ART I (9th-12th grade)
Is a prerequisite to ALL other Art classes.
This class will introduce students a variety of disciplines such as Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramics and mixed media. Students will explore many diverse art techniques and approaches as ways of communicating their ideas. Development of technical skills and vocabulary will include all the elements and principles of art; formalism, realism, and abstraction; aesthetics and color theory.
Students will also be exposed to art history and appreciation through videos, discussion and art trips.
Art Show will be at the end of the school year.
Students are invited to attend a non school sponsored Art History Trip to Italy Summer 2019. Through this trip students have the receive college credit hours. More information will be provide upon request.
Students who have taken Art I can explore more in depth Drawing or Painting.
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of different drawing tools and experiment with various paper surfaces and learn to create texture effect. Students will explore the use of Soft & Oil Pastels, Ink, Color Pencils, Charcoal and Graphite. Students will develop their skills in the Elements of Art and while utilizing the Principles of Art.
Students will draw from still-lifes, landscape, life models from observation. Drawing styles and art movements will be explored.
The drawing class will begin by introducing the building blocks for great drawing and will develop into composition, human proportions for drawing the figure and lastly drawing landscape and cityscapes or interiors that use perspective.
Art Show will be at the end of the school year
Students are invited to attend an International Art History Trip Summer 2019 to Italy. Students can receive college credit hours. More information will be provide upon request.
Photography / Printmaking Class
The first half of this semester I will challenge you to develop your technical skills in the use of your camera or cell phone camera along with studying the Elements & Principles of Design and how they are employed in your photography in developing strong visual compositions.
The second half of this semester, we will expand on the techniques already learned and also begin to add creativity to your photographs such as alternative photography printing process with printmaking. Students will learn to create collagraphs, monoprints, silk screens, relief and wood cut prints.
Students are required to have a digital camera and an ipad or tablet.
Art Show will be at the end of the 9 month program and opened to the public.
Students are invited to attend an International Art History Trip Spring 2019 to Italy. Students can receive college credit hours. More information will be provide upon request.