fundamentals with a C or higher, two other studio classes plus Advanced Studio or Photography, Teacher Recommendation and Signed Contract
Course fee: $40.00 and cost of AP exam

The AP Studio Art course is intended for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Students will build upon their work from Advanced Studio or Photography to develop a comprehensive portfolio at a level of quality appropriate for submission to the College Board for consideration for Advanced Placement credit. AP course requirements are significantly more rigorous and students should demonstrate commitment and accomplishment while enrolled. The portfolio will consist of approximately 24 different advanced level artworks. Portfolios are submitted to the AP Board for scoring in a 1-5 range. Students who receive a 3, 4, or 5 on the portfolio are often given credit(s) for their efforts when they enter their undergraduate program at the college or university of their choice.  

The course focuses on sustained investigation of art making practices with emphasis on the three areas of portfolio development – Quality, Concentration, and Breadth. Projects are open-ended for students to develop personal style and mode of expression. The development of the portfolio is an ongoing process that uses informed and critical decision making to assemble a body of work. Work is expected to be of high quality in thought, process, and product. Students are expected to use a variety of concepts and approaches to demonstrate their ideas and abilities; versatility with technique, problem-solving, and ideation are emphasized. The ultimate goal of the AP Studio Art course is to encourage students to become independent thinkers who will contribute inventively and critically to their culture through the making of art.

Photography - 1950

1 semesters, 1 credits
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Signed Contract and Financial Responsibility Agreement
Course fee: $40.00

This class emphasizes the technical and aesthetic issues of photography and how these qualities inform image content. Students will explore the basics of digital imaging, shooting with a digital camera, using graphic software and various forms of manipulating and outputting images. Students will develop imagery and improve conceptual and technical skills, while incorporating the elements of art and principles of design. This course examines the history of photography and considers the medium as it relates to other art making media and to the history of art. Consideration for images within popular visual culture will also be examined and discussed. Both black and white and color capture images will be explored, along with attention to composition, contrast, framing, and focus. Students make and manipulate photographs to complete assignment expectations and for critique and discussion sessions. The course is structured for highly motivated students, as students are required to spend a considerable amount of time outside of class taking photographs.