Advanced Photography Y169
Students design photographic responses to open-ended prompts, technical experimentation with shooting and editing processes, and exploration of presentation and critique methods. (Prerequisite: Photography 1)
This is a semester course that will introduce digital drawing utilizing Wacom tablets and various animation techniques including stop-motion, Adobe Animate, and Blender. Character development, narrative qualities, texture, lighting, space, and timing will be explored around the central concept of artistic expression and visual communication design.
AP Art History Y150
A survey course of art forms throughout history and all parts of the world through class discussions, readings, slide viewing, videos, research, and lecture.
AP Studio Art Y162
Students will develop a high level of skill in the use of color theory, expressive color, positive/negative space, repetitive pattern, design, line and tone, spatial illusion and portraiture. (Prerequisite: 2 credits of fine art electives)
Ceramics 1 S166
This course is intended for students who are interested in pursuing the mastery of advanced skills involved in the production of wheel thrown and hand built clay objects.
Ceramics 2 F170 or S170
This course is intended for students who are interested in pursuing the mastery of advanced skills involved in the production of wheel thrown and hand built clay objects. (Prerequisite: Ceramics 1)
Cinema Arts S158
Students produce short movies, conduct research on cinema-related topics, and develop value judgments as filmmakers and film consumers
Commercial Design S157
Students will study various lettering styles and techniques, the seven design elements, airbrushing, and computer techniques to better understand commercial art.
Photography 1 S168
Students explore photographic theory, process, and history, emphasizing composition skills while learning to use digital and film cameras for work in the darkroom and with Adobe Photoshop.
Drawing 1 S152
Students will gain the technical skills needed for the production of drawings through the use of various styles and tools.
Drawing 2 S153
Students will use colored pencils, markers, pastels, conte and ink as they experience a concentrated study of landscape, figure and still-life color renderings. (prerequisite: Drawing)
Students work with a variety of materials like polymer clays, fused glass, beads, silver, brass, copper and pewter and processes like soldering, sweat soldering, casting and texture impressing.
Master Studio Art Y161
Students will explore realism, surrealism, and abstraction in a drawing form and specific assignments focus on art themes, assigned readings from resources on contemporary art theories. (Prerequisite: 1 credit of fine arts electives)
Students will use watercolors and acrylics as they explore concepts of composition and color theory. (prerequisite: Drawing)
Students apply knowledge of elements and principles of design to create objects of wood, metal or clay using additive or subtractive sculpting techniques.
Students will gain a working knowledge of the stencil method, photo-silkscreen technique, linoleum relief, and multiple color registration, producing images for posters, commercial art, T-shirt and textile designs. Students will produce images for posters, commercial art, and fine art reproduction.