Art

Course Titles

Art 7Art 8Studio in Art IArt 2 (2-Dimensional Art)Art 3S (Sculpture)Art 3C (Ceramics)Ceramics IIArt 5

Course Descriptions

Art 7

Grades: 7
Credits: N/A – 10-week class
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: N/A

Description: Seventh grade students in general art examine and explore a variety of art media, techniques, technologies, and processes in self-directed art production. Students demonstrate personal productivity skills as they practice and adapt usage of the elements of art and principles of design through individual and collaborative efforts. Students’ artwork shows evidence of 21st century skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, and original communication of intended meaning. They explain aesthetic qualities of symbols, ideas, and personal values as experienced in subject matter of artwork. Students demonstrate a global awareness of art history and identify and analyze reasons for creating works of art. They incorporate steps of art criticism and visual literacy skills through art appreciation activities and the creation of oral, written or multimedia presentations.

Requirements this course fulfills: NYSED Jr. High course requirement

Art 8

Grades: 8
Credits: N/A – 10-week class
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: N/A

Description: Eighth grade students demonstrate 21st century learning and higher order thinking skills as they refine the use of art media, techniques, technology and processes combining the elements of art and principles of design in creating works of art. Students choose content related to their own lives and learn to work independently and in teams. They analyze works of art and place them in their global historical and cultural context. They apply processes of art criticism and visual literacy while viewing and writing about personal works of art and the art of others. They gain an awareness of careers in visual art and gain an appreciation of art as a source of lifelong learning.

Requirements this course fulfills: NYSED Jr. High course requirement

Studio in Art I

Grades: 9-12
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: 1.00

Description: Art I is a foundation art course designed to reinforce and build on 21st century knowledge and skills. Students produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks using a variety of media, techniques, technology, and processes. They relate art skills and strategies to other disciplines, various cultures, major art movements, and historical periods. They learn and practice responsible workplace skills and review career options which encompass math, literacy and life skills.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course fulfills the state fine arts requirement for graduation.

Art 2 (2-Dimensional Art)

Grades: 10-12
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Studio Art I
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: Art 2 is a one credit full-year course designed to provide a more in-depth exploration into selected processes, materials and principles of two-dimensional art.  Students manipulate the elements and principles of art to express their ideas through experiences in drawing, painting, printmaking and photography.  Students explore various aspects of the arts in the context of global cultures and historical parameters as they examine connections between other disciplines, and technologies.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards graduation requirements or as part of a five-unit sequence in fine arts.

Art 3S (Sculpture)

Grades: 10-12 (This course will be offered every other year opposite Art 3C)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Studio Art I
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: Art 3S is a one credit full-year course designed to provide in-depth exploration into selected techniques, materials and principles of the three-dimensional form.  Students express their ideas through the creation of sculptures while exploring a variety of media that may include clay, plaster, metal, wood, glass and mixed media.  Skills in learning and thinking, literacy and life skills for the 21st century are developed in the context of global cultures and historical parameters.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards graduation requirements or as part of a five-unit sequence in fine arts.

Art 3C (Ceramics)

Grades: 10-12 (This course will be offered every other year opposite Art 3S)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Studio Art I
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: Art 3C is a one credit full-year course designed to provide an introductory exploration into the aesthetics and techniques of using clay as a medium of artistic expression.  Students will learn various hand-building techniques, ceramic decoration processes and will be introduced to wheel throwing techniques. In addition, students will acquire a better understanding of the nature of clay, glazing and the use of kilns and the firing process.  Students gain a better understanding of ceramic arts in the context of global cultures and historical parameters as they examine connections between other disciplines, and technologies.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards graduation requirements or as part of a five-unit sequence in fine arts.

Ceramics II

Grades: 11-12 (Offered every other year, the same years as Art 3C)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 3C (Ceramics)
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: This ceramics course is designed for students who want a more in-depth experience working with clay.  Students will refine their hand building techniques as well as learning to use the potter’s wheel.   Students will explore higher lever creativity, craftsmanship, and design skills and acquire a better understanding of the nature of clay, glazes, and ceramic equipment.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards graduation requirements or as part of a five-unit sequence in fine arts.

Art 5

Grades: 11-12
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Studio Art I, Art II, and one Art III
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: Art 5 is a course designed for students with focus and personal motivation to develop their art portfolio. Project assignments allow students to work in a variety of artistic media in order to develop their own vision as an artist. Students will create a body of work that reflects a range of problem-solving, creative expression, and technical ability. Students will research, journal, participate in class critiques, and have artistic dialogues that will serve to inspire them to develop a high level of personal creative expression, aesthetic judgment, and technical skill in visual art.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards graduation requirements or as part of a five-unit sequence in fine arts.