Course Catalog – Art

Seventh Grade Art Fundamentals

 Art Fundamentals- Two Dimensional Arts – 7th Grade Mandatory
Each class meets 2 days out of 6 day rotating schedule
Covers the fundamentals of art in 2D & 3D Arts
State Standards based for 7 th grade and using the elements of design in art. This class is a basic introductory art course which will provide students with a wide variety of experiences in drawing, painting and other 2 & 3D media; it will introduce them to the elements and principles of art and art history. The media will include pencil, charcoal, water color, markers, scratchboard, clay & or polymer clay and crayons although not limited to. Artwork will include but not limited to, architecture, cartooning, perspective, color, design, and drawing by description, clay animal. The students will keep an art history folder used for the final exam.
The students will master the ruler and compass.

Eighth Grade Art 3D

Three Dimensional Sculptural Design and Crafts – 8th grade mandatory

This class is a basic introductory art course which will provide students with a wide variety of three-dimensional experiences and other 3D medias, it will introduce them to the vocabulary of art and introduce them to art history.  The mediums will include but not limited to paper, cardboard, wood, ceramics, tile, mosaics, wire and plaster gauze.  The students will have a successful understanding of asymmetrical, symmetrical and radial balance.  Within this class the students will have a wide variety of tools, techniques and history all associated with sculpture.  Along with basic techniques students will be involved in discovering the cultural and historical applications of sculpture and the elements of form versus shape.  Students will have knowledge of master artists such as Calder, Tatlin, Picasso, Giacometti, and Moore.

Ninth Grade Arts and Crafts

9th grade elective
This class meets 2 days out of a six day cycle and meets for 2 out of the 4 marking periods.
State Standards based, research and cultural emphasis. This course is a media and historical project based class. It includes but not excluding other media and subject matter, tempera, acrylic painting, clay, clocks, tiles, leather, wood burning, hex signs, charcoal, pastel, optical art and puppetry. Students will explore a variety of artistic movements that are based on history and inventions.

Arts and Crafts II

Elective for 10-12th grade
This is an elective class & can be taken with teacher permission. This class meets 3 days out of a six day cycle and it is open to those in grades 10-12. State Standards based, research and cultural emphasis. This course builds off of 9th grade Arts and Crafts. It includes but not excluding other media and subject matter, clay & polymer clay, dream catchers, mobiles, wind chimes, tiles, leather, wood burning, metal embossing, plaster/foam sculptures, soap making, paper marbling, paper quilling, sewing, string art, latch hook work, small loom weaving, acrylic painting and puppetry.

Two-Dimensional Art I

Elective for 10-12th grade
This is an elective with pre-approved teacher permission for grades 10th – 12th grade. This class
meets 3 days out of a six day cycle. State Standards based. This class is an intermediate art studio course in which a variety of drawing, printmaking and Painting will be taught. The materials will be but not limited to, pastels, conte crayon, pencils, charcoal, stippling, pen and ink, scratch board, contrasto, block printing, various types of paint, ceramic tiles and glazes also being explored is the mediums of watercolor, and acrylic mediums. 2dI will be emphasizing technique in drawing and painting medium exploration. The students will be taught the care of tools, mixing paints/color, masking techniques and an emphasis on the elements/principles of design. Projects will include but not limited to land/seascapes, collage, and still lives & flex projects. Works of art will show-abstract, realistic, and interpretative art styles. The students will participate in the local News Item and VFW Patriotic art contests. The students will master and be able to be able to measure and cut a mat.

Two-Dimensional Art II

Elective for 10-12th grade
Prerequisite is 2D Art I and must have teacher permission. This class meets 3 days out of a six day cycle. Working with a combination of independent projects and structured assignments, students will expand on the fundamentals they learned in 2D Art I. Some of the media is as follows but is not limited to: drawing, pen & ink, watercolor/acrylic/oil painting, pastels, ceramic tiles, sandblasting, palette knife painting, scratchboard, silk dye painting, cut canvas art, flex art projects and local contests i.e. News Item Calendar Header, VFW Patriotic Art. Students will explore a variety of art materials and techniques while improving their drawing and painting skills. After exploring, the students are encouraged to develop their own style and focus on the projects they would like to accomplish in a specified media field.

Twelvth Grade Art - Senior Studio

This class is with instructor permission only and the student must have a “B” average or better in a previous art class. This class meets six days out of the six day cycle.

Students in this class have an advanced interest in art and are investigating possible careers in art. Emphasis will be on the production of 2D and 3D portfolio pieces and experimentation in a range of media, drawing, painting, design, sculpture, ceramic, candles, leather tooling, and glass fusing. The students will work in a studio like setting, working on a set # of required pieces of art and also working on their own self-interested area(s) of art. Students going onto a college or art school will have a chance to make a portfolio for presentation.

*Students in the elective art classes will help with the prom.

*Students in all classes will participate in various public art contests throughout the school year.

*Students will participate in the end of the year art show.

*Students will all complete one writing sample in each of the art classes.

Ceramics, Metals, and Sculpture I

Tenth to twelfth Grade elective – Two prior art courses mandatory with a “B” average or better. This course meets 3/6 rotating days.

State Standards for the Visual Arts, including the elements and principles of design. In this intermediate course, the students will be exposed to a variety of “sculptural” techniques including but not limited to the carving of Styrofoam, building of wood, wire and plaster sculptures. The students will build three dimensional forms selecting a master artist as their motivation. The students will be able to identify all the attributes and life of the artist. Incorporated within the “metals” portion of the course students will be taught the use and safety of traditional hand tools such as a jewelers saw, dremel tools, with application of  filing, cutting, piercing, chasing and repouse’, basic soldering and etching techniques.  The students will be able to identify tools and their usage, use safety practices with tools, proper attitudes toward work and clean-up procedures, creating rings, pendants and pins. The students will be introduced to history of metals and sculpture and a variety of “master artist”. The students will find the meaning of jewelry.  Within “ceramics”  the goal of this course is to introduce students to the possibilities of clay. The students will learn the basic characteristics and make-up of clay in order to complete successful clay projects. The students will understand the chemical make-up of clay and glazes, the firing process, building techniques such as pinch, coil, slab, molding techniques and wheel thrown pots, various decorate techniques and different clay bodies. The students will be introduced to history and cultural use of ceramics and different historical constructions.

Ceramics, Metals and Sculpture II

CMS_II “Ceramics, Metals and Sculptures II” – Course number 706
Eleventh to twelfth grade –  Two prior art courses mandatory with a “B” average or better. The course meets 3/6 rotating days. Instructor permission required,  Pre-requesite of CMS course

State Standards for the Visual Arts and elements and principles of design will be explored, with a 3 dimensional focus.  Students will apply the knowledge from the CMS course. This course will include the CMS course information, processes, safety expectations and procedures, along with working with glass enameling on copper. The students will also mix ceramic glaze formulas and further explore historical clay techniques, such as slip trailing,  printing on clay, and sgraffito imagery. Potter’s wheel work will be encouraged. The students will be aware of local artist working in these sculptural medias.

Ceramics, Metals, and Sculptures III

Twelfth grade, elective – Three prior art courses mandatory with a “B” average or better. The course meets 3/6 rotating days. Instructor permission required,  Prerequisite of CSMI course

State Standards for the Visual Arts and elements and principles of design will be explored, with a 3 dimensional focus.  Students will apply the knowledge from the CMS course. This course will include the CMS course information, processes, safety expectations and procedures, along with working with glass enameling on copper, bead making(in glass and other media), and stained glass. The students will also mix ceramic glaze formulas and further explore historical clay techniques, such as slip trailing, printing on clay, and sgraffito imagery. This course will all include different forms of hand building, throwing on the wheel. The students will construct sculptural and functional work from clay. They will use other building materials and methods, such as fabric, plaster of Paris, plaster gauze, various tapes, wires, pulps, waxes, etc. The students will analyze and critique materials and projects. The students will be aware of local artist working in various sculptural medias.  The CMS III student will have a chance to explore their interest in this area of study.

Fibers & Printmaking I

Ninth grade,  1/2 year elective course. This course meets 3/6 rotating days.

State Standards for the Visual Arts and elements of design. An art studio course were a variety of printmaking and fiber experiences and processes will be explored. The printmaking processes explored will include but not limited to block, stamping and embossing.  Fibers instruction will include but not limited to forming basket weaving, and batik. Within this class the students will have a wide variety of tools, techniques and history all associated with printmaking and fibers. Along with basic techniques students will be involved in discovering the cultural and historical applications of printmaking and fibers arts.  Students will have knowledge of master artists such as Durer, Holbein, Hokuskai, Picasso, Stella, Oldenburg.

Fibers and Printmaking II

Tenth, eleventh and Twelfth grade – One year elective course. This course meets 3/6 rotating days.

This is an art studio course were a variety of printmaking and fiber experiences and processes will be explored. The printmaking processes explored will include but not limited to silkscreen, montage, block, embossing, stamping and engraving.  Fibers instruction will include but not limited to forming big round reed basket, paper pulp/paper making, sowing machine skills, dying processes, modern movements (such as yarn bombing) and batik. Within this class the students will have a wide variety of tools, techniques and history all associated with printmaking and fibers. Along with basic techniques students will be involved in discovering the cultural and historical applications of printmaking and fibers arts.  Students will have knowledge of master artists such as Durer, Holbein, Hokuskai, Picasso, Stella, Oldenburg. Susan Gilgen, Sheila Hicks, Diane Itter, Ferne Jacobs, Givi Kandareli, Nancy Kozikowski, Hans Krondahl, Velda Newman

Senior Studio

This class is with instructor permission only and the student must have a “B” average or better in a previous art class. This class meets 6 out of the six day cycle. Students in this class have an advanced interest in art and are investigating possible careers in art. Emphasis will be on the production of 2D and 3D portfolio pieces and experimentation in a range of media, drawing, painting, design, sculpture, ceramic, basketry, candles, leather tooling, and glass fusing, silk marbling, paper marbling, sandblasting, VFW-Patriotic art; News Item Header contests and flex projects. The students will work in a studio like setting, working on a set # of required pieces of art and also working on their own self-interested area(s) of art. Students going onto a college or art school will have a chance to make a portfolio for presentation.
*Students in the elective art classes will help with the prom.
*Students in all classes will participate in various public art contests throughout the school year.
*Students will participate in the end of the year art show.