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ART COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 
ART 1 - This introductory semester block course exposes students to the following media: drawing, painting, design, ceramics, sculpture, and computer graphics. The course begins with an intense focus on improving drawing skills. Students will apply the elements and principles of art to projects and will investigate art-related careers, art history, aesthetics, and criticism as they relate to art projects. 

ART 2 - This semester block course focuses on skill improvement within the following: drawing, painting, design, ceramics, sculpture, and computer graphics. The course begins with an intense focus on improving drawing skills and progresses with other media. Students will apply the elements and principles of art and will investigate various forms of writing, art-related careers, art history, aesthetics, and criticism as they relate to the course.  Students must have a B or higher to enroll.

AP ART - AP Studio Art is a year-long block course with portfolios due April 30. (Students must register for AP Art first semester and Independent Study the second semester to complete the portfolio. Students may choose to complete one of the following portfolios to be scored by the College Board:  2d Design, 3d Design, or Drawing.  This course is designed to fulfill the requirements of the College Board program of study. The program of study follows the course description provided by the College Board. The success of AP Studio Art requires a strong commitment from highly motivated students. The course:
 
1) Is challenging and rigorous and has at its core the generation of a substantial body of very high quality college level works of art in terms of quality in subject, content and form.
2) Challenges students to develop their own personal work and to master concept, composition and execution of their personal ideas and themes. 
3) Causes students to understand that art making is an ongoing process that uses informed and critical decision-making to determine outcomes to problems.
4) Requires students to develop a comprehensive portfolio that addresses each of these issues in a personal way. Formulaic solutions to problems are discouraged.
 
SCULPTURE - This semester block course focuses on sculpting skills with studies of the human figure, portraits, and cultural research. Students will create sculptures utilizing a variety of media and processes. Students will investigate various forms of writing, art-related careers, art history, aesthetics, and criticism as they relate to the course. Near the end of the course, students will be expected to create a work of their choice based on research and/or historical study.

ART APPRECIATION (ART 100 - DUAL CREDIT) - This semester long course is a lecture-based visual art history class and meets Monday and Wednesday. Students are required to identify, analyze and critique artworks of famous artists verbally and in writing. This course fulfills three hours of undergraduate level General Education requirements.
Purpose: To create an awareness and appreciation for various visual artworks and movements from the prehistoric period to present day.
Topics: Purpose of art, historical significance, artists, movements, and artistic media and processes.

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