Art Courses

  • Advanced Photography

    NC: Fall: AR6321 / Spring: AR6322

    Credit: 0.5   Level: IV

    Grade Offered: 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Digital Photo Art or Photography 

    Students will continue to work on the technical and artistic aspects of the medium including basic camera operation and image processing

    Animation

    NC: Fall: AR5411 / Spring: AR5412 SC: Fall: AR5416 / Spring: AR5417

    Credit: 0.5   Level: III

    Grade Offered: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite:  

    Students will learn basic filmmaking and animation techniques history of film

    Art History AP

    Annual: NC: AR8011 / Spring: AR8012

    Credit: 1   Level: V

    Grade Offered: 11, 12
    Prerequisite:  

    Art History AP is designed to introduce students to the understanding and enjoyment of works of art and to prepare them for the AP Art History examination. It promotes the understanding of art as it relates to its cultural context. The class begins with prehistoric art and continues throughout the year with a series of lectures and assignments

    Ceramics Advanced

    NC: Fall: AR4731 / Spring: AR4732

    Credit: 0.5   Level: IV

    Grade Offered: 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Ceramics - Beginning 

    Students will continue to develop throwing skills using the potter's wheel and hand building skills using slabs and coils. Students will also explore a variety of surface decorating techniques and work with different clay bodies including terra cotta and porcelain. Students in this course will concentrate on developing their technical skills and creatively expressing ideas with clay.

    Ceramics Beginning

    NC: Fall: AR5611 / Spring: AR5612 SC: Fall: AR5616 / Spring: AR5617

    Credit: 0.5   Level: III

    Grade Offered: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite:  

    This beginning level course introduces students to basic methods of using clay to create artwork. Students will explore hand building techniques that include coil rolling slab construction

    Ceramics Inter

    NC: Fall: AR4721 / Spring: AR4722 SC: Fall: AR4726 / Spring: AR4727

    Credit: 0.5   Level: III

    Grade Offered: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Ceramics - Beginning 

    Students will continue to develop throwing skills using the potter's wheel and hand building skills using slabs and coils. Students will also explore a variety of surface decorating techniques and work with different clay bodies including terra cotta and porcelain. Students in this course will concentrate on developing their technical skills and creatively expressing ideas with clay.

    Digital Photo Art

    NC: Fall: AR6611 / Spring: AR6612 SC: Fall: AR6616 / Spring: AR6617

    Credit: 0.5   Level: III

    Grade Offered: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite:  

    Students will learn the fundamentals of photography by exploring both the technical and artistic aspects of the medium including basic camera operation and composition

    Draw/Paint Adv

    NC: Fall: AR4431 / Spring: AR4432

    Credit: 0.5   Level: IV

    Grade Offered: 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting - Beginning 

    Students will continue their explorations from the beginning class with more sophistication while learning new skills and processes such as print making. This class will ask students to consider more ideas and content as they create their works. A key project in the class will be an acrylic painting.

    Draw/Paint Beginning

    NC: Fall: AR5311 / Spring: AR5312 SC: Fall: AR5316 / Spring: AR5317

    Credit: 0.5   Level: III

    Grade Offered: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite:  

    Interested in learning how to draw? Interested in understanding the visual world around you? This is a hands-on class designed to introduce students to basic 2D art skills through studio work and sketchbook assignments. Students will learn how to draw the figure and other observational objects. Students will also be introduced to basic ideas of art history that relate to the projects and will learn how to critique art.

    Draw/Paint Inter

    NC: Fall: AR4421 / Spring: AR4422 SC: Fall: AR4426 / Spring: AR4427

    Credit: 0.5   Level: III

    Grade Offered: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting - Beginning 

    Students will continue their explorations from the beginning class with more sophistication while learning new skills and processes such as print making. This class will ask students to consider more ideas and content as they create their works. A key project in the class will be an acrylic painting.

    Graphic Design

    NC: Fall: AR6411 / Spring: AR6412

    Credit: 0.5   Level: III

    Grade Offered: 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Digital Photo Art or Photography 

    Students will continue to work on the technical and artistic aspects of the medium including basic camera operation and image processing

    Jewel/Metal Inter

    NC: Fall: AR4841 / Spring: AR4842 SC: Fall: AR4846 / Spring: AR4847

    Credit: 0.5   Level: III

    Grade Offered: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Jewelry & Metalsmithing - Beginning 

    Students will continue to develop their metalworking and design skills. Sawing soldering

    Jewelry/Metalsmithing

    NC: Fall: AR4831 / Spring: AR4832 SC: Fall: AR4836 / Spring: AR4837

    Credit: 0.5   Level: III

    Grade Offered: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite:  

    This beginning level course introduces students to the basic techniques for creating jewelry and other small art forms using metals and found objects. Students will explore metalworking techniques that include sawing with a jeweler's saw soldering with a torch

    Studio Art Accel

    NC: Fall: AR9011 / Spring: AR9012

    Credit: 0.5   Level: IV

    Grade Offered: 12
    Prerequisite: Advanced course in Drawing and Painting and Ceramics and/or Photography 

    This class off ers students the option to continue their studies from the advanced classes of any studio area. It is encouraged for those interested in creating a portfolio for college or applying for scholarships. This accelerated class is offered for one or two semesters. Students must declare an area of concentration and will be placed in a classroom of advanced students.

    Studio Art AP

    Annual: NC: AR9111 / AR9112

    Credit: 1   Level: V

    Grade Offered:
    Prerequisite: Advanced course in Drawing and Painting and Ceramics and/or Photography 

    In this class, students continue their studies at a highly rigorous level from the advanced classes of any studio area. The course design will follow the guidelines of the Advanced Placement class of the College Board. Students must declare an area of concentration and will be placed in a classroom of advanced students. Those students interested in creating a portfolio for college, applying for scholarships, or submitting materials for the College Board examination (Drawing, 2-D Design, or 3-D D