Elective Classes

Art

Art Courses:

Art I

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: The course is recommended for beginning art students and students interested in the graphic arts. The course explores the theories of the elements and principles of art and their applications using a variety of art media and techniques.

Art II

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course involves the study of elements and principles of art in a 2-dimensional format. Students will use a variety of media: pencil, charcoal, pastels, ink, watercolor, tempera, and acrylics in the study of various subject matter.

Prerequisites: Art I.

Art III

Grade 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: The student will explore the design elements and principles with a focus on 3-dimensional media and the study of sculpture. The media includes (but is not limited to): drawing and painting; ceramics, stained glass, and wood. Most projects are student-selected and designed with teacher approval and guidance. Students will explore a variety of media while focusing on the development of their special interest areas.

Prerequisites: Art I and Art II, OR Art I and Teacher Approval based on submitted portfolio.

Art IV

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: This course is designed for the art student who wishes to pursue the arts and is independently motivated. Art IV involves the in-depth study of selected theories of art and their application in design using a variety of art media, themes, and techniques. Projects are student-selected and designed with teacher approval and guidance. Students will focus on their special interest areas in order to develop portfolios for higher education opportunities in art-related fields.

Prerequisites: Art I & Art II or Art III, and Teacher Approval based on submitted portfolio.

AP Studio Art 2-D Design: Cannot be scheduled with Art IV

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course involves purposeful decision making in creating original meaningful 2-dimensional artwork based on the elements and principles of design. Students are asked to demonstrate mastery through any two-dimensional medium or process Media/techniques include but are not limited to all drawing media, all painting media, print-making, fabric, photography, graphic design, interior design, and architecture. AP credit is not based on a written exam but a submitted portfolio for AP evaluation at the end of the second semester.

Prerequisites: Art I, Portfolio review by AP teacher, previous art teacher recommendation, and AP Teacher Approval.


AP Studio Art 3-D Design

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: This course involves purposeful decision making in creating original meaningful 3-dimensional artwork based on the elements and principles of design. Students are asked to demonstrate mastery through any three-dimensional medium or process Media/techniques include but are not limited to all ceramics, plaster, jewelry, wood, steel, wire, found objects, plastic, and cloth. AP credit is not based on a written exam but a submitted portfolio for AP evaluation at the end of the second semester.

Prerequisites: Art I & Art III, Portfolio review by AP teacher, previous art teacher recommendation, and AP Teacher Approval.


AP Studio Art & Drawing: Cannot be scheduled with Art III

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course involves purposeful decision making in creating original meaningful 2-dimensional artwork based on drawing. Students are asked to demonstrate mastery through any two-dimensional medium or process that involves drawing. Media/techniques include but are not limited to all drawing media, all painting media, printmaking, and graphic design. AP credit is not based on a written exam but a submitted portfolio for AP evaluation at the end of the second semester.

Prerequisites: Portfolio review by AP teacher, previous art teacher recommendation, and AP Teacher Approval.

Fine Arts Survey

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course is directed toward those students who have an interest in the visual and performing arts, but where the focus is on the history, culture, aesthetics and criticism of the work, and less on production. Students will demonstrate a conversant knowledge of terminology and techniques, learn to recognize and analyze examples of visual and performing art in their historical context, distinguish artistic styles and give informed verbal and written critiques. This course also meets the requirement for the “TOPS” Scholarship Program.

Art Faculty:

Jeana Lewis Esser
jlewis@ebrschools.org

Andreana Lisca
alisca@ebrschools.org

Donna Washington
dwashington@ebrschools.org

Elective Classes

Art

Art Courses:

Art I

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: The course is recommended for beginning art students and students interested in the graphic arts. The course explores the theories of the elements and principles of art and their applications using a variety of art media and techniques.

Art II

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course involves the study of elements and principles of art in a 2-dimensional format. Students will use a variety of media: pencil, charcoal, pastels, ink, watercolor, tempera, and acrylics in the study of various subject matter.

Prerequisites: Art I.

Art III

Grade 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: The student will explore the design elements and principles with a focus on 3-dimensional media and the study of sculpture. The media includes (but is not limited to): drawing and painting; ceramics, stained glass, and wood. Most projects are student-selected and designed with teacher approval and guidance. Students will explore a variety of media while focusing on the development of their special interest areas.

Prerequisites: Art I and Art II, OR Art I and Teacher Approval based on submitted portfolio.

Art IV

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: This course is designed for the art student who wishes to pursue the arts and is independently motivated. Art IV involves the in-depth study of selected theories of art and their application in design using a variety of art media, themes, and techniques. Projects are student-selected and designed with teacher approval and guidance. Students will focus on their special interest areas in order to develop portfolios for higher education opportunities in art-related fields.

Prerequisites: Art I & Art II or Art III, and Teacher Approval based on submitted portfolio.

AP Studio Art 2-D Design: Cannot be scheduled with Art IV

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course involves purposeful decision making in creating original meaningful 2-dimensional artwork based on the elements and principles of design. Students are asked to demonstrate mastery through any two-dimensional medium or process Media/techniques include but are not limited to all drawing media, all painting media, print-making, fabric, photography, graphic design, interior design, and architecture. AP credit is not based on a written exam but a submitted portfolio for AP evaluation at the end of the second semester.

Prerequisites: Art I, Portfolio review by AP teacher, previous art teacher recommendation, and AP Teacher Approval.


AP Studio Art 3-D Design

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: This course involves purposeful decision making in creating original meaningful 3-dimensional artwork based on the elements and principles of design. Students are asked to demonstrate mastery through any three-dimensional medium or process Media/techniques include but are not limited to all ceramics, plaster, jewelry, wood, steel, wire, found objects, plastic, and cloth. AP credit is not based on a written exam but a submitted portfolio for AP evaluation at the end of the second semester.

Prerequisites: Art I & Art III, Portfolio review by AP teacher, previous art teacher recommendation, and AP Teacher Approval.


AP Studio Art & Drawing: Cannot be scheduled with Art III

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course involves purposeful decision making in creating original meaningful 2-dimensional artwork based on drawing. Students are asked to demonstrate mastery through any two-dimensional medium or process that involves drawing. Media/techniques include but are not limited to all drawing media, all painting media, printmaking, and graphic design. AP credit is not based on a written exam but a submitted portfolio for AP evaluation at the end of the second semester.

Prerequisites: Portfolio review by AP teacher, previous art teacher recommendation, and AP Teacher Approval.

Fine Arts Survey

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course is directed toward those students who have an interest in the visual and performing arts, but where the focus is on the history, culture, aesthetics and criticism of the work, and less on production. Students will demonstrate a conversant knowledge of terminology and techniques, learn to recognize and analyze examples of visual and performing art in their historical context, distinguish artistic styles and give informed verbal and written critiques. This course also meets the requirement for the “TOPS” Scholarship Program.

Art Faculty:

Jeana Lewis Esser
jlewis@ebrschools.org
Andreana Lisca
alisca@ebrschools.org
Donna Washington
dwashington@ebrschools.org