ART

ART AND MUSIC

FACULTY

Jim Corriveau (Vocal)

Denise Foster (Instrumental)

Jeanmarie DeKleine 

  • STUDIO ART (FOUNDATIONS)

Studio Art is a comprehensive foundation art class. In this course, students will have a brief exposure to 2- and 3-dimensional art; including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, computer art, design and art history. These areas encourage development of concepts and skills in the visual arts and appreciation of arts and cultures around the world. Furthermore, this class is designed to develop an understanding of art as a life-long learning and engagement process. Students will discover the many ways in which they can use their creativity to solve design problems and contribute to the evolution of art.
CREDIT:  1.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

  • DRAWING AND PAINTING (ELECTIVE)

Drawing and Painting is a course that explores two-dimensional works using a variety of dry and wet media; such as pencil, charcoal, pastel, marker, ink, watercolor, and acrylic. Students will develop skills in these mediums while exploring different art styles and concepts in art. Likewise, they will develop basic draftsmanship, composition skills and understand how we see and manipulate color. 

CREDIT:  1.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

  • ADVANCED STUDIO ART

Advanced Studio Art is a continuation of Studio Art. Students must take Studio Art or Drawing and Painting before taking Adv. Studio. In this course, students will explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, design and art history in detail. Much of this class is geared toward refining drawing and design skills through the completion of various observational academic assignments in still life, figure study, design, landscape and interior space. This course is for serious art students. 

CREDIT:  1.0 FINAL ASSESSMENT:     Local Exam 

  • STUDIO IN SCULPTURE (ELECTIVE)

Studio in Sculpture offers an extension of the three-dimensional concepts, materials, processes and techniques explored briefly in the foundation course, Studio in Art. Students will build upon previous experiences, as well as be introduced to new media and tools for expression in sculptural form. The course emphasizes hands–on activities using a variety of materials and techniques, which may include ceramics, wire, wood, found objects, glass, mold-making, and plaster carving used to create sculpture. In addition to the creation of three-dimensional works of art, students will develop an understanding of the context of their work through exposure to art and artists from various time periods, places and cultures.
CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

  •  PHOTOGRAPHY I (ELECTIVE)

Students will learn to visually communicate through the use of a digital SLR camera. Students will explore the basic tools, techniques and aesthetics of black and white digital photography through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, assignments and critiques. There will be an emphasis on the creative use of camera controls, exposure, digital imaging software (Adobe Photoshop CS6), and an awareness of the impact digital photography has on our contemporary society. The digital photography course will require work outside of regular class time.

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam


  • PHOTOGRAPHY II (ELECTIVE)

Photography II is a continuation of the introductory course Photography I. Students will learn advanced tools, techniquest and aesthetics of digital photography through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, assignments, and critiques.  Students will learn how to use Adobe LightRoom, Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Photoshop CS6. This digital photography course will require work outside of regular class time. 

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam


  • CERAMICS (ELECTIVE)

This course provides a comprehensive study in methods of sculpture, hand-built clay construction and basic wheel throwing techniques. Students explore three dimensional design while developing both useful and sculptural forms. 

CREDIT:   0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam 


  • JEWELRY (ELECTIVE)

In this course students will discover the artistry of jewelry making. Students will work with glass, enameling and metal to create a variety of different styles of jewelry. Students will learn to use a variety of jewelry-making tools, fabrication techniques and design fundamentals to create three-dimensional jewelry.  This is a fun course that allows students to develop their own personal style. 

CREDIT:  0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam  


  • ANIMATION (ELECTIVE)

This course is an introductory course to basic 2D and stop motion animation. Students will learn how to use their visual creativity through drawing, storytelling, and other visual mediums to create short animated films. Throughout the course students will explore the international history and evolution of animation. Students will demonstrate creative self-expression as they learn basic drawing skills, techniques for original character design, the natural flow and movement of objects, and background development which includes an in depth study of perspective drawing and layout. 

CREDIT:   0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam 



  • ILLUSTRATION (ELECTIVE)

This course will teach the elements and principles of design through the medium of computers and digital technology. In this course students will learn how to use the Adobe Illustrator, wacom tablets, scanners, printers, and photography as tools to help express their artistic creations. Students will explore character design, fashion design, illustrations for publications such as, children’s books, medical illustrations, comics, etc.

CREDIT:   0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN (ELECTIVE)

This is an introductory class designed to help students understand and develop basic graphic design skills.  Students will learn how to use industry preferred software (Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator) to create logos, brochures, restaurant menus, album covers, posters, and other graphic works.  During the course students will view and discuss popular designs across cultures, keep a sketchbook, participate in artist critiques, watch instructional videos, attend field trips/artist talks, and create a graphic work for a client. 

CREDIT: 0.5 FINAL ASSESSMENT: Local Exam

  • INDEPENDENT STUDY (FULL OR HALF-YEAR) (ELECTIVE)

This course is tailored for students looking to pursue a career in Art. In this course, Junior and Senior students will focus on portfolio development and producing high quality works of art. Emphasis is placed on fostering students individual style and creating more complex visual statements. A wide range of materials and processes will be explored, and students will have the opportunity to focus on a chosen subject or medium. Students will also be required to create an artist website, which will display the students artist bio, works of art, artist statements and artistic accomplishments. 

CREDIT:  1.0 or 0.5  FINAL ASSESSMENT:  Local Exam

 




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