A student is required to take one credit of Fine Arts. Courses listed in this section may not be offered if not justified by sufficient enrollment. These courses also satisfy Elective requirements.
  • Exploring Visual Art and Drawing I are the entry level courses for all subsequent art courses.

FAA-3020

EXPLORING VISUAL ART

Length/Credit:
One Semester, 0.5 credit
Prerequisite:
None, Open to 9-12 grade
Identify and apply the elements and principles of design through a variety of media such as drawing, printmaking, sculpture, painting, and collage; utilize design vocabulary.

FAA-3030

DRAWING I

Length/Credit:
One Semester, 0.5 credit
Develop entry level drawing skills; demonstrate the use of measurement guides and proportion; produce value scales; work with shading; study composition, and explore techniques in a variety of media.

FAA-3040

DRAWING II

Length/Credit:
One Semester, 0.5 credit
Prerequisite:
Drawing I, Open to 9-12 grade
Important Information:
This is not a beginning level course.
Students experience advanced drawing techniques using wet and dry mediums. You will be expected to perform at an advanced level to draw such assignments as figure, portrait, landscape, still life, as well as a variety of other observational and imaginative subjects.

FAA-3050

3D DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION I

Length/Credit:
One Semester, 0.5 credit
Prerequisite:
Exploring Visual Arts or Drawing I
Open to 9-12 grade
Create 3-dimensional sculptures in plaster, clay, and other media using additive and subtractive techniques. Explore hand built clay construction, wheel thrown pottery and glazing techniques.

FAA-3060

3D DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION II

Length/Credit:
One Semester, 0.5 credit
Prerequisite:
3D Design & Construction I
Open to 10-12 grade
Important Information:
Students will have an opportunity for advanced independent study in ceramics and/or sculpture.
Develop the skill of critiquing and accepting criticism of work; present a portfolio of advanced work.

FAA-3080

PAINTING I

Length/Credit:
One Semester, 0.5 credit
Prerequisite:
Exploring Visual Art or Drawing I
Open 9-12 grade
Students will study and use variety of media including watercolor, acrylics, and water-based inks. They will demonstrate painting and composition techniques; apply color theory, utilize 2-D and 3-D formats, and recognize artists and styles from various movements in history.

FAA-3090

PAINTING II

Length/Credit:
One Semester, 0.5 credit
Prerequisite:
Painting I, Open to 10-12 grade
Students will set independent goals in one or more media/styles of painting. Students will utilize color schemes, demonstrate color mixing and express knowledge of selected media/styles. They will be responsible for additional study of art history, and present a portfolio of advanced work demonstrating personal growth and increased understanding of selected media.

FAA-3130

PHOTOGRAPHY I

Length/Credit:
One Semester, 0.5 credit
Prerequisite:
None, Open to 10-12 grade
Students will explore the use of a camera, darkroom, and digital techniques as a tool for expressions. Black and white along with colored photography will be the focus of this course. Students will understand the camera body parts and functions, available light, exposure, basic darkroom techniques, the history of photography, utilization of the elements and principles of design, demonstrate skills in photocomposition, analyze, appreciate good photography, and explore photographic career opportunities.

FAA-3240

PHOTOGRAPHY II

Length/Credit:
One Semester, 0.5 credit
Prerequisite:
Photography I, Open to 10-12 grade
This course is an extension of Photography I. It advances the students’ skills in digital photography and includes the study of art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and the elements and principles of design. Students will build a portfolio and explore photographic career opportunities. This course is lab-oriented, but may require textbook reading and classroom assignments.

AAT-3110

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Length/Credit:
One Semester, 0.5 credit
General or Fine Arts Elective
Prerequisite:
None, Open to 10-12 grade
Analyze and create graphic designs through primarily computer-based projects including photo editing, logos, package designs, posters, collages, vector illustrations, and animations. Students will incorporate typography guidelines and the elements and principles of design into their graphic designs. To create their designs, students will use the software programs Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Recommended for students with intermediate computer skills who know how to copy, cut, paste, change fonts, font styles and font sizes, edit and insert graphics. http://goo.gl/GrSszS

CTA-3010

INTRODUCTION TO ARTS/A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS is also listed in the CTE: Arts, A\V Technology & Communications section

Length/Credit:
One Year, 1 credit
Prerequisite:
None, Open to 11-12 grade
Recommended:
AP Studio Art - Drawing: Drawing 1
AP Studio Art - 2D Design: Exploring Visual Art
AP Studio Art - 3D Design: 3 D Design & Construction I
Important Information:
Students will have the option of submitting one of three different portfolios—Drawing,
2D Design, or 3D Design—each based upon different skills mastered and concepts
addressed in college-level foundation courses. Therefore students will need to select one of the above.
Students will research, edit, write, produce, narrate and host audio/video projects, operate television studio equipment and learn to manage multiple media formats. Students will acquire skills necessary to produce programs that inform, entertain and persuade. This introductory media course enables students to understand and critically evaluate the role of media in society. Course content includes investigation of visual images, printed material, and video and audio segments, various techniques for delivery of a particular message, and creation of a media product.

FAA-4010

ART INDEPENDENT STUDY I

Length/Credit:
One Semester, 0.5 credit
Prerequisite:
All art course offerings exhausted in the area of study
Open to 11-12 grade
Important Information:
This is an individualized studio course which requires advanced skill.
Students should contact the teacher prior to registering for this course.
The student and instructor will determine areas of study, goals and assessment criteria at the time of registration. Focus will be on a specific medium approved by the instructor; produce a portfolio of work and experience self-assessment; display work to peers and public.

FAA-4020

ART INDEPENDENT STUDY II

Length/Credit:
One Semester, 0.5 credit
Prerequisite:
All art course offerings exhausted in are of study
Open to 11-12 grade
Important Information:
This is an independent study for advanced students.
The student and instructor will determine areas of study, goals and assessment criteria at the time of registration. Establish goals based on previous work; accomplish goals and demonstrate proficiency; produce a portfolio and display work.

FAA-5011/5012

AP STUDIO ART: DRAWING

FAA-5021/5022

AP STUDIO ART: 2D DESIGN

FAA-5031/5032

AP STUDIO ART: 3D DESIGN

Length/Credit:
One Year, 1 credit
Prerequisite:
None, Open to 11-12 grade
Recommended:
AP Studio Art- Drawing: Drawing I
AP Studio Art - 2D Design: Exploring Visual Art
AP Studio Art - 3D Design: 3D Design & Construction I
Important Information;

These courses are designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. The learning experience is equal to that of an introductory college course in studio art. AP Studio Art is not based on a written exam; instead students submit portfolios for an end-of-year evaluation to the AP College board based on breadth, quality and concentration. Portfolios include required examples of work representing the student’s exploration of media and self expression. Students will need to work in and outside the classroom to complete the required portfolio. College credit may be earned with the completion of the portfolio and evaluation. (Establish goals based on previous work; accomplish goals and demonstrate proficiency; produce a portfolio and display work.)