Fine Arts Department


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Course #: 5500
Course: HISTORY OF ART, ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Credit: 1.0      Grade Placement: 11-12
Prerequisites: One credit of any Level II course
Course Description: This course is a full year introductory college course in the history of art. The primary study focuses on Western art, with some attention to the art of other cultures. The curriculum includes basic information about artists, schools, and movements, chronological periods and specific dates, and the subjects, styles, and techniques of particular works of art. Students will prepare for the Advanced Placement Exam through intensive work with essay writing, slide recognition, and group projects.   
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Course #: 5501
Course: GENERAL ART PORTFOLIO, ADVANCED PLACEMENT (2D & 3D)
Credit: 1.0 Grade Placement: 11-12
Prerequisites: Once credit of any Level II course
Course Description: The Advanced Placement program enables highly motivated students to pursue college-level work in studio art while still in high school. Candidates develop an extensive portfolio of 2D and 3D work for College Board evaluation at the end of the school year. This program is intended for students seriously committed to studying or producing art.
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Course #: 5502
Course: DRAWING, ADVANCED PLACEMENT (2D)
Credit: 1.0 Grade Placement: 11-12
Prerequisites: One credit of any Level II course
Course Description: The Advanced Placement program enables students to pursue college level work while still in high school. The drawing course is geared to highly motivated students who are seriously interested in drawing with all media. Focus will be on the development of an original drawing portfolio containing 35-40 slides of specified works as well as six additional quality pieces. The portfolio is submitted to the College Board at the conclusion of the course.
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Course #: 5511
Course: ART I (2D & 3D)
Credit: 1.0 Grade Placement: 9-12
Prerequisites: None
Course Description: Art provides a study of the art elements and principles through  experience with a variety of art media and tools and design, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture; an exploration of art history and culture; and an evaluation of artwork through discussion and critique.
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Course #: 5525
Course: DRAWING, ADVANCED PLACEMENT 2D
Credit: 1.0      Grade Placement: 11-12
Prerequisites: One credit of any Level II course
Course Description: The Advanced Placement program enables students to pursue college-level work while still in high school. The drawing course is geared to highly motivated students who are seriously interested in drawing with all media. Focus willl be on the development of an original drawing portfolio containing 35-40 slides of specified works as well as six additional quality pieces. The portfolio is submitted to the College Board at the conclusion of the course.
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Course #:5535
Course: ART III - PAINTING  (2D)
Credit:1.0      Grade Placement: 11- 12
Prerequisites: Painting II (Full Year)
Course Description:  Painting III students express original ideas and experiences; solve visual problems by developing solutions that utilize design and technical skills; expand ability with paint media; explore and analyze art history and culture; trace the influences of various cultures on contemporary artwork; develop a personal portfolio; and evaluate artwork through discussion and critique.
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Course #:5545
Course: ART IV - PAINTING  (2D)
Credit:1.0      Grade Placement: 12
Prerequisites: Painting III (full year)
Course Description: Painting IV students, through self-directed investigations, develop themes to produce an original body of artwork.  The students analyze and interpret art history and culture; develop a personal portfolio and participate in a senior exhibition; analyze a wide range of artwork; and work toward mastery of drawing media.
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