7th Grade Art
In beginning art class students will learn contour line drawing, shading with value using shadows and highlights and mid tones, drawing still life set-ups from observation. Projects include still life, landscape, portraiture, and drawing with perspective. Students will also learn to paint on canvas with acrylic paint. Although the class will have a focus on drawing, we will also complete some photography assignments, 3-D projects, and various design projects. Students will be required to keep a sketchbook and complete quarterly sketchbook assignments for further practice. This is a semester-long course.
8th Grade Art
In Advanced art class students will continue to work on drawing, shading, and painting skills using a variety of subjects including still life, landscape, and portraiture. Students will also continue to work on design, 3-dimensional projects, and photography projects. Students will be required to keep a sketchbook. This is a semester-long course.
Art I ‐ Introduction to Art
This is an introductory high school level course in Art, with a focus on the elements of art. Students will improve pictorial composition skills and explore design possibilities within varied formats, while developing confidence in handling and working with various art materials. In addition to assigned class projects, students will keep a sketchbook, and complete an art history project. Students will be able to explore the creativity that God has placed within them, through a variety of hands on studio art projects. God intended for the arts to bring joy and beauty into our lives, and to bring worship to Him.
Art II ‐ Intermediate Art Studio (Prerequisite: Art I)
This is an intermediate level high school level course in Art, with a focus on the principles of design incorporating drawing, painting, and 3D projects. Students will continue to develop pictorial composition and design skills, while developing confidence in handling and working with various art materials. In addition to assigned studio class projects, students will keep a sketchbook, and complete an art history project.
Art III Honors ‐ Advanced Art Studio (Prerequisite: Art II)
This is an advanced course in art at the honors level. Students will continue to improve drawing, painting, pictorial composition, and 3D composition skills, while developing confidence in handling and working with art materials. In addition to assigned class projects, students will keep a sketchbook and complete a quarterly art history/art criticism research project.
Art IV Honors – Pre-AP Studio Art (Prerequisite: Art III)
This is a studio‐based art class offered to students in grades eleven and twelve and enables highly motivated students to perform at the college level while still in high school. This is a pre-AP studio art course. Students will begin working on their AP Studio Art portfolio and/or the college entry portfolio for specific majors. Students will begin to explore different ideas for the concentration portion of the AP Studio Art portfolio and extend their knowledge in materials and styles.
Digital Photography I Honors - DSLR Camera (11th & 12th Grade only)
This is an online course in digital photography taught through Google classroom that will introduce the basics of DSLR camera photography. Topics covered will include technical aspects of photography such as exposure, focus, and camera settings, as well as instruction on compositional elements, basic editing skills, and themes in photography. Photography work will be submitted digitally through google drive. A DSLR camera, tripod, batteries, and an SD card are required for this course.
Digital Photography II Honors (11th & 12th Grade only) - Prerequisite: successful completion of Digital Photography D- SLR Camera I Honors, or portfolio submission and permission of the art faculty). This course may be repeated.
This is an independent study course in digital photography. In this course, students will review the skills learned in the DSLR class and will be assigned various themes in photography. Students will edit and revise themed photos and submit a final portfolio of work each quarter. Students will be required to work outside of a classroom setting. Photography work will be submitted digitally on google drive. A DSLR camera, standing tripod, batteries, and an SD card are required for this course.
Digital Art and Photography I Honors
Digital Art and Photography II Honors (Prerequisite of DigArt I)
In Digital Art and Photography class, students are encouraged to use the computer as a creative tool and to incorporate digital media in the process of art making and as a finished art product. Students will be able to explore the digital art medium, through digital photography assignments, editing photos and making composite images, 3-D computer graphics, and animation. They will learn how to use different Adobe Creative Cloud programs and their application in a real world setting. Each year students will focus on a different program to continue to build their skill set.