Art I: Foundations of Art
Art I: Foundations of Studio Art
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 1 credit
As the foundation course, Art I: Foundations of Studio Art is the prerequisite course for the comprehensive high school
art program and fulfills the one-credit Fine Arts graduation requirement. Studio problems are designed to build creative and critical thinking skills through practice in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, crafts, and other art disciplines
Art II: Developing Ideas in Media - G/T Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art I
This course challenges students who continue at this level to refine their skills in fine arts media and creative problem solving. ese problems become increasingly complex and require students to draw upon knowledge of both traditional and contemporary art from diverse cultures. is course
is recommended for students who have demonstrated an ability to work successfully at a demanding pace. Emphasis is placed on creative problem solving, independent research, and task commitment.
Art III: Portfolio Development - AP [AP Studio Art: Drawing, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design] Grades 10, 11, 12 1- credit Prerequisite: Art II or Art II - G/T
The course begins the development of the body of work leading to the Advanced Placement Examination. It is recommended for students who have demonstrated an ability to complete challenging work successfully at a demanding pace. Emphasis is placed on creative problem solving, independent research and learning, task commitment and special topics.
Art IV: Personal Directions in Art
Studio - AP [AP Studio Art: Drawing, 2-D Design and 3-D Design]
Grade 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art III or Art III - AP
In this course, students develop a body of work informed by research of contemporary and master artists, cultural exemplars and peer dialogue. e portfolio reflects a breadth of experiences, concentration on a specific theme, and quality execution of artworks. Each student defends the portfolio in a personal artist’s statement. e course continues the development of the body of work begun in Art III: Portfolio Development (AP).