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Art I

COURSE: Art I
GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITES: None
CREDIT: 1/2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is a full year course. Students may enroll in either semester or both. Students will study the elements of art. Semesters will begin with projects that reflect the history of art. Different mediums plus student's imagination will be applied to create artwork. Drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and a variety of projects will be completed. Tests, critiques, and a research paper will be used for student evaluation. Portfolios will be used to collect and protect student work. Students' work will be exhibited at an end of the year Art Show. Class discussion will reflect how important art has impacted history and how it has influenced and served as a record of the world.

Teacher: Mrs.Messer-Epperson

Art II

COURSE: Art II
GRADE: 10 -12
PREREQUISITES: At least 1 semester of Art I
CREDIT: 1/2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is a full year course. Students may enroll in either semester or both. Students will study design and more thoroughly explore a variety of media and techniques. Class time will be devoted to individuals working in their preferred medias. Group projects will also be part of the curriculum.

Teacher: Mrs.Messer-Epperson

Computer Graphics

Computer Graphics
GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITES: Art I Class and Intro to Computers
CREDIT: 1/2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will give students the opportunity to apply their art talents while learning the features of a computer graphics program and photography. Topics in this project-based course include using the paint tools, working with objects in the draw layer, the effective use of color, perspective drawing, and three-dimensional figures. Projects could range from drawing a cartoon face to applying the principles or perspective in designing a cityscape. It would also integrate visual art concepts and technology with the goal of communicating effectively to an audience. Students will analyze, interpret and evaluate works of art using a responding process and create a portfolio of their work. Through class and community activities, students will explore related careers, assume leadership roles and will practice employment skills.

Teacher: Mrs.Messer-Epperson

Leather, Wood and Multi-Media

COURSE: Leather, Wood Multi-Media

GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITES: Art I Classes

CREDIT: 1/2



COURSE DESCRIPTION:


This course will give students the opportunity to study the basic design and production of traditional Western leather carving products as well as contemporary designs that are unique to contemporary crafters. The student would also explore the basic craft of wood to produce projects that exercise the use of plan, kits, and the use of hand tools. Students will also be able to utilize these types of crafts, using leather, wood, pottery and various materials. (Additional $25.00 Fee Required for Materials)

Teacher: Mrs.Messer-Epperson

Pottery

COURSE: Pottery
GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITES: None
CREDIT: 1/2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The elements and principles of Art will be taught to help students learn Art terminology when working with pottery. The students will learn the process and history of pottery. The development of varied clays and their uses will be examined. Students will hand-build, coil, sculpt and use the wheel to create all types of pottery.

The process to bisque, fire and glaze will be covered throughout the semester. Different techniques in firing and glazing will be presented and use throughout the projects. Loading and firing the kiln along with a variety of firing processes will be discussed. Students will research and examine pottery throughout history, enhancing the students' knowledge of how important and vast pottery has been throughout the world.

Teacher: Mrs.Messer-Epperson

Pottery II

COURSE: Pottery II
GRADE: 11-12

PREREQUISITES: Pottery with finishing grade A-B+
CREDIT: 1/2


The elements and principles of Art will be taught to help students learn Art terminology when working with pottery. The students learn the process and history of pottery. The development of varied clay and their uses will be examined. Students will hand-build, coil, sculpt and use the wheel to create all types of pottery. Students will made up their Independent Projects at the beginning of the semester, focusing on specific projects to further their pottery expertise. For example, hand building, throwing, glazes would be the student's specific objective for taking the advanced class.Different techniques in firing and glazing will be presented and use throughout the projects. Loading and firing the kiln along with a variety of firing processes will be discussed. Students will research and examine pottery throughout history, enhancing the students' knowledge of how important and vast pottery has been throughout the world.

Teacher: Mrs.Messer-Epperson
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