Visual Art Courses: Art

  • Art
    This course introduces students to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design while developing drawing skills and painting techniques. Studio experiences in the classroom will give students opportunities to experience a variety of media (pencil, pen, ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and tempera paint) while developing a student's individual style and creative problem solving skills. Students will demonstrate their ability to respond, to analyze and to interpret their own artwork and the work of others through discussions, critiques, and writings.

    Art Advanced
    Grades 10 - 12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art or consent of instructor (including portfolio review)
    An advanced level course in drawing and painting with an emphasis on developing a greater depth of understanding of art and application of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to their work in a variety of media. Studio experiences include drawing, painting, illustration, and printmaking projects. Each student will demonstrate progress over time by developing a body of work and organizing a portfolio. This course may be repeated.

    AP Studio Art - Drawing
    Grades 11 - 12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art Advanced and/or instructor consent
    AP Art and Design portfolio exams contain two sections. The Selected Works section requires students to demonstrate skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas. These selected works will be physically and digitally submitted to the AP Board. This is the student’s best 5 works and is 40% of the total score. The Sustained Investigation section requires students to conduct a sustained investigation based on an inquiry question, through practice, experimentation and revision. This section will be submitted digitally and consists of 15 slides. The sustained investigation is 60% of the total score. Both sections of the portfolios require students to articulate information about their work in writing.