• Art


    Department Course Descriptions

    Art 1 (1 credit, single mod)*
    Art I is an entry-level course for students interested in exploring a variety of creative art and multi-cultural experiences. The curriculum provides a broad base of art experiences including design, drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpting, lettering and crafts.

    Art 2 (1 credit, single mod)*
    Art II is for those students interested in art and exploring many different mediums, including drawing and painting. Exploration of the art of world cultures will be taught throughout this course.
    Required coursework: Drawing & Painting 1 or Art 1

    BasicDesign (1/2 credit, single mod) .5*
    Students will explore a variety of projects, primarily 2-dimensional, to become familiar with the elements and principles of design. No prerequisites are required for this semester-long class. Students may be required to bring some supplies as assigned by instructor.

    Basic Sculpture (1/2 credit, single mod) .5*
    In this semester-long class, students will explore a variety of 3-dimensional art forms. No prior knowledge of sculpture is required. Students may be required to bring some materials as assigned by instructor.

    Printmaking (1/2 credit, single mod) .5*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    This semester course will allow students to explore printing and stenciling as vehicles for creative self-expression. The course will incorporate lettering, layout and various commercial aspects of advertising art.     The history of printmaking will be studied. Students will critique the work of master printmakers.

    Introductory Photography (1 credit, single mod) * or +
    This course will introduce students to basic photography using a “point and shoot” digital camera provided by each student and fee $30. The content will include the history and mechanics of photography as well as the aesthetics and cultural influences of photography. Teacher and student evaluation of work is an integral part of this course.

    Computer Graphics (1credit, single mod) * or +
    Computer Graphics 1 is designed to introduce students to using the computer as an artist’s tool. Students will use drawing, painting, presentation and multi-media applications. While there are no prerequisites, students will be expected to do basic drawing and design work. Prior art courses are a plus! Computer Graphics 1 satisfies graduation requirements for art or technology.

    AP Computer Graphics (1 AP credit & 1 optional independent study credit )
    AP Computer Graphics is a single mod (1 credit) or double-mod all year (2 credit) course for students who want an in-depth experience using the computer as an artist’s tool. Students will produce a portfolio of work which may be submitted to the College Board for evaluation and possible AP credit. AP Computer Graphics is not for the casual learner. This course is challenging and will require independent thinking and self-motivation in order to be successful. Other art courses would be a plus. Students must have successfully passed Computer Graphics 1 to apply. AP Computer Graphics is a signature course.

    (*) - courses that satisfy the fine art graduation requirement
    (+) - courses that satisfy the technology education graduation requirement
    (=) - courses that satisfy the advanced technology graduation requirement