05154 ART I (5 Credits)
Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 (G) Full Year Course
This introductory art course provides students with the foundational skills needed for future advanced coursework in the arts. It will enable students to develop drawing skills, introduce them to the basic principles of 2D and 3D design and composition, allow them to investigate color theory. It will also encourage an examination of contemporary art theories and social issues and introduce them to life/figure drawing. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects will be made with emphasis on three dimensional projects in the second half of the course. This course will also enable young artists to understand and recognize when their visual pieces are complete, participate in the group critique process, and present their work professionally.
05154 ART II (5 Credits)
Grade 10, 11, 12 (G) Full Year Course
This course will allow students to expand their concepts of the visual arts, improve their skills and learn new ways to be visually expressive. The fundamentals of Art will be explored through a wide range of materials and techniques. Students will also be introduced to the History of Art and the significant developments that have shaped the major schools of art. Emphasis will be placed on the development of student’s individual initiative and capacity for self-criticism. Students will explore influences from various cultures, including their own, which enhance the creation of assigned projects. The second half of this course will introduce advanced elements and principles of design and composition. Photography and digital media will be introduced.
05154 ART III (5 Credits)
Grade 11, 12 (G) Full Year Course
This course continuation builds on the foundation created in its prerequisite courses in the Visual Arts Program with advanced studies into the principles of design. While skills taught in Art I and II will be reinforced, this course is designed to introduce new techniques, tools, and materials and explore new approaches, concepts, and theories in contemporary and traditional art forms.