This course is for anyone who likes to create and experience art and get messy in the process! Students will develop skills with a variety of art media and processes, while
learning how to use the artistic thinking process to create original art in response to a leading question or
prompt. Art media includes ink, charcoal, graphite, watercolor, acrylic, clay, paper maché and paper/cardboard.
Drawing & Painting
This course focuses on two-dimensional art forms with drawing and painting media. Students will enhance their use of media techniques through mini skill builder activities, practice developing works using the artistic thinking
process, participate in critiques, and create unique works of art in response to a theme.
Computer Graphics I
This is a full year introductory class to using the computer as an art media, while learning to use the design
thinking process. Emphasis is on the development of basic skills using tools in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.
Computer Graphics II
This course will focus on advanced methods of graphic design, including logo development, print media and
communication with clients to design sports programs. Emphasis is on design thinking using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and print layouts using Adobe InDesign.
This course will offer students choice in media, process and techniques. Students engage in idea development, media exploration, and critiques throughout the artistic thinking process. Studio Habits of Mind will be emphasized throughout, as well as developing an individual style.
AP Art & Design
Students enrolling in AP Art & Design should have a minimum of two (2) years of art courses, or teacher approval. Students choose to submit a portfolio within one of the 3 categories: Drawing, 2D Art & Design (includes Graphic Design), or 3D Art & Design.
There are 2 sections to the portfolio: Students will create works within a Sustained Investigation (inquiry) that shows experimentation, practice and revision over time. Students will also submit 5 Selected Works that demonstrate synthesis of materials, process and ideas with a high level of skill.