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Drawing 1

This course concentrates on the development of observational drawing skills through assignments including still life, surreal perspective, portrait, and expressive self portrait. This course is recommended for anyone wishing to learn or develop their drawing skills. It is necessary for students planning a career in any art-related field.

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Art and Bio

This exciting interdisciplinary course allows students to explore the relationship between biology and art through studio art assignments that address the foundation art skills while offering alternative approaches to understanding biology content. Students enrolled in the biology course will spend their laboratory day exercising direct observational drawing and related skills. The remaining 4 days of the week, students will execute a more rigorous foundation art curriculum while exploring traditional and non-traditional media including but not limited to 3d printing, Photoshop, Illustrator, drawing, print making and mixed media.

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Painting 1

This course concentrates on the use of color theory while exploring various artistic styles. This course is recommended for anyone wishing to learn or develop painting skills. It is recommended for students planning a career in any art-related field.

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Painting 2

In this course, students will continue to study the expressive qualities of color, painting techniques and different artistic styles. During this course students will begin to develop their own personal style. This course is recommended for students planning a career in any art-related field.

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Digital Design 1

This foundation course concentrates on composition while exposing students to industry standard software. This course is for any student wishing to learn or develop skill with graphic software. It is necessary for students planning a career in any art-related field.

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Digital Design 2

Students in this advanced digital arts course will further develop their skills and software including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator while applying design concepts and principles to solve real world advertising problems. Projects include but are not limited to typography, logo poster design, illustration, brochure and print ads, CD/DVD packaging, and product packaging design. Student will develop creative thinking and visual communication skills through work on projects and active critique and discussions of professional works. A brief history of advertising, discussion of ethical issues, and introduction to marketing strategies, as well as research assignments will provide students with an understanding of the persuasive power of the advertising industry.

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Video and Animation

This advanced digital arts course is designed to provide a foundation in developing video and animation for the web. Using Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Adobe Flash as well as traditional techniques such as stop motion, students will learn how to create original works in video and animation. This will involve planning, scripting, storyboarding, shooting or creating content, sound and video editing, and the optimization of content. The emphasis of this course is to further develop skills integrating art and technology while increasing aesthetic judgment and media literacy. Research as well as critique of professional films and animations will be utilized to enrich critical thinking skills. (Prerequisite: Digital Design I or Photography I)

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Crafts 1

In this course, students study design through the creation of useful works of art, while being encouraged to solve problems using creativity and self-expression. Projects may include but are not limited to metal embossing, basketry, macramé/hemp jewelry, book making and various cultural crafts such as native American dreamcatchers etc. The study of various artists and artworks will allow students to appreciate the cultural influences, transformations and current trends in crafts.

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Crafts 2

This course will mainly focus on a more in-depth study of functional works of art. Students will design and create works including stained glass, kiln glass, mosaic, and other materials. Students will hone their skills as craftsman while learning to appreciate the role of the craftsperson and handmade tradition in our techno-centric world. Students will also study historical works and styles as a means of aiding in the development of their own personal style. Originality and creativity will be emphasized.

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Advanced Studio

This full year course will allow students to continue to develop their own personal style while exploring a wide variety of media. These works may stand alone or become part of the breadth portion of an AP portfolio.

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AP Studio Art

This full year course will allow students to select a favorite media and develop one central idea creating the depth portion of the AP portfolio. They may chose Drawing, 2D Design, or 3D Design for the AP Exam.

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