Courses & Descriptions
8110 - ART 1 (9,10,11, 12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
A basic design and art history course for students interested in modern/contemporary art. The student is offered an art appreciation approach as well as an opportunity to experiment with the basic processes in art. Readings, lectures, films, and individual projects are all part of this course. No previous art required.
8115 - ART 2 (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
A course for students interested in further developing their basic skills and working more in depth in areas of special interest such as pen and ink, colored pencil; printmaking techniques, basic understanding of three dimensional art forms, sculpture and architecture as well as beginning design concepts. his class will challenge students to apply their basic skills from Art 1 in areas of more in depth study. Classes will include readings, films, gallery visits and individual project work.
Prerequisite: Art 1 or another approved art class.
8120 - DRAWING 1 (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This is a course for the beginner. It is an introduction to descriptive drawing of observable objects using a variety of techniques relating to the elements of art. Students will develop drawing and compositional skills focusing on the elements of art.
8124 - DRAWING 2 (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Drawing 2 approached drawing as a way of thinking and seeing. Students will be introduced to a range of drawing assignments, as well as a variety of media including charcoal, graphite, color pencil and pastels. Students will discover an outlet for personal expression, create original works of art using the elements and principals of design and respond critically to a variety of works in the arts. Students may repeat this class for additional credit. the repeated credit will be based on personal expression, advanced technical skills in various media, aesthetic awareness, creative problem solving and innovative thinking skills. It is recommended that the student have an "A" or "B" grade in Drawing 1.
Prerequisite: Drawing 1
8131 - PAINTING 1 (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This course introduces painting through the study of color and light. Students will learn about different types of paint and painting techniques they can use to develop basic skills.
8132 - PAINTING 2 (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Students will build upon their knowledge from Painting 1 and focus on composition and using color to enhance mood. Students will use watercolor, oils, batik, acrylics, mixed-media, and some free choice of media and subjects.
Prerequisite: Painting 1. A or B in Painting 1 recommended.
8133 - PAINTING 3 (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Students will build upon their knowledge from Painting 1 and Painting 2. Students will work in their chosen medium and prepare work for display. The course covers various art history movements and students are encouraged to develop original ideas for painting.
Prerequisite: Painting 1 2. A or B in Painting 2 recommended.
8150 - COMMERCIAL ART (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Innovative activities emphasize both technique and creativity involving product design layout, commercial and fine art. Students will create business cards, menus, CD covers, and product advertisement.
Prerequisite: Drawing 1, Art 1, or Painting 1.
8152 - AP ART HISTORY - (11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semester
This is a college - level survey course in art history. We will approach the subject by chronology and culture, working from prehistoric cave paintings to the art of the 21st century. The main focus will be on Western art, but art from Non-Western cultures makes up approximately 20% of the content. You will gain an understanding of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. You will learn to analyze works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity.
8160 - DESIGN STUDIO AND PHOTOGRAPHY (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Students will explore elements of design and how they relate to photography. Explore black and white photography in-depth as you work with basic camera functions, film, the darkroom lab, print making, and developing your own photographic vision. You will design and construct your own pin-hole camera. Your work will be used for the school newspaper, yearbook, school posters, and personal portfolio. A fee may be charged for film, paper, etc. Students MUST have a working camera and be able to print out color photos at home or have them professionally processed. Students will also work independently to take photos outside of class. Prerequisite: Previous Art, Fundamentals of Technology, Art 1, or Drawing 1.
8165 - POTTERY/SCULPTURE 1 (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
A class dealing with all phases of basic hand-building techniques with clay. Techniques include: pinch, slab, coil, extruded, and sculpture. Optional use of the pottery wheel is offered due to time limit and limited equipment. Tests, quizzes, and notebooks are part of final for class .Material Fee: $35.00
Prerequisite: Previous art class or Art 1
8166 - MULTICULTURAL CRAFTS (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
The student will explore and develop specific skills in various craft methods and be introduced to a variety of cultures through crafts. The history of individual crafts and their folk art ties will be the basis of each of the following sections: Paper cuts, Basketry, Leather, African/American Quilts, Mosaics, Stained Glass, Beading and Leather.
Prerequisites: Art 1, or another art class. Course Fee $25.00.
8167 - POTTERY/SCULPTURE 2 (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This is an advanced class in pottery techniques and construction as a comprehensive study of three dimensional shape and form with an emphasis on personal development and creative exploration. Various types of construction and methods will be used as well as studying glaze mixing and application, surface design, firing techniques will be examined. Material Fee: $35.00
Prerequisite: Pottery/Sculpture 1
8172 - POTTERY 3 (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This is a third level of advanced classes in pottery techniques and construction as a comprehensive study of three dimensional shape and form with a major emphasis on individual study and personal development through creative exploration in pottery and sculpture. Several types of advanced construction and methods will be discovered as well as research glaze mixing from basic materials, shape manipulation, surface design and self generated firing techniques. Material Fee: $35.00
8178 - UI Art 101 (11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Art 111 is a studio course that introduces students to a survey of drawing approaches. Students learn about drawing process, concepts and related vocabulary while coordinating the hand and the eye. Freehand drawing is the focus in the exploration of a variety of drawing techniques and media. Emphases will be placed on expressive mark-making, line qualities, value, proportion, and perspective. A variety of drawing materials and techniques will be introduced and drawing-related historical precedents will be researched and studies to promote personal expression and understanding. Through drawing explorations, critiques, and writing assignments students refine their drawing ability, increase problem solving ability, and learn about expressive communication. This course is available for dual enrollment credit through the University of Idaho.
8257 - IB VISUAL ART SL/HL (11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Students will explore and attempt to solve formal and technical problems encountered in studio practice, while experimenting with new materials. Students will study the art of various world cultures, consider the relationship between form and meaning in their artwork, and develop an inquiring and informed attitude toward art and design in all its forms, both in history and today.
This course satisfies the Group 6 requirement of the IB Diploma Program.