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    Visual Art
     

    STUDIO ART (MULTI-MEDIA)

    Meets Graduation Requirement in Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/UC “F” Requirement
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 9-12 (1 year)
    10 Credits
    DESCRIPTION: This beginning art class introduces students to the fundamentals of art. Students are taught the
    essential elements and principles of art, craftsmanship (use of materials and tools) and creative thinking (selfdiscipline,
    focusing and awareness). These skills will be taught using a variety of media such as colored pencil, oil
    pastels, watercolor, print making and paper mache.
     

    BEGINNING DRAWING AND PAINTING

    Meets Graduation Requirement in Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/UC “F” Requirement
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades 9-12 (1 year)
    10 Credits
    DESCRIPTION: This is a beginning course with concentration in drawing and painting techniques with special
    emphasis on contemporary art. The goal is to develop and sharpen the student's personal awareness involving all
    senses and to direct the student towards the creation of visual concepts. The student will have an opportunity to
    study various media. The object of this course is a concentration in two-dimensional visual expression with
    emphasis on drawing and acrylic painting.
     

    DIGITAL ART 1

    Meets Graduation Requirement in Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/UC “F” Requirement
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 10-12 (1 year)
    10 Credits
    DESCRIPTION: This course emphasizes the knowledge and application of art elements and principles of design as
    used in visual communications. This course helps students develop skills in artistic perception, critiquing and
    applications of design strategies through experiences that emphasize solving visual art problems. This course will
    focus on the creation of art works using a combination of traditional and digital media (Adobe Creative Suite which
    includes Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. In addition to career exploration, students will learn computer-imaging
    skills using industry standard hardware and software. Students will become adept at understanding art from the
    present and past as well as other cultures.
     

    BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY

    Meets Graduation Requirement in Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/UC “F” Requirement
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades 9-12 (1 year)
    10 Credits
    DESCRIPTION: All levels are welcome to explore this digital photography course while learning the fundamentals
    of composition, lighting, formatting and image manipulation through Photoshop programs. The principles and
    elements of art and design discussed in class will allow students to learn the background of a solid art program while
    creating exciting imagery through the lens and computer.
    Required: a digital camera and a flash drive.
     

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDIO ART 2D

    Meets Graduation Requirement in Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/UC “F” Requirement
    Prerequisite: One year of Art 1 and one year of Advanced Art. Due to the rigor of this course a consultation with the
    student’s current Art teacher is advised
    Grades: 11-12 (1year)
    10 credits
    DESCRIPTION: This course prepares students for college level art using a wide variety of media. Students will be
    expected to prepare a portfolio of at least 24 works of art showing consistently mature and well executed images in
    the 2D media of their choice. Students planning on attending this course need prior teacher approval in the spring
    and will need to submit a body of work created over the summer. Students qualified for this course must be able to
    work independently and have a clear idea of the concepts required for this level course.
     

    BEGINNING CERAMICS

    Meets Graduation Requirement in Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/UC “F” Requirement
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 10-12 (1 year)
    10 Credits
    DESCRIPTION: In this course, students explore methods of creating with clay, from hand-building to throwing of
    the potter’s wheel. Assignments include primitive pit-firing, low-fire ceramics, Raku tea bowls, sculptural ceramics
    and high-fire wheel thrown bowls.
     

    ADVANCED CERAMICS I and II

    Meets Graduation Requirement in Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/UC “F” Requirement
    Prerequisite: Open to students with one year of high school Ceramics
    Grades: 10-12 (1 year)
    10 Credits
    DESCRIPTION: This course offers a taste of college-style studio work; for students who are self-directed, enjoy
    problem-solving and love clay. Work on wheel is required. Some homework is also required.

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDIO ART 3D

    Meets Graduation Requirement in Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/UC “F” Requirement
    Prerequisite: One year of Advanced Ceramics. Due to the rigor of this course a consultation with the student’s
    current Art teacher is advised
    Grades: 11-12 (1year)
    10 credits
    DESCRIPTION: Students entering this college level course will have demonstrated a mastery of skills in Advanced
    Ceramics. Students will be working with guided independence and be responsible for maintaining their portfolios in
    time for the AP spring submission. Prerequisites for this course are 1 year beginning ceramics, 1 year advanced
    ceramics and an interview with the instructor prior to summer break. Students will also be asked to work outside of
    class, visit galleries and museums, and maintain a sketchbook. Only serious-minded and self-driven students will be
    considered for this course.

  • STEWART, JILL

    ClassesAdv Drawing & Painting I, AP Studio Art-Drwng Prtfolio 1, Art 1, Art Studio(Mixed Media), Beg Drawing & Painting, Digital Art 1
     

    WORLEY, RENE

    ClassesAdvanced Ceramics I, Advanced Ceramics II, Beginning Ceramics
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Last Modified on March 30, 2016