The two dimensional art program is a four year program that has many opportunities to explore various visual pathways. Art One and Art Survey courses fulfill the fine arts requirement as well as the prerequisite requirements for upper level courses. Art One is a year long course where exploration in drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking and metals are investigated. Students continuing on in Intermediate Art and Advanced Art further develop their visual skills through assignments built on a cumulative framework using various mediums and techniques. Reference work includes contemporary artists as well as various artists from other periods of art history. Self guided problem solving is encouraged.
Three Dimensional Art
Three Dimensional Art is a four year cumulative program. Intro to 3-D Art is an exploratory course that fulfills the Fine Arts requirement. Course work includes sculpture , ceramics, metals and mixed media. Students can continue into 3-D 1 and 2 and Advanced 3-D, continuing to develop skills in various mediums and techniques of three dimensional art. All classes are one semester long.
Personal voice and investigation are encouraged and developed. AP Studio 3-D Art prepares the student for the AP College Board Portfolio and exam.
Students will explore personal imagery and digital image making using Adobe Photoshop. Utilizing cameras, film, and darkroom processes and procedures will be the foundation of this class and students will be advancing to digital work Photo One satisfies the district’s fine arts graduation requirement and each course in the program is one semester. Students moving up to Photo 2, 3 and Advanced Studio Photography will further explore the art of photography and advance their technical skills in traditional photography and digital imaging. Students will continue to develop a personal direction in their work. AP Photo students will focus on the emphasis centers on contemporary issues in 2-D design. Students will search for personal approaches and solutions to creating a visual statement and exploring new techniques in various 2-D media.
Start with Photography 1, then advance to Photo 2, Photo 3, and Advance Photo Studio, concluding with AP 2D Design (with the emphasis in Photography)
Students will learn principles of information gathering, copywriting, layout, copy fitting, photography, photography and composition, editing, word processing, and proofreading. The students will learn all the skills in creating a yearbook for the students and school community. The class is treated like a business and the product is an amazing yearbook marketed to students for sales and distribution. Yearbook is a semester course, but most students sign up for a full year by pairing Yearbook 1 & 2. Students in the program for a long period of time get to become editors and decision makers for the class.