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Studio In Art

Studio In Art offers the student a foundation for future art courses and provides art exposure for the student desiring a one-time experience. Students study the history and appreciation of art while completing a variety of one and two dimensional projects.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
Portfolio review
Final project

Studio In Creative Crafts I

This course is intended as an introduction to arts and crafts. Students are introduced to the basic concepts, media, and techniques involved in a variety of craft forms. An understanding of history and other cultures will be studied. Projects may include: jewelry, ceramics, paper mache’, fabric and papermaking.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
1 semester subject
½ unit of credit
Final project

Studio In Creative Crafts II

This course is designed to heighten sensitivity to form/shape, to improve the abilities of expression through a three-dimensional format and to enhance the sense of craft and aesthetic by way of experiencing a variety of materials and processes. Students will continue to explore a variety of media. Projects may include: functional art, glass, mosaics, bookmaking, basic illustration, and batik.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
1 semester subject
½ unit of credit
Final project

Drawing And Painting 1

In this course students begin to explore a variety of subject matters and themes including still life, nature, landscape, and the human form. Students work from observation and from photographic sources. They will begin to explore a variety of medium including the use of graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Students will study the work of accomplished artists, good design practices, composition, and art history as it relates to the lesson. Students are required to keep a portfolio of their work including a sketchbook and finished artwork.  
Grades 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
Portfolio review
Final project

Drawing And Painting II

This course further develops the student’s concepts acquired in Drawing I by applying creative assignments using black and white and color media such as; graphite, charcoal, pastel, color pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint with more intense focus on personal context. Some subjects will be still life, figurative drawing, perspective drawing, and drawing from life. Students will continue to study accomplished artists, good design practices, and art history as it relates to the lessons.  Students are required to keep a portfolio of their work including a sketchbook and finished artworks.
Grades 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
Final project & portfolio review
Prerequisite: Drawing And Painting I


Studio In Photography

Student learn critical thinking skills by writing, researching, and creating through the art of photography. Technical skills including; camera operation, exposure and light, and basic Photoshop techniques are covered. Students study the history of photography, master photographers, art criticism, and design elements of composition to increase visual literacy.
Grades 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
Mid term exam & final project

Advanced Photography I

Students learn how to load and operate a 35mm film camera, use the F/16 rule for proper exposure, develop a roll of 35mm film, and pull a traditional black and white darkroom print using intermediate printing techniques and color tone processing.
Grades 11, 12
1 semester subject
½ unit of credit
Final project
Prerequisite: Studio In Photography

Studio In Sculpture

This class will explore traditional and contemporary materials, aesthetics, and theories of three-dimensional art. Students experience a variety of sculptural methods and work with many different materials. Processes include additive, subtractive and constructive methods using modeling techniques, carving and assemblage. Students may model portraits and figures from clay, carve forms using microcrystalline wax and stone, make use of molds to cast various materials, and construct with metal, wood, and found objects. Basic studio equipment is provided though students do need to supply some personal equipment and supplies.
Grades 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
Final project

Studio In Video

Studio In Video allows students the opportunity to produce videos. Students learn technical skills in filming, lighting, sound, special camera effects and editing. This course does allow for those who have prior experience to work at their level of expertise.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
1 semester course
½ unit of credit
Final project

Advanced Studio In Video

This video production class is an investigation of the relationship between conceptual ideas and moving images in video. Students script, shoot, edit, and create short video works complete with soundtrack. All editing is done digitally and includes some postproduction. Works may be made for screen, installation, performance, or interactive format. All production is within a fine arts context.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
1 semester course
½ unit of credit
Final project
Prerequisite: Studio In Video

Advanced Placement - Studio Art Drawing

This course is designed similar to a college level course for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Students explore all aspects of 2-D art including a variety of drawing and painting methods. Students should be motivated and have demonstrated excellence in previous Art courses. Advanced Placement Studio Art does not conclude with a written exam; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. Preparatory summer work is required.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
A.P. exam ($95.00) and portfolio slide fee
Prerequisite: two years of Art experience which includes drawing and painting
 

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