Art Studio

Course Description: What Is This Class About?

Art Studio is a full year course worth 5 credits. We will be explore: Ceramics and Sculpture, Architecture and Design, Drawing and Painting, and Cartooning and Animation. Time will be made available for students to work on individual projects of their own design.

Rationale: Why is it Important To Learn This?

Art is a visual language embodying the values of the community. Artists use art to explore their emotions, histories, and their place in society. This class will provide an overview of different types of visual art. Students will be able to create more in depth projects than in the Marking Period classes. This class will also introduce students to the types of jobs that visually oriented learners would thrive in. Students would also have the opportunity to create portfolio pieces for college.

Course Goals:What Are We Going To Do In This Class?

During each individual Marking Period we will focus on a different type of art: Ceramics and Sculpture, Architecture and Design, Drawing and Painting, and Cartooning and Animation. In addition to making art: we will be looking at exemplary artworks and discussing the: who, what, what, where, when, why, and how: of art. Technical skills taught- will be pertinent to each individual project.

Course Concepts: What Will I Learn In This class?

Concepts will vary based on the projects selected by the instructor

Grading:

Students will be expected to turn in 3 completed projects by the end of each Marking Period (one of these projects may be designed by the student). As part of the learning process, students are given a self-evaluation rubric for each project. Criteria for getting an “A” are listed on the rubric. Students are expected to assess their own artwork based on these criteria. This process allows students the opportunity to continue to refine their artwork until they feel it meets the standard set out in the rubric. Writing about their artwork allows students the opportunity to earn extra-credit.