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Visual Art Information Course Sheets

2020-21: AP Studio Art Drawing, 2-D Design, 3-D Design

 
Students will complete work designed to prepare a portfolio of work to be graded by the College Board and also useful for college applications.

2020-21: Ceramics

Student Learning Outcomes:This is a beginning level Ceramics class. Students will develop Creative Skills and an Understanding of the Arts by:
 
1)   Experience enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment and growth in the process of creating ceramic pieces.
2)   Learn how to use the various tools and equipment necessary for this work.
3)   Learn how to use glazes and glazing techniques for personal expression.
4)   Create pieces with form and function.

2020-21: Digital Art

  • Students will be able to perceive and respond to works of digital art using the vocabulary of the visual arts to express their observations. 
 
  • Students will be able to apply the conventions of art criticism in writing and speaking about digital art and other art forms. 
 
  • Students will be able to analyze the role and development of the visual arts in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting human diversity as it relates to the visual arts and artists.
 
  • The student will be able to analyze, assess, and derive meaning from works of art, including their own, according to the elements of art, the principles of design, and aesthetic qualities.  
 
  • The student will apply the principles and elements of design from planning to completion of all artwork.
 
  • Students will connect and apply what is learned in the visual arts to careers in digital art,  entertainment,  graphic design and fine art.

2020-21: Drawing I

Students study the basic skills of design and composition through the study of human proportion, landscape, abstraction, realism, still-life objects, and fictitious subject matter. Students learn to analyze their drawings and others’ in terms of aesthetic significance, creative expression, historical and cultural components and critical interpretation.  A wide variety of media is introduced, including graphite, pen and ink, charcoal, and colored pencils. Art history is incorporated through presentations, research and group discussion. Oral and written critiques are part of student evaluation.
 
Students will develop creative skills by doing the following:
 
1)   Experience enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment and growth in the process of making art.
2)   Learn how to use the design elements (color, shape, form, line, space, value, and texture) as tools of expression.
3)   Learn how to organize these elements into harmonious, balanced relationships that are aesthetically pleasing.
4)   Use a variety of drawing materials and techniques in order to gain    
     some proficiency and skill in using the elements of art and  
     principles of design.

2020-21: Drawing II

Drawing 2 students will concentrate on creative interpretation of themes, advanced drawing techniques and a variety of media. The course emphasizes individual expression and development in diverse subjects, concepts and interpretation/analysis of ideas and aesthetic images. Through investigating different styles and techniques, students will create refined, meaningful drawings that demonstrate technical mastery and creative growth. The course will cover various drawing media, elements of art, and principles of design and art history relevant to each project. Some project ideas include still-life studies, figures, formal drawings, concentration on art elements and principles of design, mixed media drawings, abstraction, expressive landscapes, emotional drawings and surrealism. Students learn to analyze works of art in terms of aesthetic significance, creative expression, historical and cultural components and critical interpretation. Art history is incorporated through presentations, research and group discussion. Oral and written critiques are part of student evaluation. Learning activities are structured around the California Content Standards for Visual Arts as detailed below.

2020-21: Painting

Student Learning Outcomes:This is a beginning level Painting class using water-based paints. Students will develop Creative Skills and an Understanding of the Arts by:
1)   Experience enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment and growth in the process of painting.
2)   Learn how to mix colors and to control a paintbrush.
3)   Learn how to use color as a personal expression.
4)   Create paintings that use specific color schemes.
 

2020-21: Photography I

Photography 1 a beginning class that introduces students to beginning film and digital techniques.   Learning activities are structured around the California Content Standards for Visual Arts as detailed below.

1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION: Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information through the Language and Skills Unique to the Visual Arts. Students perceive and respond to works of art, objects in nature, events, and the environment. They also use the vocabulary of the visual arts to express their observations. 
 
2.0 CREATIVE EXPRESSION: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Visual Arts. Students apply artistic processes and skills, using a variety of media to communicate meaning and intent in original works of art. 
 
3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT: Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of the Visual Arts. Students analyze the role and development of the visual arts in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting human diversity as it relates to the visual arts and artists. 
 
4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING: Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgments About Works in the Visual Arts. Students analyze, assess, and derive meaning from works of art, including their own, according to the elements of art, the principles of design, and aesthetic qualities. 
 
5.0 CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS: Connecting and Applying What Is Learned in the Visual Arts to Other Art Forms, Subject Areas and Careers. Students apply what they learn in the visual arts across subject areas. They develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to lifelong learning and career skills. They also learn about careers in and related to the visual arts.

2020-21: Photography II

Photography II is an art class that explores in depth film and digital techniques. Learning activities art structured around the California Content Standards for Visual Arts as listed below. 

1.0 ARTISTIC PERCEPTION: Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information through the Language and Skills Unique to the Visual Arts. Students perceive and respond to works of art, objects in nature, events, and the environment. They also use the vocabulary of the visual arts to express their observations.
 
2.0 CREATIVE EXPRESSION: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Visual Arts. Students apply artistic processes and skills, using a variety of media to communicate meaning and intent in original works of art. 
 
3.0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT: Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of the Visual Arts. Students analyze the role and development of the visual arts in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting human diversity as it relates to the visual arts and artists. 
 
4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING: Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgments About Works in the Visual Arts. Students analyze, assess, and derive meaning from works of art, including their own, according to the elements of art, the principles of design, and aesthetic qualities. 
 
5.0 CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS: Connecting and Applying What Is Learned in the Visual Arts to Other Art Forms and Subject Areas and to Careers. Students apply what they learn in the visual arts across subject areas. They develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to lifelong learning and career skills. They also learn about careers in and related to the visual arts.