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.
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.
Graphic Arts is designed to offer students an overview of programs and techniques used to efficiently and clearly communicate ideas.Problem solving and other basic skills are developed in the area of design, page layout, printing methods, computer image editing, and finishing. Students will become familiar with and work with both vector and bitmap images using the Adobe Illustrator® and Photoshop® programs.Multiple modalities are employed to accommodate different learning styles and educational needs through structured exercises, lecture, and demonstration.Assigned and individual projects reinforce and advance student learning. Career opportunities are explored.
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.
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.Students may not take this course if they have taken Visual Art.
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.