AR001 Introduction to Art (grade 9) Alternates with Introduction to Music: Fall: 1 quarter: 2.5 units
A required course that presents art history and appreciation by studying major artists and provides actual work experience in the basic art media.
AR100 Ceramics Alternate years (‘12, ‘14 . . .) Spring: 1 semester: 5 units
Ceramics students work with the most common methods of hand-building and are introduced to basic skills at the potter’s wheel. Students will work with functional forms, decorative forms, and ceramic sculpture. Advanced sculpture problems and additional time on the potter’s wheel may be chosen by students taking a Creative Projects in Ceramics.
AR101 Drawing and Printmaking Fall: 1 semester: 5 units
This course is actually two related nine-week courses. Drawing develops skills using the different materials and processes of drawing. In printmaking, students create images using three different printmaking processes: the intaglio, the woodcut and the silkscreen.
AR102 Computer Graphics Spring: 1 semester: 5 units
The Adobe Illustrator graphics program will be used for work, utilizing both image and text. Beginning skills in both drawing and Windows are helpful.
AR103 Painting Fall: 1 semester: 5 units
Painting students will study a variety of painters and work they produced. Color, composition, processes, and techniques will be studied as the students produce paintings.
AR104 Photography Spring: 1 semester: 5 units
Students will develop practical and creative shooting skills, and will use the Adobe Photoshop program to refine and print their photos. Each student must have a digital camera.
AR105 Sculpture Alternate years (‘13, ’15 . . . ) Fall: 1 semester: 5 units
Students will work exclusively in three dimensions. The sculptural problems studied will include carving, modeling and assembling, using materials as diverse as wood, clay, plaster and paper.
AR106 Creative Project Art Fall/Spring: 1 semester: 5 units
Students who have excelled in two or more completed art courses may enroll in a semester of Creative Project Art, which is defined in conversation with the instructor.