ART I: FOUNDATIONS IN VISUAL ART
2811 Course number Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Art I is an introductory course for students interested in gaining basic skills in drawing and painting. Coursework includes a foundation in the elements of art; an overview of the principals of art; an opportunity to experience various media (graphite and colored pencil, oil and soft pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint, etc.); and includes a series of art appreciation units featuring notable artists. Students are required to complete a comprehensive art notebook of art terms and examples of their work. No lab fees are charged for this course and students are required to purchase some low-cost art supplies.
ART II: APPLIED FOUNDATIONS IN VISUAL ART
2812 Course number Credit: 1 Unit
Grade level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Art I
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Art II is an intermediate course for students interested in gaining further skills in drawing and painting. Coursework includes further application of the elements and principals of art and an extensive study of the various art media. Students are expected to complete some finished, matted works of art and are provided the opportunity to select some of their own subject matter. Emphasis is placed on drawing from observation, portrait and figure studies and expressionism. This course also includes art appreciation units featuring the study of notable artists. Lab fees for this course of $25.00 and students are required to purchase some art quality supplies.
ART III: PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT-DRAWING/PAINTING
2813 Course number Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Art II and/or
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Art III is designated a pre-advanced placement (honors) course and is designed for the seriously interested art student. This entry level, advanced placement course is the equivalent of a fundamental art class usually taken during the first year of college or art school. Coursework includes classroom and home assignments designed to begin the student's personal art portfolio. Students are required to complete specific assignments in a variety of media that increase the student's skills. Students are encouraged to select much of their own subject matter. Students are expected to maintain a personal sketchbook, to begin compiling a swipe file of ideas and photographs and to participate in designated visual art competitions and exhibits. Lab fees in this course are $25.00 and students are required to purchase some art quality supplies.
STUDIO ART: ADVANCED PLACEMENT-DRAWING/PAINTING
2826 Course number Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Teacher Approval
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Studio Art Advanced Placement is designed to be the equivalent of an advanced art class taken during the second or third year of college or art school. Students are expected to expand their personal art portfolios by establishing an independent area of concentration based on a particular subject that is of interest to the student. Students are to work in a variety of media using direct observation, personal swipe files and sketchbooks, imagination, and work created in the style of an accomplished, recognized artist. Emphasis is placed on building a quality portfolio of work that meets the National College Board criteria for excellence. At the completion of this course, students should be equipped to successfully compete for art scholarships and awards. Students are urged but not required to submit their completed portfolios for national review by the College Board at the end of the school year. Cost of the review process is approximately $80.
CRAFTS: INTRODUCTION TO MULTI-CULTURAL HANDICRAFTS
2831 Course number Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None (Entry Level)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Crafts is an introductory course for students interested in working with their hands and developing their imagination while not pursuing instruction in drawing and painting. Coursework includes printmaking, maskmaking, collage, papermaking, basketmaking, and fabric and leather crafts. Emphasis is placed on creating original works of art using a variety of craft techniques from different world cultures. Students are required to pay minimal lab fees of $17.00 plus stock a personal toolbox with required tools and supplies.