Art I, II, III, AP Studio Art: Drawing & AP Studio Art: 2D Design

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    Art I

    The elements and principles of design are explored as a form of communication and expression. Students will apply design ideas while creating original artwork. The emphasis will be on line, form, space, shape, texture, and color, their variations and how they relate. Students will also learn to think about the visual arts from a combined personal, historic and cultural point of view. This course is a prerequisite for all other art classes.

    Art II 

    Art II explores a variety of basic techniques and materials with emphasis on individual expression. Students will explore historic and contemporary models of drawing and painting. By creating original artwork they will build upon the design ideas introduced in Art I.

    Art III

    Art III offers students the opportunity to build on techniques learned in introductory art classes. A variety of media will be used to explore advanced techniques and develop individual portfolios. This class is recommended for students who are serious about pursuing a career in art after high school as well as students who enjoy drawing and wish to develop their techniques and ideas. Class may be repeated for credit.

    AP Studio Art:  Drawing

    AP Studio Art is designed to allow the experienced and serious art student to investigate specific areas of art in depth. Students will choose from a variety of art areas from self-directed and designed art experiences. Students who elect to take this course should be self-motivated and self-directed as well as cooperative, responsible art students. This course is especially directed toward those preparing portfolios focused on the use of mark-making, line, surface, space, light and shade, and composition. Students should consider marks that can be used to make drawings, the arrangement of marks, the materials and processes used to make marks, and relationships of marks and ideas. Critiques, written analyses, blogging, artist statements, out of class assignments and completion of the AP portfolio will be required. Students are asked to attend a retreat and take the AP test. There is a fee for materials the student takes home. The course may be repeated for credit. 

    AP Studio Art:  2-D Design

    AP Studio Art is designed to allow the experienced and serious art student to investigate specific areas of art in depth. AP Studio Art is an academically rigorous class. Students will choose from a variety of art areas from self-directed and designed art experiences. Students who elect to take this course should be self-motivated and self-directed as well as cooperative, responsible art students. This course is especially directed toward those preparing art portfolios for college entrance. Critiques, written analyses, blogging, artist statements, out of class assignments and completion of the AP portfolio will be required. Students are asked to attend a retreat and take the AP test. There is a fee for materials the student takes home. The course may be repeated for credit.