Fine and Visual Arts

Course Descriptions

Art I    [12811]                                                                                    ½ unit             1 semester

This course will help the student find new strengths and preferences as ideas take form and skills develop.  Students will further explore the two-dimensional using “Learning to see” as a solid foundation on which to grow.  Using a large variety of mediums such as pencil, watercolor, color pencils and ink, students will solve two-dimensional problems.  This course is designed to “Open eyes” ad to “Learn to express.” There is an Art fee of $40 for supplies when enrolled in this course.

 

Art II  [25736]                                                                                    1 unit              2 semesters

Pre-Requisite: Art I

Art II is intended to aid in the development of an awareness of visual thinking and visual relationships and their application to visual problem solving. The elements of design, line shape, texture and nature and properties of color will all be examined for their expressive qualities and as compositional tools. There is an Art fee of $40 for supplies for both semesters when enrolled in this course.

 

Painting I       [28902]                                                                        ½ unit             1 semester

Pre-Requisite: Art I                                                                     

The intention of this course in painting is to introduce students to the traditional, as well as some not so traditional, uses of the paint medium. Early in the semester primary focus will be on the development of technical skills. However as the course progresses more emphasis will be placed on creative skills and meaningful content. There is an Art fee of $40 for supplies when enrolled in this course.

 

Painting II      [28903]                                                                        ½ unit             1 semester

Pre-Requisite: Painting I

Students will further explore the paint medium, as well as integrative approaches to subject matter. Students will explore color and design and how it relates to their work. There is an Art fee of $40 for supplies when enrolled in this course.

 

Color and Design      [92851]                                                            ½ unit             1 semester

Pre-Requisite: Art I

Using the elements and principles of design in an integrative way, students will learn to demonstrate visual design as applied to a 2 dimensional surface.  Students will create work using but not limited to graphic design, photography, collage, fabric design, illustration, painting and printmaking. There is an Art fee of $40 for supplies when enrolled in this course.

 

AP Studio Art: Drawing/3D/2D      [32826]                                    1 unit              2 semesters

This Advanced Placement course is for highly motivated students interested in gaining college credit in the Visual Arts. It is designed to provide a wide range of creative experiences. The primary focus is the building of a portfolio capable of demonstrating the student’s ability to accomplish works in the various areas of visual arts media. (Requires Teacher Approval) There is an Art fee of $40 for supplies when enrolled in this course.

 

Photography I                                                                                   ½ unit             1 semester

Students will learn the basics of manual camera usage and black and white darkroom techniques. They will explore the history of photography, camera and film choices, composition, and developing film and photos. Students will receive an introduction to hand-coloring techniques, and will produce an end-of-semester photography show.  Lab fee of $30 required. Students MUST have access to a 35mm manual camera, black and white film, and photo paper.

 

Photography II                                                                                  ½ unit             1 semester

Students will refine and perfect the skills learned in Photo I. More emphasis will be placed on quality of light and composition in both shooting and printing. Students will receive grades based on quality of work completed. “Alternative processes” will be explored, including toning, dying, and lith printing, to give students broader exposure to the artistic possibilities within photography. Students will produce an end-of-semester photography show.  Lab fee of $30 required. Students MUST have access to a 35mm manual camera, black and white film, and photo paper.  Teacher permission required.

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