3501 Visual Art I
A one-unit survey course designed for students in grades 9-12 who are enrolling in a high school art course for the first time. Provides a variety of experiences that build on the concepts, techniques, and use of media introduced in the middle school program. Generally laboratory in nature, Art I explores and gives experience in two-dimensional (drawing, painting, printmaking) and three-dimensional (sculpture, ceramics, textiles) formats and integrates art history, design principles, and aesthetic criticism and response.
3502 Advanced Art
For students who have successfully completed Art I and, who, in the judgment of the instructor, show a sufficient level of interest and/or ability that would warrant continued study in Visual Art. Based on approved curriculum guides, the program of study may be divided into the following topics or areas of concentration: Art History, Sculpture, Painting, Ceramics, Drawing, Printmaking, Paper, or Photo. This assures that students who continue beyond the first year will grow in their artistic development. Students may continue in Advanced Art on a space-available basis and may repeat Advanced Art up to seven times at the determination of the instructor. (Prerequisite: Art I and teacher recommendation)
If there is not a sufficient number of students to create an entire class, students electing to pursue the requirements for completion of the Advanced Placement Art curriculum may do so within the structure of the regular Advanced Art class. These students may be scheduled into any Advanced Art class and the student and instructor will develop an individual plan by which the student may receive Advanced Placement credit. These courses follow the course descriptions as provided by the College Entrance Examination Board. Each of these courses requires a high degree of commitment and self-discipline on the part of the student due to the rigorous curriculum and the individualized course structure. AP classes may not be repeated. However, students can choose to take Studio Art 3D Design, 2D Design, History and Drawing without repeating.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF AP ART PORTFOLIOS:
The AP Studio Art portfolios are designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP Studio Art is not based on a written examination; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year.
3533 Art AP–Drawing Portfolio
The Advanced Placement Drawing Portfolio is designed to include a very broad interpretation of drawing issues. Many types of painting, printmaking, studies for sculpture, and some forms of design, as well as abstract and observational works, could qualify as addressing drawing issues. The range of marks used to make drawings, the arrangement of those marks, and the materials used to make the marks are endless. Works of photography, videotapes and computer-generated works may not be submitted for the Drawing Portfolio.
3534 Art History AP
The Advanced Placement offering in Art History is designed to provide the same benefits to secondary school students as those provided by an introductory college course in art history: an understanding and enjoyment of architecture, sculpture, painting and other art forms within historical and cultural contexts. In the course, students examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and the present from a variety of cultures. They will learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to analyze what they see.
3544 Studio Art 3D Design AP
This portfolio is intended to address a broad interpretation of sculptural issues in depth and space. These may include mass, volume, form, plane, light, and texture. Such elements and concepts may be articulated through additive, subtractive, and/or fabrication processes. A variety of approaches to representation, abstraction, and expression may be part of the student's portfolio. These might include traditional sculpture, architectural models, apparel, ceramics, three-dimensional fiber arts or metal work, among others.
3545 Studio Art 2D Design AP
This portfolio is intended to address a very broad interpretation of two-dimensional (2D) design issues. This type of design involves purposeful decision-making about how to use the elements and principles of art in an integrative way. For this portfolio, students are asked to demonstrate proficiency in 2D design using a variety of art forms. These could include, but are not limited to, graphic design, typography, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, illustration, painting, printmaking, etc. A variety of approaches to representation, abstraction, and expression may be part of the student's portfolio.
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