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ART


 
EXPLORATORY ART 7

GRADE: 7
SEMESTERS: 9 Weeks
CREDIT: 0
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is an exploratory course designed to introduce to students a variety of art media that will help develop their creative abilities. Students will learn a variety of techniques to create 2 and 3 dimensional artwork, as well as learn basic art history.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. The art process
2. Drawing, painting, and sculpture
3. Elements of design and composition
4. Basic art history with emphasis on multi-cultural art
5. Art terms and vocabulary

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Demonstrate new techniques, technical skills and art making processes.
2. Use the elements of art to express and communicate ideas and concepts.
3. Use art vocabulary while evaluating art work.
4. Demonstrate creativity, craftsmanship and self-expression.
5. Understand connections between the art of different cultures.
6. Identify cultures by the characteristics of their art.

CLASS EXPECTATIONS:
1. Participate and use good character in the classroom.
2. Be prepared and use time efficiently.
3. Daily materials: sketchbook, pencil, notebook.


 
Exploratory Art 8

GRADE: 8
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 0
OFFERED: 1st or 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is an exploratory course that continues to introduce students to a variety of art media that will help develop their creative abilities. Students will discover areas of strength in artistic expression using 2 and 3 dimensional media. They will also study art history with a focus on styles and famous artists.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Drawing, painting, sculpture and print-making
2. Basic art history with an emphasis on artist and style
3. Principles of design and composition
4. Art terms and vocabulary

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Successfully demonstrate techniques, technical skills and processes.
2. Demonstrate creativity, craftsmanship and self-expression.
3. Identify artists with art styles.
4. Connect characteristics of art styles with a particular time period.
5. Use the elements and principles of art to express and communicate ideas and concepts.
6. Use art vocabulary in evaluating art work.
7. Use problem-solving skills to organize and communicate ideas.

CLASS EXPECTATIONS:
1. Participate and use good character in the classroom.
2. Be prepared and use time efficiently and effectively.
3. Daily materials: sketchbook, pencil, notebook.


 
Drawing I & II

GRADE: 9-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1 Each
OFFERED: Drawing I – 1st Semester, Drawing II – 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Drawing is a survey course for students who really enjoy this medium. This is a beginner’s course, but will also challenge those who are more confident in their drawing abilities. Technical and expressive styles of drawing will be explored in a variety of drawing media.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Art History - emphasis on famous artists and drawing styles
2. Still life, gesture, landscape, abstract, architecture and more
3. Elements and principles of design and composition
4. Art terms and vocabulary
5. Career opportunities in the arts

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Communicate ideas and concepts through drawing media.
2. Drawing Techniques in pencil, charcoal, ink, oil pastels and more.
3. Demonstrate creativity, craftsmanship and problem solving skills.
4. Identify the style of art in different cultures.


 
Sculpture

GRADE: 9-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: Drawing I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students will explore sculpture as a major art form in the history of art. Students will learn a variety of skills and techniques using 3D media. This is a beginner’s course, but will also challenge those who are more confident in their art abilities. Students will study a variety of art history that relates to their current studio unit.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Elements and principles of design and composition.
2. History of sculpture: Cultures, styles and artists.
3. Techniques in sculpture using 3D media such as clay, wire, drywall, plaster etc.
4. Art terms and vocabulary.
5. Evaluating historic and contemporary sculpture.
6. Career opportunities in the arts.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Demonstrate creativity, self expression and craftsmanship.
2. Apply rules of design and composition to all artwork.
3. Communicate ideas and concepts through sculpture.
4. Identify artists and styles throughout history.
5. Identify famous sculptures with the artists who created them.
6. Analyze contemporary and classical artwork.
7. Demonstrate aesthetic growth through visual discrimination and judgment.

CLASS EXPECTATIONS:
1. Participate and use good character in the classroom.
2. Be prepared and use time efficiently and efficient
3. Daily materials: pencil, notebook.


 
Painting I & II

GRADE: 9-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1 Each
OFFERED: Painting I – 1st Semester, Painting II – 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: Drawing I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In this course students will have the opportunity to work in a variety of styles and techniques using watercolor, tempera, acrylics and oil paints. Emphasis will be on creativity and individual expression while stressing the development of well-designed compositions and skills for effective self-criticism.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Elements and principles of design and composition.
2. Painting terms and vocabulary.
3. Art History: Styles and artists from different cultures and time periods.
4. Studio work in a variety of styles and techniques.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Identify styles and artists from different cultures and time periods.
2. Develop technical skills in a variety of painting media.
3. Demonstrate creativity, personal expression and craftsmanship.
4. Develop skills to critique contemporary and classical paintings.
5. Apply principles of art and composition to all art work.
6. Identify and develop student’s own style of painting.

CLASS EXPECTATIONS:
1. Participate and use good character in the classroom.
2. Be prepared and use time efficiently and efficiently.
3. Daily materials: pencil, notebook.


Basic Design

GRADE: 9-12
CREDIT: 1
SEMESTERS: 1
PREREQUISITE: Drawing I

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Elements & principles of design & composition.
2. Art history: styles & artists from different time periods.
3. Studio work in a variety of styles & techniques.

CLASS EXPECTATIONS:
1. Participate and use good character in the classroom.
2. Be prepared and use time efficiently and effectively.
3. Daily materials: pencil, notebook.


Advanced Portfolio

GRADE: 11-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st or 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: Instructor Approval
FEE: Student responsible for special project materials

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed for the accelerated student interested in advanced studies in drawing, painting, printmaking or graphic design. This course is available to students who are highly motivated, capable of conducting independent research and working independently.

AREAS OF STUDY:
4. Advanced techniques in student-selected media.
5. Personal expression through media, process, subject matter and concepts.
6. Researching artists and movements whose work reflects styles, concepts, media and techniques relevant to own work.
7. Art contests and exhibits.
8. Career and scholarship opportunities in the arts.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Develop ability to choose and evaluate a range of subject matter, symbols, & ideas.
2. Demonstrate ability to combine concept and processes to communicate ideas.
3. Analyze contemporary and historic meaning in specific artwork and designs.
4. Demonstrate aesthetic growth through visual discrimination and judgment.
5. Develop personal style and views about art.
6. Exhibit artwork in a local business and enter an art contest.
7. Communicate complex ideas and concepts in all applied media.
8. Demonstrate critiquing skills using correct vocabulary while analyzing artwork.

CLASS EXPECTATIONS:
1. Participate and use good character in the classroom.
2. Be prepared and use time efficiently and effectively.
3. Daily materials: pencil, notebook, sketchbook.


 
Art Independent Study

GRADE:
SEMESTER: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st or 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE:

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