- Intro to Fine Arts
- 2D Design: Drawing & Painting
- 3D Design: Ceramics & Sculpture
- Exploring Media & Techniques
- Advanced Studio
- Independent Studio
This course is an introduction to the fine and applied arts. Self-expression through the understanding of basic techniques and materials will dominate each area of study. The course will briefly cover the disciplines of drawing, painting, perspective, sculpture, ceramics, crafts, and other two and three-dimensional design activities. Historical time periods will be studied and applied to student project works. Students will also be instructed in the areas of aesthetics, critical analysis, and art appreciation as applied to each area of art history and to various art disciplines.
This course will develop students’ technical drawing and painting skills in watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint. Students will explore a variety of subject matter such as still life, landscape, portraits, and personal ideas as well as individual taste and style such as realism and abstract expression. Students will continue to develop their understanding of composition by applying the elements and principles of art to their sketches, drawings and final paintings. A variety of artists will be studied as students discover how they are relevant in art history and to the individual student’s work.
Prerequisites: Intro to Art
This course streamlines the fusion of fine and practical arts. Students will be applying previous knowledge of the elements and principles of design to create functional art pieces. Students will explore the manipulation of a variety of different types of materials in conjunction with traditional art media. This course focuses on career readiness in the field of visual arts.
Prerequisites: Intro to Art & 2D Design
In this course, students will develop skills in design, drafting, painting, sculpture, and in-depth art history study. Creativity and design skills are nurtured through dealing with specific art concepts and visual problem-solving. Students will be exposed to various new media and techniques available to the artist in creating an art piece, and appropriate art history examples will be viewed and explored in conjunction with each assignment. Art criticism will include the study and discussion of aesthetics, critical analysis, and art appreciation of each art period and the artists involved in that period.
Prerequisite: Intro to Fine Arts, 2D and 3 Design
Advanced Studio offers the student the beginning of specialized training in fine arts for students who display interest and ability in the arts. The student is encouraged to explore in-depth areas of fine arts / applied arts such as: design, layout, advertising, painting, sculpture, and advanced crafts and graphics. In-depth study of art history through the study of the works of master artists in each project area will flow through the curriculum. Students will create works of design and art problem-solving projects, which will motivate their creativity, talent, and their understanding of the art process and the art world of today and yesterday.
Prerequisite: Intro to Intro to Fine Art; 2D, 3D Studio, and Exploring Media & Techniques
This studio course provides an in-depth individual investigation of the realms of visual expression in the art world. Guided selections for the independent studio student will be geared toward the creation of a personal fine art portfolio to be used for employment preparation, college, art school, or employment portfolio review /interview. Study will include the various disciplines and media of the fine and applied arts in order to prepare the student for post-secondary education and/or the career market.
Prerequisite: Advanced Studio