Beginning Visual Arts: This class emphasizes the elements and principles of design as well as the exploration of art processes and techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking , and sculpture. The study of art history will be incorporated into various studio projects. All students are expected to maintain a sketchbook and complete self-evaluations of artwork as part of the critiquing process.




Intermediate Visual Arts: This class builds on the technical skills and knowledge learned in Art I. The study of the elements and principles of design, color theory, vocabulary, and art history is continued. Art II allows an opportunity for independent choices and personal solutions to problems in the areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage, and graphic design.



Proficient & Advanced Visual Arts: In this class, students will apply earlier knowledge and skills to develop creative thinking and art production work skills. They will also define their own personal ideas and philosophy about art. While students may continue to work on teacher defined projects, they will assume increased responsibility for idea development as well as conduct independent research related to the visual problems provided.






AP Studio Art: 2D Portfolio & Drawing Portfolio & 3D Portfolio: The AP Studio art course is designed for students who are serious about art. Students should be aware that AP work involves significantly more commitment and accomplishment than the typical high school course. It requires submission of a required number of original works and slides to be evaluated. AP Studio offers the student an opportunity to experience a highly competitive, college level academic course. Opportunities will be provided to work in one or more media such as drawing, painting, and graphics. Experimentation and exploration of techniques, approaches and mediums, as well as problem solving, critical thinking and self-evaluation are essential to this class. A successful learning experience will be one where the student develops their own style throughout the course of the year. Students will need to work outside the classroom, as well as in it, and beyond scheduled periods. There are three sections to the portfolio: Breadth, Concentration, and Quality.