• 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 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 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.

     

    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.