This course is a
foundation course that teaches basic skills in drawing, composition and
design, printmaking, sculpture and painting. A variety of media are
introduced, including charcoal, pastel, ink, acrylic paint and clay. Art
history is introduced wirh projects and presentations on Impressionism,
Post-Impressionism and Cubism. Students learn how to look at and write
about works of art. Individual studio work is reinforced by weekly
homework assignments. Art I is a prerequisite for all other upper school art courses.
this course will develop more complex skills in drawing, two-dimensional
design and three-dimensional design. New painting media, such as
watercolor are introduced in this course. Students will also learn
relief sculpture, including sculpting, mold making and casting. The Art
II course is very collaborative and students work together on art
projects throughout the year. Art History is taught through a research
project that focuses on art and artists in a specific era. Art II is a prerequisite for the Advanced Art and the Portfolio Development courses.
allows students to cultivate creativity in art while continuing to build
a strong foundation. Structured projects in drawing, color theory and
painting are balanced with long-term independent projects.Through
independent work, students explore the more conceptual aspects of art
and may spend extended periods of time with one media. Art analysis and
interpretation is utilized to discuss various art movements throughout
history. Students may take this course for two years, or may participate
in the Portfolio Development Course, which includes the completion of
an art portfolio. Art I and Art II are prerequisites for this course.
This is an
intense advanced art course that focuses on the creation of a
comprehensive body of art works. Students will work on strengthening
skills in drawing, painting and color theory. Students will also chose a
concentration and complete a series of conceptual works in a particular
media. Photographing artwork will be taught and students will learn how
to edit art images and upload images to an online workspace. Students
will also learn how to write an artist’s statement, an artist’s resume
and other written components of an art portfolio. As part of this
course, students will visit area museums and galleries, such as the
Lyman Allyn Museum and Cummings Art Center for art criticism. Students
will participate in art critiques and will present individual art
portfolio at the end of each quarter. Art I, Art II and Advanced Art are prerequisites for this course.
and Graphic Design is a two-dimensional design course. Using analog,
digital and film as the basic tools of expression, emphasis in this
course is placed on the principles and elements of two-dimensional
design, including composition, rhythm, movement, balance, contrast,
repetition, unity and pattern. A firm foundation in photographic and
film processes, as well as Photoshop application, will be established.
There will be photo-shoots, demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on lab
work, throughout the year for the students to incorporate and develop
traditional techniques, new technology and their personal voice in an
atmosphere designed for continual mentorship and creative exploration. Art I is a prerequisite for this course.