Art

Career Clusters Connected to the Art Department 


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Arts, audio/video technology and communications careers include designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing and publishing multimedia content. This field also involves the visual and performing arts, journalism and entertainment services.






The Art Courses listed below count for the BHS Computer Science 0.5 credit Graduation Requirement


20457 Yearbook 1

20458 Yearbook 2


20450 Graphic Design 1

20451 Graphic Design 2




Art Department Course Descriptions



1st Level Courses (No Prerequisites Required):


20467 World Art History
0.5 credit - 1 semester
Grades: 11-12
No Prerequisites
World Art History is a class for art students as well as students interested in the ideas and influences that make up our history. The ideas and values of people throughout history are mirrored both in their actions as well as their art. This class will survey art from prehistoric times up to present day contemporary art. It will explore the major ideas and artworks that shaped and are continuing to shape our world. The course is project based.

20335 2D Art Foundations
0.5 credit - 1 semester (for either course)
Grades: 9-12
No Prerequisites
This course must be taken first before taking Drawing and Printmaking 1 and/or Painting 1. In this course students begin the study of art history and heritage and the elements and principles of art. 2D Foundations concentrates on Two dimensional media: drawing, design, painting and printmaking.

20336 3D Art Foundations
0.5 credit - 1 semester 
Grades: 9-12
No Prerequisites
This course must be taken first before taking Ceramics 1 and/or Sculpture 1. In this course students begin the study of art history and heritage and the elements and principles of art as it applies to sculpture. 3D Foundations concentrates on Three dimensional media: ceramics (clay), recycled art, plaster, and art metals.

20449 Digital Art Foundations
0.5 credit - 1 semester
Grades: 9-12
No Prerequisites
This course must be taken first before taking Photography 1, Yearbook, and/or Graphic Design. This course offers a foundation in the fundamental skills of digital art. Students will learn the basics of photography and Adobe Photoshop and also explore commercial design through Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Students will learn how high quality design is created using fundamental art principles.


2nd Level Courses (1 Prerequisite Required):

20331 Drawing And Printmaking 1
0.5 credit - 1 semester
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: 2D Art Foundations 
This class is for students who successfully completed 2D Art Foundations and want to more deeply explore drawing and printmaking techniques and mediums. Emphasis will be placed on the design elements of line, shape, texture, and color and the design principles of proportion and perspective. Focus will be on practicing realistic drawing techniques and as well as creating detailed prints. Introduction to traditional and contemporary drawing and printmaking will be incorporated into the lab experiences.

20333 Painting 1
0.5 credit - 1 semester
Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: 2D Art Foundations
This class is for students who successfully completed 2D Art Foundations and want to more deeply explore the medium of paint. Emphasis will be placed on the design elements of line, shape, texture, form, and color, as well as the principles of movement, pattern, repetition, rhythm, and variety. Focus will be on creating paintings using watercolors, oil paints, and acrylic paints. Introduction to traditional and contemporary painting will be incorporated into the lab experiences.

20337 Ceramics 1

0.5 credit - 1 semester
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: 3D Art Foundations
This class is for students who successfully completed 3D Art Foundations and want to more deeply explore the medium of clay. Emphasis will be placed on the design elements, line, shape, texture and color. Focus will be on the hand building techniques and wheel throwing. Functional as well as sculptural applications will be explored. Introduction to traditional and historical ceramic arts will be incorporated into the lab experiences.

20339 Sculpture 1

0.5 credit - 1 semester
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: 3D Art Foundations
This class is for students who successfully completed 3D Art Foundations and want to more deeply explore the mediums of Art Metals, Glass Mosaic, and in-the-round sculpture in mediums other than clay (wire, plaster, paper, wood, "found objects", adhesives, and more!) . Emphasis will be placed on the design elements, line, shape, texture, and color. Functional as well as sculptural applications will be explored. Traditional and historical sculptural arts will be incorporated into the lab experiences.

20465 Photography 1
0.5 credit - 1 semester
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Digital Art Foundations
SPECIAL CONDITION: LAB FEE $20
This course will develop technical skills with a DSLR digital camera. Students will learn how to compose and correctly expose photographs in manual mode. Students will develop basic photo manipulation skills Adobe Photoshop. Additionally, students learn about the history of photography and art as related to their projects.

20450 Graphic Design 1
*Meets Computer Science requirement
0.5 credit - 1 semester
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Digital Art Foundations
Students will gain a more in depth understanding of graphic design and related careers. They will create digital illustrations using Adobe Illustrator and create professional products using Adobe InDesign. Students will study how to create high quality design for an intended audience

20457 Yearbook 1
20458 Yearbook 2

1.0 credit - 2 semesters
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Digital Art Foundations
SPECIAL CONDITION: THIS CLASS WILL SATISFY THE 0.5 CREDIT COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
MUST PASS FIRST SEMESTER OF YEARBOOK TO CONTINUE INTO SECOND SEMESTER
Students who register for this course will design our yearbook - The Minnewaukan. Students participate in all aspects of production; organization, layout, design, photography, proofing, digital production and upload as well as accounting, distribution, sales and public relations. This course can be taken more than once, every year a new book is published!

3rd Level Courses (2 Prerequisites Required):

** LAUDE COURSE **
20332 Drawing and Printmaking 2
0.5 credit - 1 semester
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: 2D Art Foundations AND Drawing and Printmaking 1
This is a Laude Course. This class is for students who successfully completed Drawing and Printmaking 1 with a grade of B or better and want to continue to draw and print at an advanced level. Emphasis will continue to be placed on the design elements of line, shape, texture, and color and the design principles of proportion and perspective. Focus will be on creating large realistic drawings, and as well as creating large detailed prints. A variety of drawing and printmaking materials will be explored. Practices of traditional and contemporary drawing and printmaking styles will be incorporated into the lab experiences.

** LAUDE COURSE **
20334 Painting 2
0.5 credit - 1 semester
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: 2D Art Foundations AND Painting 1
This is a Laude Course. This class is for students who successfully completed Painting 1 with a grade of B or better and want to work with paint on an advanced level. Emphasis will continue to be placed on the design elements of line, shape, texture, form, and color, as well as the principles of movement, pattern, repetition, rhythm, and variety. Focus will be on creating advanced paintings using watercolors, oil paints, and acrylic paints with room for student choice on their preferred painting medium. Practices of traditional and historical painting styles will be incorporated into the lab experiences.

** LAUDE COURSE **
20338 Ceramics 2
0.5 credit
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: 3D Art Foundations AND Ceramics 1
This is a Laude Course. This class is for students who successfully completed Ceramics 1 with a grade of B or better and want to work with clay at an advanced level. Emphasis will continue to be placed on the design elements, line, shape, texture, and color. Focus will be on advanced hand building techniques, advanced wheel throwing, and advanced high fire glaze application. Functional as well as sculptural applications will continue to be explored. Exploration of traditional and historical ceramic arts will be incorporated into the lab experiences.

** LAUDE COURSE **
20340 Sculpture 2
0.5 credit
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: 3D Art Foundations AND Sculpture 1
This is a Laude Course. This class is for students who successfully completed Sculpture 1 with a grade of B or better and want to work with sculpture mediums other than clay at an advanced level. Emphasis will continue to be placed on the design elements, line, shape, texture, and color. Focus will be on advanced meals techniques such as soldering, advanced soldered stained glass, and advanced 3D Sculpture work such as Installation and Environmental. Functional as well as sculptural applications will continue to be explored. Exploration of traditional and historical sculptural arts will continue to be incorporated into the lab experiences.

20466 Photography 2
0.5 credit - 1 semester
Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Digital Foundations AND Photography 1
An advanced course in photography that will focus on the high level uses of a DSLR camera. Different types of lenses, filters, and lighting will be explored. Students will learn about advanced applications of Adobe Photoshop to edit their photography. Students will also research important historical and contemporary photographers and understand career options related to photography.

20451 Graphic Design 2
0.5 credit - 1 semester
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Digital Foundations AND Graphic Design 1
An Advanced course in computer illustration and graphic design focusing on the processes involved in computer art production. The computer will be used as the primary production tool to design and produce artwork for commercial reproduction. Students produce digital illustrations using Adobe Illustrator & InDesign. 


















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