Visual Arts I (601S) or (N601)
Visual Arts I is an elective art course designed as an overall introduction to the basic techniques, materials and ideas of creative visual arts. Basic drawing and painting techniques and movements, design elements and principles and familiarity with characteristics of art history will be emphasized.
Visual Arts II (602S) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Visual Arts I
Visual Arts II provides concentrated work in selected areas of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. Drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking are included. Students will be expected to work independently and demonstrate growth and understanding in the handling of various materials, techniques, concepts and ideas.
Visual Arts III (603S) Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Visual Arts II
Visual Arts III continues work in selected areas of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. There is concentrated emphasis on drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and art history. Emphasis is on the personal growth and style of the student.
Arts IV (604S)
Prerequisite: Visual Arts I, II, III
Visual Arts IV concentrates work in selected areas of two-dimensional and three-dimensional visual arts including drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Students will be expected to work independently and to demonstrate growth and understanding in the handling of materials and ideas.
Crafts I (605S) or (N605)
This course will provide the students with basic construction methods of a variety of crafts such as: ceramics, metalsmithing, coiled basketry, plaster sculpture and weaving. Appropriate tools will be used (looms, pottery wheel, files, saws and rasps, soldering torches, buffing machine). Additional craft activities may also be explored as per instructor.
Crafts II (608S)
Prerequisite: Crafts IThis course will concentrate work in the areas of ceramics and metalsmithing. Hand building and throwing on the pottery wheel and more advanced metalsmithing techniques will be included. Students will be expected to work independently and to demonstrate growth in each medium.
Crafts III (609S)
Prerequisite: Crafts II
Work will be concentrated in the areas of clay and metalsmithing. Students will be expected to work independently to foster growth and development of a personal style. Advanced areas will include metal casting, enameling and raku pottery.
Metal Crafting (607S)
Metal Crafting concentrates on the use and understanding of handsaws, files, hammers, pliers and equipment as applied to working with metal. Students will be taught to construct projects created with metal. Original ideas paired with cold connections and functional design will generate finished products such as jewelry, keychains, frames, bookmarkers and more. Emphasis will be placed on safety and the student’s ability to work independently.
Senior Art Portfolio (606) Grade 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Visual Arts II or Visual Arts III
Senior Art Portfolio is designed for the serious art student, and those students preparing for a career in some area of the visual arts. Emphasis is on preparation of a portfolio of work reflecting in-depth studio experience using a wide variety of materials.
Art Appreciation (611S)This course will allow the student to explore the art timeline from prehistoric sculpture and cave paintings to 21st century art. World famous museums will be virtually visited via the Internet. A picture journal of the various styles of art being studied will be kept as well as the students’ interpretive pieces. This course will provide an exciting hands-on experience to art history.
Beginning Painting (612)
Prerequisite: Visual Art I
Beginning Painting is designed as an overall introduction to the basic techniques used in watercolors, acrylic, and oil paints. Students will learn a variety of ways to apply paint to capture different textures and styles and be expected to demonstrate these in their own works. Students will study different artists and their painting styles.