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FOUNDATIONS OF ART                                                   
Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12 
Semester: .5 credit   
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                                                  Materials Fee:  None
This studio art class is designed for students of all ability levels and enables them to explore a variety of tools, techniques, and media.  The focus is on the elements of art as they apply to the many art disciplines.  Projects include drawing, painting, and printmaking.  This course is a prerequisite for the Drawing and Painting courses and Digital Photography courses.  This course may not be repeated for credit.
Foundations of Art student examples

BEG 3-DIMENSIONAL ART 
Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12 
Semester: .5 credit 
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                                                                          Materials Fee:  None
This course introduces students to the realm of 3-dimensional art through a dual focus on Ceramics using clay and on Sculpture using a variety of materials. Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of design as they apply to 3-dimensional artwork. This course is a prerequisite for the Ceramics and Sculpture courses. This course may not be repeated for credit.
Beginners 3-Dimensional Art examples
CERAMICS 1
Grades:  9 (Semester 2 ONLY), 10, 11, 12 
Semester: .5 credit  
Prerequisite:   Beg 3-Dimensional Art
 Materials Fee:  $20
This course is a hands-on studio class designed for those art students who like to create in clay.  Students will learn basic hand-building techniques and how to use a potter’s wheel.  They will be introduced to a variety of surface embellishments, glazing and firing techniques, and will produce a number of creative pieces of stoneware.  This course may not be repeated for credit.Ceramics 1 student examples
CERAMICS 2  
Grades:  10, 11, 12   
Semester: .5 credit  
Prerequisite:  Ceramics 1                                                                                                                                      
Materials Fee:  $20
This course is a continuation of Ceramics 1 with an emphasis on developing skills in hand-building techniques and throwing on the wheel.  The focus of this course is for students to grow individually through their craftsmanship, skills, and techniques.   This course may not be repeated for credit.Ceramics 2 student examples
CERAMICS 3    
Grades:  10, 11, 12    
Semester: .5 credit   
Prerequisite:  Ceramics 2  
Materials Fee:  $20  
In this course students continue to develop their skills in hand-building and throwing on the wheel.  Students are introduced to a variety of historical and cultural influences.  Glazing and other finishing techniques are explored.  This course may be repeated for credit.
 Ceramics 3 student examples
SCULPTURE 1  
Grades:  10, 11, 12  
Semester: .5 credit  
Prerequisite:  Beg. 3-Dimensional Art                                                                                                            
Materials Fee:  $20
This course explores the 3-Dimensional design principles of sculpture.  Students learn additive and subtractive techniques, build armatures and molds, and experience a variety of materials, such as papier mache, plaster, wire and found objects.  This course may not be repeated for credit.
Sculpture 1 student examples
SCULPTURE 2       
Grades: 10, 11, 12  
Semester: .5 credit     
Prerequisite:   Sculpture 1           
Materials Fee:  $20
This course builds upon the skills and techniques learned in Sculpture 1.  In addition, students explore non-traditional materials and examine artwork from a historical and cultural perspective.  This course may not be repeated for credit.
 
 AP Art 3-D Design - **Class begins 2012-2013 school year                                                          
Grades:  11, 12                                        
Year: 1 credit
Prerequisites:  Beginning 3-D Art, Ceramics 1, Ceramics 2, or Ceramics 3
Materials Fee:  $60
This course is designed for the HS student who wants to major or minor in art in college or who wants to pursue the opportunity to develop their own personal exploration in Visual Arts. To enroll students must have completed all prerequisite courses. This course is made to accommodate students who have expressed an interest in completing the AP 3-D Design Portfolio.  Teacher directed units are presented in accordance with College Board Exam requirements. Emphasis will be placed on the completion of a volume of quality pieces.  Students will be required to develop their own personal concentrations.  Effective visual Communication skills, written and oral analysis skills will be emphasized as well.  There is also an expectation that a student will work outside of class time to assist in completing the volume of work necessary for the portfolio. The course fee exists to cover the cost of consumable materials. Some additional materials may have to be purchased.   
 
DRAWING AND PAINTING 1   
Grades:  9 (Semester 2 ONLY), 10, 11, 12   
Semester: .5 credit    
Prerequisite:  Foundations of Art                                                                                                                        
Materials Fee:  $20                                                 
This course opens up possibilities in drawing and painting for students to work from observation and imagination.  Media covered include, but are not limited to, pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, and acrylic paints.  Students are exposed to a variety of artwork, art styles, critical thinking skills, and techniques.  This course may not be repeated
for credit.
Drawing and Painting 1 student examples 
DRAWING AND PAINTING 2      
Grades:  10, 11, 12                          
Semester: .5 credit                                         
Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting                   
Materials Fee:  $20
This course develops critical thinking and sharpens visual observation in solving visual problems as well as in developing advanced drawing and painting skills.  Historical and contemporary artists, movements, and theories are studied.  Students will explore watercolors, pastels, and a variety of mixed media.  This course may not be repeated for credit.
Drawing and painting 2 student examples

DRAWING AND PAINTING 3           
Grades:  10, 11, 12    
Semester: .5 credit   
Prerequisite:  Drawing and Painting 2                 
Materials Fee:  $20
This course is for the serious drawing and painting student who wishes to continue working in a variety of two-dimensional media. Critique, aesthetics, and art history are explored as students develop their skills and their own personal style.  This course may be repeated for credit.
 
IB VISUAL ARTS HL 1                                                        
Grades:  11                                                                                
1 Year:   1 credit                                                                                                                                                     
 Prerequisite:   Prior art training or teacher recommendation                                                                                                                               
Annual Materials Fee:  $60
This first year of a two-year course, which prepares students for the Higher-Level (HL) Visual Arts exam, is open to International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma candidates as a sixth subject and highly-motivated non-IB students who wish to pursue an IB Certificate in Visual Arts.    Students study art history, art styles, and artwork from international and multi-cultural points of view.  Students demonstrate creative thinking skills, explore techniques, and solve visual arts problems through production of studio work and development of Investigation Workbooks, culminating in a personal art show and oral exam, in which all students are expected to participate, during the last quarter of their senior year.  Contact the department coordinator for required summer assignments.
 
IB VISUAL ARTS HL 2                                                        
 Grades:  12                                                                             
 1 Year:   1 credit                                                                                                                                         
 Prerequisite:  Prior art training or teacher recommendation                                                                                                             
Annual Materials Fee:  $60
This second year of a two-year course, which prepares students for the Higher-Level (HL) Visual Arts exam, is open to International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma candidates as a sixth subject and highly-motivated non-IB students who wish to pursue an IB Certificate in Visual Arts.  Students study art history, art styles, and artwork from international and multi-cultural points of view.  Students demonstrate creative thinking skills, explore techniques, and solve visual arts problems through production of studio work and development of Investigation Workbooks, culminating in a personal art show and oral exam, in which all students are expected to participate, during the last quarter of their senior year.  Contact the department coordinator for required summer assignments
 
IB VISUAL ARTS SL 1                                                         
Grades:  11or 12                                                                      
Year:  1 credit                                                                                                                                              
Prerequisite: Prior art training or teacher recommendation                                                                                                                                               
Annual Materials Fee:  $60
This one-year course, which prepares students for the Standard-Level (SL) Visual Arts exam, is open to International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma candidates as a sixth subject and highly-motivated non-IB students who wish to pursue an IB Certificate in Visual Arts.  Students study art history, art styles, and artwork from international and multi-cultural points of view.  Students demonstrate creative thinking skills, explore techniques, and solve visual arts problems through production of studio work and development of Investigation Workbooks, culminating in a personal art show and oral exam, in which all students are expected to participate, during the last quarter of the year.  Contact the department coordinator for required summer assignments.
IB Visual Arts SL 1 student examples
AP Art Drawing and 2-D Design – **Class begins 2012-2013 school year                                   
Grades: 11, 12                                         
Year: 1 credit
Prerequisites: Foundations of Art, Drawing/Painting 1, Drawing/Painting 2, Drawing/Painting 3
Materials Fee: $60
This course is designed for the HS student who wants to major or minor in art in college or who wants to pursue the opportunity to develop their own personal exploration in Visual Arts. To enroll students must have completed all prerequisite courses. This course is made to accommodate students who have expressed an interest in completing the AP Drawing Portfolio or the AP 2-D Design Portfolio.  Teacher directed units are presented in accordance with College Board Exam requirements. Emphasis will be placed on the completion of a volume of quality pieces.  Students will be required to develop their own personal concentrations.  Effective visual Communication skills, written and oral analysis skills will be emphasized as well.  There is also an expectation that a student will work outside of class time to assist in completing the volume of work necessary for the portfolio. The course fee exists to cover the cost of consumable materials. Some additional materials may have to be purchased.
 
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1                                             
Grades:  10, 11, 12                                                                  
Semester: .5 credit                                                                                                                                               
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Foundations of Art or teacher recommendation                                                          
Materials Fee:  $40
This course is a hybrid mix of digital and darkroom technology.  A darkroom experience introduces the concepts, tools and technology of digital imaging.    Students learn about digital photographic equipment, software, storage devices and printers to produce, capture, manipulate, correct, transmit, store and output images.  Camera required; specifications and materials list available first day of class.  This course may not be repeated for credit.
 
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2
Grades:  10, 11, 12
Semester: .5 credit                                                                   
Prerequisite: Digital Photography 1                                                                                                                                        
Materials Fee:  $40
This is an intermediate level course designed for students who wish to build upon skills learned in Digital Photography 1.  Individual creative expression is explored in this course.  Students learn additional techniques in visual communication through hands-on assignments.  This course may be repeated for credit.
 
IB DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY HL 1                                  
Grades:  11                                                                              
1 Year:   1 credit                                                                                                                                         
Prerequisite:  Non-IB (Certificate) Candidates have a prerequisite of Digital Photography 1 and 2 or teacher recommendation                                           
Annual Materials Fee:  $60
This first year of a two-year course, which prepares students for the Higher-Level (HL) Visual Arts exam, offers the photography student an exploration of advanced digital photography using color theory and advanced alternative image-making methods in the darkroom. This course is open to International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma candidates as a sixth subject and highly-motivated non-IB students who wish to pursue an IB Certificate in Visual Arts. Students will study photography history, styles, and artwork from international and multi-cultural points of view. Students demonstrate creative thinking skills, explore techniques, and solve visual arts problems through production of studio work and development of Investigation Workbooks, culminating in a personal art show and oral exam, in which all students are expected to participate, during the last quarter of their senior year.  Contact the department coordinator for required summer assignments.
 
IB DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY HL 2                                  
Grades:  12                                                                              
 1 Year:   1 credit                                                                                                                                          
 Prerequisite:  IB Digital Photo SL-1 or IB Digital Photo HL-1
Annual Materials Fee:  $60
This second year of a two-year course, which further prepares students for the Higher-Level (HL) Visual Arts exam, offers the photography student a forum to develop a cohesive body of artwork, culminating the study, skills, and entire scope of the photographic medium. This course is open to International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma candidates as a sixth subject and highly-motivated non-IB students who wish to pursue an IB Certificate in Visual Arts. Students will study photography history, styles, and artwork from international and multi-cultural points of view. Students demonstrate creative thinking skills, explore techniques, and solve visual arts problems through production of studio work and development of Investigation Workbooks, culminating in a personal art show and oral exam, in which all students are expected to participate, during the last quarter of the year.  Contact the department coordinator for required summer assignments
 
IB DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SL 1                                   
Grades: 11, 12                                                                         
Year:  1 credit                                                                                                                                               
Prerequisite:  Non-IB (Certificate) Candidates have a prerequisite of Digital Photography 1 and 2 or teacher recommendation                                       
Annual Materials Fee:  $60
This one-year course offers the photography student an exploration of advanced digital photography using color theory and advanced alternative image-making methods in the darkroom.  This course is open to International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma candidates as a sixth subject and highly-motivated non-IB students who wish to pursue an IB Certificate in Visual Arts.  Students will study photography history, styles, and artwork from international and multi-cultural points of view.  Students demonstrate creative thinking skills, explore techniques, and solve visual problems through production of studio work and development of Investigation Workbooks, culminating in a personal art show and oral exam, in which all students are expected to participate, during the last quarter of the year.  Contact the department coordinator for required summer assignments.
 
AP Art 2-D Design/IB Digital Photography- **Class begins 2012-2013 school year                   
Grades:  11, 12                                        
Year: 1credit
Prerequisites:  Foundations of Art, Digital Photography 1, Digital Photography 2
Materials Fee:  $60
This course is designed for the HS student who wants to major or minor in art in college or who wants to pursue the opportunity to develop their own personal exploration in Visual Arts. To enroll students must have completed all prerequisite courses. This course is made to accommodate students who have expressed an interest in completing the AP 2-D Design Portfolio with an emphasis on photography.  Teacher directed units are presented in accordance with College Board Exam requirements. Emphasis will be placed on the completion of a volume of quality pieces.  Students will be required to develop their own personal concentrations.  Effective visual Communication skills, written and oral analysis skills will be emphasized as well.  There is also an expectation that a student will work outside of class time to assist in completing the volume of work necessary for the portfolio. The course fee exists to cover the cost of consumable materials. Some additional materials may have to be purchased​. 
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