Art

Students pursuing a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation may substitute a five-unit sequence in Art Education for the three-unit sequence in Languages other than English.

Studio in Art

One (1) year; One (1) credit

This is a basic introduction to techniques and materials used by the artist. The course is designed to build the skill and knowledge for students interested in pursuing further art studies, and satisfies the Fine Art graduation requirement. This course offers students the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings through a wide variety of studio experiences in the visual arts.

Studio in Drawing and Painting I

Half (1/2) year; Half (1/2) credit

Prerequisite: Studio in Art

This is a half (1/2) year course for grades 10, 11 or 12. Students are introduced to a wide variety of drawing and painting mediums – for example pastel, charcoal, pencil, ink, watercolor and acrylic paint. Techniques of expression in these mediums are explored through the study of drawing and painting from Cave Art to Modern Art. Subject matter will include still life, landscape, and self-portrait, among others.

Studio in Drawing and Painting II

Half (1/2) year; Half (1/2) credit

Prerequisite: Studio in Art

This is a half (1/2) year course for grades 10, 11 or 12. Studio in Drawing and Painting 2 requires students to complete work of increased complexity building on the skills gained in 1. It is recommended that students take the first course before the second but if the schedule does not allow, students can take Drawing and Painting 2 without having completed 1 with approval from instructor.

Digital Photography

Half (1/2) year; Half (1/2) credit

Prerequisite: Studio in Art

This course starts with an appreciation of photography, including the history of photography and famous photographers. Students will learn about various composition techniques and the rule of thirds. Different types of cameras will be discussed as well as scanners, storage devices and printing techniques. There will be in-depth use of Adobe Photoshop to enhance and manipulate photos. Students will have an opportunity to improve their photography skills using creative and effective techniques. Weekly assignments will include work to be done outside of class.

Studio in Graphic Design

Half (1/2) year; Half (1/2) credit

Prerequisite: Studio in Art

This course will focus on graphic images created through the use of typography, design layout and illustration using “real life” project-based learning. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and use of scanner will be incorporated into the development of graphic images. Workshops with professionals in the field will give students opportunities to explore career options.

Studio in Sculpture

Half (1/2) year; Half (1/2) credit

Prerequisite: Studio in Art

This is a half-year course designed as an introduction to three-dimensional design. Sculptural processes will be explored and will include working with cloth mache’, wire, clay, found objects and mixed media. This course will help develop the ability to analyze and understand three dimensional space.

Studio in Ceramics

Half (1/2) year; Half (1/2) credit

Prerequisite: Studio in Art

This course is designed for the student who is interested in working in clay. It may include the use of the potter’s wheel, the creation of ceramic sculpture, and the use of glazes, In addition, a study of the history of ceramics and the contemporary uses of clay will be explored.