Introduction to Art

Beginning Drawing

Beginning Ceramics

Beginning Painting

Advanced Drawing

Sculpture

Crafts

Advanced Ceramics

Advanced Painting

Photography
Music Appreciation
Music Theory
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:
This course provides a wide variety of media experiences with emphasis on drawing techniques as well as the elements and principles of art. The students will learn some basic techniques of drawing and design in two-dimensional and three-dimensional media. This course is designed to encouraging problem solving and creative thinking while providing the background knowledge and skills needed to advance to other art courses.
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. Emphasis will be on developing drawing skills while continuing to emphasize the elements and principles of art. Students will be encouraged to begin developing a personal style and expressing ideas through drawing. Students will learn creative thinking and problem solving skills.

 

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 course is a continuation of Beginning Drawing. Students will continue to develop their drawing skills with emphasis on creativity and personal style. A variety of materials will be explored.

 

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:
This course is intended to introduce the students to the Art of Photography. The basic techniques of using a camera, the history of photography, and developing black and white photographs will be covered the first nine weeks. It is best if each student brings their OWN 35mm film SLR camera to use. The second nine weeks will cover digital photography and image manipulation. It is 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: MUSIC THEORY

CREDIT: One Credit

COURSE LENGTH: One Semester

GRADE LEVEL: 9,10,11,12

PREREQUISITE: Instructor approval

Content Description:

MUTH will introduce harmony in music beginning with the construction of major and minor scales, the Circle of Fifths, intervals, and triad and Dominant 7th chord construction. This will be supplemented by ear training, a music composition project, and constant connection to historically relevant repertoire.

Objectives: By the end of the course, students will read and notate music, discern intervals, scales, and modes, analyze chords and scales, and connect repertoire to the world around them. The class will cover one unit from the text each week, supplemented by musictheory.net assignments and a term music composition project. Students will be tested at the end of each unit both wirtten and aural. Daily work will be given, all assignments and tests are cumulative as knowledge carries from one concept to the next.

 

 

 

SUBJECT: MUSIC APPRECIATION ****New Fall 2019****

CREDIT: One Credit

COURSE LENGTH: One Semester

GRADE LEVEL: 10,11,12

PREREQUISITE: Students need to be enrolled in an ensemble at SCC, have taken Music Theory in a previous year.

Content Description:

Music Appreciation will allow students to explore music’s various functionalities in order to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for all type of music. The course will examine music literacy and core musical elements such as melody, rhythm, harmony, form, and texture learned in music theory class. These elements will be explored through shared music of all types..

Objectives: By the end of the course students will have a more open understanding of what music is and a greater means of being open to music of all types. Students will be able to complete research projects on assigned pieces in which they determine and share the most important aspect of what makes music “good”. Students will apply concepts and skills learned in Music Theory class in their analyses.

 

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: 1/16/2018.