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2019-20: AP Studio Art Drawing, 2-D Design, 3-D Design

Course Description: In each of the different sections of A.P. Studio Art, the students will choose a direction to work on the completion of a portfolio of work that meets the standards of the College Board standards of excellence. Work will be done to the utmost level of the students capabilities.
 

2019-20: Ceramics

Course Description: This is a beginning level course in hand building and throwing. Students explore basic theory and techniques to form creative and functional ceramic objects. Kiln firing and glaze application are covered. The use of the potter’s wheel is introduced. The history of ceramics is studied through research and group activities. Oral and written critiques are part of all projects
 

2019-20: Digital Art

Course Description: 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.
 

2019-20: Drawing I

Course Description: 
 
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 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 design elements and principles of organization.
 

2019-20: Drawing II

Course Description: 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.
 

2019-20: 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.
 

2019-20: Photography I

 
Course Description: 
 
Students will be able to perceive and respond to works of fine art photography 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 fine art photography and other works of art. 
 
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 be able to apply the principles and elements of design tin shooting, editing and printing photographs.
 
Students will connect and apply what Is learned in the visual arts to other subject areas and to careers in photography, design, photojournalism and art.
 

2019-20: Photography II

Course Description: 
 
Students will be able to perceive and respond to works of fine art photography 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 fine art photography and other works of art. 
 
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 be able to apply the principles and elements of design in shooting, processing and printing photographs and will produce a portfolio documenting their growth throughout the academic year. 
 
Students will be able to connect and apply what Is learned in the visual arts to other art forms and to careers in photography, fine art, design and photojournalism.