ART FOUNDATIONS  GRADES 9-12        SEMESTER

Art foundations is an introductory course open to any high school student and is a prerequisite for any additional art course work at the high school level. The basic elements of art and principles of design are taught with the integration of art history in a variety of studio projects.The students in this course are a part of a daily exploration of art materials, and art history.  (Prerequisite: none)

Ceramics  GRADES 9-12        SEMESTER

The students will have an opportunity to explore the creative process in three dimensions using clay as the medium. They will learn various processes of handbuilding with clay as well as learn the art of creating using the potter’s wheel. It will be an adventure in building, assembling and creating. This is a get your hands messy course.This course is only offered during the spring semester. (Prerequisite: art foundations with a grade of C or above) - Maximum Class Size 12

PAINTING  GRADES 9-12 SEMESTER

This course is designed to permit an extensive study of acrylics, watercolors along with other painting techniques. Painting history, artists and new painting techniques will be explored.  (Prerequisite: art foundations with a grade of C or above)

PHOTOGRAPHY  GRADES  9-12 SEMESTER

The students will learn the art of taking photographs that are aesthetically pleasing. The course includes the history of photography and the artists that have thrived in the field. Introduction to careers in photography as well. The students should have their own way to take digital photos. (Prerequisite: art foundations with a grade of C or above) This course is only offered during the fall semester.

DRAWING  GRADES 9-12 SEMESTER

This course is an extensive study of the media and techniques of drawing. Subject matter will consist of figure drawing, landscape, still life, and imagination. During the course students will be exposed to a variety of drawing materials as well.  (Prerequisite: art foundations with a grade of C or above) This course is only offered during the fall semester.

COMPUTER GRAPHICS GRADES 9-12        SEMESTER

In computer graphics, the student will use the computer as another art production tool. The use of the computer is increasing rapidly in all areas of art, especially commercial art. This class will offer the students a chance to explore the creative possibilities of computer graphics. Paint and draw, as well as multimedia interactive programs will be used. (Prerequisite: art foundations with a grade of C or above) This course is only offered during the spring semester.

SCREEN PRINTING GRADE 10-12        SEMESTER

This class will learn the basics to commercial screen printing process. Students will create original designs for clients to be used on t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other apparel. Students will be required to put in outside classroom time depending on job orders and completion.This is a hands on course , be prepared to get messy. (Prerequisite: instructor approval) - Maximum Class Size 10

INDEPENDENT ART GRADES 12        SEMESTER

This course is designed for the student who has successfully completed four art courses with a C or above, shows a serious desire to continue art study, and has the approval of the instructor. The student will work independently in their chosen medium.This course is designed for the artist to have time to really focus on the art they would like to create.  (Prerequisite: instructor approval is required)