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3-D Design 1 - Course #1042 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Art Foundations or Instructor approval
3-D Design provides an overview and introduction to fine crafts, their media, and the cultures they represent. Students will work with mixed media (macramé, batik, hooking, soft sculpture, wood carving, stained-glass, etc.) to create art objects that have a utilitarian purpose. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking skills and art-related technology skills. Some art criticism, art history, and aesthetics may be included.

3-D Design 2 - Course #1043 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: 3-D Design 1
This class builds on the concepts and skills taught in 3-D Design 1. This class provides more in-depth experiences with the craft materials and more complicated design issues. Creative solutions to functional problems are emphasized.

Art Foundations 1 - Course #1026 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
This class is designed to provide an overview of visual arts while studying a broad variety of art tools and materials. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art-related technology skills, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics.

Art Foundations 2 - Course #1027 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Art Foundations 1
This class is designed to provide an overview and introduction to visual arts through studying a variety of art tools and materials. This course builds on Art Foundations 1 providing a more in-depth experience with fewer art forms. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art-related technology skill, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics.

Art History and Criticism - Course #1019 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
This is an entry-level course for the High School Visual Arts Core Curriculum. It is designed to provide an overview and appreciation of the Visual Arts. With an overview of studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art-related technology skill, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics. Students will assemble and create visual art by manipulating art media and by organizing images with the elements and principles. Students will find meaning by analyzing, criticizing, and evaluating visual art. Students will create meaning in visual art. Students will find meaning in visual art through settings and other modes of learning.

Art History AP - Course #1028 | Credit (A) | Grade 11, 12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This is a year-long course that teaches the history and appreciation of great art works from the Western Art traditions. It starts with prehistoric works and ends with post-modern works. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam.

Ceramics 1 - Course #1029 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Ceramics develops basic skills in the creation of 3-D forms and pottery in clays. Techniques in hand building, wheel throwing, basic glazing, and firing are taught. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking and art-related technology skills. Some art criticism, art history, and aesthetics may be included.

Ceramics 2 - Course #1030 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Ceramics 1
This is an intermediate course that builds upon the concepts and skills learned in Ceramics 1. Students will then consistently produce quality pieces of ceramics.

Ceramics 3 - Course #1031 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Ceramics 2 and Instructor approval
This is an advanced course in ceramics. Students are directed to work on independent projects following a theme or pursuing particular problems of design or construction. The goal of the course is to create pieces for exhibition or portfolio purposes.

Ceramics 4 - Course #1032 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Ceramics 3 and Instructor approval
This is a self-directed course for outstanding college-bound students/artists who have completed Ceramics 1, 2, and 3.

Commercial Art 1 - Course #1034 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Commercial Art is an overview of traditional art media and new electronic art media used in modern communications as advertising design, illustration, graphics, and typography. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art-related technology skills, and strategies for communicating to selected audiences through art. Some art criticism, art history, and aesthetics may be included.

Commercial Art 2 - Course #1035 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Commercial Art 1 or Instructor approval
This is an intermediate course that builds upon the skills and concepts learned in Commercial Art 1. More in-depth studies in advertising design, illustration, and graphics are offered. Airbrush, computer, and traditional techniques are used to communicate ideas through art.

Drawing 1 - Course #1044 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Drawing focuses on black and white or monochromatic rendering from life, pictures, masterworks, and imagination. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher level thinking and art-related technology skills. Some experiences in art criticism, art history, and aesthetics may be included.

Drawing 2 - Course #1045 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Drawing 1
This is an intermediate course in drawing that builds on the skills and concepts taught in Drawing 1. The use of value is emphasized. Atmospheric perspective and accurate shading are studied along with composition.

Drawing 3 - Course #1013 | Credit (A) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Drawing 2
This is an advanced course in drawing. Students are directed to work on independent projects following a theme or pursuing particular problems of composition or rendering. The goal of the course is to create pieces for exhibition or portfolio purposes.

Film Studies 1 - Course #1651 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
This class explores the art of film through the study of various aspects and styles of film. Students will critique films from various viewpoints and fulfill writing assignments with different critical approaches toward film. Students will view and analyze films and do class work and outside study of the elements of filmmaking and filmmakers.

Film Studies 2 - Course #1652 | Credit (A) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This class will be a follow-up of Film Studies 1. Students will have already been exposed to various aspects and critical approaches to film and will begin to put some practical experience into play. Students will further their study of film by exploring documentaries, film genres, foreign films, and extensive production aspects of films.

Jewelry 1 - Course #1052 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Students are taught basic jewelry making skills such as filing, inlay, piercing, filing, sawing, soldering, casting, and stone setting. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop high-level thinking skills and art-related technology skills. Some art criticism, art history, and aesthetics may be included.

Jewelry 2 - Course #1053 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Jewelry 1
An intermediate explanatory course in jewelry making, which covers advanced methods, and builds on the basic skills learned in Jewelry 1. The inventive use of materials and exploration of advanced techniques such as etching, fusing, forming, raising, moving parts, enameling, and lapidary are covered.

Lettering and Calligraphy 1 - Course #1056 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
This course covers ink pen and ink brush use in the creation and execution of various lettering styles. Design and layout are emphasized in the creation of a work of calligraphy.

Lettering and Calligraphy 2 - Course #1057 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Lettering and Calligraphy 1
This course is a continuation of Calligraphy 1. More techniques with pen and brush are introduced along with more difficult lettering styles and alphabets. Original designs and layouts are encouraged.

Painting 1 - Course #1046 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Drawing 1
This course includes wet and dry color media with processes such as transparent and opaque painting focusing on the operations of color. Techniques with color media and preparation of grounds and supports will be covered. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking skills and art-related technology skills. Some art criticism, art history, and aesthetics may be included.

Painting 2 - Course #1047 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Painting 1
This is an intermediate course that builds on the skills and concepts learned in Painting 1. More complex techniques and processes are taught. Composition is emphasized as the student learns to make a clear visual statement in a painting.

Photography 1 - Course #1058 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
This High School level course focuses on basic procedures for operating a digital and/or analog camera and understanding light. It may include darkroom work in developing film and making prints and enlargements and/or digital software editing and product.

Photography 2  - Course #1059 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Photography 1
This is an intermediate course emphasizing photography as an art form. Students are encouraged to use photography as a creative and expressive tool through time exposures and multiple images. It may include high contrast.

Printmaking 1 - Course #1020 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Art Foundations 1 or 2
This course introduces fine art printmaking and focuses on beginning techniques, processes and materials. It explores the role of traditional and contemporary printmaking as a fine art medium. It also focuses on the development of personal and individual imagery, craftsmanship, the use of tools and materials, and printmaking terminology. The course includes intaglio printing and relief printing.

Printmaking 2 - Course #1021 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Printmaking 1
This course goes more in-depth with fine art printmaking and focuses on intermediate techniques, processes and materials. It further explores the role of traditional and contemporary printmaking as a fine art medium. It focuses on the further development of personal and individual imagery, craftsmanship, the use of tools and materials, and printmaking terminology. The course includes intaglio printing and relief printing.

Sculpture 1 - Course #1033 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Sculpture is an overview of basic skills used to create 3-D works of art. Additive techniques using an armature and subtractive techniques will be taught. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking skills and art-related technology skills. Some art criticism, art history, and aesthetics may be included.

Sculpture 2 - Course #1010 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Sculpture 1
This is an intermediate course that builds on the skills and concepts learned in Sculpture 1. The students will learn more in-depth techniques in the creation of sculpture. Students will learn finishing techniques and how to prepare a sculpture for casting or reproduction.

Studio Art: Drawing AP - Course #1014 | Credit (A) | Grade 11, 12 | 1.0/2.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course follows the outline and requirements of the Advanced Placement program. It is a college-level course that includes painting, drawing, and mark making. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) portfolio.

Studio Art: 2-D Design AP - Course #1051 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This class makes it possible for highly motivated students to do college-level work. Emphasis is on 2-dimensional design through various art forms. Students are asked to submit a portfolio of work for evaluation at the end of the school year. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) portfolio.

Studio Art: 3-D Design AP - Course #1012 | Credit (A) | Grade 11, 12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This is a college level course that follows the Advanced Placement Program. This class focuses on sculpture or three-dimensional art. Compositional issues that involve the space surrounding the art object as well and the space it occupies will be taught. Additive and subtractive sculpture will be explored. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) portfolio.


LEGEND (Credit)

A = Fine Arts
AAF-M = Applied, Advanced Foundation Math
AAF-S = Applied, Advanced Foundation Science
BS = Biological Science
CS = Chemistry Science
DS = Digital Studies
CTE = Career and Technical Education
E = Electives
ES = Earth Science
F = Financial Literacy
WG = World Geography
HE = Health Education

ILA = Individual Lifetime Activities
ELA = English Language Arts
FL = Fitness for Life
M = Mathematics
PS = Physical Science
PST = Participation Skills & Techniques
Sr. ELA= Senior English Language Arts
S = Foundation/Core Science
WH = World History
USH = US History
USGC = US Government & Citizenship

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