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Art 1: Design

Course #: FA103SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

This course is a study of the visual arts, with focus on the Elements of Art (line, shape, texture, value, color, space, and form) and how they are used to create art. An understanding of these concepts aids the creator in whatever kind of art he/she pursues. By exploring the art from different cultures, such as Africa, Middle East, Native American, and Asia/Australia, students will learn how design concepts work and participate in creating art with a unique heritage. Possible media areas include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and contemporary crafts. This course will allow students to develop an awareness and appreciation of art from different cultures as well as build personal creative and technical art skill.

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Art 2: Drawing and Painting

Course #: FA115SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Art 1: Design

This course is a study of drawing and painting, with emphasis on drawing. Concentration will be on the realistic rendering of forms and composing pictures. Drawing instruction focuses on contour drawing, perspective, value shading, and color drawing. Painting will have similar rendering goals and include color theory and painting techniques as well. In addition to studio projects, students will examine and discuss art from different cultures and history to develop an awareness and appreciation for technique, style, influences, and expression. Possible media areas may include pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, tempera, and acrylic paint. While there are some set focuses on subject and media, each time this course is offered, projects will vary allowing students to repeat the course to further their skills and experiences.

Art 3: Independent Studio Art

Course #: FA130ASA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 11, 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 and 2 with a C or better, Instructor Approval: Design

This course is designed for the advanced student who wishes to work on independent projects of their own media choice, self directed. Students choose one media area to focus on during the term, which may include: drawing/painting ceramics, or jewelry. Students will work to direct their own creative process: making choices on skills they want to improve upon, choices on media exploration, as well as development in creativity and composition. Students will plan and develop their work as well as analyzing their completed creations. Emphasis will be placed on making quality art work that is well planned and well executed. Students will create a portfolio of work.

Ceramics 1

Course #: FA135SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Art 1:Design

This course will give students the experience working with clay to produce hand built and wheel thrown ceramic works. Students will learn hand building and wheel throwing construction techniques, proper clay preparation and storage, understand the properties and stages of clay, and understand firing and glazing clay works.

Ceramics 2

Course #: FA136SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Ceramics 1

This course is to give students additional experience working by hand and on the potter’s wheel constructing ceramic works. Projects given will reflect a greater deal of difficulty and creativity, building on skills learned in Ceramics 1. Students will construct both functional and non-functional pottery.

Applied Design Metal Smithing

Course #: FA140SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Art 1

This course is designed for students to explore and develop skills in the field of metal arts. Students will create original metal designs in fabrication, lost wax casting, enameling, cabochon stone setting with the opportunity to explore glass forming of beads and 3-D forms. Students have the opportunity to work in a variety of metals including copper, brass, nickel silver, sterling silver and Merlin’s gold.