Elective Classes

Arts

Art Courses:

Media Arts I

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

Description: The purpose of this course is to develop the foundational skills and concepts in preparation for Media Arts II and the Adobe Certified Associate exam. ACA certification is an industry-recognized credential that effectively validates one’s skills in Adobe digital-media software. Students explore the elements and principles of art and design, learning the background of traditional art and digital media, refining aesthetic perception to guide further studies. Students develop media literacy and communication through digital media, covering domains one and five of the ACA exam.


Media Arts II

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: The purpose of this course is to develop the skills necessary to pass the Adobe Certified Associate exam. ACA certification is an industry-recognized credential that effectively validates one’s skills in Adobe digital-media software. This is a continuation and expansion of Digital Media I concepts. This is a project-based course allowing students to creatively express themselves through digital graphics. Covers concepts from Domains two, three and four of the Adobe Certified Associate exam. Students will develop accountability, collaboration, and cross-curricular skills (Illustrator, InDesign).

Prerequisites: Media Arts I or Equivalent.

Art I

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

Description: Art I is an introductory level visual art course that follows a Pre-AP curriculum in which students will: develop an
understanding and appreciation of visual art; identify and model elements and design principles of art; and use a variety of mediums, tools and techniques to create art. Areas of focus will include analysis and interpretation of the elements of art, peer to peer dialogue about art, experimentation with art and reflective writing about art.

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.

Prerequisite: 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.

Studio Art – Adv. Placement

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: The AP Program offers three studio art courses and portfolios: 2-Dimensional Design, 3-Dimensional Design, and
Drawing. The AP Studio Art portfolios are designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. The three portfolios correspond to the most common college foundation courses. Students create a portfolio of work to demonstrate the artistic skills and ideas they have developed, refined, and applied over the course of the year to produce visual compositions. Note: Students enrolled in this course are required to submit an AP art portfolio.

Prerequisites: C or above average in introductory level art course; Teacher Recommendation; AP Coordinator Approval.

Talented Visual Art I-IV

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

Description: Students with the Talented Visual Art exceptionality will receive services in a self-contained, Talented Art course
each year. Students should enroll and receive credit in the Talented Art courses in sequential order. These courses enable the talented student to further develop demonstrated artistic skills, increase knowledge of various mediums are visual art, and grow as an artist. Students will be required to participate in art exhibitions and contests throughout the school year. Students will have work displayed in an arts showcase each spring.

Prerequisites: Talented Visual Art exceptionality; Gifted Site Coordinator Approval.

Art Faculty:

Jeana Lewis Esser
jlewis@ebrschools.org

Martha Guichard
mtyler@ebrschools.org

Anthony Xanamane
axanamane@ebrschools.org

Elective Classes

Arts

Art Courses:

Media Arts I

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

Description: The purpose of this course is to develop the foundational skills and concepts in preparation for Media Arts II and the Adobe Certified Associate exam. ACA certification is an industry-recognized credential that effectively validates one’s skills in Adobe digital-media software. Students explore the elements and principles of art and design, learning the background of traditional art and digital media, refining aesthetic perception to guide further studies. Students develop media literacy and communication through digital media, covering domains one and five of the ACA exam.


Media Arts II

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: The purpose of this course is to develop the skills necessary to pass the Adobe Certified Associate exam. ACA certification is an industry-recognized credential that effectively validates one’s skills in Adobe digital-media software. This is a continuation and expansion of Digital Media I concepts. This is a project-based course allowing students to creatively express themselves through digital graphics. Covers concepts from Domains two, three and four of the Adobe Certified Associate exam. Students will develop accountability, collaboration, and cross-curricular skills (Illustrator, InDesign).

Prerequisites: Media Arts I or Equivalent.

Art I

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

Description: Art I is an introductory level visual art course that follows a Pre-AP curriculum in which students will: develop an
understanding and appreciation of visual art; identify and model elements and design principles of art; and use a variety of mediums, tools and techniques to create art. Areas of focus will include analysis and interpretation of the elements of art, peer to peer dialogue about art, experimentation with art and reflective writing about art.

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.

Prerequisite: 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.

Studio Art – Adv. Placement

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: The AP Program offers three studio art courses and portfolios: 2-Dimensional Design, 3-Dimensional Design, and
Drawing. The AP Studio Art portfolios are designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. The three portfolios correspond to the most common college foundation courses. Students create a portfolio of work to demonstrate the artistic skills and ideas they have developed, refined, and applied over the course of the year to produce visual compositions. Note: Students enrolled in this course are required to submit an AP art portfolio.

Prerequisites: C or above average in introductory level art course; Teacher Recommendation; AP Coordinator Approval.

Talented Visual Art I-IV

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

Description: Students with the Talented Visual Art exceptionality will receive services in a self-contained, Talented Art course
each year. Students should enroll and receive credit in the Talented Art courses in sequential order. These courses enable the talented student to further develop demonstrated artistic skills, increase knowledge of various mediums are visual art, and grow as an artist. Students will be required to participate in art exhibitions and contests throughout the school year. Students will have work displayed in an arts showcase each spring.

Prerequisites: Talented Visual Art exceptionality; Gifted Site Coordinator Approval.

Art Faculty:

Jeana Lewis Esser
jlewis@ebrschools.org
Nancy Geter
ngeter@ebrschools.org
Martha Guichard
mtyler@ebrschools.org
Anthony Xanamane
axanamane@ebrschools.org