Studio Art

  • Art 1: Art 1 is a skills-based course in which students develop artistic perception, learn art history/cultural context and develop aesthetic valuing skills through drawing, painting and printmaking. Students create original artworks, using new and traditional media and techniques, as well as keeping a sketchbook/journal, doing outside gallery visits and reviews, and oral and written critiques of student, historical and contemporary artists. Students also are required to maintain portfolios of all their projects/assignments.

    Art 2: Art 2 emphasizes visual problem solving and personal expression through which students continue to develop skills and knowledge of artistic perception, art history/cultural context and aesthetic valuing skills. Students continue to develop their drawing, painting, and printmaking skills. Students create original artworks, using new and traditional media and techniques, as well as keeping a sketchbook/journal, doing outside gallery visits and reviews, and oral and written critiques of student, historical and contemporary artists. Students also are required to maintain portfolios of all their projects/assignments.

    Advanced Art: Advanced Art students work at an advanced skill level in a variety of two-dimensional and three- dimensional media. Creative experimentation with media and subject matter is encouraged. Special talents and interest in the arts and art-related fields are addressed. Students participate in the exhibition of their work.

    Advanced Art - Honors: Advanced Art students work at an advanced skill level in a variety of two-dimensional and three- dimensional media. Creative experimentation with media and subject matter is encouraged. Special talents and interest in the arts and art-related fields are addressed. Students participate in the exhibition of their work. Students who enroll in the Honors option will engage in advanced analysis and critiques of art and artists, prepare written reports and develop a personal portfolio.

    Studio Art AP: This course is designed to encourage creative and systematic investigation of formal and conceptual issues, while placing an emphasis on making art as an ongoing process that involve the student in informed and critical decision making. AP Studio Art helps students develop technical skills and familiarize them with the functions of the visual elements. Students are encouraged to become independent thinkers who will contribute inventively and critically to their culture through the making of art.

     

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