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Grade 7 Art Sequence focuses on two-and three-dimensionaldrawing and painting in ink, watercolor and acrylics, and sculpture in wood andmetal. Through excursions, films, discussion, and written assignments, studentsbroaden their concept of art as a universal form of communication and a sourceof life-long pleasure.
Grade 9 Art Sequence focuses on one of theseareas: fiber arts, painting/drawing, and photography. During a nine week periodstudents learn about the materials, tools and concepts necessary to developtheir skills. They are invited to continue their studies in elective courseswithin the Art department.
Mixed Media is a course that offers students anopportunity to explore a variety of mediums, such as fiber arts, ceramics,sculpture, printmaking, drawing and painting. It emphasizes conceptualdevelopment, art fundamentals and craftsmanship.
Beginning Photography students acquire a workingknowledge of camera operation, film development, and printmaking in black andwhite. They learn composition, content, and visual awareness, with hands-onassignments.
Advanced Photography students create photographic colorimages using film, cameras and computer image
manipulation programs. They develop skills in the production of groups ofrelated photographs.
Ceramics allows students to experiment with athree-dimensional plastic medium to develop an awareness of fine functionalform, a knowledge of ceramic techniques, and an aesthetic understanding ofexcellence in design and craftsmanship. Handbuilding and wheelthrowing areemphasized.
Drawing is a class specifically designed to teach thetechnique of drawing to the beginner and to enhance the skills of those canalready draw. Students will participate in a series of exercises which buildthe foundations of drawing and seeing as an artist sees. The premise is thatanyone can learn to draw and draw well. The class is open to grades eight(teacher recommendation required for this grade) through twelve. A year ofdrawing is a prerequisite for painting and AP studio art.
Design 3-D helps students abstract a two-dimensionaldesign from a three-dimensional form and then reconstruct the form in a newmaterial such as wood, fabric, metal, cardboard or fiberglass.
Painting is for students with drawing class experienceor by permission of teacher. They learn to use wet media such as acrylicpaints, watercolor, inks and oils, and explore other two-dimensional areas suchas printmaking and collage. Students focus on the fundamentals of creating goodpaintings and develop their technical skills and individual artistic vision.This class is a prerequisite for AP Studio Art.
AP Studio Art is for the serious and mature artstudent. Prerequisites are drawing, painting and sculpture or by permission orrecommendation of an art teacher. Successful completion of the AP portfolioresults in an artistically well rounded student who will be ready toparticipate in college level art courses as well as earn college credit.Students have their own studio area which is open to them any time of the classday as well as before and after school. Open to juniors and seniors.