Fine Arts

ART I: FOUNDATIONS IN VISUAL ART 

Course number: 2811
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: none


COURSE DESCRIPTION: ArtI is an introductory course for students interested in gaining basicskills in drawing and painting. Coursework includes a foundation in theelements of art; an overview of the principals of art; an opportunity toexperience various media (graphite and colored pencil, oil and softpastels, watercolor andylic paint, etc.); and includes a series ofart appreciation units featuring notable artists. S acrtudents are requiredto complete a comprehensive art notebook of art terms and examples oftheir work. No lab fees are charged for this course and students arerequired to purchase some low-cost art supplies.

 

ART II: APPLIED FOUNDATIONS IN VISUAL ART

Course number: 2812  
Credit: 1 Unit
Grade level: 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Art I

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: ArtII is an intermediate course for students interested in gaining furtherskills in drawing and painting. Coursework includes further applicationof the elements and principals of art and an extensive study of thevarious art media. Students are expected to complete somefinished, matted works of art and are provided the opportunity to selectsome of their own subject matter. Emphasis is placed on drawing fromobservation, portrait and figure studies and expressionism. This coursealso includes art appreciation units featuring the study of notableartists. Lab fees for this course of $25.00 and students are required topurchase some art quality supplies.

 

 ART III: PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT-DRAWING/PAINTING

Course number: 2813   
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art II and/or Teacher Approval
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:Art III is designated a pre-advanced placement (honors) course and isdesigned for the seriously interested art student. This entry level,advanced placement course is the equivalent of a fundamental art classusually taken during the first year of college or art school. Courseworkincludes classroom and home assignments designed to begin the student'spersonal art portfolio. Students are required to complete specificassignments 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 begincompiling a swipe file of ideas and photographs and to participate indesignated visual art competitions and exhibits. Lab fees in this courseare $25.00 and students are required to purchase some art qualitysupplies.

 

STUDIO ART: ADVANCED PLACEMENT-DRAWING/PAINTING 

Course number: 2826
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 artportfolios by establishing an independent area of concentration based ona particular subject that is of interest to the student. Students areto work in a variety of media using direct observation, personal swipefiles and sketchbooks, imagination, and work created in the style of anaccomplished, recognized artist. Emphasis is placed on building aquality portfolio of work that meets the National College Board criteriafor excellence. At the completion of this course, students should beequipped to successfully compete for art scholarships and awards.Students are urged but not required to submit their completed portfoliosfor 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

Course number: 2831 
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None (Entry Level)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Craftsis an introductory course for students interested in working with theirhands and developing their imagination while not pursuing instructionin 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 ofcraft 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.  

 

CERAMICS I

Course number: 2890 
Credit: 1 unit  
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: None (entry level)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:The student will be familiarized with the process of buildingfunctional art forms out of clay and introduced to a broad range of fineart from a variety of artist and art styles as well as learning how artis used as a communication tool in our society today. Students willlearn proper techniques and mechanics of hand building with clay. Aworking vocabulary of clay and/or ceramics related materials andequipment will be gained. There will be a lab fee of $30 for twosemesters.

 

CERAMICS II (ADVANCED)

Course number: 2891 
Credit: 1 unit

Grade level: 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: Ceramics I (with 'A' Average) Teacher Approval


 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:This course is for students who want to increase their skills in handbuilding with clay and also those who want to work intensively on thepotter's wheel. This is an intense course and should only be consideredby those who are seriously interested in ceramics.

Thestudent will be free to work at his/her own pace. This class willchallenge the student to become more skilled. Students will not belimited on the amount of time they can spend on a particular projectthere will be a lab fee of $30 for two semesters.

 

CERAMICS III (ADVANCED)
Course number: 28925
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 11, 12 
Prerequisite: Ceramics I,II Teacher Approval


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class focuses on slip decoration and relief sculpture. There is a $30 lab fee for two semesters.

 

CERAMICS IV

Course number: 2893 
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 12 
Prerequisite: Ceramics I,II,III, Teacher Approval

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focal point of this class in kiln firing procedures and glaze experimentation. There is a $30 lab fee for two semesters.

 

BAND

Course number: 2931
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: Member of band previous year or director’s permission


 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Tiger Band forms an integral part of life at Guymon High Schooland is recognized as an all-school activity. The band is anorganization with a rich tradition of excellence that has broughtrecognition to our school and community. The band is one of the mostcolorful and active groups in the school. The student must be eligibleaccording to the OSSAA and policies of the Guymon School System.   

 

BAND (HONORS)

Course number: 2932
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 10-12
Only Prerequisite: Must have been in High School Band for ONE YEAR,
Student must be enrolled in regular band as well (Second Hour)

 

Studentsare required to Audition for Five State Honor Band, participate in aSolo or and ensemble at the District Level, and State Level if theyqualify, and take one 30 minute private lesson once a week, in additionto the requirements of regular band.

 DRAMA/COMPETITIVE SPEECH
 

Course number: 4221
Credit: 1 unit( ½ art; ½ elective)
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:This course will explore dramatic texts (both long and short form) andwill utilize interpretation, acting, and oral presentation to develop anunderstanding and appreciation for the material and to convey that toan audience. This course will also include work on stage presentationand theater history. Additionally, a competitive component will be aclass requirement (with two auditions per semester) as well as aforensic component.

 

HONORS SPEECH AND DRAMA

Course number: 4223  
Credit: 1 unit (½ art; ½ elective)
Grade level: 11, 12 
Prerequisite: Two years of Drama and Competitive Speech

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HonorsSpeech/Drama would require the same level of competition as the currentclass (sign up for a minimum of 2 tournaments/semester) but additionalchallenges would be a part of the course load. Included in that would becutting of material, writing of material, file organization, gradedcritique of performances of fellow classmates. Primary responsibilityfor the One Act production in the fall and the Dinner Theater productionin the spring shall rest with this class. Students may have a part orhelp in the school musical.

 

MUSIC APPRECIATION

Course number: 2920  
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: None

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:Music Appreciation is a general survey course that covers the basicelements of music theory and their relationship to various styles ofmusic. Combined with social studies, art, and listening skills, one canlearn to appreciate familiar music as well as music of other eras andgenres through study in this course. . (2 semester course)

 

 

 GHS GIRLS CHOIR

Course number: 2953 
Credit: 1 unit.
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: None

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Girls Chorus will sing SSA music for Fall Concert, Holiday Concert,District Contest and Spring Concert. They will join the choirs in largegroup numbers for concerts and contest.

 

STAGECRAFT/MUSIC APPRECIATION

Course number: 2954 
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in one of the other choir classes

 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Jazz Choir will teach repertoire consisting of a variety of jazz pieces.  They will work towards being  a competitive choir with competition in the spring.

 

'TAKE NOTE'

Course number: 2952 
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: Audition

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:Take Note is a select performance choir. You must audition for thedirector and show a knowledge of correct singing technique, appreciationfor show music, and a basic dance ability. The choir will prepare a 20minute show for competition, participate in four choir concerts,district contest, and the annual school musical. You will be required toparticipate in an ensemble or solo for district contest.

 

VARSITY CHOIR 

Course number: 2959 
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION: VarsityChoir will learn to sing a variety of mixed choir, women’s chorus andmen’s chorus music. In this choir you will be instructed in correctchoral technique and have at least four choral concerts, districtcontest, and the annual musical as class projects. You will also beencouraged to participate in ensembles and solos for district contest.



FOLKLORICO “Alma Folklorica”

Course number: 2990 
Credit: 1 unit
Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: Audition


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students in this class must have demonstrated folkloric expertise and knowledge through an audition.  This course will incorporate the PASS objectives of music and dance through folkloric music, history and culture of the various regions of Mexico.  Students in this class will be required to attend scheduled performances at civic and cultural events and will be responsible for appropriate footwear and practice wear.  In addition, students in this class will participate in fundraising for the dance wear and travel necessary for this group.  Students will be required to participate in large group competition as well as a small of solo piece.  This class counts as an art credit.