Art 1 9-12th
This course is structured as an introduction to Art. We will explore drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and fiber arts. Students will create original artworks using a variety of materials, understand and apply the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, explore contemporary and historical art and artists, and develop skills to examine and critique artwork.
Painting 2, 3, 4 10-12th
Painting is a year long visual art course where students will explore and experience a variety of painting techniques, media, and historical approaches to art. Painting is a problem-solving course dealing with form, color, line, and texture (figurative and abstract). Through the use of the world outside the classroom, models, drawings, photographs, and imagination, students interpret and express the painter ’s world in a variety of materials including acrylic, oil, and tempera paint, watercolor, ink, paper and canvas as well as a variety of experimental media.
Drawing 2, 3, 4 10-12th
A second year course that provides an opportunity for students to expand on the drawing concepts introduced in Art-1. Emphasis is placed on experiences with design principles, drawing techniques and skills leading to the development of abilities that are necessary for advanced art courses. Students are given more in depth problems to solve creatively while becoming more adept through a broad exposure to various media.
Sculpture & Ceramics 10-12th
This year long upper-level art course offers an opportunity for students who wish to create three-dimensional art. Students will explore the element of form using a variety of materials such as clay, plaster, wood, metals, and recycled materials. Students will also learn the methods of working with clay such as coiling, slab building, and throwing on the wheel. Students are encouraged to explore individual styles while producing a diverse body of three-dimensional work.
AP Classes 12th
This course is offered to the advanced art student in the senior year. It is the equivalent to a one-semester college course in art, and culminates in the Advanced Placement Examination. Depending on the student's performance on this exam and on college's policies, advanced placement college credit may be received. An additional College Board processing fee is required from applicants. A well-presented portfolio and slides of student work are required for submission.
Prerequisite: Second Level Art Course