Art

TWO-DIMENSIONAL STUDIO ART: The purpose of this course is to sharpen powers of observation and develop art skills by experimenting with wet and dry media, techniques, and drawing approaches to record ideas and to transfer concepts to painting, printmaking, collage, and/or design. Students sketch, plan, practice, and manipulate the structural elements of art; use research information; visualize imaginative ideas; and improve mark-making skills that are fundamental to all visual art imagery. Ethical use of art content is stressed. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and the work of others. This course incorporates hands-on activities, sketchbook journaling, and consumption of art materials.

DRAWING: The purpose of this course is to emphasize the creation and communication of symbols, ideas, and concepts, sharpen powers of observation, and incorporate cultural and historical connections in a variety of two-dimensional (2-D) works. Students practice sketching, experiment with wet and dry drawing media and techniques for approaches to drawing problems, develop critical thinking skills, and improve mark-making which is fundamental to all visual arts imagery. Figure drawing is introduced, and career and real-world applications will be investigated. Ethical use of art content is stressed. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and the work of others. This course incorporates hands on activities and consumption of art materials.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL STUDIO ART: The purpose of this course is to explore how space, mass, balance, and form combine to create aesthetic forms or utilitarian products and structures. Instruction may include, but is not limited to, content in green or industrial design, sculpture, ceramics, or building arts. Media may include, but are not limited to, clay, wood, plaster, and paper maché with consideration of the workability, durability, cost, and toxicity of the media used. Student artists consider the relationship of scale (i.e., hand-held, human, monumental) using positive and negative space or voids, volume, visual weight, and gravity to create low/high relief or freestanding structures for personal intentions or public places. They explore sharp and diminishing detail, size, position, overlapping, visual pattern, texture, implied line, space, and plasticity, reflecting craftsmanship and quality in the surface and structural qualities of the completed art forms. Students in the 3-D art studio focus on use of safety procedures for process, media, and techniques and use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. Cultural and historical connections will be covered, as well as career and real-world applications. This course incorporates hands-on activities, journaling, and consumption of art materials.

CERAMICS/POTTERY: Students explore how space, mass, balance, and form combine to create aesthetic forms or utilitarian products and structures. Instructional focus will be on ceramics and/or pottery. Media may include, but are not limited to, clay and/or plaster, with consideration of the workability, durability, cost, and toxicity of the media used. Student artists consider the relationship of scale (i.e., hand-held, human, monumental) using positive and negative space or voids, volume, visual weight, and gravity to create low/high relief or freestanding structures for personal intentions or public places. They explore sharp and diminishing detail, size, position, overlapping, visual pattern, texture, implied line, space, and plasticity, reflecting craftsmanship and quality in the surface and structural qualities of the completed art forms. Students in the ceramics and/or pottery art studio focus on use of safety procedures for process, media, and techniques. Student artists use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. This course incorporates hands-on activities, journaling, and consumption of art materials.

For Additional Information:

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Digital Photography, Digital Media & Computer Fundamentals Instructor Yearbook DirectorCTE Department Head
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Visual Arts Instructor General Studies Department Head & Fine Arts Department
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