Fundamentals of Art and Design (class name change from Beginning Fine Arts)

ART110

9, 10, 11, 12

Lab Fee:  $15.00

 This class is designed for those who have always wanted to try art but were afraid they weren’t “artistic” enough; plus those who are interested in learning how to apply their enthusiasm to new ideas and techniques.  The language of art is introduced and the elements and principles of design serve as the foundation.  Projects are given that will build self-confidence in making and understanding what goes into making our visual world more pleasing. Drawing, color mixing, painting, printmaking, design, sculpture, and art history will be introduced as time allows.  A portfolio of work completed over the semester will be kept for self, peer, and teacher evaluation.


Basic Design (class name change from Crafts Design)

ART 125T

9, 10, 11, 12

Lab Fee:  $15.00  

Prerequisite:  Fine Art 1 is strongly recommended

This course offers students a hands-on experience in a variety of design areas. The elements and principles of design serve as the foundation for designing in every project. It offers a wide range of techniques which includes, but is not limited to, book arts, unique handmade altered books, paper making, printmaking, linoleum relief printed greeting cards and posters, silk-screening t-shirts, paper or plaster sculpture, fiber art, and mixed-media collage. Students will be evaluated on effort, critiques, projects, and handmade sketchbook/journals.


DRAWING & PAINTING

ART460   

9, 10, 11, 12

Lab Fee:  $20.00

Prerequisite:  Fine Art 1 is strongly recommended

 This course provides an opportunity for the interested beginning and advanced student to develop further skills and techniques in both drawing and painting experimenting with a wide variety of media which may include, pastel, acrylics, charcoal, colored pencils, watercolors and mixed media. Portfolios and sketchbooks will be used and required.


AP STUDIO ART: ADVANCED ART

ART201/202

10, 11, 12

Lab Fee:  $20.00

Prerequisite:  Instructor permission and Fine Art 1 or Drawing and Painting

 Advanced Art explores a variety of media and techniques in drawing and 2D design.  It is a directed approach for the very dedicated and self-motivated art student.  This course will follow the curriculum set for AP Studio Art Portfolio although students may not necessarily be pursuing that standing. A portfolio presentation and outside work is required of all students. A sketchbook/journal is required and worked in every day.  College credit maybe available based on passing the AP test and depending on individual university requirements.


STAINED GLASS  

ART450

9, 10, 11, 12

Lab Fee:  $40.00

Prerequisite:  Completion of Fine Art 1 strongly recommended

 This class will begin with the basics of working in stained glass: designing, cutting, grinding, copper foiling and fusing.  Combining this knowledge with your own creative ideas, you will make a concrete and stained glass stepping stone, a copper foil window sun catcher, a mosaic framed mirror and a fused glass piece.  Other projects will be included as time allows.  Due to expensive materials, a higher lab fee is required.


CLAY DESIGN 1 (class name change from Pottery)                       

ART320        

9, 10, 11, 12

Lab Fee:  $15.00

 Student will learn a variety of ways to work and design with clay to create unique, individual pieces.  You will learn hand-building methods (pinch, coil and slab) as well as how to work on the potter’s wheel.  Glazing techniques will be covered.  The elements and principles of design serve as the foundation for designing.


CLAY DESIGN 2                       

ART325         

9, 10, 11, 12

Lab Fee:  $20.00

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Clay Design 1

 Continuation of skill development of hand-building techniques, wheel-thrown pottery, sculpture, surface decoration and experience with raku firing.  A journal/sketchbook to monitor progress and a semester presentation of completed work are required.