Art Comprehensive 1: (semester long course)
Course Description: This semester long course introduces students to the elements of art and principles of Design while developing methods for idea generation, creativity,critiquing, experimentation, drawing skills and painting techniques. Studio experiences in the classroom will give students opportunities to experience a variety of media ( pencil, pen, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic paint, collage sculpture,, Adobe Photoshop) while developing student’s individual style and creative problem solving skills. Students will demonstrate their ability to respond, to analyze and to interpret their own artwork and the work of others through discussions, critiques, and writings.. Students artwork is showcased in various art competitions, art shows, and at the end of at the end of the year at the annual Visuals Arts Festival hosted by the art department.
Prepares students who have expressed a strong interests in taking AP 2D design for AP 2D Design by exploring specific requirements for the AP 2D Design portfolio such as risk taking, art medium techniques, developing student voice, and applying/utilizing elements of art and principles of design.
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
Course Prerequisites- At least two prior years of a visual arts course and/or based on visual arts teacher recommendation. Examples include but are not limited to: Art Comprehension 1, Digital Media , Animation AND Teacher Approval (Unless a portfolio is submitted to the Visual Arts teacher demonstrating the capacity to handle college level work).
This course covers topics as required by The College Board. Students will produce portfolios of original artwork that demonstrate college level 2D design skills in a range of 2D design problems, media and approaches. To prepare students to submit their artwork for Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art by creating a portfolio of 29 pieces showing a breadth in skill and creative ideas as well as a concentration on a topic or technique. Many students in this class have chosen to develop photography portfolios as their media focus. The class provides students with college level studio class experiences and requires self motivated artistic production outside of class. If students’ portfolios receive a high enough score from. The College Board, they may be awarded college credit for their portfolio work.
Expectations: A high level of interest and personal commitment is expected of the AP level student. Students will experiment and strive for original art concepts. All work will be presented in a professional manner. Students will be required to work outside of class time to complete their portfolio.
Description: In the rigorous and demanding AP Studio Art course, students will create a portfolio of work for the AP exam. The majority of the pieces will come from their AP studio work, however, students will also use some work from previous art class to supplement the required number of pieces. Students will use all previous learned knowledge and skills, and will refine their drawing and painting skills throughout the year long course. Students have to submit 5 pieces to the AP Examination Board for evaluation. Students have to create 12 pieces showing their breadth in skill and creativity as an artist. Students also have to submit a concentration of 12 pieces on a topic, idea, concept, or technique. own artwork and the work of others through discussions, critiques, and writings. Students artwork is showcased in various art competitions, art shows, and at the end of at the end of the year at the annual Visuals Arts Festival hosted by the art department.
Graphics Animation and Design: (semester long course)
Course Prerequisite: Art Comprehensive 1
Emphasizes graphics and animation products. Explores principles of animation and principles of graphic design in relation to motion graphics. Explores photography, and the importance of photography in graphic design as a visual communication . Emphasizes photography as an important part of branding, and its the connection with graphic design. Emphasis is placed on identifying and meeting the needs for a target audience, visual storytelling techniques, storyboarding, camera angles, sound, timing and execution. Production-flow, team work, and addressing client needs will be integral to the understanding of how these principles work together in a creative project. Key software explored include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, IMovie,Garageband, and Adobe Animate. Career connections are explored throughout the course.
Advanced Digital Media (semester long course) :
This course is intended for students interested in gaining knowledge in the field of Digital Media with hands-on projects and “real world” activities. Student projects are generated based on student career interests. Students develop an e-portfolio containing their projects related to personal career goals developed in this course through guided practice and independent practices. Explores photography, and the importance of photography in graphic design as a visual communication . Emphasizes photography as an important part of branding, and its the connection with graphic design. Explores software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Animate, and Adobe After Effects. This course is based upon the development of a specific set of skills that would be required in the field of Digital Media. This skill set can be broken down into five specific competencies or skills areas: 1) Graphic design 2) Animation 3) Audio 4) Video 5) Web design.