Introduction to Artistic Discovery

Art Class becomes an "Art Studio" where students are required to be responsible for the production and completion of their own artwork. They are also taught how to maintain the studio space and treat mediums. Art history, aesthetics and critiques will be taught.

Artistic Discovery

The Elements of Art and Principles of Design will be taught through the use of various art mediums. Students will discover artists, art history, aesthetics and critiquing while creating 2D and 3D artwork.

Art I: Introduction to Visual Art

Art History, Art forms, Mediums, Techniques, and Styles will be discovered this year. Right Brain function will be emphasized in each class. We will learn how to keep a sketchbook and use it for future artistic endeavors.

Art II: Visual Art

Processes, techniques and art styles will be learned with a personal emphasis on "Individual Style."

Art III: Introduction to Art Exploration

Students will be taught how to create a piece of art that elicits a response from the viewer. The art may be political, social, satirical or spiritual in nature. Students will discover artists, art history, aesthetics and critiquing while creating 2-D and 3-D artwork.

Art IV: Art Exploration

Through the study of, "Voices & Images of California Art," MOMA S.F. students will develop deeper and more profound works of visual art that reflect the maturation of their creative and problem-solving skills. Students will exhibit the understanding of the interplay of different media, styles, forms, techniques, and processes in the creation of their own work.

AP Art Studio

The AP Studio Art Program consists of three portfolio exams—2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing—corresponding to the college foundation courses. Portfolios allow flexibility of coursework while guiding students to produce college-level quality, Range of Approach, and Sustained Investigation. AP Studio Art is a laborious course in which students are persistently working towards evolving their portfolio. This course is a college level course intended for students who are seriously interested in creating their art. Students will create a portfolio with a minimum of 24 pieces of artwork in the areas of Quality, Sustained Investigation (Concentration) and Range of Approaches (Breadth) as outlined below. Students may use artwork created prior to the AP course as well as outside of the course when compiling their portfolio. Students will be expected to develop mastery in concept, composition and technical skills of 2D design. Students will engage in group critiques, individual critiques and instructional conversations with the teacher during the course to receive feedback on their progress.