ART FOUNDATIONS 9
Students will develop basic skills in drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and graphic design. Experienced and beginning art students will benefit from grounding in important art and design principles while developing their personal style.
A visual arts course combining the power of photography with the control of digital editing. This course gives students the opportunity to learn Adobe Photoshop to create high quality images using professional DSLR cameras. In addition to learning digital editing, students are introduced to camera functions, aperture and shutter speed control, exposure and depth of field as well as composition techniques and the ‘Elements & Principles of Design'. As their final product students create an online digital portfolio showcasing their best work. The portfolio can be shared with friends and family, and later used in grad transitions.
Studio Arts 3D: This introductory course explores 3-D art. The focus is on clay hand building techniques (coil building, pinch pot and clay slab). Finishing techniques such as glazing, under-glazing, slip trailing and staining will be explored. Students will make functional ware (mugs, bowls and so on) as well as non-functional ware. Opportunities to work in other
sculptural media may also be provided.
VISUAL ARTS: ART STUDIO 10 (FA)
Students will develop basic skills in drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and graphic design. This course is intended for beginning art students (students should not have taken Art Foundations 9) who will benefit from grounding in important art and design principles while developing their personal style.
STUDIO ARTS 2D 11 (Formerly Art Foundations 11) (FA)
This course is designed for intermediate art students who wish to further develop their skills in drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and graphic design. Written art critiques and sketchbook work will be an integral part of this course.
STUDIO ARTS 2D 12 (Formerly Art Foundations 12) (FA)
This course offers a variety of intermediate art experiences in drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and multimedia. Students will improve their image development skills and understand how to communicate visually. Written art critiques and sketchbook work will be an integral part of this course.
STUDIO ARTS 3D 11 (FA)
(Formerly Studio Art 11: Ceramics & Sculpture)
This is an introductory art course where students work primarily with clay using a variety of ceramic techniques, such as pinching, coiling, and slab building. Students will also learn to use the wheel to create 3D designs (bowls, mugs, tiles, teapot and vase). Opportunities to work in other sculptural media, such as paper or metal may also be included.
STUDIO ARTS 3D 12 (FA)
(Formerly Studio Art 12: Ceramics & Sculpture)
Students continue to extend the skills developed in Studio Arts 3D 11 while learning to use complex building and finishing techniques. This class provides students opportunities to reflect on their interests and abilities and create larger and personalized studio projects. Some optional assignments, such as drum-making and fountain- making may require
additional supplies at cost to the student.
ART CAREERS 12
This course offers an advanced study of art for students wanting to delve into specific topics, techniques or mediums. Students wanting to build a portfolio or focus on a specific area of interest will be encouraged to pursue their own projects. Those students wanting a more structured experience will be given open-ended projects to produce during the course of the semester. Advanced topics will be presented in class for critical discussion and to add depth to students’ work and knowledge.
PHOTOGRAPHY 11 (FA)
Photo 9 is not a prerequisite—this course is open to all students. You will learn when and how to change aperture and shutter speeds to get different photographic effects. Explore the art of portrait making, both outdoors and in the studio with professional lighting. Learn how to create exciting light paintings in the dark. Learn new software editing techniques like Adobe Lightroom and develop advanced styles through master photography research. Learn new photographic techniques that you can use in everyday life to capture interesting and artistic photographs.
PHOTOGRAPHY 12 (FA)
Continue your photographic studies by learning more advanced techniques such as high-key and low-key portraiture, modern photographers, advanced photo editing, high dynamic range (HDR) photography, and the editing of RAW files. Students in this course will be given the opportunity to pursue individual interests in various aspects of photography and photo editing. Assigned projects will be more technically and artistically advanced than in the previous levels, including the application of studio lighting and advanced image composition. Students will exit Photography 12 with a professional-level digital portfolio. Due to the challenging nature of this curriculum it is recommended that students take Photography 11 (or the equivalent) prior to Photography 12 to ensure success in this course.
YEARBOOK 11 (FA)
Do you have an eye for photography, graphic design, art or business? Do you like having your work on display for thousands of viewers? Then Yearbook 11 is the choice for you. Use your skills to create a lasting and memorable document which the Heritage Woods Community will enjoy for years to come. Note: This course runs outside the normal school day with the expectation that students will commit to regular attendance as well as some “overtime” as deadlines approach.
DESKTOP PUBLISHING 12 (FA) YEARBOOK
Yearbook 12 is designed to provide you with the opportunity to further develop and hone your desktop publishing, photography and design skills as an editor! It will also provide you with the opportunity to be a leader of other students in this massive project. Note: This course runs outside the normal school day with the expectation that students will commit to regular attendance as well as some “overtime” when deadlines approach.