High School Art Courses

  • 701 ART I
    Grade 9-12      1 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 10-12      1 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 11-12      1 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 12      1 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 10-12      1 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 11-12      1 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 10-12      1 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 11-12 1 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 11-12      1 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 11-12      1 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 11-12      1 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 11-12      1 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 10-12      1 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 11-12      1 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 9-12      1 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
     

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  • Keith Witt
    KWitt
    Fine Arts Director
    (210) 945-5560