University Preparatory School Visual Arts

Junior High Art I

This class is a beginning class for students to start the foundations of art. Students will be encouraged to have skills gained in art I to be used in the advanced art sections. Similar to Art II-IV, students in this class we will be exploring art through sketchbook activities, life skills and projects. Students will be drawing, painting, working in 3D, multicultural art and printmaking in this class. Students will explore a variety of techniques and mediums. Projects will be related to the state of California and National Common Core Art Standards, elements and principals of design as well as cultural and historical concepts attributed to art. Each project will have a main objective as well as a rubric with set guidelines directed towards a final grade. Please click on the link for the course syllabus and up coning events.

Art II-III and VI:

PRE AP ART

Progressing from skill learned in Art I, in this class students will be exploring art through sketchbook activities, life skills and projects. Students will be drawing, painting, working in 3D, multicultural art and printmaking in this class. Students will explore a variety of techniques and mediums. Projects will be related to the state of California and National Common Core Art Standards, elements and principals of design as well as cultural and historical concepts attributed to art. Each project will have a main objective as well as a rubric with set guidelines directed towards a final grade. Please click on the link for the course syllabus and up coning events.

AP and HONORS Art

Advanced Placement Studio Art is a college-base class designed for students who are interested in perusing an artistic field after high school. Students will develop their creative interests and concepts while composing an individual portfolio focusing on sustained investigation. Unlike traditional art classes, Advanced Placement Drawing, 2D and 3D Studio Art is based solely on the portfolio which will be completed by the end of April. The portfolio will be submitted to the AP College Board the first week of May. Student will then receive their final score after the AP College Board reviews are submitted. At University Preparatory School we have 3 sections of AP Studio Art: Drawing, 2D and 3D.

Honors Art Students are additionally working on a sustained investigation. Students will be working along side AP studio artists to develop their skills to be successful in AP art the following year.

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