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Art

Course Offerings


Elementary
All students K-5 will receive art through their core teacher

Middle School
Art Exploration
6th gradeHalf Year
This semester course is open to any sixth grader who wishes to develop as an artist, regardless of previous experience. This is an exploration course that will expose the student to varied art forms, media, and techniques. This exposure will create a common core of knowledge, familiarize the student with his/her cultural heritage, develop and refine his/her aesthetics towards the arts and enable the student to express his/her own creativity and increase his/her capacity for problem solving.
A minimal supply fee will be requested from each student.

Art I
7th or 8th gradeHalf Year
This semester course is for students in grades seven and eight who enjoy learning about visual art. Students will focus on developing skills which include drawing, painting, print, sculpture, ceramic and collage. Elements and principles of design will be emphasized in each project. Students are expected to create original artworks using imagination and creativity, and work toward improving their artistic ability in all the techniques introduced.
A minimal supply fee will be requested from each student.

Art II
8th gradeFull Year
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art I
This is a full year course in which students with prior experience in Art I will review and apply the elements of art and principles of design to more in-depth projects that focus on specific cultures, artists, time periods, and/or techniques. Students will explore a variety of media (pencil, clay, paint, plaster, glass metal, etc.) in both 2D and 3D projects. Hands-on activities provide students an opportunity to practice creativity and critical problem-solving.
A minimal supply fee will be requested from each student.

High School
701 ART I
Grade 9-121 Credit
Options in instruction: Accelerated for students who passed art for middle school
Art I is a general course of art instruction in which students create original, imaginative, and inventive works of art. This class will act as an introduction to drawing, painting, and sculpture, as well as the basic theories and history of art. Effort is a large consideration on graded projects.
Lab Fee - $15

702 ART II DRAWING
Grade 10-121 Credit
Prerequisite: Art I
Having shown skill and creativity in Art I, students will continue to explore the theories and techniques of drawing. Experimentation with different media and use of higher level thinking skill is emphasized while students create well-designed and complex projects. Media used in this course include pencil, prism color, pen and ink, scratchboard, pastels and printmaking.
Lab Fee - $20

703-4 ART III, IV DRAWING
Grade 11-121 Credit
Prerequisite: Drawing II and recommendation of a previous art teacher.
This art class is designed for the advanced placement student or art career bound student who needs more studio time to complete an art portfolio. The teacher will work closely with each student to choose an area of study or concentration based on a particular visual interest or problem to be worked on each semester.
Lab Fee - $20

704D ART IV ART APPRECIATION (WAGNER ONLY)
Grade 121 Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher Review of portfolio
The art class is designed to explore the visual elements, their nature, functions, and relationships in painting, sculpture, architecture, and industrial design.

705 ART II PAINTING
Grade 10-121 Credit
Prerequisite: Art I
Having shown a definite interest and aptitude or painting in the Art I class, students will continue to explore the media and techniques for painting. Students will be challenged to use their painting skills in a wide range of artistic styles, as well as various painting surfaces and media. Media used in this course include tempera, watercolor, colored inks, acrylic and oils.
Lab Fee - $20

706-7 ART III, IV PAINTING
Grade 11-121 Credit
Prerequisite: Painting II and recommendation of a previous art teacher
This art class is designed for the advanced placement student or art career bound student who needs more studio time to complete an art portfolio. The teacher will work closely with each student to choose an area of study or concentration based on a particular visual interest or problem to be worked on each semester.
Lab Fee - $20

708 ART II SCULPTURE
Grade 10-121 Credit
Prerequisite: Art I
Having shown the ability to think and work in the third dimension in the Art I class, students will continue to study the historical evolution and techniques of sculpture. Carving, modeling, mold making, and basic methods of working with clay will be practiced. Media used in this course include clay, stone, wood, metal, paper and plaster.
Lab Fee - $20

709-10 ART III, IV SCULPTURE
Grade 11-121 Credit
Prerequisite: Sculpture II and recommendation of a previous art teacher.
This art class is designed for the advanced placement student or art career bound student who needs more studio time to complete an art portfolio. The teacher will work closely with each student to choose an area of study or concentration based on as particular visual interest or problem to be worked on each semester.
Lab Fee $20

712 ART HISTORY AP
Grade 11-121 Credit
This course is designed to provide the same benefits to secondary school students as are provided by an introductory collage course in art history: an understanding and enjoyment of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms with an historical and cultural context. The students will examine major forms of artistic expression and learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience. Strong reading and writing skills are a must. Students are expected to take the College Board exam for possible college credit.
Lab Fee - $10 and AP Exam Fee

711A AP STUDIO DRAWING
Grade 11-121 Credit
Prerequisite: Art I, Art II (any media) & recommendation of a previous art teacher
This course is designed for the serious art student who feels that they may want to major or minor in art while in college, or have a career in art after high school. Students will work to compile a portfolio of their art works to be submitted to the College Board for possible advanced placement college credit. During this course, the student will work with different media and solve a variety of problems in drawing. The AP studio class should be taken in conjunction with a class of painting or drawing (level III or IV)
Lab Fee - $30 and AP Exam Fee

713A STUDIO 2D AP
Grade 11-121 Credit
Prerequisite: Art I, Art II (any media) & recommendation of a previous art teacher
This course is designed for the serious art student who feels that they may want to major or minor in art while in college, or have a career in art after high school. Students will work to compile a portfolio of their art works to be submitted to the College Board for possible advanced placement college credit. During this course, the student will work with different media and solve a variety of problems in 2D design. The AP studio class should be taken in conjunction with a class of painting or drawing (level III or IV).
Lab Fee - $30 and AP Exam Fee

714A STUDTIO 3D AP
Grade 11-121 Credit
Prerequisite: Art I, Art II (any media) & recommendation of a previous art teacher
This course is designed for the serious art student who feels that they may want to major or minor in art while in college, or have a career in art after high school. Students will work to compile a portfolio of their art works to be submitted to the College Board for possible advanced placement college credit. During this course, the student will work with different media and solve a variety of problems in 3D design. The AP studio class should be taken in conjunction with a class of sculpture (level III or IV).
Lab Fee - $30 and AP Exam Fee

715 URBANT ART (WAGNER ONLY)
Grade 10-121 Credit
Prerequisite: Art I and portfolio submission
Having shown skill and creativity in Art I and/or Art II, students will continue to explore visual artistic expression as it relates to the greater context of Folk Art. Emphasis will be placed on the Urban Hip Hop movement as a cultural and social form of art. Students will experiment with and create styles of Urban Art with a variety of 2-D media.
Lab Fee-$20

795 CERAMICS (WAGNER ONLY)
Grade 11-121 Credit
Prerequisite: Art I, Art II Sculpture, and teacher review of portfolio submission
Having shown skill and creativity in sculpture, students will continue to explore the clay medium in the form of coil, slab, and pinch methods of building both functional-type and formal-type forms; and use the potter’s wheel to create lidded, handled, and mixed media forms of pottery.

JEWLERY FABRIC DESIGN (WAGNER ONLY)
Grade 9-121 Credit
While offering the fundamentals of drawing, painting, and sculpting, the students will produce jewelry and artwork on fabric. Examples from art history will also be covered. Effort is a large consideration on graded projects.
Lab Fee-$23