Art

STUDIO ART I AND II

Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Semesters: 1 and 2
Prerequisites: None
Credit: 1/2 per Semester
This class will be offered zero hour. Transportation will not be provided.
There may be a course fee for this course.

This course is for the beginning artist. You do not have to be good at art to take this course. We will teach you. In this course, students will explore a variety of tools, techniques and media which provides them with the foundation necessary to expand into more specialized areas. The studio activities will focus on developing skills in drawing, painting, and sculpture/ceramics.

VISUAL CULTURES

Level: 9, 10
Semesters: 2
Prerequisites: None
Credit: 2 (1 for Art; 1 for Social Studies)
There may be a course fee for this course.
The World Cultures portion of this course is available as an Honors Course with teacher recommendation.

This course is a unique blend of the Studio Art and World Cultures curriculums. Students will have the opportunity to explore various cultures through a blend of social studies strategies as well as visual arts production. This course offers student a one to one learning experience through technology as well as traditional methods of instruction. This course will satisfy the World Cultures requirement as well as the Studio Art I and II pre-requisite.

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE STUDIO I AND II

Level: 10, 11, 12
Semesters: 1 and 2
Prerequisites: Studio Art I and II or Visual Cultures (Studio Art I with instructor approval)
Credit: 1/2 per Semester

This beginning Ceramics and Sculpture course will take the student through fundamental hand building techniques focusing on both functional and sculptural ceramics. They will be introduced to a variety of concepts in three dimensional art which will lead to a wide range of projects. In addition to clay, students will explore intermediate concepts and processes of 3-D art production through exploration of various media such as paper, cardboard, wire and plaster.

DRAWING STUDIO I AND II

Level: 10, 11, 12
Semesters: 1 and 2
Prerequisites: Studio Art I & II or Visual Cultures (Studio Art I with instructor approval)
Credit: 1/2 per Semester

This beginning drawing course provides the art student with the opportunity to build and enhance their drawing skills through the use of pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencil, and pastel. The second semester focus will be on the development of individual expression through the use of creative, visual problem-solving. Students will be challenged to brainstorm, make good use of time to produce more work, and critique their own work as well as others.

PAINTING STUDIO I AND II

Level: 10, 11, 12
Semesters: 1 and 2
Prerequisites: Studio Art I & II or Visual Cultures (Studio I with instructor approval)
Credit: 1/2 per Semester

This course is designed to teach students the concepts, skills, methods, and processes necessary to explore watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting. Students will be taught how to express ideas, feelings, and emotions into conceptual 2D art. We will explore alternative surfaces, a wide range of tools, an emphasis is placed on color theory and design principles.

2-D STUDIO I AND II

Level: 11, 12
Semesters: 2
Prerequisites: One semester of Drawing Studio or Painting Studio
Credit: 1/2 per Semester, repeatable
This class will be offered zero hour. Transportation will not be provided.

2-D Studio further develops the skills of drawing and painting using various techniques in a variety of media. Learners integrate and build upon their knowledge of design and composition to create works and various artistic styles. Students will explore a variety of materials, such as colored pencils, ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint. During critiques students will reflect on the creative process and critically analyze their art as well as others.

HONORS 2-D STUDIO I AND II

Level: 11, 12
Semesters: 2
Prerequisites: One semester of Drawing Studio or Painting Studio
Credit: 1/2 per Semester, repeatable

This course is very similar to 2-D Studio I and II however it is geared towards students that are considering AP Studio. The AP Syllabus will be reviewed and the production of work will be more substantial.

3-D STUDIO I AND II

Level: 11, 12
Semesters: 1 or 2
Prerequisites: One semester of Ceramics Studio
Credit: 1/2 per Semester, repeatable
This class will be offered zero hour. Transportation will not be provided.

3D studio students will lead exploration through intermediate concepts and processes of 3-D art production through various media such as paper, wheel thrown pottery, clay, wood, wire, and plaster. Students will respond to prompts, as well as creating contracts with the instructor. Students will participate in critiques of their work and the work of their peers.

DIGITAL ART STUDIO I

Level: 10, 11, 12
Semesters: 1 or 2
Prerequisites: Studio Art I and II or Visual Cultures
Credit: 1/2 per Semester

Digital Art Studio I introduces students to the basics of art and technology through the elements of art and principles of design. Technology is used as a tool to create computer-generated art projects and presentations; Students are introduced to graphic design, illustration and digitized photographic manipulation. This course will give students a strong foundation and will introduce them to the skills used in Digital Arts careers. Students will be using industry standard software and tools.

DIGITAL ART STUDIO II

Level: 10, 11, 12
Semesters: 1 or 2
Prerequisites: Studio Art I and II and Digital Studio I
Credit: 1/2 per Semester

Digital Art Studio II continues with the basics of art and technology through the elements of art and principles of design. Technology is used as a tool to create computer-generated art projects and presentations; Students continue to work with graphic design, illustration and digitized photographic manipulation. This course will give students an opportunity to further develop the skills used in Digital Arts careers. Towards the end of the course students will begin to choose a more specific path of study based on their own interests and talents. Students will be using industry standard software and tools.

ADVANCED DIGITAL ART STUDIO

Level: 11, 12
Semesters: 1 or 2
Prerequisites: Studio Art I and II, and Digital Art Studio I and II
Credit: 1/2 per Semester, repeatable

Advanced Digital Art Studio is designed for the student who is serious about digital art, graphic design and/or digital photography and/or is considering a career in one of these fields. Students will work independently to create a concentrated collection of digital arts images, graphic design projects, or a digital photo portfolio. Students will write a contract to direct their goals and studies. The student proposed contract must be approved by the instructor at the beginning of the semester. There will be ongoing instructor review of the student‘s work throughout the semester. This course may be repeated.

ADVANCED 2-D STUDIO

Level: 12
Semesters: 1 or 2
Prerequisites: 2-D Studio I and II (2-D Studio I with instructor approval)
Credit: 1/2 per semester, repeatable

Advanced 2-D Studio is designed for the student who is serious about art and is considering post-high school study or a career in art. Students will work independently within a collaborative environment to create a concentrated collection of work. Students will develop a contract with the goals of working with drawing, painting, and or mixed media. The contract must be approved by the instructor at the beginning of the semester. There will be ongoing review of the student’s work during the semester.

ADVANCED 3-D STUDIO

Level: 12
Semesters: 1 or 2
Prerequisites: 3-D Studio I and II (3-D Studio I with instructor approval)
Credit: 1/2 per Semester

Advanced 3D Studio is designed for the student who is serious about art and is considering post-high school study or a career in art. The student will create a contract with the instructor to establish goals for either ceramics or sculptural design. There will be ongoing instructor reviews and various types of critiques and reflections throughout the semester.

SENIOR PORTFOLIO

Level: 12
Semesters: 1 or 2
Prerequisites: 2-D Studio I and II or 3-D Studio I and I
Credit: 1/2 per Semester
This class will be offered zero hour. Transportation will not be provided.

Students in Senior Portfolio must have a general understanding of the elements and principles of art upon entry.They must be decisive, accountable, risk-takers, demonstrate innovation, and above all, be finishers. Students will produce a portfolio of 10 quality artworks during this course (per semester). A variety of materials may be used.

AP STUDIO

Level: 12
Semesters: 2
Prerequisites: Studio Art I and II, One year of the following: Ceramics Studio I and II, Drawing Studio I and II or Painting Studio I and II and one year of 2-D Studio (or Pre-AP 2-D Studio) or 3-D Studio
Credit: 1

This course is designed to prepare students for the AP Portfolio process. An emphasis will be placed on making art as an ongoing process that engages students in informed and critical decision-making. Students will be asked to investigate both formal and conceptual ideas. Students in this course will learn how to approach and dissect a work of art, explore the creative process, and will be introduced to new techniques and processes. Work will be critiqued in a variety of ways, both individually and as a group.

AP Studio at SHS offers two options: Drawing Portfolio or Design Portfolio. Students will be asked to choose an appropriate portfolio and understand the Portfolio’s focus. The portfolios are broken into three equally weighted components: Qualities, Concentrations and Breadths. All students will receive a booklet and syllabus that contains details of each portfolio.