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Art (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Develop a general understanding and appreciation of Art through exposure to art history, aesthetics, art criticism and art produc-tion. Work with a range of media, processes, and applications to gain personal experience. 


Art (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Develop a general understanding and appreciation of Art through exposure to art history, aesthetics, art criticism and art produc-tion. Work with a range of media, processes, and applications to gain personal experience. 


Drawing I (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Gain experience in use of graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, and watercolor for representation of objects and space from direct observation. Practice expressive design for visual storytelling in montage, sequential images and image series. Activity will include focus on the elements and principles of design to refine visual understanding and communications. This is the foundation skills requirement for advanced art courses. 


Drawing II (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting 

Continue development of illustration skill for accurate rendering of observed subjects and expressive design for visual communi-cation. While refining use of basic tools and materials, students will expand breadth of experience with scratchboard, acrylic paint, and printmaking media. 


Drawing III (1 trimester .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Prerequisite: Drawing II 

Requires a written trimester plan to be submitted by the student and approved by the instructor. Use the following curriculum guidelines when formulating a proposal: (72 hours overall class time available) Life Drawing = 20 hours, Major Illustration project #1 = 15 hours, Major Illustration project #2 = 15 hours, Minor Illustration #1 = 5 hours, Minor Illustration #2 = 5 hours, Text based project = 5 hours, Portfolio development (product photography, photo editing, organization) = 7 hours 


Painting I (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Practice painting with a variety of mediums including watercolor, tempera, acrylic, and oil. Students will learn to select, pre-pare, and control materials for different purposes and desired outcomes. Focus will include working in small, medium, and larger scales on a variety of surfaces. Image style will be explored by viewing artwork from historical and contemporary sources. Projects will include a range of subject and communication goals. 


Painting II (1 trimester .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting 

Continue development of painting skill for accurate rendering of observed subjects and expressive design for visual communica-tion. While refining use of basic tools and materials, students will expand breadth of experience with range of alternative surfaces for specialty products and printmaking applications. 


Painting III (1 trimester .5 credit, grades 10-12) 

Prerequisite: Painting II 

Requires a written trimester plan to be submitted by the student and approved by the instructor. Use the following curriculum guidelines when formulating a proposal: (72 hours overall class time available) Life Drawing & Painting = 20 hours, Major Painting project #1 = 15 hours, Major Painting project #2 = 15 hours, Minor Painting #1 = 5 hours, Minor Painting #2 = 5 hours, Text based project = 5 hours, Portfolio development (product photography, photo editing, organization) = 7 hours 


Pottery & Sculpture I (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Practice 3-dimensional design and form-making processes for pottery and sculpture. Produce a variety of functional and expres-sive products using ceramic materials and techniques. Other materials such as plaster, paper, wood, stone, metal, and textiles will be explored as means for creating a range of sculptural forms. During this course students will study 3-dimensional products from his-torical and contemporary sources. Projects will include a range of purpose, function, subject, and communication goals. 


Pottery & Sculpture II (1 trimester .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Prerequisite: Pottery & Sculpture 

Continue development of 3-dimensional design and form-making skill for accurate rendering of observed subjects and expres-sive design for visual communication. While refining use of basic tools and materials, students will expand depth of experience with techniques for accomplishing aesthetic goals in product development. 


Pottery & Sculpture III (1 trimester .5 credit, grades 10-12) 

Prerequisite: Pottery & Sculpture II 

Requires a written trimester plan to be submitted by the student and approved by the instructor. Use the following curriculum guidelines when formulating a proposal: (72 hours overall class time available) Life Drawing = 20 hours, Major 3-dimensional pro-ject #1 = 15 hours, Major 3-dimensional project #2 = 15 hours, Minor 3-dimensional #1 = 5 hours, Minor 3-dimensional #2 = 5 hours, Text based project = 5 hours, Portfolio development (product photography, photo editing, organization) = 7 hours 


Graphic Art (6 trimesters, 3 credits - complete Graphic Art CTE course sequence, grades 10-12) 

Graphic Art CTE-1 (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 10-12) 

Graphic Art CTE-2 (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 10-12 prerequisite: Graphic Art CTE-1) 

Graphic Art CTE-3 (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 10-12 prerequisite: Graphic Art CTE-2) 

Graphic Art CTE-4 (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 11-12 prerequisite: Graphic Art CTE-3) 

Graphic Art CTE-5 (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 11-12 prerequisite: Graphic Art CTE-4) 

Graphic Art CTE-6 (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 11-12 prerequisite: Graphic Art CTE-5) 

A 6-trimester, project-based curriculum that develops awareness and foundation skills in the range of applied visual design and communication fields. Media studies include: Photography, Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, Product Design, and Multimedia Presentation. Course activities promote growth in visual understanding, project management, research and communications for de-signing, production, and business relations. The focus is primarily hands-on experience in design, communication, and product output using a variety of techniques and equipment from conceptual sketching, refined rendering, photography, and digital imaging, to print processing, binding, and packaging product for the consumer. *Must complete Graphic Art CTE-1 prior to enrolling in Concurrent CAP courses. 


Art/Design Senior Seminar (1 to 3 trimesters, .5 credit each, grade 12) 

Prerequisite: Graphic Art CTE or other Advanced Art specialty sequence 

This course is a capstone experience for students specializing within Art & Design opportunities. Focus is on advancing students’ personal vision through design research, writing, and innovative design projects. For their final project, students will conduct visual and critical research that will culminate in a research paper and creative personal project. Students will develop an original body of work for school application or employment. This will culminate in a portfolio, identity package, creative statement, visual and career research, and a portfolio review. 


Drawing I (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Gain experience in use of graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink, and watercolor for representation of objects and space from direct observation. Practice expressive design for visual storytelling in montage, sequential images and image series. Activity will include focus on the elements and principles of design to refine visual understanding and communications. This is the foundation skills requirement for advanced art courses. 


Drawing II (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting 

Continue development of illustration skill for accurate rendering of observed subjects and expressive design for visual communi-cation. While refining use of basic tools and materials, students will expand breadth of experience with scratchboard, acrylic paint, and printmaking media. 


Drawing III (1 trimester .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Prerequisite: Drawing II 

Requires a written trimester plan to be submitted by the student and approved by the instructor. Use the following curriculum guidelines when formulating a proposal: (72 hours overall class time available) Life Drawing = 20 hours, Major Illustration project #1 = 15 hours, Major Illustration project #2 = 15 hours, Minor Illustration #1 = 5 hours, Minor Illustration #2 = 5 hours, Text based project = 5 hours, Portfolio development (product photography, photo editing, organization) = 7 hours 

Painting I (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Practice painting with a variety of mediums including watercolor, tempera, acrylic, and oil. Students will learn to select, pre-pare, and control materials for different purposes and desired outcomes. Focus will include working in small, medium, and larger scales on a variety of surfaces. Image style will be explored by viewing artwork from historical and contemporary sources. Projects will include a range of subject and communication goals. 


Painting II (1 trimester .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting 

Continue development of painting skill for accurate rendering of observed subjects and expressive design for visual communica-tion. While refining use of basic tools and materials, students will expand breadth of experience with range of alternative surfaces for specialty products and printmaking applications. 


Painting III (1 trimester .5 credit, grades 10-12) 

Prerequisite: Painting II 

Requires a written trimester plan to be submitted by the student and approved by the instructor. Use the following curriculum guidelines when formulating a proposal: (72 hours overall class time available) Life Drawing & Painting = 20 hours, Major Painting project #1 = 15 hours, Major Painting project #2 = 15 hours, Minor Painting #1 = 5 hours, Minor Painting #2 = 5 hours, Text based project = 5 hours, Portfolio development (product photography, photo editing, organization) = 7 hours 


Pottery & Sculpture I (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Practice 3-dimensional design and form-making processes for pottery and sculpture. Produce a variety of functional and expres-sive products using ceramic materials and techniques. Other materials such as plaster, paper, wood, stone, metal, and textiles will be explored as means for creating a range of sculptural forms. During this course students will study 3-dimensional products from his-torical and contemporary sources. Projects will include a range of purpose, function, subject, and communication goals. 


Pottery & Sculpture II (1 trimester .5 credit, grades 9-12) 

Prerequisite: Pottery & Sculpture 

Continue development of 3-dimensional design and form-making skill for accurate rendering of observed subjects and expres-sive design for visual communication. While refining use of basic tools and materials, students will expand depth of experience with techniques for accomplishing aesthetic goals in product development. 


Pottery & Sculpture III (1 trimester .5 credit, grades 10-12) 

Prerequisite: Pottery & Sculpture II 

Requires a written trimester plan to be submitted by the student and approved by the instructor. Use the following curriculum guidelines when formulating a proposal: (72 hours overall class time available) Life Drawing = 20 hours, Major 3-dimensional pro-ject #1 = 15 hours, Major 3-dimensional project #2 = 15 hours, Minor 3-dimensional #1 = 5 hours, Minor 3-dimensional #2 = 5 hours, Text based project = 5 hours, Portfolio development (product photography, photo editing, organization) = 7 hours 


Graphic Art (6 trimesters, 3 credits - complete Graphic Art CTE course sequence, grades 10-12) 

Graphic Art CTE-1 (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 10-12) 

Graphic Art CTE-2 (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 10-12 prerequisite: Graphic Art CTE-1) 

Graphic Art CTE-3 (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 10-12 prerequisite: Graphic Art CTE-2) 

Graphic Art CTE-4 (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 11-12 prerequisite: Graphic Art CTE-3) 

Graphic Art CTE-5 (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 11-12 prerequisite: Graphic Art CTE-4) 

Graphic Art CTE-6 (1 trimester, .5 credit, grades 11-12 prerequisite: Graphic Art CTE-5) 

A 6-trimester, project-based curriculum that develops awareness and foundation skills in the range of applied visual design and communication fields. Media studies include: Photography, Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, Product Design, and Multimedia Presentation. Course activities promote growth in visual understanding, project management, research and communications for de-signing, production, and business relations. The focus is primarily hands-on experience in design, communication, and product output using a variety of techniques and equipment from conceptual sketching, refined rendering, photography, and digital imaging, to print processing, binding, and packaging product for the consumer. *Must complete Graphic Art CTE-1 prior to enrolling in Concurrent CAP courses. 


Art/Design Senior Seminar (1 to 3 trimesters, .5 credit each, grade 12) 

Prerequisite: Graphic Art CTE or other Advanced Art specialty sequence 

This course is a capstone experience for students specializing within Art & Design opportunities. Focus is on advancing students’ personal vision through design research, writing, and innovative design projects. For their final project, students will conduct visual and critical research that will culminate in a research paper and creative personal project. Students will develop an original body of work for school application or employment. This will culminate in a portfolio, identity package, creative statement, visual and career research, and a portfolio review.