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AP STUDIO ART
This college level course is designed with an emphasis on learning and expanding various studio techniques. Instruction will provide advanced art students with a personalized program of study. Students enrolled in this course must demonstrate an ability to work independently. The goal of this course is to create a portfolio of work that demonstrates the quality and competence needed to apply to college as an art major. The structure of the portfolios will involve a particular concentration of study (i.e., drawing, 2-D design or 3-D design) that culminates in a series of works that will be preserved as digital photographs. A necessary component of this course is to maintain a sketchbook and/or journal. Students enrolled in this program will engage in an ongoing critical analysis, which will enable them to assess their strengths and weaknesses.
ART IN SOCIETY
This semester course explores the roots of art encompassing everything from cave paintings to global trends of today. Societal influences on art are discussed, with comparisons to cultures that depict themes and subject matter differently. Students experiment with a variety of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculptural processes by working both realistically and abstractly. Increased attention is given to critical analysis of artworks and the connection between the artist and society.
Chorus is a performing arts class designed for students with an interest in the choral arts and a desire to work toward a high level of choral performance for various school and community functions. Emphasis is placed on proper vocal technique and diction, basic reading, music terminology and singing in various languages. This course may be repeated.
Drama introduces students to the study of theater. Students will read, write, discuss, and perform monologues, soliloquies, scenes, and plays. In addition, students will learn basic theater terminology and history. A research project will be required.
Students will develop their observational drawing skills as they progress through classroom assignments. Students will work from still life, perspective, figure drawings, and their own imagination. A wide range of media may be used: such as graphite, pen and ink, charcoal, pastel, oil pastel, and color pencils. Students will apply their knowledge of the elements and principles of design to their drawings. Using knowledge of vocabulary and art history, students will participate in classroom critiques.
This course continues developing their observational skills as they progress through classroom assignments. Students will explore a variety of drawing media and techniques with emphasis given to composition and creative expression. There will be continued emphasis on full value studies, point-of-view selection and basic compositional ideas and space.
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN FINE ARTS
This course is designed for students who demonstrate a capacity and interest in higher level artistic research and production in an independent setting. Students will research a number of countries, their artists, and their artistic genres. Assessments will include research papers and art projects executed in the style of the artists studied. Emphasis is placed on students’ vested interest and motivation to explore a variety of genres and mediums.
This course is recommended for those who have a strong desire to improve their artistic results and to challenge their technical and creative skills. This course will provide students with a chance to engage in more experimental form of Fine Arts practice. Students will continue to work with techniques and methods of painting with watercolor, tempera, India ink, and acrylic paint. A variety of artists will be studied as students discover how they are relevant in art history and the individual students own work.
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Fine Arts - Department Chair