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    Art Education
    ART REQUIREMENT:

    NYS requires all students to complete one unit in Art and/or Music. Studio in Art fulfills this requirement.

     
     
    ART FEE:
    There will be a $15 fee for all full year courses.

     

     

     
    STUDIO IN ART (6100)
    This course provides an introduction to the elements and principles of design that are used to create a successful composition. A variety of media will be utilized in assignments dealing with two and three dimensions. The assignments will introduce techniques in drawing, painting, ceramics, lettering, sculpture, and printmaking with an emphasis on composition and design. A sketchbook must be maintained with weekly drawing assignments. History, aesthetics, criticism, and production will be included. Students will begin to develop a portfolio.
     
    Credit: 1 unit (full year course)
     
     
    CERAMICS (6112)
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of ceramics as a medium for artistic expression and functional creativity. Basic techniques of construction with clay such as coil, slab, pinch and wheel–thrown work will be explored with reference to historical foundations. The general properties of clay and glaze material will be covered. Both verbal and written critiques will be employed as tools to foster creative and technical growth and as the basis for evaluation. This course will also focus on the use of surface decoration of the three–dimensional form. Contemporary trends in both functional and sculptural use of the medium will be surveyed to stimulate creative expression.
     
    Credit: 1 unit (full year course)
     
     
     
    PRINTMAKING (6126)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the use of printmaking as a medium for artistic expression, creative and cognitive growth. Basic and advanced techniques of printmaking will be explored such as monoprinting, linoleum and wood block printing, calligraphic printing, dry point engraving and screen printing with references to historical foundations. A sketch/notebook will be maintained of assignments to supplement class work. Design and composition, as well as creative problem solving, will be emphasized in all work. Both verbal and written critiques will be employed to foster growth and as the basis for evaluation.
     
    Credit: 1 unit (full year course)
     
     
     
    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (6149)
    This course is designed to explore the world of digital photography. Students will work exclusively with digital cameras as well as input and output devices such as scanners and printers. Students will learn the technical aspect of digital photography and how it affects the final product. DPI, mega-pixels, image stabilization, file formats and manipulation will be among topics discussed. Emphasis will also be placed on the aesthetic possibilities available using digital photography. Students will be required to maintain a portfolio. Critiques will be held on an ongoing basis. A unit of photographic history will also be introduced.

    Although classroom cameras are available, students are encouraged to supply their own cameras, memory cards, flash-drives, and printing paper. A lab fee will be collected.

    Prerequisite: Studio In Art

    Credit: 1 unit (full year course)
     
     
    DRAWING AND PAINTING (6166)
    This course is geared toward exploratory experiences and techniques in drawing and painting with materials such as graphite, charcoal, pastels, watercolors, mixed media, oils and acrylics. A sketchbook must be maintained with assignments supplementary to class work. Techniques for working with the human figure, portraits, landscapes, and perspective, with emphasis on composition of design will be stressed.
     
    Credit: 1 unit (full year course)
     
    Prerequisite: Studio in Art
     
     
    SCULPTURE (6176)
    The goal of this course is to introduce the student to the sculptural arts. This goal will be accomplished through a three–pronged approach. The first is the exploration of the following work methods: additive, subtractive, construction, and assemblage. Secondly, a survey of sculpture's historical foundations and current movements will be introduced by slide and Powerpoint presentation. Lastly, both written and verbal critiques will be employed as tools to promote creative and technical growth along with evaluation. The student will be afforded the opportunity for individual expression and creative growth.
     
    Credit: 1 unit (full year course)
     
     
    PUBLICATION DESIGN (6186)
    This course provides for the learning and adaptation of basic skills for publishing techniques. Skills such as theme development, planning, business related responsibilities, coverage and content, layout, copy writing/fitting, proofing, editing typography, and digital imaging will be developed. Students will also gain an understanding of the software programs Adobe InDesign and Photoshop necessary for designing yearbook pages and spreads. This course will also address basic photography skills essential in photojournalism.
     
    Credit: 1 unit (full year course)
     
     
    ADVANCED PLACEMENT ART DRAWING STUDIO (6252)
    The AP Art Program in Studio Art is intended for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of Art. Students should be made aware that AP work involves significantly more commitment and accomplishment than the typical high school course. Students should be willing to stay after school to work and critique at least 3 to 6 hours a month in order to complete the portfolio by mid-May. Homework will be assigned as needed to facilitate portfolio completion and documentation in digital format by mid-May. All projects will be critiqued either verbally or in writing; some critiques may be graded. Students will be responsible for keeping a sketch/notebook. Media used will include traditional drawing and painting materials such as pen, pencil, painting materials, charcoal, pastel, collage and montage. Advanced Placement fees apply.
     
    Specific requirements include:
     
    a. Quality section: 5 actual works
    b. Concentration section: up to 12 works of art
    c. Breadth section: 12 works of art
     
    Credit: 1 unit (full year course)
     
     
     
    ADVANCED PLACEMENT ART 2-D DESIGN PORTFOLIO (6257)
    The AP Art Program in Studio Art is intended for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of Art. Students should be made aware that AP work involves significantly more commitment and accomplishment than the typical high school course. Students should be willing to stay after school to work and critique at least 3 to 6 hours a month in order to complete the portfolio by mid-May. Homework will be assigned as needed to facilitate portfolio completion and documentation in digital slide format by mid-May. All projects will be critiqued either verbally or in writing; some critiques may be graded. Students will be responsible for keeping a sketch/notebook. Media used will include traditional 2-D material such as pen, pencil, painting materials, charcoal, pastel, collage, montage and digital images and photography.
     
    Specific requirements include:
    a. Quality section: 5 actual works
    b. Concentration section: up to 12 works of art
    c. Breadth section: 12 works of art
     
    Credit: 1 unit (full year course)
     
     
    ADVANCED PLACEMENT ART 3-D DESIGN PORTFOLIO (6258)
    The AP Art Program in Studio Art is intended for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of Art. Students should be made aware that AP work involves significantly more commitment and accomplishment than the typical high school course. Students should be willing to stay after school to work and critique at least 3 to 6 hours a month in order to complete the portfolio by mid-May. Homework will be assigned as needed to facilitate portfolio completion and documentation of work in digital format by mid-May. All projects will be critiqued either verbally or in writing; some critiques may be graded. Students will be responsible for keeping a sketch/notebook. Media used will include traditional 3-D material such as ceramics, wire, wood, and plaster, as well as non-traditional such as found objects and metals. Advanced Placement fees apply.
     
    Specific requirements include:
    a. Quality section: 5 works of art
    b. Concentration section: 6-12 works of art
    c. Breadth section: 8 works of art
     
    Credit: 1 unit (full year course)
     
     
     
    ADVANCED PLACEMENT ART 2-D PORTFOLIO/PHOTOGRAPHY (6260)
    The AP Art Program in Photography is intended for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of the photographic art. Students should be made aware that AP work involves significantly more commitment and accomplishment than the typical high school course. Students should be willing to stay after school to augment class time in order to complete the AP portfolio requirements by mid-May. Homework will be assigned as needed to facilitate portfolio completion and documentation in digital slide form by mid-May. All projects will be critiqued either verbally or in writing; some critiques may be graded. Critiques will be held on average 3-6 hours per month and will be an ongoing process of the class. Students will be responsible for maintaining a sketch/notebook journal. Media used will include traditional film and darkroom processes, alternative film and darkroom processes, digital media, alternative digital media, imaging input and output devices, and photo manipulation. Students are encouraged to have access to both a traditional 35mm camera as well as a digital camera. Advanced Placement fees apply.
     
    Specific requirements include:
    a. Quality section: 5 actual works
    b. Concentration section: up to 12 works of art
    c. Breadth section: 12 works of art
     
    Credit: 1 unit (full year course)
     
    Prerequisite: Studio in Art and either Traditional Photography or Digital Photography, or both
     
     
    INDEPENDENT STUDY
    A student may elect to take an Independent Study in any advanced art area providing that he/she has achieved a minimum average of 80% in the initial course. (For example, if he/she desires to do Independent Study in Drawing and Painting, he/she must have received at least an 80% in that course.) Independent Study is motivated by the learner's aims and is free from constant supervision. The student selecting Independent Study selects media and sets up assignments with the approval and guidance of the art faculty. An Independent Study Contract must be approved by the Principal.
     
     
    ART SEQUENCE:
    Students must successfully complete the following for a three year sequence in art:

    – 1 unit of Studio in Art (1 full unit of credit)

    – 4 art classes selected from any of the Art courses

    -- Many of these courses are offered on a rotating basis and according to student demand; they are not available every year to make 4 units