The Art Department
Art Education Course Selections
TWO DIMENSIONAL STUDIO ART COURSES
8709 Drama Design 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
This course is for the student with an interest in theatrical production. Through collaboration with the drama club, students will design playbills and props to be used in drama club productions. Other areas to be explored include mask making, puppetry, set design, costume & make up design.
8745 Drawing and Painting 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
This course is designed for those students who have an interest in learning basic drawing and painting skills and techniques. A variety of media such as: pencil, pen, watercolor, acrylics, and pastels will be explored.
8747 Introductory Studio Art 1 Credit Grades 9-10
This course is designed for students who have a strong interest in art. Students will gain a solid foundation in the basic elements of art & art history. Students will explore a variety of media.
8749 Intermediate Studio Art 1 Credit Grade 10 (Prerequisite: at least 80% in Introductory Studio Art)
This course will build upon the foundations of Introductory Studio Art. It will focus more on art principles, composition, art history, and each student’s developing style while concentrating on techniques and experiences with various media.
8750 Studio Art (AP) 1 Credit Grades 9-10
The Advanced Placement Studio Art Program enables the highly motivated student to do college level work in studio art while still in high school. The program is intended only for students seriously committed to studying art. Each student/candidate is expected to submit an extensive portfolio of artwork that can qualify for an evaluation by the College Entrance Examination Board of Princeton, New Jersey.
8751 Painting 1 Credit Grades 9-10
This course is an in-depth exploration of painting media. Students study artwork of local artists as well as master painters. Students will explore painting with traditional and non-traditional materials, techniques & surfaces. Students may elect to take this course each year.
THREE DIMENSIONAL ART COURSES
8703 Jewelry 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
This course develops students’ awareness of design history and its application in jewelry. Students will work in a variety of metals and other materials using multiple techniques to create originally designed jewelry
8715 Introductory Ceramics 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
Students will explore ceramic and sculpture forms using hand-building techniques, such as pinch, coil, and slab, supplemented by an introduction to the potter’s wheel. A variety of glaze and surface decorations will be used. Emphasis is placed upon original design and craftsmanship, along with relevant art history connection.
8717 Advanced Ceramics 0.5 Credit Grade 10 (Prerequisite: at least 85% in Introductory Ceramics)
Students will continue the exploration of ceramic construction, decorative processes, and art history connection that were introduced in the introductory ceramics course. Further emphasis will be placed upon creative solutions to both functional & sculptural objects. Students should have the desire & strive to develop their technical expertise.
8757 Crafts & Sculpture Arts (3D Design) 1 Credit Grades 9-10
This course concentrates on various construction techniques in a wide variety of media to create both craft and sculptural objects. The histories and cultural aspects of both fields will be embedded within the creative process. Students may elect to take this course each year.
GRAPHIC DESIGN ART COURSES
8701 Applied Computer Graphics 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
This course concentrates on the use of the computer as a tool to create art. It will focus on various elements of art in advertising such as typography, logo development/design, board game design, textile design and animation.
8711 Drawing and Graphics 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
This course concentrates on the study of Graphic Design – communicating visually through a combination of words, shapes & images. Traditional techniques will be explored through- out projects incorporating typography, illustration, layout & design. Your interest in drawing, creativity & advertising will be developed.
8719 Print Making 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
This course is an introduction to a variety of processes used to reproduce an original design. Students will experiment with techniques as simple as a monotype to the more advance silk-screening and relief printing methods. Emphasis is placed on exploring the processes and the exciting unpredictable outcomes.
8758 Calligraphy 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10
Students will explore the exciting diversity of beautiful handwritten letters in a variety of styles and techniques. Each student will develop the skills and knowledge to appreciate and enjoy lettering as an artistic expression.