Students explore and produce a wide variety of artworks in both two and three-dimensions in order to create a process portfolio that includes a collection of artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts, notes, and critiques. Students will be exposed to different art mediums that may include drawing, printmaking, sculpting, and painting.
Students design and construct both functional and sculptural works using hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques with clay. Various methods of decorating and finishing three-dimensional forms are explored. Students will also learn and experience ceramics across different cultures, time periods, and styles of art. Art elements and principles of design, critiquing, and aesthetics will be applied throughout the course.
Computer Graphics (294040)
Students draw, design, and print a variety of computer generated color graphics using Adobe Creative Cloud software (primarily Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign). Students will benefit from a knowledge of basic computer applications, as well as advanced levels of drawing and painting skills.
Digital Photography (292200)
Using digital cameras and Adobe Photoshop software students will photograph, manipulate, and print a wide variety of quality digital photographic artworks. Students will develop and strengthen their sense of composition. A wide range of projects will be created including both "traditional photographs" (color and black/white) and "creative techniques" emphasizing photo manipulation. Students will also learn and experience photographic styles, time periods, and locations. Students should have their own 5(+) mega pixel digital camera, phone, or digital SLR and a USB storage device.
Drawing & Painting (291020)
Students work in a variety of two-dimensional media that may include charcoal, pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, ink, pastels, tempera paint, acrylic paint, and mixed media. The focus is on drawing and painting techniques and skills.
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Sculpture 1 (291130)
Students design and produce a variety of sculpture in many different media to create a process portfolio (a collection of finished artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts, notes, and critiques). They study sculptural art history, the elements and principles of design, critiquing, and aesthetics (the appreciation of beauty). Activities including constructing relief sculptures as well as sculptures in the round using additive, subtractive, and casting processes.
National Art Honor Society Requirements:
GPA (overall): 3.0
GPA (art coursework): 3.0
Course Requirements: *Three completed art courses, or Two completed art courses and enrolled in a third.
*One of the three art courses must be level two.
Artwork: 15X15 Induction self-expression piece. The student's induction piece is kept on display at CHS.