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A.P. Studio Art

This course has been developed to accommodate juniors and seniors who have expressed an interest in completing their AP studio art drawing portfolio exam. This course is equivalent to a first year college art class and all students are expected to challenge themselves to develop mastery in the ideas, skills and ability in drawing. Therefore all content meets the requirements as stated on the student exam poster. Through direct teacher instruction, emphasis will be placed on the productions of a volume of quality pieces of artwork. Students will address all three sections of the portfolio: Quality, Breadth and Concentration.

Art I, II, III, IV

Students will learn several two or three-dimensional techniques using a variety of media. The vocabulary of art will be stressed as they begin to intelligently discuss images and forms. As the students progresses, they will work with more personal freedom with artistic forms and images. They will be expected to work at a high level of self-expression and to develop their ideas in various media.

 

Independent Study

This course is designed for upperclassman who want to develop a focused area of art. It may be used to develop a portfolio for college admission or an art contest. An individual plan will be made for each student who must meet with the teacher a minimum of one time per week. Meeting time during an art class is preferred. Students must be able to work independently and be responsible to deadlines.

Drawing and Painting

Students can expect to gain a strong foundation in a wide variety of media. Art works will be created in pencil, charcoal, pastel, pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic. After foundations are met, emphasis will be on the individual to develop (sketchbook) and exploration to create finished art works.



Textile Art

Students will create works of art using textiles as a medium. Feltmaking, paint, collage, mixed media, wearable art, stuffed “creatures”, repurposed garments, surface design, over dyeing, knit, crochet and weaving to name a few. No experience needed, just a desire to create. This course meets for one semester.

Sculpture I

Sculpture is an overview of basic skills used to create three dimensional works of art. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art-related technology skill, art criticism, art history and aesthetics. This is a hands-on course where students create three-dimensional objects. Students enrolled in this course will learn techniques to create sculptures in a variety of media including paper, paper-mache, plaster craft, paperclay, fiber and found objects as well as recycled art. A variety of artists will be explored.

Sculpture II

Students will continue to explore additional media and techniques to develop more complex 3-D art.

Garment Construction

This course is a prerequisite to the Wearable Art class. Garment Construction gives students practical skills in choosing fabrics and patterns for a variety of projects. Basic and advanced construction techniques and design elements are emphasized. Students are encouraged to blend fine workmanship and creativity in developing their skills.

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