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

(10th-12th) Ceramics & Sculpture I             Periods/cycle: 3                      Credit: 0.5                   Weight:1

Prerequisite: 2 Prior Art Classes C average or better, Teacher Approval

In this intermediate course, students will be exposed to a variety of Sculptural techniques.  These include but are not limited to plaster casting, wire forms, cardboard, and/or styrofoam armatures, and wood joinery.  Within ceramics, students will earn the basic characteristics and chemical makeup of clay and glazes as well as the firing process.  Building techniques will include pinch, coil, slab, wheel thrown pottery, various decorating techniques, and different clay bodies.  Students will be taught the use and safety of equipment, as well as proper attitudes and procedures for maintaining a community studio.  Based in state standards, students will be introduced to history and cultural uses of ceramics and sculptures’ different historical constructions as well as a variety of master artists.  Works of art will apply elements and principles of design to functional, interpretive, and realistic art styles.

Ceramics, Metals and Sculpture II

(11th-12th) Ceramics & Sculpture II                        Periods/cycle: 3                      Credit: 0.5                   Weight:1

Prerequisite: C&SI with B average or better, Teacher Approval

In this advanced course, students will apply the techniques and procedures, and expand on the 3d fundamentals they learned in C&SI.  Students will explore a variety of 3d art materials and techniques, apply the elements and principles of design, and improve their building and refining skills.  They will also experiment with glaze formulas and further explore master artists and historical clay techniques according to state standards, such as slip trailing, printing on clay, burnishing, and sgraffito.  Projects may include but are not limited to teapot sets, plaster life casts, large scale paper/wire sculpture and pottery wheel work.

Ceramics, Metals, and Sculptures III

(12th) Ceramics and Sculpture III               Periods/cycle: 3                      Credit: 0.5                   Weight:1

Prerequisite: C&SII with B average or better, Teacher Approval

An advanced course based in state standards for the visual arts, with an emphasis on the production of 3d portfolio pieces and experimentation in ceramics and sculpture processes.  Students will apply C&SI and C&SII course information, techniques, safety expectations and procedures, along with a focus on pottery wheel and advanced glass processes.  Students will also mix ceramic glaze formulas and further explore historical artists and clay techniques.  A student taking this course has an advanced interest in 3d arts and will have a chance to explore their interest in this area of study as well as possible careers in art.

Fibers and Metals

 

(10th-12th) Fibers & Metals              Periods/cycle: 3                      Credit: 0.5                   Weight:1

Prerequisite: 2 Prior Art Classes C average or better, Teacher Approval

In this intermediate course, students will be exposed to a variety of standards based on fibers and metalworking techniques while applying the elements and principles of design.  Fiber processes can include but are not limited to tapestry weaving and basketry, macrame, batic dying, sewing embroidery and silkscreen on fabric.  Incorporated within the metals portion of the course students will be taught the use and safety of traditional hand tools to produce rings, pendants, and other jewelry formats.  Students will also explore etching and intaglio prints.  Along with basic processes, students will explore the cultural and historical artists and application of fibers and metal arts.

 

Fibers and 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

MIxed Media

 

(9th)    Mixed Media              Periods/cycle: 2 – 1 semester            Credit: 0.17                 Weight:1

No Prerequisite

An art studio course where a variety of State Standards based fibers and 2D processes will be explored. Fibers instruction may include but is not limited to quilling, embroidery and/or basket construction. Within this class students will explore historical and contemporary artists as they create artwork. They will explore and apply a variety of 2D mediums together in a single artwork, including but not limited to drawing with wet and dry mediums, sgraffito, collage, acrylic transfers, and monoprinting.

 

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.