Art

ART 1 (semester course)

CONCEPTS COVERED IN ART 1
Creativity, Seeing/Observational Skills, Sketching, Composition, Line Quality/Line Types, Values, Texture, Creating the Illusion of Depth, 1 Point Perspective, 2 Point Perspective, Properties of Light and Shadow, Contrast, Balance, Rhythm, Repetition/Variety, Unity/Harmony, Pattern, Emphasis, Movement, Printmaking, Graphite, Charcoal, Watercolor, Pen & Ink.

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: None


ART 2 (semester course)

CONCEPTS COVERED IN ART 2

Properties of Light and Shadow (in color), Hue, Temperature, Intensity, Value (in color), Color Schemes, Digital Painting with Photoshop, Acrylics, Watercolors, Pen & Ink, 2 Color Block Print, Drawing Faces, Portraits.

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: Art 1


STUDIO ART
CONCEPTS COVERED IN STUDIO ART

The Creative Process, Formal Presentation, Making Tags, Writing an Artist Statement, Creating a Portfolio, Developing a Concept, Originality/Plagiarism, Group Critique, Developing a Consistent Body of Work, Hanging an Art Show, Advanced Design/Composition.

Open to: 10, 11, 12

Credit: 2

Prerequisites: Art 1, Art 2, and two additional art electives.


FILMMAKING

CONCEPTS COVERED IN FILMMAKING

Production Workflow, Script Writing/Formatting, Casting, Location Scouting, Copyright and Legal Issues, Shot Lists, Storyboards, Call Sheets, Camera Equipment, Lighting Equipment, Sound Equipment, Shot Types, Depth of Field, Cuts and Transitions, Blocking and Framing, Editing with iMovie, Capturing And Editing Audio, Color Correction, Color Grading, Credits and Titles, Promotion, Entering Film Festivals, Film Analysis.

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 2

Prerequisites: None


PHOTOGRAPHY (semester course)

CONCEPTS COVERED IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Introduction to Photoshop, Operating a DSLR camera, ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Depth of Field, Grunge Effect, Tilt-Shift Photography, Minimalist Photography, Light Painting, Studio Photography, Special Effects, Perspective, Leading Lines, Printing Photos.  

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: None


PAINTING (semester course)

CONCEPTS COVERED IN PAINTING

Watercolors, Acrylics, Painting Equipment/Supplies, Brush Strokes, Hard and Soft Edges, Underpainting, Light and Shadow in Color, Cubism, Fauvism, Impressionism, Still Life, Landscape, Portrait, Plein Air Painting.

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: None


GRAPHIC DESIGN (semester course)

CONCEPTS COVERED IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

Introduction to Adobe illustrator, Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design Principles and Techniques, Design Process, Communication with Clients, Poster Design, Advertising Design, Logo Design, Typography, Designing with Color, Preparing for Printing, Proofing.

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: None


JEWELRY MAKING (semester course)

In this class, we will explore innovative ways to use a variety of materials, including metal, stone, fabric, paper, and found objects, to create objects of adornment.

Open to: 9,10, 11, 12

Credit 1

Prerequisites:  None


YEARBOOK

Students in the yearbook class produce the high school yearbook and the Phoenix Rewind. You will learn about Photography, Videography, Audio, Lighting, Video Editing, Writing, Reporting, Conducting Interviews, and Graphic Design.

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 2

Prerequisites: Application Required


CERAMICS (semester course)

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: None

Content: Students learn methods of constructing functional and decorative forms of ceramics, including pinch, coil, slab, and wheel construction. Students also learn a variety of surface decoration techniques, including proper application of glazes, underglazes and resists, sgraffito, and majolica.