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Studio Art is our introductory visual arts course that takes our students to the basic art elements and principles of design. Students will explore and apply fundamental design concepts using a variety of materials including graphite pencils, marker, colored pencils, oil and chalk pastels, tempera and watercolor paint, collage, and paper mache. Students will combine, evaluate and apply new knowledge and life experiences to create original works that demonstrates newly acquired skills, information and insights. This course contains brief elements of art history as it applies to the curriculum. Students will be introduced to creative thinking and critical problem solving skills.
Painting/Drawing is our intermediate level course intended to give students a variety of art experiences. This course will also give students the opportunity to develop personal expression and creativity. Emphasis is placed on building artistic skills and knowledge of the art elements and principles of design. Students will work toward improving their use of a variety of media that may include graphite, colored pencils, marker, scratch board, pen and ink, watercolor pencils, charcoal, mix media, watercolor, pastels and acrylics. Throughout this class, students will be introduced to professional practices such as, collaboration, deadlines, and presentations. Students will build on their creative thinking and critical problem solving skills.
Advanced Painting/Drawing is a continuation of Painting/Drawing. Art elements and principles of design will continue to be emphasized while students work independently on higher level and more conceptual projects. Students will continue to be introduced to professional practices. Improving skills, and building a portfolio for future art study will be additional challenges for students. Students will expand their creative thinking and critical problem solving skills. Instruction will focus on composition and professional practices.
AP Studio Art is a very rigorous course that will enable students to develop a portfolio of college level work. Participating students will exhibit high level of art skills, a working understanding of the art elements and principles of design, personal depth, time management skills and great organizational skills. Students will be required to spend at least 1-2 hours working outside of class every day to fulfill the College Board’s portfolio requirements. This work will be submitted to the College Board in early May and requires that an exam fee be paid in early spring. Students who pass the exam (have their artwork scored as passing) will receive college credit from participating colleges. This course will focus on professional practices such as deadlines and preparation and presentation of a portfolio. Students will demonstrate a high level of creative thinking and critical problem solving skills.
If you need more information about which course is right for you, please contact:
Matthew Takeno: firstname.lastname@example.org Jillian Rogers: email@example.com Lisa Guiseppe: firstname.lastname@example.org