Art

STUDIO ART 1 (AR9009) 1.0 credit

This is an introductory course. This course is devoted to teaching the different techniques of drawing and painting through the use of the elements of art: line, shape, value, form, space, color, and texture. Students will be introduced to the principles of design. Art history will be used to develop criticism and aesthetic judgment skills. Students will be responsible for course terminology, class projects, homework assignments, and a sketchbook. Evaluation is based on creativity, craftsmanship and fulfilling objectives of studio work. Artwork will be exhibited.

STUDIO ART 2 (AR9019) 1.0 credit

Art 2 is an in-depth study of the principles of design-rhythm, movement, balance, proportion, variety, unity, and emphasis. Students will explore both two-dimensional and three-dimensional media to create a variety of visual experiences. Art history, criticism and aesthetics will be emphasized. Students will be responsible for vocabulary, studio work, homework assignments and a sketchbook. Evaluation is based on creativity, craftsmanship, and fulfilling objectives of class projects. Artwork will be exhibited.

CERAMICS 1 (AR9059) 1.0 credit

This introductory program gives students the opportunity to learn basic hand building processes in working with clay.  The following four methods will be emphasized:  pinch pot, coil slab and potter’s wheel. In addition to learning to form clay articles, students will learn to glaze the finished product.

CERAMICS 2 (AR9069) 1.0 credit

Ceramics 2 is for students working beyond their prior experience in shaping, glazing, and using the potter’s wheel. Note: This course can be taken multiple times for advanced study of the subject.

PHOTOGRAPHY 1 (AR9039) 1.0 credit

This course is a beginning course that covers the history of photography, basic design and composition, intro to lighting and the darkroom. Pinhole cameras, photograms, basic camera parts and functions are explored and students are assigned shooting projects incorporating these techniques. Basic editing and digital editing are also covered.

PHOTOGRAPHY 2 (AR9049) 1.0 credit

This course is for the student who wants to explore photography further and learn more about advanced Black and White darkroom techniques, how to use filters, dodging and burning, push process film and other alternative darkroom techniques. Advanced digital editing and shooting techniques are also covered. This course can be taken multiple times for advanced study of the subject.

3-D DESIGN 1 (AR9079) Offered at Liberty High School 1.0 credit

Students will be introduced to the two types of sculpture: relief and sculpture in the round.  They will work with a variety of materials such as wire, plastic, cardboard, paper, fibers and glass.  Students will demonstrate how design is used in both artistic and practical applications.

3-D DESIGN 2 (AR9089) Offered at Liberty High School 1.0 credit

Students will continue their exploration of materials to create sculptural works of art.  Emphasis will be placed on refining skills and applying good design. This course can be taken multiple times for advanced study of the subject.

PORTFOLIO PREPARATION (AR9099) 1.0 credit

Prerequisite: This is a capstone course. A minimum of level 1 and 2 courses are required.

This course is designed for students seeking to enter college-level art programs. Young people wishing to explore their talents and learn about careers in art and students seeking self-development and personal enrichment are encouraged to enroll in this course. Assistance with college entrance requirements and portfolio preparation is provided. Ultimately students will produce a portfolio of 15-20 examples of art in the student’s area of focus. Evaluation is based on presentation of portfolio. Note: Students are expected to secure their own portfolio case; school will not supply. This course can be taken multiple times for advanced study of the subject.