Introduction to Art

Beginning Drawing

Beginning Ceramics

Beginning Painting

Advanced Drawing

Sculpture

Crafts

Advanced Ceramics

Advanced Painting

Photography
Vocal Music
Instrumental Music
Index

SUBJECT: INTRODUCTION to ART
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 9,10,11, 12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
The content of this course is directed toward a wide variety of media experiences with an emphasis in both drawing techniques and design concepts. This course is designed to make the student aware of the basic elements and principles of art, problem solving and creative thinking.  
Objectives:
1.) To understand some of the technical aspects of art. 2.) To learn the basic techniques of drawing, design and painting. 3.) To prepare students for other areas of art.  4.) To begin developing a personal style in Art. 5) To learn creative thinking & problem solving techniques.

 

SUBJECT: BEGINNING DRAWING
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 9, 10, 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Art
Content Description:
Students will learn basic two-dimensional drawing techniques with a variety of materials; pencils, white & black charcoal, colored pencils, markers & pastels. Creating a personal style and expressing ideas through drawing will be emphasized.

 

SUBJECT: BEGINNING CERAMICS 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 9, 10, 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Art
Content Description:
Students will develop three-dimensional works of art using the medium of clay. Handbuilding, wheel thrown and finishing techniques will be learned.

 

SUBJECT: BEGINNING PAINTING 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 9, 10, 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Art
Content Description:
Students will learn color theory, basic watercolor and acrylic painting techniques to create still lifes, landscapes, and abstract paintings. Problem solving, communicating ideas, creativity and design elements and principles will be emphasized.

 

SUBJECT: SCULPTURE 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 9, 10, 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Art
Content Description:
Students will create three-dimensional forms using various mediums; plaster, metal, wire, cardboard, clay and foam-core board.

 

SUBJECT: CRAFTS 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 9, 10, 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Art
Content Description:
Students will explore a variety of craft techniques using various media. Some units may include: mask-making, beadwork, fibers, batik, tie-dye, weaving, wood burning, paper making, printmaking, and altered books.

 

SUBJECT: ADVANCED CERAMICS 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Art, Beginning Ceramics
Content Description:
This is a continuation of Beginning Ceramics. Students will use the basic handbuilding and wheel thrown techniques to create three-dimensional artworks with clay. Emphasis will be on developing a personal style that is expressive and creative.

 

SUBJECT: ADVANCED PAINTING 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Art, Beginning Painting
Content Description:
This is a continuation of Beginning Painting. Students will be expected to show abilities in a variety of painting media and develop a personal style that is creative, expressive and uses original ideas.

 

SUBJECT: ADVANCED DRAWING 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Art, Beginning Drawing
Content Description:
This is a continuation of Beginning Drawing with an emphasis in creativity and personal style. A variety of materials will be used as well as technology.

 

SUBJECT: PHOTOGRAPHY 
CREDIT: One Credit
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
GRADE LEVEL: 11,12 Upperclassmen have priority.
PREREQUISITES:
Highly suggested to have taken Web Graphics (Adobe Photoshop) prior to this class

35 mm film camera and digital camera recommended

Limited to 6-8 per section

Content Description:
The instruction of photography is intended to give the student the proper techniques in taking and developing a good photograph. Basic technical aspects such as parts of the camera, history of photography and developing techniques will be covered. For 9 weeks the students will learn how to develop black and white film, make enlargements, matting a photograph, photograms, pinhole photos, strip pictures, and cliché verras. It's BEST if each student brings their OWN 35 mm film SLR camera to use.

The next 9 weeks is devoted to digital photography, which includes: types of digital cameras, camera features, camera card capabilities, file formats, real world resources, image manipulations with Picassa and Photoshop. It's BEST if each student brings their own digital camera.


SUBJECT: VOCAL MUSIC

CREDIT: Two Credits

COURSE LENGTH: Full Year

GRADE LEVEL: 9,10,11,12

PREREQUISITE: Middle School Choir or by Teacher Approval

Content Description:

Any student is eligible to be a member of mixed chorus which is the basic performing group for vocal music. An ability to match pitch and read music is recommended. This group performs a variety of styles, types, and periods of vocal literature and participates in the following events: 1.) Attendance required for assessment at four scheduled concerts per school year. 2.) Required attendance for assessment at State Large Group Music Festival. Students who are members of the mixed chorus also are expected to attend scheduled voice lessons weekly and extra rehearsals that may be scheduled as needed. Also available to interested members are all-state auditions, groups which sing the National Anthem at football and basketball games (group members selected based on auditions), vocal festivals, swing/jazz choir (members selected by audition), commencement singers, state solo/ensemble music festival entries and special community performances.

Objectives: 1.) To be able to sing various types, styles and periods of literature. 2.) To be a part of a successful and rewarding overall group effort. 3.) To develop and improve personal vocal skills. 4.) To learn proper voice techniques and care of the vocal instrument. 5.) To develop an understanding of and appreciation for many different types and styles of music. 6.) To be able to appreciate music as an art form that is used and exhibited every day of our lives.

 

SUBJECT: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC 
CREDIT: Two Credits
COURSE LENGTH: Full Year 
GRADE LEVEL: 9,10,11,12
PREREQUISITE: MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND
Content Description:
Instrumental music is designed to offer instruction and experience through a number of large and small group performances including concert band, marching band, jazz band, pep band, ensembles, solos, and lessons. Students will study musical concepts such as rhythm, articulation, tone, phrasing, intonation, balance and blend, dynamics, and terminology. Students will also learn to apply basic concepts of music theory and field/parade marching fundaments. The band will study literature representing various historical time periods including the pre-baroque, baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary.

Instrumental music is a performance -oriented class. Performances which are scheduled outside of the school day are required and are a part of the instrumental music grade. All performances are scheduled on the school calendar.

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Last modified: 1/20/2016.