This course is an introduction to the elements and principles of 2-D design. It includes
exploration of a variety of mediums and techniques. They include, but will not be limited to,
pencil, colored pencil, collage, and paint. Composition and design will be stressed and students
will learn how to generate ideas as well as creatively solve problems. A study of art history with
a 2-D emphasis will be explored. This course will allow students to continue in the following
areas: Drawing and Painting, Advanced Drawing, Advanced Painting, Commercial Art & Design,
Crafts, Advanced Crafts and Jewelry & Ornamental Design. Students may not take this course
if they have taken Visual Art.

This course is an introduction to the elements and principles of 2-D design. It includes exploration of a variety of mediums and techniques. They include, but will not be limited to, pencil, colored pencil, collage, and paint. Composition and design will be stressed and students will learn how to generate ideas as well as creatively solve problems. A study of art history with a 2-D emphasis will be explored. This course will allow students to continue in the following areas: Drawing and Painting, Advanced Drawing, Advanced Painting, Commercial Art & Design, Crafts, Advanced Crafts and Jewelry & Ornamental Design. Students may not take this course if they have taken Visual Art.

Are you a hands-on-learner? If you prefer sculpting, constructing, modeling, shaping, carving and building, this course is perfect for you! The class incorporates plaster, clay, wire, and more, as well as art history/appreciation. Analytical and creative problem solving and divergent idea development will be nurtured. Students will produce oral and written critiques. This course of study allows students to continue into the next level, in the following areas: Ceramics I, Artisan Crafts, Sculpture, and Jewelry & Ornamental Design. Students may not take this course if they have taken Visual Art.
Prerequisite: Visual Art or 3-D Design
This course is for the student who is passionate about working with clay. While creating a variety of products, students will review design skills and be introduced to the basic hand-building techniques: pinch, coil, slab and sculpture. Wheel throwing will be introduced. Functional and non- functional pieces will be created. The history of ceramics and its role in art will be covered. Analytical and creative problem solving and divergent idea development will be nurtured. Students will produce oral and written critiques.

0205 Drawing & Painting                                             1⁄2 Credit

Available to students in grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Visual Art or 2-D Design
 
This course reviews the basic skills learned in Visual Art or 2-D Design with a focus on
drawing and painting. Course emphasis will be on the continuing development of composition
while incorporating new techniques and mediums. Portrait, landscape, still-life and original
imaginary scenes will be explored as subject matter.  Selected artists, art works and styles
will be discussed.


205 Drawing & Painting Available to students in grades 9-12
½ Credit
Prerequisite: Visual Art or 2-D Design
This course reviews the basic skills learned in Visual Art or 2-D Design with a focus on drawing
and painting. Course emphasis will be on the continuing development of composition while
incorporating new techniques and mediums. Portrait, landscape, still life and original imaginary
scenes will be explored as subject matter. Selected artists, art works and styles will be discussed.
This course offers an artist’s approach to design. Students will learn how to apply the basic elements and principles of design to furniture selection, accessories and interior space. It is the innovative approach to the design of living and working places, and how people live and work. This includes the physiological and psychological effects of color, pattern, texture, lighting and design. Instruction will include color projects, floor plans, furniture placement and room design. Students will examine the major forces that affect styles from past to present. An overview of career opportunities will be explored.

Photo Art & Design                                                          Available to students in grades 9-12

½ Credit    (Satisfies the required Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 1/2 credit.)

Do you enjoy taking pictures with your phone or digital camera, and enjoy using technology?  Would you like to use those images in unique and artistic ways?  If so, this is the perfect introductory art course for you! You will explore the areas of drawing, painting, design, mixed media and sculpture while incorporating your original images into assignments.  Divergent idea development will be encouraged and you will learn how to creatively solve design problems. Students will critique work and explore history and aesthetics. A limited number of digital cameras will be available for students who do not have access to a phone camera or stand alone digital camera. This course of study allows students to continue into the next level of art courses.


Studio Available to students in grades 11-12 1⁄2 

Credit Prerequisite: Visual Art or 2 and 3-D Design and 3 or more elective art classes with instructor permission. 

Do you enjoy art and desire to work more independently on your choice of subject matter and media? If you have successfully completed the pre-requisites, and have a desire to do in-depth, semi-independent projects then this course is for you. The focus will be independent projects contracted with the instructor. Students will also engage in critiques, view presentations, participate in workshops and/or work with a visiting artist. If you are planning an art or art-related career you will be able to prepare a digital and actual portfolio for college admission. Students who enjoy art but are not planning an art-related career should take this course during their senior year. Analytical and creative problem solving and divergent idea development will be nurtured. Students will produce oral and written critiques. A weekly sketchbook assignment is required.

This course is an introduction to the elements and principal of 2 and 3 dimensional design. It
explores the basic mediums and techniques of drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, printmaking
and ceramics. Also included is art history and appreciation. Creative thinking skills, problem
solving and divergent idea development will be fostered. Completion will allow students to
continue in art elective offerings. Students considering an art/art-related career should take this
course in grade 9. 2-D and 3-D course content are included in this curriculum; students may
not take 2-D or 3-D in addition to this course.

Visual Art Available to students in grades 9-12 

1 Credit

This full year art course will allow students the time and opportunity to roll up their sleeves, open their minds, and fully engage in the process of creating both 2 and 3-Dimensional art. Students will explore the basic mediums and techniques of drawing, painting, design, sculpture, crafts, printmaking, ceramics and more. Also included are art history/appreciation. Analytical and creative problem solving and divergent idea development will be nurtured. Students will produce oral and written critiques. Completion of this class will allow students to continue in art elective offerings. Students considering an art/art-related career should take this course in grade 9. 2-D and 3-D course content are included in this curriculum; students may not take 2-D or 3-D in addition to this course.