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Courses Offered

INTRODUCTION TO ART

This is a student centered hands-on studio course introducing students to high school visual art. A variety of experiences in the areas of drawing, painting, computer graphics, 3D design and art history will be explored. Projects may include: drawing, painting, letter design, cartooning, ceramics and much more. This course provides a foundation for further studies in art. The visual arts continue to provide excellent career opportunities beyond high school! A materials list will be given at the beginning of the semester.

GRAPHIC ART

An exciting course which explores 2-D and 3-D design applications with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the elements of art and principles of design. Individuals will produce works in drawing, painting, printmaking, color theory and computer graphics. Class activities focus on the production of artwork, industry standard software as well as presentation and employability skills.

ADVANCED GRAPHIC ART

Graphic artists create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They make an organization recognizable through branding by selecting color, imagery or logo designs that represent an idea or identity to be used in advertising and promotions. In this course individuals will build on art and design concepts to apply artistic techniques and technical skills in commercial art fields. Class may include design, printmaking, computer graphics, drawing, color theory, studio technique and commercial art business operations. This course will further develop skills, technique and art knowledge in preparation for AP Studio Art.

AP STUDIO ART

The AP Program offers three portfolios: Drawing, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design. The 3 portfolios have a basic, three-section structure, which requires the student to show a fundamental competence and range of understanding in visual concerns and methods. The portfolio asks the student to demonstrate a depth of investigation and process of discovery through the Concentration ​section (Section II). In the Breadth ​section (Section III), the student is asked to demonstrate a serious grounding in visual principles and material techniques. The Quality ​section (Section I) permits the student to select the works that best exhibit a synthesis of form, technique, and content.