Courses and Clubs in the Visual Arts
This course explores the principals of design and begins to introduce conceptual considerations as well as continuing technical proficiency. The students develop technique through practical applications, lectures, demonstrations, and group critiques. Media used will include acrylics, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, tempera and gouache.
Honors 3D Design
Advanced Placement Studio Art: AP 2D Design, 3D Design, AP Drawing
These AP Course electives are for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of art; the program demands significant commitment. It is highly recommended that students have previous training in art. Summer assignments are required. The course content follows the syllabus as dictated by the College Board. All students taking AP Studio Art are required to submit a portfolio to the College Board AP scoring program.
AP DRAWING: Students will address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media.
AP 2D DESIGN: Students will address two dimensional design issues. This involves purposeful decision making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way.
AP 3D DESIGN: Students will demonstrate their understanding of design principles as they relate to the integration of depth and space, volume and surface as they relate to sculptural issues.
Honors Portfolio Preparation
Introduction to Studio Art
Related Arts Course
This basic course is designed to develop a positive attitude toward the fine arts - arenas of self-expression. Students are taught to observe, listen, think critically, and form valid opinions. Lectures, films, recordings, and the textbook are the tools used to foster an appreciation for music art, drama, and dance.