Art

  • Art

    Grade level:

    9 to 12

    Course units:

    10 Credits – Year Course

    Graduation requirement:

    Visual and Performing Arts

    University of California/California State University a-g requirement:

    f

               

    Suggested Course Preparation/Critical Skills: Students should be prepared to work in the art studio, which is much like a lab environment.  Self discipline is necessary to be productive in such a work atmosphere where seating is not in rows and long term projects must be completed and turned in a timely fashion.  Each student must be willing to work hard in this alternative workspace to be successful.

    Course Description: Students will survey the basics of Art in a studio environment.  The Elements of Art and the Principles of Design will be learned and practiced, students will study drawing, color theory, perspective, painting, aesthetic valuing and the critiquing process, major movements in art and the contributions of individuals and peoples to the art of today.   Careers in the Arts will be explored.

    Major Projects/Assignments: Design Folder, Color Wheel, Perspective Drawing, 7-Part Drawing.

    Approximate homework assigned: one hour weekly, if student works at normal pace in class.

Art Advanced

  • Art Advanced

    Grade level:

    10 to 12

    Course units:

    10 Credits – Year Course

    Graduation requirement:

    Visual and Performing Arts

    University of California/California State University a-g requirement:

    f

               

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art with a grade of C or better, or a portfolio of work that shows proficiency equivalent to a year in Beginning Art, to be determined by the instructor.

     May be repeated for credit.

    Suggested Course Preparation/Critical Skills: Students should have the commitment to improve their skills as an artist, and be willing to revise and rework, as part of the process of making art.  A certain level of maturity is required as students begin the group critiquing process.

    Course Description: Students will pursue greater depth drawing, painting, design, graphics and printmaking.  Studio experiences will provide further knowledge of the artist’s methods and materials.  Advanced skills of observing and recording nature will be combined with study of historical styles of art.  During this course studio art work in the classroom will provide for creative expression, visual perception and technical experiences.  The students will study great works of art to illustrate lessons in aesthetic judgments and historical insights.  The course will also include films, slides and demonstrations. 

    Major Projects/Assignments: Distorted Self-Portrait, Pen and Ink Still Life, Colored Pencil ‘Garbage’

    Approximate homework assigned: one hour weekly, if student works at normal pace in class.

Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art

    Grade level:

    11 to 12

    Course units:

    10 Credits – Year Course

    Graduation requirement:

    Visual and Performing Arts

    University of California/California State University a-g requirement:

    f

               

    Prerequisite: Enrolling students should have completed the Advanced Art or Drawing with a B or better.  Students should be well developed with drawing and painting skills and understand how to use the design elements and principles successfully.  Summer classes, including figure drawing, at the Academy of Art or another prominent summer art program are highly recommended.  Summer assignments from the A.P. teacher are mandatory.

    Suggested Course Preparation/Critical Skills: Enrolling students should have completed the prerequisites with a B or better.  Students should be well developed with drawing and painting skills and understand how to use the design elements and principles successfully.  Summer classes, including figure drawing, at the Academy of Art or another prominent summer art program are highly recommended.  Summer assignments from the A.P. teacher are mandatory.

    Course Description: At course end each student will turn in a portfolio to the College Board that consists of 24 art works.  Students can choose to complete the drawing portfolio or the design portfolio.  Both portfolios follow the same requirements, but have different assignments.  Through slides and other visual samples, students become more aware of the contemporary art world.  Critiques are held every three weeks.  Grading will be based on the College Board Rubric, however points are given for participation and completing all assignments by the end of each semester.

     Major Projects/Assignments: The portfolio consists of 24 high quality artworks, 12 of which are to be completed in class, 12 of which are completed outside of class time.

    Approximate daily homework assigned: 1 to 2 hours.