Course Offerings

Course Information and Descriptions

Art I

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 9 - 12

Prerequisite:

None

Description of the Class:

Art I is an exploratory class available to all students. Students experiment with a wide range of media and subject matter. The creative process is explored through the principles of design and the elements of art. Students are introduced to a variety of art forms and artists.

Art II

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 9 - 12

Prerequisite:

Successful completion of Art I

Description of the Class:

Art II will focus on student created original artwork using the art elements and the principles of design. Students will explore a wide range of media and subject matters. Artists, art periods and styles will be explored to provide knowledge with a focus on guiding and developing student skills and techniques for art production.

Commercial Art

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 10 - 12

Prerequisite:

Successful completion of Art I

Description of the Class:

Commercial Art students will complete two-dimensional and three-dimensional assignments exploring the creative aspect of visual communication. Real-life and hypothetical situations will be explored as the student assumes many of the responsibilities of a graphic artist.

Painting and Drawing

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 10 - 12

Prerequisite:

Successful completion of Art I

Description of the Class:

Painting and Drawing students will explore a variety of painting and drawing techniques and media. In-depth studies of artists and art styles will accompany the creative process. Color will be explored in two-dimensional and three-dimensional assignments. An emphasis is placed on execution of quality art.

Advanced Art

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 11 - 12

Prerequisite:

Successful completion of Art I, Painting and Drawing, and Commercial Art

Description of the Class:

Advanced Art students will complete assignments that stress creativity, a proficient use of art media and techniques, and quality of workmanship.

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