Fine Arts 9 (9th Grade)
The goal of this course is to develop students’ awareness of process as a means of developing a working visual vocabulary. Ninth grade art is taught as a method of leaning about color, shape and form in different media.
Fine Arts 10 (10th Grade)
An introduction to the material and subject possibilities in art. The emphasis is on construction, composition, color, paint handing, clay, photography, fashion and mixed media. Students begin and sustain the process of creating art by dealing with diversified subjects and non-objective idioms. Individual and group criticism, combined with field trips, art slides, video and discussions of art ideology expands students’ perspectives with art.
Fine Arts 11 (11th Grade)
A continuation of 10th grade art with the inclusion of the techniques and aesthetics of the video medium. Students are expected to attempt more challenging work. The junior year of the art sequence stresses a search for personal statement.
Fine Arts 12 (12th Grade)
The student is expected to develop work based upon an intensive exploration of thematic materials and techniques. In this intensified studio program students will be expected to do more of their work independently; tough critical choices about art will have to be made. The student is expected to focus and connect the activity of creating art while developing new methods of seeing, thinking and the making of their art.
|Course offerings and course contents may vary academic year to academic year depending on registering student numbers, instructors and/or instructors’ availability. This includes the possibility of a course being not available for a certain grade due to scheduling difficulty even though the registration list says that the course will be offered to 11th&12th grade, for example.|