Art

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Anyone can learn to draw! This course will help students become comfortable with a variety of drawing materials and techniques by exploring drawing styles and materials used by several different artists. Expect to see skills and finished drawings improve.

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Create work that is more imaginative! Improve your drawing skills for more realistic and expressive representations of people, animals, still life, or landscapes. Learn additional techniques to advance the skills gained in Drawing A.

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You don’t need previous painting experience for this class. Acquire historical techniques to paint realistically and expressively. Understand color, composition, and expression by experimenting with various methods of painting. You will work with acrylic, mixed media and watercolor—all while painting realistic, impressionistic and abstract ideas.

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Develop your own personal style of painting, and experiment with new techniques. Continue your work with acrylics, watercolors and mixed media. Explore a variety of advanced techniques and surface treatments. Painting B emphasizes creating more personal and imaginative work.

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Use clay to design and create original and functional ceramic pots and sculpture. Learn a variety of hand-built techniques as well as learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel! We’ll introduce you to a variety of decorating, glazing and finishing techniques to make works of art to use and enjoy everyday.

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Enhance the skills you learned in Ceramics A. Gain advanced decorating and firing techniques to make your work more sophisticated and unique. You will have the flexibility to make each assignment on the potter’s wheel or by hand-building. Learn new glazing and firing techniques, including raku firing. Discover local and national potters who are making a name for themselves in the ceramics world.

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Want the additional challenge of creating larger and more interesting hand-built or wheel-thrown projects? Students in Advanced Ceramics will get to choose from a list of potential projects and will explore unique firing techniques such as saggar, raku and crystalline firing using stoneware, porcelain and raku clays. Exploring the historical and multicultural aspects of ceramics will also be covered.

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Learn how to communicate three-dimensionally! We will creatively use a variety of materials that can be formed, molded, carved or cast into creations both realistic and abstract. Learn both additive and subtractive methods of sculpting using clay, plaster, wire, foam and found objects, and how to incorporate meaning and symbolism into 3D artwork.

Available At: Woodbury High School

Want to make your own jewelry? You may learn some of the following techniques: Beading, cut macramé, found-object jewelry, handmade beads and wire techniques to create one of a kind jewelry. Design and create unique bracelets, necklaces and earrings based on jewelry designs of multiple world cultures.

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Discover creative and functional art forms from various world cultures. Gain technical skills in popular craft techniques, which may include projects such as beaded jewelry, tie-dye, modern basket design, glass etching, soapstone carving and paper maché.

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Learn the basics of digital photography and use these skills to create quality images with visual impact. Become familiar with the elements and principles of design with an emphasis on good composition. Gain a brief history of photography and its influential photographers. Learn how to use Photoshop to enhance and manipulate your photographic work. Create photographs that will be suitable for photography-related careers, or for your AP 2D Portfolio should you choose to take AP Studio Art.

Available At: Park High School

The objective and assessment criteria for this course is identical to the traditional Fine Arts Photography. In the blended learning setting, the majority of work will be done off campus and independently rather than during a traditional bell period. The structure of this class offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. But with that comes the expectation of responsibility and effective time management. Since this class encourages the process of learning with opportunities for feedback and revisions it is essential that all assignments are turned in on time.

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This course will encourage students to advance their digital photography skills by investigating alternative printing techniques, exploring advanced Photoshop techniques and creating relevant artwork. While the elements of art and principles of design continue to be important, emphasis will be placed on student exploration of theme, creativity and artistic voice. Students will create a body of photographic work that demonstrates their artistic growth and expression of ideas.

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Discover how to design and create posters, CD covers, children’s books, magazine and/or fashion illustrations, t-shirt designs, business logos and calligraphy. Work from concept to design to finished product! You’ll create many projects to include in a portfolio of finished work for the commercial art/graphic design field.

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Build on the design concepts and Photoshop skills developed in Visual Communications A. Explore the latest online programs. Create artwork to scan and manipulate in Photoshop. Use your creativity while learning new Photoshop techniques to create a variety of projects that can be included in a graphic design portfolio.

Available At: East Ridge High School

This course will foster student-driven exploration, experimentation, collaboration, art appreciation and studio practice by building upon visual arts appreciation. We will work to establish a blended learning studio environment that encourages student-centered artistic practices with emphasis placed upon innovation, appreciation and visual and aesthetic awareness. Students receive small group instruction and more individualized/personal learning through online and face to face format. Seminar time may include demonstrations, collaborative learning, studio time and critiques.

**Meet with your art instructor to help you determine your appropriate
cohort.**

Cohort A: Students are self-motivated and have good time management skills or special interest (and/or) students are looking for an alternative way to meet the Fine Arts requirement other than solely an  introduction-based art class

Cohort B: Students require more modification for individual
specialized needs or additional studio time.

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This is a rigorous college-level art class. You will produce one of the following art portfolios: Drawing, 2D Design, or 3D Design. During trimester one, you will create a variety of work demonstrating your skill range (breadth). Focus on your area of concentration during trimester two. During trimester three, you will work on your five quality pieces. All three areas are required in the AP portfolio. College credit is possible depending on the score of your portfolio and your college of choice.

Available At: Park High School

Park High School’s IB Visual Arts class encourages students to pursue their own artistic direction of media and content. They will be actively involved in independent research, as well as creating personal, relevant and skillful artwork. This class aims to develop internationally minded people, embracing the common humanity of all, while investigating the visual arts from a local and global perspective.

Available At: Park High School

Park High School’s IB Visual Arts class encourages students to pursue their own artistic direction of media and content. They will be actively involved in independent research, as well as creating personal, relevant and skillful artwork. This class aims to develop internationally minded people, embracing the common humanity of all, while investigating the visual arts from a local and global perspective.

Available At: Park High School

Park High School’s IB Visual Arts class encourages students to pursue their own artistic direction of media and content. They will be actively involved in independent research, as well as creating personal, relevant and skillful artwork. This class aims to develop internationally minded people, embracing the common humanity of all, while investigating the visual arts from a local and global perspective.

Available At: Park High School

Park High School’s IB Visual Arts class encourages students to pursue their own artistic direction of media and content. They will be actively involved in independent research, as well as creating personal, relevant and skillful artwork. This class aims to develop internationally minded people, embracing the common humanity of all, while investigating the visual arts from a local and global perspective.

Available At: Park High School

Park High School’s IB Visual Arts class encourages students to pursue their own artistic direction of media and content. They will be actively involved in independent research, as well as creating personal, relevant and skillful artwork. This class aims to develop internationally minded people, embracing the common humanity of all, while investigating the visual arts from a local and global perspective.