Art Course Descriptions

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Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Students will learn the concepts of art elements and principles using a variety of art media.

Visual Art 2- Drawing
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 and permission of instructor

Students will explore a variety of techniques, tools, media, and personal expressive style used in drawing.
Some media used are charcoal, colored pencil, ink, oil pastel, scratchboard, & linoleum printing.

Visual Art 3- Painting
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 2

This course will focus on experimentation with techniques, development of skills, discussion of methods and styles of various painters. Acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints will be utilized in this course. Students may be asked to purchase various materials to enhance the overall painting experience.

Visual Art 4
Grade Level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art 1, 2, 3, and permission of instructor

Students who elect to take this course must be self-motivated and self-directed as well as cooperative, responsible art students. This course is designed to allow the experienced art student to investigate specific areas of art in depth. It is especially directed toward those preparing an art portfolio for college, who want to enroll in AP Art the next year, or for those who may want to choose a career in the art field.

AP Studio Art
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Art 1, 2, 3, and permission of instructor

This course is designed for students who are seriously interested in art and who are highly motivated to do college-level work. This course will be a year long. The first semester will be titled Visual Art 4(honors credit) and upon successful completion the second semester will be AP Studio Art. AP Studio Art is not based on a written exam, instead students submit a portfolio of work for evaluation. Please see the following site for more in depth information:
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html.



Last Modified on October 20, 2009