ART

ART

PREFACE

       Art gives all students a means of creative individual expression.  Before graduation, all students in grades 9 through 12 must successfully complete one (1) credit of art or music.  If art is chosen, Studio in Art is the course required.

      Some Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses have been approved to fulfill the one unit graduation requirement in visual arts.  The approved CTE courses are Design and Drawing for Production (DDP-1 unit) and the combination of Interior Design (Housing and Environment CORE-1/2 unit) and Fashion (Clothing and Textile CORE-1/2 unit).  See the Technology and Family and Consumer Science sections of this catalog for course descriptions. 

      Sequence requirements for art are:  Studio in Art 1.0 cr; Art History .5 cr; Art electives 3.5 cr.

STUDIO IN ART Course No. 871 1 unit
Grade 9 Level 3 40 weeks

Studio in Art is a course mandatory to all art majors as a first course in high school art.  The course is designed to cover all major areas and media of art and to give the students the basic knowledge needed for furthering their study in the more advanced elective areas.  Major areas covered are:  drawing, painting, design, perspective, pen & ink, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics.  Weekly sketchbook assignments are part of the course.Grading is based on solutions that demonstrate an understanding of project objectives as well as effort, creativity, timeliness, and presentation.

 

STUDIO IN CERAMICS I AS Course No. 885 .5 unit
Grades 10-12 Level 2 20 weeks
Prerequisite:  Studio in Art

The course covers a variety of ceramic techniques.  Students will progress from pinch pots to coil and slab construction. They will also experiment with ceramic glazes and learn how to use a kiln.  Students will learn terminology and develop their ideas through ideational sketching.  Grading is based on solutions that demonstrate an understanding of project objectives as well as effort, creativity, timeliness, and presentation.  This course qualifies for college credit under the Advanced Studies Program through Genesee Community College. 


CERAMICS II
Course No. 886 .5 unit
Grades 10-12 Level 3 20 weeks
Prerequisite:  Studio in Art; Studio in Ceramics I AS with a grade of 80 or above

This course builds on Ceramics I.  Students will be expected to show an advanced understanding of ceramic building and glazing techniques.  Introduction to wheel throwing will also be a part of this course.  Students who take this course for college credit will have priority with wheel throwing if they choose to concentrate on that technique.  They will work more independently and will be expected to produce a body of work.  Sketchbooks will be kept for ideas and designing. Grading is based on solutions that demonstrate an understanding of project objectives as well as effort, creativity, timeliness, presentation, and mastering of techniques.


STUDIO IN ANIMATION
Course No. 873 .5 unit
Grades 10-12 Level 3 20 weeks
Prerequisite:  Studio in Art

This twenty-week elective is focused on the various processes relating to animation with an emphasis on techniques such as cartooning, stop motion, and rotoscoping. In addition to the computer animation method, students will be involved with the pre-production process, developing sketches, scripts, and storyboards, while utilizing drawing, writing and problem-solving skills. Grading is based on solutions that demonstrate an understanding of project objectives as well as effort, creativity, timeliness, and presentation. This course falls under the New York State Education Department Media Arts standards.


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TUDIO IN JEWELRY I Course No. 883..… .5 unit
Grades 10-12 Level 3…………….20 weeks
Prerequisite:  Studio in Art

Students will create decorative body adornment and small sculpture in a variety of media.  The course teaches techniques in metalsmithing, beading, wire work, polymer clay, and found materials.  Sketching and design development are part of the course. Grading is based on solutions that demonstrate an understanding of project objectives as well as effort, creativity, timeliness, and presentation, and mastering of techniques.  Offered every other year.


STUDIO IN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY       Course No. 882 
.5 unit
Grades 10-12    Level 3  20 weeks
Prerequisite:  Studio in Art

       This course establishes the photographic principles which will help students design a photographic composition before they click the shutter. Students will become familiar with digital photography’s terminology and techniques, while projects that involve portraiture, multiple exposure, computer manipulation and photojournalism introduce the notion that photography has many facets in which to explore. Grading is based on solutions that demonstrate project objectives, meeting deadlines, effort, creativity, presentation and mastering technique.



STUDIO IN GRAPHIC DESIGN Course No. 897
.5 unit
Grades 10-12 Level 3 20 weeks
Prerequisite:  Studio in Art

This course focuses on the design, construction and implementation of printable materials into consumer culture.  Such projects as logos, CD’s, DVD’s, signs and magazine covers, provide students with a historical basis and offer the practical experience required for any graphic designer. With the aid of the Internet, scanning, photography, and computer software like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, students will build themselves a foundation for a career as a professional graphic designer. Grading is based on solutions that demonstrate project objectives, meeting deadlines, effort, creativity, presentation and mastering technique.

 

ART HISTORY Course No. 895 .5 unit
Grades 10-12 Level 3 20 weeks
Prerequisite:  Studio in Art

This course is a mandatory art course for completion of an art major.  The course offers a historical overview of art worlds, beginning from the French Impressionists whose attempt to capture the momentary glimpses of modern life resulted in a new style of art.  Along the path to what is considered contemporary art, students will study such movements as Art Nouveau, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art and will be provided references to ancient times and subsequent periods. In addition to presentations and research papers, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves within each period by creating relevant artwork either digitally and conventionally. Grading is based on solutions that demonstrate project objectives, meeting deadlines, effort, creativity, presentation and master technique.

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II …Course No. 894 .5 unit
Grades 10-12 Level 3 20 weeks
Prerequisite:  Studio in Art, Studio in Digital Photography with a grade of 75 or above

This course provides students with new perspectives and avenues to pursue in terms of photographic composition. Students will deal with images from a conceptual point of view, by exploring mood and capturing emotion. Students will also design advertisements and create  posters that promote ideals like nutrition, fitness and literacy. Students will have the opportunity to go “into the field”, recording events relating to academics, athletics or social functions. Grading is based on solutions that demonstrate project objectives, meeting deadlines, effort, creativity, presentation and mastering technique.

 

STUDIO IN DRAWING & PAINTING I ASCourse No. 875 1 unit
Grades 10-12 Level 2 40 weeks

Prerequisite: Studio in Art

The first semester of this course introduces beginning drawing skills and focuses on observational drawing and the development of an artistic imagination. Weekly sketchbook assignments are a part of this course. In the second semester we will focus on acrylic painting and watercolor techniques. Students will explore the use of color theory, design fundamentals and painting styles. A 500 word paper is also a requirement for this course.  Grading is based on solutions that demonstrate an understanding of project objectives as well as effort, creativity, timeliness, presentation and a portfolio of work completed throughout the semester.  This course qualifies for college credit under the Advanced Studies Program through Genesee Community College.  

 

STUDIO IN DRAWING & PAINTING II AS Course No. 876 1 unit
Grades 11-12 Level 2 40 weeks

Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting I

The first semester of this course explores advanced drawing techniques and the creative process. Focuses on developing large drawings in a variety of mixed-media materials. Students will explore drawing as a means of expression. In the second semester of this course students will explore advanced acrylic and watercolor painting techniques. Focuses on developing new skills in painting, experimenting with mixed-media approaches and creative concepts. A 500 word paper is also a requirement for this course.  Grading is based on solutions that demonstrate an understanding of project objectives as well as effort, creativity, timeliness, presentation and a portfolio of work completed throughout the semester. This course qualifies for college credit under the Advanced Studies Program through Genesee Community College.  

 

AP STUDIO IN ART:  DRAWING        Course No. 879       1 unit
Grades 10-12    Level 0  40 weeks

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation: Although there is no prerequisite for Advanced Placement Studio Art, prior experiences in studio art courses that address conceptual, technical, and critical thinking skills can support student success in the AP Studio Art Program. (Drawing and Painting I and II)

Advanced Placement Studio Art (Drawing) is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Thought it is categorized as AP Drawing, it includes drawing, painting and mixed media. Students submit portfolios for evaluation in May.  Students create a portfolio of work to demonstrate the artistic skills and ideas they have developed, refined, and applied over the course of the year to produce visual compositions.

AP Studio Art students work with diverse media, styles, subjects, and content. The portfolio consists of three sections:

• The Range of Approaches (Breadth) section illustrates a range of ideas and approaches to art making. (12 Pieces)

• The Sustained Investigation (Concentration) section shows sustained, deep, and multiperspective investigation of a student-selected topic. (12 pieces)

• The Selected Works (Quality) section represents the student’s most successful works with respect to form and content. (5 pieces)

It is expected that all students taking this class pay for (approximately $90) and submit the required portfolio.

Students’ work is informed and guided by observation, research, experimentation, discussion, critical analysis, and reflection, relating individual practices to the art world. Students are asked to document their artistic ideas and practices to demonstrate conceptual and technical development over time. The AP Studio Art Program supports students in becoming inventive artistic scholars who contribute to visual culture through art making.

 

INDEPENDENT STUDY I Course No. 898 1 unit
Grades 11-12 Level 3 40 wks

 

INDEPENDENT STUDY II Course No. 899 .5 unit
Grades 11-12 Level 3 20 wks

These courses are offered to those art majors who have completed Studio in Art plus three (3) courses of Art electives upon the approval of the Art teacher and the Guidance Office.

It is the student’s responsibility to select and set up with the instructor the areas of concentrated study.  The teacher and student set up deadlines on projects.  Grading is determined by the deadlines met, the quality of the project turned in and how the student has advanced and understood the media used.