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Course Offerings - Grade 9

Art Exploration - Course No.: 5203F, 5204S

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: 1 Sem CREDIT: 0.5 

Art Exploration is an introductory course exposing students to a variety of two- and three-dimensional art media, techniques, vocabulary and art history. The course is designed to introduce new artists to all mediums while enhancing the knowledge of emerging art students. Creative experiences emphasize drawing, painting, printmaking, digital art, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and design. 
PREREQUISITE: None

Ceramics and Jewelry Studio - Course No.: 5205F, 5206S

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: 1 Sem CREDIT: 0.5 OTHER: Extended Study Option 

Ceramics and Jewelry Studio encourages students to examine clay and metal as a creative medium.  Students will develop original three dimensional artwork including functional pieces and sculptural designs.  Project designs will be inspired through research and field trips to exhibitions.
Ceramics and Jewelry Studio Extended Study will allow students to pursue advanced studies in Ceramics and Jewelry.  Each student will develop a portfolio fulfilling areas of growth and expectations agreed upon between the student and teacher. 
PREREQUISITE: Art Exploration for 9th Graders

Digital Art and Design - Course No.: 5221F,  5222S

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: 1 Sem CREDIT: 0.5 OTHER: Extended Study Option

Digital Art and Design is a course that uses technology, mainly computers, for the creation of original artwork to serve the purpose of communicating visually.  The students will use the same hardware and software (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) used by professionals in the graphic arts industry.  Emphasis will be placed on learning practical computer skills through the exploration of typography design, illustration, digital imagery,and image manipulation.  No previous computer experience is necessary, but drawing skills are an advantage.  
Digital Art and Design Extended Study will allow the individual student to pursue even more advanced studies in developing competency in PhotoShop and Illustrator.  Each student will complete an individual contract agreement that details the expectations and specific responsibilities.
PREREQUISITE: Art Exploration for 9th Graders 

Digital Photo I - Course No.: 5219F,  5220S

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: 1 Sem CREDIT: 0.5 

Digital Photo I is for the student who wants to learn how to take better images and use Photoshop as well as the student who wants to learn the basics and continue to more advanced photography courses. Students must have access to a quality digital camera with a minimum of 8.0 mega-pixels. Camera requirements for advanced studies in Digital Photo Studio and Darkroom Photo Studio will be discussed as part of the Digital Photo I curriculum. 
PREREQUISITE: Art Exploration for 9th Graders

Digital Photo Studio - Course No.: 5255F, 5256S

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: 1 Sem CREDIT: 0.5 OTHER: Extended Study Option 

Digital Photo Studio is a continuation of Digital Photo I with an emphasis on advanced techniques. This course is designed for students interested in advanced study of digital photography. Students who choose Digital Photo Studio will create visual imagery beyond that covered in Digital Photo I. In this course, students will begin the development of a series of work with a common style.  Discussion about camera requirements for advanced studies in digital photography will be discussed in Digital Photo I.
Digital Photo Studio Extended Study allows highly motivated photography students the opportunity to pursue in-depth techniques and processes of interest to the individual.  Each student will complete a digital portfolio of current work agreed upon by the student and instructor containing examples of the semester’s research and solutions to problems. 
PREREQUISITE: Digital Photo I

Drawing and Painting Studio - Course No.: 5207F, 5208S

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: 1 Sem CREDIT: 0.5 OTHER: Extended Study Option OTHER: Global Scholar Course 

Drawing and Painting Studio allows students to explore various wet and dry media through a variety of drawing, painting, printmaking, and mixed media techniques and processes. Students will develop drawings and paintings inspired by concepts introduced in class.  Emphasis is placed on the development of observational abilities and exploration of methods of communicating their imaginative thoughts.
Drawing and Painting Studio Extended Study will allow students to pursue advanced studies in Drawing and Painting.  Each student will develop a portfolio fulfilling areas of growth and expectations agreed upon between the student and teacher. 
PREREQUISITE: Art Exploration for 9th Graders

Glass Art - Course No.:  5227F / 5228S

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: 1 Sem CREDIT: 0.5 OTHER: Extended Study Option 

Glass Art provides students to work with the varied and complex properties of glass as a creative medium of self-expression. Students examine glass as a material to manipulate and form into an object of personal expression. Whether that expression is functional, such as in bowls, plates, jewelry, or sculpture, or purely conceptual, in which the idea behind the work becomes the function, the product is an object created out of a process that is a personal reflection of each student. The course is designed to introduce students to the multiple ways in which it is possible to manipulate glass, and students sample different techniques and processes. Students create works in mosaics, kiln-formed fusing, cast sculptural forms, and flame-worked beads and sculptures. Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, observations, discussions, research, brainstorming, drawing, listening, and critiques.
Glass Art Extended Study allows the individual student the opportunity to study various techniques and advanced processes in-depth.  The student and instructor outlining responsibilities and expectations agree upon an individual course of study.
PREREQUISITE: Art Exploration for 9th Graders