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Art Courses 2015-16

FUNDAMENTALS OF ART

GRADES 9-12

10 CREDITS YEAR

This class is an introduction to the elements of art and the principles of design and is a prerequisite course for IB Art and Design. Students will explore various art media, think creatively, express ideas clearly, and demonstrate responsibility. (Fine Arts/ Applied Arts) (UC/CSU “F” Elective VPA)

 

STUDIO ART

GRADES 10 - 12

10 CREDITS YEAR

PREREQUISITE: Completion of Fundamentals of Art with a “C” or better.

Studio Art is a year course founded upon prior artistic experience, understanding and knowledge of the Elements and Principles of Design. It is designed to reflect an artist's studio where a wide variety of mediums and projects create a challenging yet fun atmosphere. The student will explore many techniques while completing art projects that require higher level artistic solutions. Opportunity for student work to be submitted in art competitions throughout the county may occur. The course will culminate with an "Art-On-The-Lawn" show at the end of the year. Some historical and cultural contributions to the visual arts will be studied. This is a fun course for the student who truly enjoys art. Repeatable for credit. (Fine/Applied Arts) (UC/CSU “F” Elective VPA)

 

STUDIO ART AP

GRADES 10 – 12

10 CREDITS YEAR

PREREQUISITE: Grade of “A” in Fundamentals of Art and recommendation from the AP Art Teacher.

Studio Art AP features work at an exceptional level of excellence in the creative application of media used in drawing, painting, sculpture design, printmaking, photography, and computer graphics. Students will produce a portfolio of work that meets the requirements of the Advanced Placement curriculum; Drawing, 2-D Design or 3-D Design. College credit is possible with the passage of the AP portfolio assessment. (Fine/Applied arts)(CSU/UC* “F” Elective VPA)

 

INTRODUCTION TO 3-D DESIGN

GRADES 9-12

10 CREDITS YEAR

The purpose of Introduction to 3-D Design is to teach the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design through the production of projects addressing sculptural issues involving depth and space. This includes considerations of mass, volume, form, plane, light, texture, and color. Such elements and concepts may be articulated through additive, subtractive, and/or fabrication processes. A variety of approaches to representation, abstraction, and expression will be incorporated into the curriculum. These may include traditional sculpture, ceramics, metal work, plaster, wood, and three-dimensional fiber arts. Students will become proficient using this media in the production of sculptures in the round. (UC “F” Elective)

 

ART HISTORY AP

GRADES 10-12

10 CREDITS YEAR

PREREQUISITE: “A” in English.

This art history course traces the development of global artistic accomplishments from prehistory to the present. Its content includes attention to the disciplines that lead to an understanding of art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and cultural context. This class is recommended for students with a strong interest in art and excellent study skills. College credit is possible with the passage of the AP test. (Fine/Applied Art) (CSU/UC* “F” Elective VPA)

 

VISUAL ART IB SL

GRADE 11-12

10 CREDITS YEAR

PREREQUISITE: “A” in Fundamentals of Art and recommendation from the Art Teacher.

(Fine/Applied Arts) (UC/CSU* “F” Elective VPA)

 

VISUAL ART IB HL1

GRADE 11

10 CREDITS YEAR

PREREQUISITE: “A” in Fundamentals of Art and recommendation from the Art Teacher.

(Fine/Applied Arts) (UC/CSU* “F” Elective VPA)

 

VISUAL ART IB HL2

GRADE 12

10 CREDITS YEAR

PREREQUISITE: “A” in Fundamentals of Art and recommendation from the Art Teacher.

IB Visual Arts sequence of classes includes an exploration of a variety of experiences in imaginative and creative thinking. Students will focus on the acquisition of technical skills utilizing a wide variety of media, historical and cultural context, and internationalism. Drawing, painting, two-dimensional and three dimensional design, computer graphics, photography, and multi-media exploration are included in the curriculum. Students will develop an in-depth attitude towards studio work and research through the production of a portfolio and research workbook. (Fine/Applied Arts) (UC/CSU* “F” Elective VPA)