2-D Visual Arts

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Courses:

Foundations of Art (course # 6055/6056)
Students create artworks that convey personal meaning using a variety of production processes, including drawing, painting, crafts, commercial art, printmaking, and sculpture. Historically significant examples of each art form, representing a variety of cultures, are investigated and represented in the creative production process. Students develop a context for understanding art as an aspect of human experience.

  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • No repeats for credit

Art & Culture (course # 6454/6455)
Students study the visual designs found in our environment, focusing on cultural influences and social significance. They analyze and discuss architecture, crafts, decorative arts, environmental designs, communication arts, design in commerce and industry, and fine art. Studio projects and textbook assignments are given. The role of art in society and the contributions of minority artists are among the topics studied.

  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • No repeats for credit

Drawing & Design
IB Visual Arts (course #6102/6103)
Students develop their aesthetic, imaginative, and creative faculties. Emphasis is on visual awareness, multicultural expression, and historical references. An expressive verbal and visual journal, demonstrating the interrelationship between the student’s personal research and studio work, is required by the standard-level IB Art and Design assessment.

  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • Certificate of Merit (CM)
  • International Baccalaureate Advanced-Level Course
  • No repeats for credit

Studio Art I & II (course # 6105/6106)
Students continue their study of art, applying their knowledge of media, tools, techniques, the elements of art and principles of design to original artwork. Many art forms are studied, including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Students study art from other cultures, regions, and time periods, and how both historical and contemporary artwork is used to inspire original work. Career information is provided.

  • Prerequisite: Drawing and Design A/B, OR Foundations of Art A/B or 0.5 credit in Foundations of Art and 0.5 credit in another art elective
  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • Certificate of Merit (CM)
  • No repeats for credit

AP Studio Art (course # 6482/6484)
This individualized program focuses on art projects that demonstrate the competencies expected of Advanced Placement art applicants, as identified by the College Board. Students assemble portfolios to meet the submission requirements for the AP exam. Writing and thinking skills are reinforced through journaling. This course may be repeated once for credit.

  • Prerequisite: Foundations of Art or Drawing and Design, and Studio Art 1 A/B
  • Grade Level: 10 – 11 – 12
  • Unlimited repeats for subject credit

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