Survey is designed to introduce the student
to the history and culture of the fine arts,
including literature and philosophy
(mythology and world religions), visual arts
(painting, photography, film, and
architecture), music, dance, and theatre.
Arts Survey will satisfy the fine arts
credit and will also count toward the FAFA
Drawing I-“The Beginning” (Semester One)
This class is step # one for the visual
artist as the student explores the basics of
drawing and the concepts of shape, shadow
and highlight. It introduces and explores
the principles of art and how they affect
future artistic endeavors.
This second semester is a continuation of
Drawing I in which students step out more on
their own and begin to explore and utilize
the information they absorbed in their first
semester. It is designed to prepare them
for the next steps in their journey.
This course takes students into the world of
acrylic painting as they learn the do’s and
dont’s of painting. They learn and are
expected to demonstrate the setting-up,
work-through and finishing of a basic
During this semester students are expected
to paint from still life, as well as from
visual aids, and are expected to work at
their own pace, seeking new and different
ways to utilize painting surfaces and
expressions in color.
This is the introduction to creating in
clay. The students learn how to hand-build,
create with molds and throw on the potter’s
wheel. They learn to mix and use glazes, to
properly apply the glazes and to operate a
Kiln appropriately. The students are
expected to create bowls for utility use and
artwork for beauty.
The students utilize the principles of
design as they learn to use plasticine and
polymer clays in the creation of busts and
human figures. They learn to create
armatures and bases and the importance of
these to a successful creation. Each
student is expected to create a sculpture
totally from beginning to end of their own
Students learn how to create prints from
wood, linoleum, plexiglass and metal.
Carving and etching are stressed, as well as
the proper use of paper and the press.
Prerequisites-Drawing I and II
This is an introduction to the world of 3D
visualization through the utilization of 3D
Studio Max (gaming software) and Maya (the
movie industry base). The students learn
skills that enable them to create their own
character and environment in the framework
of the computer.
Prerequisites-Drawing I and Sculpture
This is a digital photography course that
introduces the student to the basics of
photography, from concept and composition to
color correction and everything in between.
Students have constant homework in that they
are given projects and deadlines weekly.
Students are required to install a
photography show of their own at semester’s
In this second semester of the Photography
course, students learn to create and alter
in an aesthetically pleasing way their own
photography. The students are required to
utilize a green screen in composing of their
photos for commercial use.
This course allows the students to stretch
their imagination into the creation of
fashion from concept to final creation.
Students are expected to be become
proficient in the drawing of croques and use
of fashion terms. They become familiar with
assembly and disassembly of clothing and how
and what to expect from different
materials. Exploration of creating fabric
designs is included. Students enter their
work into fashion competitions.
This course is designed for the fall
semester of the graduating senior. Time is
spent in learning what is necessary for a
portfolio and why. Then the student creates
a portfolio of their best work to use in
application to the college or university of
Prerequisite-Six semesters of art; grade 12
This is a companion to all of the above
courses that and allows students the
opportunity to step outside the structure of
the curriculum to experiment and experience
art beyond the established boundaries. It
also allows the student to work
independently on projects that require more
time than is allowed in the usual class.