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Fine Arts

Fine Arts Course Descriptions
Art I

Credit: ½
Pre-requisite: None
Note: $6.00 Art Fee is charged

This course is designed to teach the elements of art, line, shape, color, texture, space, value, and form. Activities of this class involve drawing, design painting, collage, and paper mache. This class will learn theory and its application toward two and three-dimensional art. The material covered in this class is the basis for the advanced courses.

Art II

Credit: ½
Pre-requisite: Art I or Art Dept. recommendation
Note: $10.00 Art Fee is charged

This course is designed to teach and apply a more in-depth study of the elements and principles of art. Through hands-on experience, students will continue to perfect their knowledge and skills pertaining to various media and materials.

Art III

Credit: ½
Pre-requisite: Art II (with B or above) or Art Dept. recommendation
Note: $10.00 Art Fee is charged

This course is designed to give the more advanced student an opportunity to explore in greater depth and develop further skills in the disciplines of independent drawing and acrylics, watercolor and oil painting. An introduction to weaving, enameling, mixed media, and sculpture are included.

Art IV

Credit: ½
Pre-requisite: Art III (with Grade B or above) or Art Dept. recommendation
Note: $10.00 Art Fee is charged

This course is designed to allow the experienced and advanced student to concentrate in specialized depth on his/her forte from a variety of selected art disciplines (agreed upon in advance with the teacher). Included, but not limited to, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and weaving. Independent research and skill development are emphasized for a year of portfolio building.

Ceramics I

Credit: ½
Pre-requisite: None
Note: $6.00 Art Fee is charged

This is an introductory course designed to give students an understanding of the physical and aesthetic properties of clay. It is a rigorous, fast paced class in which students will learn basic hand-building techniques from a flat slab to a more complex multi-section form.

Ceramics II

Credit: ½
Pre-requisite: Ceramics I or Art Dept. recommendation
Note: $6.00 Art Fee is charged

This is an advance studio to continue the basic skills developed in Ceramics I and apply those skills to more complex techniques in clay. Introduction and experience will be given on glazes, underglazes, and kiln firing. Emphasis will be on a creative and imaginative approach to the media. This is a demanding course requiring a self-motivated hard worker.