Fine Arts

8th Grade Intro to Art

1 Quarter Course

This introductory course follows the Elements and Principles of Design in working with a variety of mediums including watercolor, pastels, and ceramics. Students maintain a weekly sketchbook and experiment with new techniques throughout the quarter.

Art I

1 Year Course

Students experiment with a variety of mediums that focus on the Elements and Principles of Design. The mediums include but aren't limited to watercolors, acrylics, linoleum printmaking, ceramics, fiber, and sculpture. Students maintain a sketchbook and develop an understanding of making and evaluating work through critique throughout the semester.

Ceramics

First semester only; Prerequisites include 1 credit of Art I.

Students work with low fire clay during the semester. We focus on basic handbuilding skills including pinch pots, slabs, and coils, and slowly transition into throwing.

Art II- Drawing and Painting

Second semester only; Prerequisites include 1 credit of Art I

Students learn the basics of composition, color theory, and chiaroscuro techniques through charcoal, pen and ink, graphite, oils, watercolors, and acrylics that are based on the Elements and Principles of Design.

Advanced Art

Second semester only; Prerequisites include Art I, and one semester of Art II

Students dig deeper with pushing skills with mediums [not limited to] digital art, sculpture, embroidery, large portraiture, and photography.

Advanced Art-Independent Study:

Second semester only; Prerequisites include Art I, and one semester of Art II

Students choose their own media to focus on and master during this second semester course. Students are to meet deadlines, evaluate work through critique, teach an elementary school class monthly, and set up an art show at the end of the year.