FA01 Art I Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 - Year - 1 Credit
This is an introductory course with an emphasis on the elements and principles of design. Drawing is stressed in the preparation for each project in this survey course. Composition, design, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking techniques as well as historical and contemporary art will be included.
FA02 Art II Grades 10, 11 and 12 - Year - 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Art I Students enrolled in this course concentrate on drawing, painting, design, and color in composition. Art history is integrated within each unit of study. A knowledge of craftsmanship and characteristics of various media is stressed in order to expand visual expression.
FA03 Art III Grades 11 and 12 - Year - 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Art II The student’s knowledge of design and self expression is further expanded. Mixed media will be explored along with communication arts and design in order to develop personal statements. Two-dimensional and threedimensional techniques will be studied with an emphasis placed on portfolio assessment. Computer technology may be used in some units of study.
FA04 Art IV Grade 12 - Year - 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Art III Students will explore advanced problem solving techniques in fine and commercial art. The exploration of a variety of media will be stressed as students prepare portfolios for senior exhibits or advanced studies after graduation. The computer may be employed to extend artists’ experiences, and some units may be developed to provide differentiation or independent study for students with unique needs.
FA06 Crafts II Grades 10, 11 and 12 - Year - 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Art I This course emphasizes the principles of design and composition in the fine crafts. Students are required to draw and plan projects on paper before working with various materials such as fibers, clay, metals, wood, and glass. The history of craft design is also studied.
FA07 Crafts III Grades 11 and 12 - Year - 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Crafts II Originality and creativity are emphasized as students expand their skills in three dimensional composition. A variety of craft materials will continue to be explored with an emphasis on utilitarian forms. Some units may be developed to provide differentiation or independent study for students with unique needs.
FA08 Crafts IV Grades 12 - Year - 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Crafts III Students will work with their instructor to plan advanced two- and three-dimensional craft products using a variety of materials. Students will develop a production contract for individualized studies. A senior exhibition is required.