Course Description

  • 7th Grade Studio Art                     

    Description: Introductory course introducing students to a variety of media incorporating the elements and principles of design.  Projects may include painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.  Students will use references from art history, multicultural images and nature to create their own designs.  Appropriate studio behavior is required to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all students and instructors in the art classroom.

     

     

    8th Grade Studio Art

    Description: Introductory course introducing students to a variety of media incorporating the elements of art and principles of design.  Projects may include painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.  Students use references from art history, multicultural images, and nature to create their own design. Appropriate studio behavior is required to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all students and instructors in the art classroom.  More advanced projects than 7th grade.


    Art 1

    Description: Introductory High School course introducing students to a variety of media incorporating the elements and principles of design.  Projects may include a project centered around current world events done in the style of Romare Bearden, Jasper John, Peter Max, or Joseph Cornell. Every other year, students participate in the Arts and Writing Contest at The Pittsburgh Holocaust Center.  Other projects may include painting or sculpture.  Students will use references from art history, multicultural images and nature to create their designs.  Appropriate studio behavior is required to ensure the health, safety and welfare of students and instructors in the art classrooms.

     

    Art 2

    Description: Secondary High School course for those students seeking to be challenged by a more advanced study of the elements and principles of design.  Students will create projects based on prior knowledge and new methods of discovery using a variety of media. Projects may include painting, mosaic, sculpture, printmaking and drawing.  Students will use references from art history, multicultural images and nature to create their designs. Students will critique artwork. Appropriate studio behavior is required to ensure the health, safety and welfare of students and instructors in the art classroom.

     

    Art 3

    Description:  Advanced High School course suggested for those students wanting to continue in art after high school.  Students will be challenged to use originality, advanced techniques and skill to create projects using the elements and principles of design.  Projects may include drawing, painting in a variety of media, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture.  Students will use references from art history, multicultural images and nature to create their designs.  Students will critique artwork and discuss aesthetics as it relates to works of art.  Work may be used for student portfolio.  Appropriate studio behavior is required to ensure health, safety and welfare of students and instructors in the art classroom.

     

    Watercolor

    Description:  High School course introducing students to the properties of watercolor.  Students will discover the difference between using watercolor and acrylic paint.  Paintings will be done on watercolor paper, not canvas.  Students will learn various brush strokes, washes and other watercolor techniques.  Students will use references from art history, multicultural images and nature to create their own paintings.  Students may critique artwork in class and discuss aesthetics as it relates to watercolor paintings.  Students will complete a variety of paintings.  Appropriate studio behavior is required to ensure health, safety and welfare of students and instructors in the art classroom.


    Ceramics

    Description: Introductory course introducing students to ceramics incorporating the elements and principles of design.   The primary emphasis will be discovering clay properties.  Projects will include handbuilding techniques, such as pinch pots, coil pots and slab building. Students will make a clay sculpture and experiment with wheel throwing. Glazing and firing techniques will also be taught. Students will use references from art history, multicultural images and nature to create their designs. Appropriate studio behavior is required to ensure the health, safety and welfare of students and instructors in the art classrooms