This course emphasizes basic elements of art and principles of design within the disciplines of drawing, painting, printmaking, and pottery. This course is designed to enhance the student's creative and technical abilities in art.
Advanced Drawing and Painting
This course is designed to enhance students' abilities with two-dimensional art. Students will progress through advanced drawing concepts with graphite, charcoal, and ink.
Advanced Sculpture and Ceramics
This course is designed to enhance students' abilities with three-dimensional art. Functional pieces, relief sculpture, and sculpture will be explored with a variety of media. While hand-building with clay, students will create work that is structurally sound and visually elegant.
Art 2D AP
This course is designed to help students create and develop a portfolio of artwork. Students create artwork for the concentration, breadth, and quality sections of their portfolio.
Art 3D AP
In this course, students will explore three-dimensional forms with a variety of materials, such as clay,wood, plaster, papier-mache, found objects, and fabric. These raw materials will be used in creating expressive sculptural designs that incorporate form and space and relate the three-dimensional form to its environment.
This course focuses on students' technical development with photography while honing their aesthetic sensibilities. Students improve their skills with digital cameras and become familiar with aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, and other technical aspects of photography.
Technical aspects of digital brushes, painting tools, and layering image adjustments will be explored. Elements of art and principles of design will be stressed as each student learns to navigate within computer programs to create original artwork
Students learn to design page layouts, take photos, and create text (headlines, secondary headlines, and story write-ups) using Jostens Yearbook Avenue. Editing may be assigned to students who are responsible for organizing the ladder and editing pages in their sections.