- Middle School Explorers
In this class, we will begin an exploration of the art world by talking about some interesting and influential artists like George Rodrigue, Picasso, and Andy Warhol. We will also start to understand techniques and art ideas like the elements and principles and portraiture.
- Introduction to the Visual Arts
This class is an introduction to Art's most important techniques and ideas. We will be delving deeper into the Elements and Principles of Art in a kinetic way to truly understand them. Drawing, painting, and sculpture will all be built upon culminating in projects using grids, perspective, color theory, and form principles.
Digital Photography exposes students to the materials, processes, and artistic techniques of taking photographs. Students learn about the operation of a camera, composition, lighting techniques, depth of field, filters camera angles, and photo editing. The course will cover black and white photography as well as color. Also covered will be major photographers, art movements and styles.
- Art I: Drawing
Art I is a drawing course that keeps within the realm of two-dimensional work. Students typically work with several media like pen-and-ink, pencil, chalk, pastels, charcoal, etc. This course will also begin to explore painting with color theory and mixed media like printmaking.
- Art II: Painting
Art II is a drawing and painting course that keeps within the realm of two-dimensional work. This builds upon the Art I drawing class. Students typically work with several media like pen-and-ink, pencil, chalk, pastels, charcoal, watercolor, etc. This course will also build on printmaking and include mixed media.
- Art III: Comprehensive Art
Comprehensive courses provide students with the knowledge and opportunity to explore an art form and to create individual works of art. These courses will also provide a discussion and exploration of career opportunities in the art world. This course covers the language, materials and processes of a particular art form and the design elements and principles supporting a work of art. As students advance and become more adept, students are encouraged to develop their own artistic style. Major artists, art movements, and styles will also be covered.
Sculpture courses are based on the same concepts as the other art classes but focus in a three-dimensional premise. Students typically work with several media such as clay, wood, metals, textiles, plaster, etc.