Art

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT: All students are required to pass a minimum of one credit of Fine Arts to graduate.

  • one credit of Fine Art (Art, Music, Drama)

Course Descriptions

Introduction & Intermediate 2D Art

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 0.5 Art Length: Semester

Prerequisite: Intro is a prerequisite for Intermediate

Course Description: 2D Art is an introductory course in the visual arts based upon projects in 2-dimensional design and composition. Projects using a wide variety of media will provide opportunities for students to become acquainted with the materials, principles, and terminology of art. Students may or may not have special ability in art but a genuine interested and willingness to work are necessary. Students who plan to take Advanced Art should take 2-Dimensional Art in 9th grade or as soon as possible.

Introduction & Intermediate 3D Art

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 0.5 Art Length: Semester

Prerequisite: Intro is a prerequisite for Intermediate

Course Description: This is a hands on course focusing on building and constructing 3D Art. Concepts of design in spatial relationships will be explored. 3D Art may be taken in addition to or instead of 2-Dimensional Art. Emphasis will be on creative thinking and problem solving. Students may or may not have special ability in art, but a genuine interest and willingness to work are necessary. Students who plan to take Ceramics or Advanced Art classes should take 3D Art as soon as possible.

Advanced Art

Grade: 10-12 Credit: 1.0 Art Length: Year

Prerequisite: A "B" or better in 2D Art AND approval of 2D Art teacher

Course Description: Concepts of design and composition are explored more deeply than in basic art. Emphasis is given to composition and drawing as a method of personal communication. The course focuses on improving techniques in painting, drawing, and printmaking.

AP Studio Art

Grade: 11-12 Credit: 1.0 Art Length: Year

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 1 semester of a regular art course, a "B" or better in Advanced Art and teacher approval

Course Description: The honors level AP Studio Art is structured as a college course. Its purpose is to enable those enrolled to build a portfolio for assessment by the College Board in AP Studio Art. This course is intended for highly motivated students committed to a serious study of studio art. AP Studio Art involves a higher level of proficiency and significantly more time than other high school art courses. Performance in other studio courses will be the criterion for placement in this class. Quality of work should reflect first year college level standards. A weighted grade will be given.

Ceramics 1

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 0.5 Art Length: Semester

Prerequisite: A "B-" or better in Intro to 3D Art

Course Description: This ceramics course is designed for students that have taken 3D Art and have a serious interest in exploring various ceramic techniques. Students will address issues, such as, construction, glaze, function, and decoration while working with hand-building and wheel throwing techniques.

Advanced Ceramics

Grade: 10-12 Credit: 0.5 or 1.0 Art Length: Semester or Year

Prerequisite: A "B-" or better in Ceramics 1

Course Description: Students will utilize techniques learned in Ceramics 1 while exploring the ceramic process more deeply.