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Introduction to 2D Art

1 Semester, 1 Credit Grades Available: 9, 10, 11, 12

This is the foundation course for the visual arts curriculum; it is the prerequisite for all other art classes.  Students will engage in learning experiences that include art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art production.  Students will work toward portfolio-quality pieces of artwork.  In this course students will explore a variety of disciplines, styles and techniques.  Students will learn about the relationship between the arts and other disciplines.  Students will reflect on their own artwork and the work of other artists.

Advanced 2D Art

1 Semester, 1 Credit Grades Available: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Introduction to 2D Art
Students enrolled in the Advanced 2D Art course build on the sequential learning experiences of the Introduction to 2D Art course.  Students will continue to engage in learning experiences that include art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art production.  Students will work toward portfolio-quality pieces of artwork.  Students will produce artwork for their portfolios that explore a variety of styles, techniques and media.

Introduction to 3D Art

1 Semester, 1 Credit Grades Available: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: C in Intro to 2D Art
Course content builds on the knowledge learned from the 2D Art class. Students will continue their focus on aesthetics, art history, production, and art criticism. Students will search for meaning, significance, directions and influence in other artists’ works. Students will work with two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms. In addition to studying cultural and historical styles, art students will examine new artistic trends in the visual arts. Students in the course need to be self-motivated to work independently on assigned projects. Students will use problem solving and critical thinking strategies to bring out their ideas for projects.

Ceramics

1 Semester, 1 Credit Grades Available: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Intro to 2D and Intro to 3D Art
Students in Ceramics engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works.  Students create works of art in clay utilizing the processes of hand building, molds, slip and glaze techniques, and the firing process. They reflect upon and refine their work while exploring cultural and historical connections. They will also analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art. Students in this course need to be self-motivated to work independently on assigned projects.  Students will use problem solving, critical thinking, and divergent thinking strategies to bring out their ideas for their projects.

Drawing

1 Semester, 1 Credit Grades Available: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Intro to 2D
Students enrolled in the Drawing course engage in learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics and production.  Students will use the art elements and principles to help solve visual problems.  Students will create realistic and abstract drawings exploring a variety of media such as pencil, chalk, pastels, charcoal and pen and ink.  The students will create drawings using techniques and processes such as contour, gesture, sketching, rendering and perspective drawings.  Students will work toward quality artworks. 

 

Digital Design

1 Semester, 1 Credit Grades Available: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Intro to 2D Art
Digital Design is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art.  Students in Digital Design engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works.  Students will learn to use various computer and web based programs including Adobe, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and more.  Students will create works inspired by various artists and designers and identify art-related careers.  Students enrolled in the course will need a mass storage device such as a flash drive or an online storage account. 

Painting

1 Semester, 1 Credit Grades Available: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Introduction to 2D and one of the following: Drawing or Advanced 2D Art
Course content in the Painting class will continue with learning experiences that include art history, aesthetics, art criticism and art production.  Students will create realistic and abstract paintings exploring a wide variety of media, tools and techniques.  The students will study and examine a variety of cultures, styles and time periods.  Students will use the art elements and principles to solve visual problems.  The art students will reflect on their art and the work of other artists.  Students in this course need to be self-motivated to work independently on assigned projects.  Students will use problem solving and critical thinking strategies to bring out their ideas for their projects.

Sculpture

1 Semester, 1 Credit Grades Available: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Intro to 2D and Intro to 3D Art
Students enrolled in the Sculpture course will engage in learning experiences that include art history, aesthetics, art criticism and art production.  Students will create realistic and abstract sculptures using the additive and subtractive carving process, modeling, construction and assemblage.  Students will reflect and write about their art process and the work of other artists.  Students will explore a variety of ideas and problems.  Students in this course need to be self motivated to work independently on assigned projects.  Students will use problem solving and critical thinking strategies to bring out their ideas for their projects.

Photography

1 Semester, 1 Credit Grades Available: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Intro to 2D Art
Photography is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students in Photography engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works, creating digital photographs utilizing a variety of digital tools. They reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgements about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines, incorporate literacy skills and identify art-related careers.  Students enrolled in this course must have a digital camera to use in and out of class.  Cameras are not provided. They are also required to have a mass storage device such as a flash drive or an online storage account.

Business Law and Ethics

1 Semester, 1 Credit Grades Available: 11, 12

This course is a study of basic principles of personal and practical law in our country.  Subject matter includes civil law, criminal law, consumer law, buying a house, rental laws, and trial/courtroom procedures. The main purpose is to provide the student with an understanding of the working legal system of the United States today, both civil and criminal.  Computers are used daily in this classroom.  Personal laptops or tablets are extremely beneficial to student learning in this course.

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