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Art Course Offerings

Updated March 2011

TITLE: 7th Grade Art (7)

DESCRIPTION: An art overview, serving as an introduction to the elements of art and principles of design in two and three-dimensional works using various media. Students will experience drawing, water-color, tempera-painting, and an introduction to throwing on a pottery wheel. The main emphasis will be on elements and experimentation with different media as a means of individual creative expressions. Art history, art criticism, and aesthetics will parallel art production.

ORGANIZATION: Semester

TITLE: 7th Grade Art Appreciation (7)

DESCRIPTION: This class is for 7th grade students who are in one, or neither, of the music classes.  In this class, students main emphasis will be learning how to incorporate their own self into their art work.  This will be accomplished through the exploration of many mediums. 

ORGANIZATION: Semester

TITLE: 8th Grade Art Appreciation (8)

DESCRIPTION: This class is for 8th grade students who are in one, or neither, of the music classes.  In this class, students main emphasis will be learning how to incorporate their own self into their art work.  This will be accomplished through the exploration of many mediums. 

ORGANIZATION: Semester

TITLE: Foundations of Art (9)

DESCRIPTION: In this class, students will be introduced to a wide variety of mediums in exploring their own artistic expression. An overview of the elements of art and principles of design will be provided, lending themselves, as the basic structure in problem-solving approaches to visual exploration. During this course, we will study artists/movements and their impact to the arts. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of art criticism, evaluation and art history.

ORGANIZATION: Semester

TITLE: Graphic Arts (9-12)

DESCRIPTION: This class deals with the computer generated form of art. Focusing on Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard in computer graphic programs, students will learn the principles needed for working in computer design. Projects range from creating abstract art to projects geared to business applications.

ORGANIZATION: Semester

TITLE: 2-D Art     (9-12)

 

DESCRIPTION: In this class, students will focus mainly in the drawing and painting fields, with a variety of techniques and mediums explored.  The elements of art and principles of design will be an important part of the class.  The students will learn how important drawing and painting are while at the same time gaining knowledge in their history.  As a part of the class, students will continue to understand art criticism and its effectiveness in evaluation and developing artwork.

ORGANIZATION: Semester

TITLE: 3-D Art (10-12)

$10 materials fee

DESCRIPTION: This class is a study of form in multiple mediums. It explores a variety of techniques and skills in creating clay and sculptural forms. Students will learn terms, styles, processes, and approaches to clay. Wheel throwing will also be introduced. The elements of art and principles of design will be stressed as they are applied to form and surface decoration. Historical and present references will be explored and applied as they pertain to function and non-functional pieces.

ORGANIZATION: Semester

TITLE:  Fiber Arts (10-12)

$10 materials fee

DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to the diversity of textile arts, focusing on three basic areas of concentration: printing, fiber sculpture, and weaving. Students learn hands-on processes, such as, knitting, dyeing, hand-printing, sewing, and weaving. After initial experimentation with time-honored techniques, students are encouraged to push the boundaries of the media, using traditional and nontraditional materials.

ORGANIZATION: Semester

 

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