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 Arts, 2-D Design, or 3-D Design
This course is for the student who desires to design and create unique quality craft products. It covers a wide variety of artisan crafts such as basketry, folk art, batik, tinwork, wood burning and acid etching on glass. A wide range of multi- cultural crafts will be demonstrated through individual presentations. The importance of quality hand made products made by artisans of the past, and present, will be explored. Working in a clean and safe environment, while focusing on high quality craftsmanship will be stressed
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.
Prerequisite: Ceramics I
This course gives students the chance to further explore clay as an expressive medium. Students will build upon previously acquired skills while also learning new techniques. They will have more freedom to identify and pursue their own areas of interest, while exploring new applications for clay in a variety of projects. Historical and contemporary references will be made and discussed. 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.
Prerequisite: Visual Art or 3-D Design
This course is for the student who wishes to explore a variety of three-dimensional topics and includes both additive and subtractive processes. Students will work with traditional materials such as sandstone, wire and soapstone as well as innovative and experimental mediums. A sculpture history component will also be included
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.
Available to students in grades 9-12 1 Credit
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.