• Art

    902024 Advanced Digital Photography

    Prerequisite: “C” or better in Digital Photography and teacher recommendation
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    An advanced course that continues the concepts and skills learned in digital photography. This class takes the student from intermediate skill levels through advanced levels in digital photography, “digital darkroom” and advanced digital capture of all types. This course requires the student to have taken digital photography.

    902134 Advanced Painting

    Prerequisite: “B” or better in Painting and teacher recommendation
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Advanced Painting students explore their knowledge in a variety of painting techniques and develop their own technique and style in oil.

    902165 Art History—100%|ONLINE

    Prerequisite: Students must meet Scholar’s Academy criteria on page 7
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This online course provides students who participate in the Scholars Academy with a learning experience that offers flexibility. Online Courses do not meet face-to-face, but are built to allow students to take this course during any class period. This schedule will allow students flexibility in how they use their time and the resources which are available to them. Students will gain valuable experience learning in an environment in which they are responsible for managing their time and effort. These collegiate style courses will prepare students for college and career where these skills are invaluable.
         Art History is for students who are interested in studying how historical and modern societies impact artists, as well as how the artists impact society. We will discover what art we appreciate and why, as well as figuring out why different individuals have different artistic preferences. We will create websites, write reflections, and create presentations in which we analyze specific artworks and determine why the artists made them. We will collaborate and view the work of our peers through the use of Google Classroom to deepen our understanding of Art and its place in history. For more information on Online courses see page 7.

    902102 Art of World Cultures to 1850

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 Semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Students will explore 8-10 cultures of the world before 1850. Then create a work of art inspired by that culture. The projects will focus on the use of mediums and the Elements and Principles of Design. There will be both book work and art work in this fun look at art from many cultures. The class will look at cultures and how the art relates to their lives and history. This class is designed for the students that need the fine art credit but do not want a traditional art studio class. There are two classes that can be taken to earn the fine arts credit.

    902044 Art of World Cultures Modern Time

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 Semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Students will explore 8-10 cultures of the world from 1850 to the present. Then create a work of art inspired by that culture. The projects will focus on the use of mediums and the Elements and Principles of Design. There will be both book work and art work in this fun look at art from many cultures. The class will look at cultures and how the art relates to their lives and history. This class is designed for the students that need the fine art credit but do not want a traditional art studio class. There are two classes that can be taken to earn the fine arts credit.

    902054 Ceramics

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation/Portfolio for ninth grade
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Ceramics is designed for students who have a strong interest and ability to work with clay to make vessels with the basic hand building methods of coil, slab and mold. Individual time will be given on the potter’s wheel. Students also learn how to finish their pottery through glazing and firing.

    902420 Ceramics II

    Prerequisite: “C” or better in Ceramics
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Ceramics II is for students that want to further explore 3-dimensional art. We will work on more complicated art problems. Students will explore deeper into medium possibilities. Students will learn more about different finishing processes and techniques. Students will look at and become more familiar with the world of 3-D art.

    902064 Computer Art Painting

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation/Portfolio for ninth grade
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Computer Art Painting is a drawing and painting class that uses the computer as the medium. Students will use art software and hardware to create digital works of art that can then be printed out and displayed. Students will use Adobe® Photoshop® as an art medium to create their art work.

    902014 Computer Illustration

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation/Portfolio for ninth grade
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Computer Illustration is a graphics class that focuses on drawing and design techniques using Adobe Illustrator. Learning how to be creative with shapes, lettering and illustrating images will be the main objective of this class. You will learn how to create professional looking designs, logos, cartoons and illustrations.

    902194 Computer Imaging

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Computer imaging will introduce students to the exciting world of the digital fine arts and learning how to work with Photoshop. Students will use, manipulate and create images using Adobe Photoshop. Some of the projects will include designs, photo manipulations, computer painting, photo coloring and creating magazine covers.

    902419 Computer Imaging II

    Prerequisite: Any 2 courses: Computer Imaging, Computer Illustration, Computer Art Painting
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Computer Imaging II will combine Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Creating unique computer art designs and illustrations will be the focus of this course. Students will have the opportunity to combine drawing, design and computer Imaging skills in a variety of ways.

    902519 Computer Imaging II [HYBRID/ONLINE]

    Prerequisite: Any 2 courses: Computer Imaging, Computer Illustration, Computer Art Painting, 11th or 12th grade and students must meet Scholar’s Academy criteria on page 7
    Grade Placement: 11, 12 and students have to be in the Scholars Academy
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Computer Imaging II will combine Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Creating unique computer art designs and illustrations will be the focus of this course. Students will have the opportunity to combine drawing, design and computer Imaging skills in a variety of ways. This is a hybrid course, which will only meet face-to-face 2 times a week. Students enrolling this course must be participating in the Scholars Academy. For more information on Hybrid and Online courses see page 7.

    902004 Cultural Art

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2 This class is designed for Juniors and Seniors who have an interest in art. We will explore many aspects of different cultures, and tie in Global Citizenship Issues. Projects will include, musical instruments made with clay, games design (Mancala, Go, Mahjong, etc...), Costume design inspired by St. Louis native Nick Cave’s Soundsuits, exploring different techniques in making marks - printing, batiking, and staining.

    902144 Digital Photography

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This studio art course is designed to introduce students to the basic elements of digital photography as a method of artistic self expression and a visual means of communication in today’s society. Students will learn to apply elements and principals of art to their works as well as technical skills of camera operations, pictorial composition, lighting, printing and display. Units of study may include but are not limited to photographic history and the genres of landscape, still life, portrait, documentaries and advertising.

    902094 Drawing: Mixed Media

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This course is designed for 10-12 grade students who like to draw and want to practice and improve their skills and techniques. Still life, portraiture, figure drawing, perspective, landscapes and value studies will be covered. A variety of drawing materials will be used and may include paper, pencil, ink, charcoal, string, wire, chalk, watercolor, brushes, as well as a variety of unconventional drawing media.

    902163 Elements of Art: Mixed Media

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This class is designed for students who want to explore a variety of art making media. Students will study the principles and elements of design and use them to produce creative projects and will learn how to choose and modify ideas that creatively display their message. Class projects may include designing furniture, jewelry, eco-printing, stationery and logos, graphic portraits, contour line and geometric pattern designs, advertising posters and contest entries.

    902114 Graphics

    Prerequisite: Drawing and Design
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Students will produce a limited edition print, layout and graphic design for their portfolios. While printing processes do not involve the computer, students will problem solve and make the aesthetic judgements necessary in all methods of graphic productions.

    902124 Painting: Mixed Media

    Prerequisite: Elements and Principles of Art: Mixed Media OR Drawing: Mixed Media
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    In this course, the necessary skills and techniques involved with painting are learned through a variety of media with emphasis on the use of acrylic. Students are also exposed to the use of tempera, watercolor, and adding materials to their paintings and paint. Students will learn to stretch their own canvas, paint on wood and other unconventional surfaces.

    902204 Portfolio Development

    Prerequisite: Advanced level art classes and the acceptance of teacher through portfolio review
    Grade Placement: 11 & 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This is for students that have a desire to continue their education in an art related field. Students will develop a portfolio. The student’s current portfolio will be evaluated and then the direction of study will be determined. The student will work on pieces of art that will create a strong portfolio. The class is an independent study class, which meets during another art class. The student will create three to six strong portfolio pieces during the semester.

    902154 Sculpture

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2 Sculpture is for students who like to build and work with three-dimensional forms. It will introduce them to ideas and materials that can be used to construct both abstract and realistic pieces of work. Students will use paper, clay, wire, wood, plaster, cardboard, junk and other mediums to solve complicated art problems.

    902034 Web Graphics

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    In Web Graphics students learn how to create original graphics for use on the World Wide Web. Students generate original artwork, applying their artistic ability and knowledge to the computer-based art discipline with computer hardware and software as their tools. (While learning how to upload, post and present their work on the Internet, students acquire marketable skills for immediate employment, college acceptance and personal growth.)