Junior High: Ms. Zapisocky
Art 7 is an introduction to the world of art through the exploration of line, shape, value, color and composition in both two and three-dimensional work. The focus of this class will be to begin learning the fundamental skills necessary for artistic development. Students will be experimenting with a wide variety of art mediums throughout this course. Students will also gain a basic understanding of art vocabulary including an introduction to the understanding of how basic art elements create images.
Art 8 students will be exposed to a deeper understanding of image making through the creative exploration of line, shape, value, color, form, texture and composition in both two and three dimensional work. The focus at this level will be to explore perspective and proportion in the making of images. Students will also be introduced to the history of art and what role it has played in our understanding of art today. Combining the knowledge of compositional elements with the skilled manipulation of various media will reflect emotion and mood within the artwork at this level of study.
Art 9 is an in-depth exploration of image making through the effects of controlling form, color, texture and space in response to selected visual problems. The focus as this level will be to record images alone and in compositions that allow for visual expression that communicates meaning. Students will also explore the elements and principles of art through a wide variety of studio projects. At this level, more attention will be given to individual experimentation of art media, exploration of individual style and the development of individual artistic skill.
Art 10 (3 or 5 credits) is a survey course, intended to provide students with varied experiences in terms of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Color theory and painting skills are acquired, and are applied to watercolor and acrylic mediums. Two dimensional and three dimensional compositions are explored with respect to one, two and three point perspective. Emphasis is placed on personal expression and problem solving. Art history is applied to on-going projects as it relates to the theme and purpose of the work. Studio projects allow students to develop a personal style.
Art 20 (3 or 5 credits) continues on the skills and personal expressions acquired in Art 10. This course explores further the power of abstraction and acrylic painting, working to improve basic skills and begin developing one�s own style. Students will be working on both two and three dimensional projects completing both studio and at home (developmental workbook) assignments. Artists will explore a variety of mediums and work towards mastering concepts of line, color, value, perspective, texture and form among other design elements.
Art 30 (5 credit) is a senior art course, which demands commitment of personal expression, originality, and personal effort. Art projects at this level involve higher level thinking skills which, when applied to the artistic task at hand, produce awe inspiring results. For example, artists produce large canvas pieces, sculptures as well as many other two dimensional projects that challenges the artists while meeting specific goals of design and personal expression. All art projects lend themselves well for portfolio work, for those students who are bound for post secondary art institutions.
Portfolio Art 35 is intended for students who wish to work on their professional portfolio for submission at post-secondary art schools. This course involves independent study with the support of the art teacher. With that being said, there is a significant amount of home study required to have success in this course. Students must have also completed Art 30 to take Portfolio Art 35.
In Portfolio Art 35 the students will:
� research, analyze and compare portfolio requirements between different post-secondary institutions
� analyze and enhance personal artistic abilities in order to develop an artistic style
� develop skills in mounting, framing, assembling and displaying art portfolios
� tailor the creation of art works to particular needs
***All Junior High art courses and Art 10 are part of the Middle Years Program. Students also have the choice to enroll in Art 8 & 9 Major as well as Art 20 and 30 IB (International Baccalaureate) courses which are enriched programs. For more information please contact Mrs. Dokken (Jr. High) or Mrs. Yatscoff (High School).