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    Art I

    PEIMS: 03500100

    Grade Placement: 8-12

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 1

    The first semester of Art 1 will introduce the student to

    drawing and color study using the elements and principles

    of design. Drawing will consist of sequential learning

    steps with emphasis on developing value skills. Color

    studies will include but not be restricted to using water

    base paint. The second semester, which builds on first

    semester skills, will include the study of painting,

    printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics. Printmaking will

    involve relief printing; sculpture will include additive

    construction; and ceramics will consist of hand building

    methods of pinch, coil, and slab. During both semesters art

    past and contemporary masterpieces will be part of most

    units.

    *Art I is basic to all other art courses. Therefore, all

    students wishing to take Art II or higher level courses

    must have successfully completed Art I.

     

    Art I Pre-AP

    PEIMS: 03500100Q

    Grade Placement: 9-11

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

    Credit: 1

    The Art 1 Pre-AP curriculum will follow the College

    Board directives of the Advanced Placement General and

    Drawing Portfolio requirements. Art 1 Pre-AP provides

    learning opportunities for 9th and 10th grade students

    beyond those available in the regular Art 1 class by

    extending the state essential knowledge and skills through

    drawing and color study (first semester). Students also

    learn what will be expected of them for the AP Portfolio

    Examination. The second semester focuses on painting,

    printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics.

     

    Art II Drawing

    PEIMS: 03500500

    Grade Placement: 9-12

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Art 1

    Credit: 1

    The first semester of Art II Drawing is designed to

    continue a sequential study of drawing and colored media.

    Formal compositions will be completed in realistic,

    abstract, and non-objective styles. Art history/appreciation

    will be part of each study. Second semester, which builds

    on first semester skills, will include painting, printmaking

    techniques, and three-dimensional studies. Students will

    build upon skills learned in Art 1 in sculpture and

    ceramics. Art history/appreciation also will be linked to

    each unit.

     

    Art II Drawing Pre-AP

    PEIMS: 03500500Q

    Grade Placement: 9-12

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Art 1 Pre-AP or

    Teacher Recommendation

    Credit: 1

    The Art II Drawing Pre-AP curriculum is designed to spiral

    and expand the Art I or Art I Pre-AP curriculum. The Art

    II Pre-AP course work follows College Board outlines for

    Advanced Placement General and Drawing Portfolios.

    Students will apply the elements and principles of art in all

    compositions to a greater proficiency that other Art II

    students as well as connect art history and criticism to

    those productions. Students will develop skills in drawing

    and color theory application beyond the average Art II

    student as they continue reviewing requirements of the AP

    examination. Second semester extends learning through

    higher expectations in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and

    ceramics. Art II Pre-AP is an honors credit class

    recommended for students seriously looking at a visual

    art career.

     

    Art II Photography

    PEIMS: 03501200

    Grade Placement: 9-12

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Art I

    Credit: 1

    In this course students will strengthen art skills through the

    study of design and composition. The focus of this course

    is photography, both film and digital. Students will learn

    to compose photographs in an artistic manner, develop film

    and print photographs. Artistic awareness, critical thinking,

    imaginative expression, appreciation of art culture and

    aesthetic judgment are emphasized.

     

    Art II Sculpture

    PEIMS: 03501000

    Grade Placement: 9-12

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Art I

    Credit: 1

    Sculpture II includes objective and nonobjective threedimensional

    assignments. Construction skills and classical

    techniques are an integral part of each assignment.

    Students will use various medias including wood and clay.

     

    Art III Drawing Pre-AP

    PEIMS: 03501300Q

    Grade Placement: 10-12

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-AP Art I and

    Pre-AP Art II, Portfolio, and/or Teacher

    Recommendation

    Credit: 1

    Art III Pre-AP is an advanced studio course for the collegebound

    and career-oriented student. It is designed for

    talented art students who wish to pursue college level

    studies while in high school. Emphasis will be on

    advanced drawing and painting styles, 2-D and 3-D design,

    and color study. Computer manipulated works are

    incorporated into the curriculum. Students will compile

    portfolios that fulfill current College Board requirements.

     

    Art III Graphic Design Pre-AP

    PEIMS: 03502100Q

    Grade Placement: 10-12

    Prerequisite: Art II Pre-AP or Teacher Recommendation

    Credit: 1

    This is a course to begin addressing a very broad

    interpretation of two-dimensional design issues. This

    course is intended to prepare students to develop specific

    design skills that could be used to help them develop as AP

    Design Portfolio. Students are asked to demonstrate

    proficiency in two-dimensional 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, and

    printmaking.

     

    Art III Photography Pre-AP

    PEIMS: 03502200Q

    Grade Placement: 10-12

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of

    Art II Photography

    Credit: 1

    In this course students will further develop art skills

    through the study of design and composition in

    photography. Artistic awareness, critical thinking,

    imaginative expression, appreciation of art culture and

    aesthetic judgment are emphasized.

     

    Art III Sculpture Pre-AP

    PEIMS: 03501900Q

    Grade Placement: 10-12

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of

    Art II Sculpture

    Credit: 1

    This third-year course is an in-depth study of sculpture and

    will challenge the students with problems on an advanced

    level. Students will develop a personal style and

    demonstrate effective use of selected sculptural media in

    solving special three-dimensional problems and

    assignments.


    Art IV Studio Art-Drawing Portfolio AP

    PEIMS: A3500300P

    Grade Placement: 11-12

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-AP Art III

    Drawing and/or Teacher Approval

    Credit: 1 and College Credit if Score of Portfolio Meets

    Minimum Requirements

    In this course students will address a very broad

    interpretation of drawing issues and media. Students will

    explore drawing issues such as light and shade, line

    quality, rendering of form, composition, surface

    manipulation, and illusion of depth through a variety of

    two-dimensional media. All students are expected to

    submit a portfolio for Advanced Placement review.

     

    2-D Design Portfolio AP 

    PEIMS: A3500400P

    Grade Placement: 11-12

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-AP Art III

    Drawing and/or Teacher Approval

    Credit: 1

    In this course students will address two-dimensional design

    issues. Design involves purposeful decision making about

    how to use the elements and principles of art in an

    integrative way. Students are expected to demonstrate

    mastery of 2-D design through any two-dimensional

    medium or process, including, but not limited to, graphic

    design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric

    design, weaving, illustration, painting, and printmaking.

    All students are expected to submit a portfolio for

    Advanced Placement review.