February 8, 2018 
Art Class Registration for 2018-2019

Registration for 2018-2019 is just around the corner!

Art I
Art I is a general introductory course designed for ALL students. NO prior art experience is necessary! Curious about art?, this is a great place to start! In Art I, the basic principles of design: line, shape, value, texture and color are introduced through "hands-on" projects in drawing, painting, and sculpture. All course materials are provided for you.

Design is a general introductory course intended for ALL students. NO prior art experience is necessary! Curious about art?, this is a great place to start! In this one semester "hands-on" art course, students will expand their creativity and originality, as well as acquire knowledge and skills in craftsmanship and problem solving in preparation for Computer Graphics Class. Students will explore general considerations in the use of the elements and principles of design. All course materials are provided for you.

Introduction to the Arts
This course is designed to provide NCHS students the opportunity to achieve a truly well-rounded education by offering a course that combines the disciplines of visual art, architecture, drama, music, and dance. This course will awaken an appreciation for the arts in everyday life. In addition, no prior experience in any of the arts is necessary for successful completion of this course.

Drawing I is a semester course, taken after Art I, designed to develop your ability to draw with ease and flexibility! In this one semester "hands-on" art course, you will be introduced to a variety of materials which may include colored pencil, chalk, scratch board, oil pastel, and ink. (Everything EXCEPT regular pencil!) Each unit will be accompanied by a studio project designed to allow beginning students to master skills, and advanced students use those skills creatively and expressively. This course promotes ideas in imagery and self expression. Outside sketches will be a part of the class.

Painting I, taken after Drawing Class, provides "hands-on" instruction in watercolor, tempera, and acrylic painting. The class explores color theory and technique along with development of personal imagery with an enhancement of basic skills and knowledge. It is an introduction to painting through exercises and experiments to acquire control of the medium to promote ideas in imagery and self expression. All course materials are provided for you.

Ceramics I, taken after Art I, is a semester "hands-on" art course in which introduction to clay places an emphasis on the exploration of hand building techniques with some sculpture, glaze application, wheel throwing, and kiln experience. All materials are provided for you, except plastic bags (walmart kind) to cover your projects.

Computer Graphics
Computer Graphics, taken after Art I or Design, is a semester course designed to allow the student to discover the drawing, painting, and image making applications of Photoshop professional image editing software. Students create works of fine art and explore product design using the elements and principles of art. Sketches are part of the evaluation process. All course materials are provided for you.

Advanced Studio
This is the class where you create five original, portfolio quality works that showcase your original ideas. At the end of the semester, you will prepare your own art exhibit! (View 2014 Exhibit),(View Past Artwork), (Meet the 2015 Artists) Outside class time on art projects will be a part of the evaluation process. (Advanced Studio can be taken after successful completion - A or B - in of one of the following: Drawing, Painting, Ceramics.)

Multimedia Presentations: Technology Curriculum
Prerequisite: Computer Applications. Students will learn how to capture, edit, and enhance digital images to create digital stories using specialized software including iMovie, Quicktime, Garageband, Final Cut Pro, Green-Screen, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Prezi, etc. This is a production oriented course.

Web Design & Development: Technology Curriculum
Prerequisite: Keyboarding & Computer Applications. The Web Design & Development course is an introduction to the design, creation, maintenance of web pages and websites. This course will introduce students to basic HTML markup, CSS stylesheets, and graphics using a Text Editor and Photoshop. Students learn how to critically evaluate website quality, learn how to create and maintain quality web pages, learn about web design standards, learn how to create and manipulate images for use on the Internet and explore related careers in web design and development. The course progresses from introductory work in web design to a culminating project in which students design and develop their own website.

2-D AP Studio Art
The AP Studio Art course is for students interested in a rigorous and focused study in art. Students will develop a quality portfolio that demonstrates a mastery of concept, composition and execution in 2D design. This course is based on a student creating a body of work (approximately 24 pieces) that demonstrates quality, concentration and breadth. This portfolio will be submitted to the College Board for college credit. The course will meet for a full year including work to be completed the previous summer. As in any college level course students will be expected to spend a considerable amount of time outside of class in order to complete assignments and doing homework and sketchbook assignments.

Please see the current course description handbook for additional information about these classes.
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