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Required: 2 units of Fine Arts and/or Practical Arts and/or Foreign Language

Fundamentals of Art
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: None
This class is the beginning art class and is intended to give the students a broad range of art experiences. The Intro student will have experiences in drawing, painting, art history, ceramics, design, printmaking, sculpture, and color theory. Since this is a fundamental class, the intent is to build interest and develop general skills in these areas.

Elements of Drawing
Grades: 10,11,12
Duration: Semester
Prerequisite: Intro to Art
This class is designed to give the art student an in-depth study in drawing. The student will receive drawing experiences in pencil, colored pencil, Conté crayons, charcoal, pastels, pen and ink, and markers. The intent of this course is to expose students to a variety of mediums and to refine and hone drawing skills.

Elements of Painting
Grades: 10,11,12
Duration: Semester
Prerequisite: Intro to Art
This class is designed to give the art student an in-depth study in painting. The student will receive painting experiences using watercolor, acrylics, and tempera paints. The painting student will learn a variety of techniques and ways to apply paints. The student will experiment with composition and color. The painting student will learn about the history of painting through the study of major artists and their works. The intent of this course is to expose the students to a variety of mediums and to refine and hone their painting skills.

Elements of Ceramics
Grades: 10,11,12
Duration: Semester
Prerequisite: Intro to Art
This course is designed to give the art student an in-depth study in ceramics. The students will receive a variety of experiences, which include the history of clay, hand building with clay, working on the potter’s wheel, glazing, and firing pottery. The student will experiment with form, construction, texture, coil, pinch, and slab methods of building along with a variety of glazing techniques. The intent of this course is to expose students to a variety of ceramic experiences and refine and hone their ceramic skills.

Elements of Sculpture
Grades: 10,11,12
Duration: Semester
Prerequisite: Intro to Art
This course is designed to give the art student an in-depth study in sculpture. The student will have creative experiences working with such mediums as: matchbooks, craft sticks, plaster, clay, wood, wire, paris craft, cardboard, plexiglass, and found objects. The students will develop concern and understanding in their sculptures for form, construction, and content. They will develop a vocabulary for sculpture. The student will learn about the history of sculpture through studying slides of past cultures and famous sculptures. The intent of this course is to expose the students to a variety of sculptural experiences and refine and hone their sculpting skills.

Advanced Art
Grade: 12
Duration: Semester
Prerequisite: Six semesters of Art and instructor's approval
This course is designed to give art students an opportunity to pursue their interests in art during their senior year. The class is an independent study class, whereby the student sits in another art class and contracts with the instructor the projects they will complete. The intent of the course is to allow the senior student who wants to study art but does not want to pursue an art related career the opportunity to produce artwork and refine and hone their skills.

Portfolio Art
Grades: 11,12
Duration: Semester
Prerequisite: Six semesters of Art with a B+ average and instructor's approval
This course is designed to give art students an opportunity to develop a portfolio within the school day. The class is an independent study class whereby the student sits in another art class and contracts with the instructor the projects that they will complete. This course is only offered to students who are interested in pursuing an art-related career. The intent of this course is to assist the student in developing a strong self-concept, and to encourage self-expression through their creative work. The students are encouraged to be responsible for their own learning, exploration of mediums and self-critiquing. Media experimentation is encouraged even though the students may concentrate in one specific area of study.


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