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Fulfills Fine Arts Requirement for Graduation and UC/CSU Admission This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skills in the medium of fine art photography and design. Students will use digital cameras and studio lighting to make photos based on a variety of creative concepts. Composition techniques and technical camera information such as shutter speed and depth of field will be introduced. Students will use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to edit their photos and create design projects. 21st century skills will be emphasized along with media arts and photography career options. The elements & principles of design will be taught and emphasized throughout the year. Various design assignments, exposure to fine art photographers and graphic designers and class critiques are used to promote creative thinking and enhance the creative process.
Fulfills Fine Arts Requirement for Graduation This class is designed for the serious photo student who wishes to continue the study of photography. Emphasis will be placed on creating a portfolio of work that expresses the student’s unique artistic style. Many photographic tools are available for use including digital cameras, scanners, Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with nontraditional photographic techniques such as combining photos with paint, creating collages, 3D, and graphic design. Students will investigate various photographers, movements, and genres in order to build an understanding of contemporary artistic issues. This course may be repeated for credit.
Fulfills Fine Arts Requirement for Graduation and UC/CSU Admission This is a beginning level class that is an introduction to various media such as painting, drawing, printmaking, pastels, papier-mâché and two and three dimensional design. The intent of this class is to build basic art skills, experience a variety of art methods and materials, and to develop aesthetic awareness. Students will learn about aspects of art history and the elements and principles of design.
Fulfills Fine Arts Requirement for Graduation and UC/CSU Admission These classes are designed for the serious art student who has acquired the basic skills of Art 1 and wishes to learn intermediate and advanced art skills. Students are encouraged to develop an artistic style unique to the individual in both 2 and 3 dimensional design. Students interested in receiving college credit for advanced art classes should consider taking IB or AP courses for grades 11 and 12. This course may be repeated for credit.
Fulfills Fine Arts Requirement for Graduation and UC/CSU Admission This course is designed to teach students the use of clay as an artistic medium. Techniques to be taught include hand building, mold making, the pottery wheel, glazing, and various firing options of the kiln.
Fulfills Fine Arts Requirement for Graduation and UC/CSU Admission Advanced Ceramics is designed for the serious art student who wishes to pursue a focused study in 3-dimensional art. This course builds on the foundation of the present introductory ceramics course to create individual portfolios for AP Studio Art, College or Art Institutes. This course may be repeated for credit.