• The high school art program begins with art 1, an introductory course for all students with or without art training. As students develop interests in different art offerings, they then progress to Art 2 level specialized course offering in Drawing, Painting, And Sculpture (Includes Jewelry and Ceramics). Advanced Art 3 level courses are offered in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture (includes Jewelry and Ceramics), and Advance Placement Portfolio. For the advanced art student, Art 4 level course are offered in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, (includes Jewelry and Ceramics), and Advanced Placement Portfolio.
     
    At all levels, student artwork is considered for displays, contests and scholarships. As students gain experience in basic processes, they may than choose to use more complex materials and tools. In addition to creating artwork, students will study about artist and their artworks, past and present.
     
    Art 1:
     
    Art 1 students use direct observation, imagination, and personal experience as inspiration for artworks. For planning original works, students record visual ideas in sketchbooks. Learners use correct art vocabulary to compare and contrast the use of art elements and design principles in personal works and works of others. Students use multiple medias in both 2-D and 3-D. Students in Art 1 investigate selected historical periods and styles from many cultures.
     
    Art 2 - Drawing:
     
    Building on skills learned in art 1, Drawing students search for parallels between visual structures in their natural and human-made environments. Drawing students create original works using various drawing materials. Students plan and execute complex works. Students in Drawing investigate selected historical periods and styles by viewing drawings from the accomplished artists. Drawing students critique, evaluate, and interpret their own drawings and the drawings of others. Students collect work for a personal portfolio as a record of growth and as the basis of future planning.
     
    Art 2 - Painting:
     
    Building on the foundation of Art 1, Painting students use a sketchbook for visual notation and planning original paintings. They use precise vocabulary to evaluate and compare suitability of painting materials for expressing personal themes and visual investigations. Students create original paintings with various techniques and media. They investigate color schemes. They use variety of paint methods. They create paintings from sketchbooks ideas, still lives, models, perspectives, landscapes, portraits, self-portraits, and abstractions. Students in Painting investigate selected historical periods and styles by viewing paintings from accomplished historic and contemporary painters. Students critique their own paintings and paintings from selected periods. Students collect work for a personal portfolio as a record of growth and basis for planning future pieces.
     
    Art 3 - Drawing:
     
    Advanced level of work will be required. Further using the skills learned in Drawing students will continue  to search for parallels between visual structures in their natural and human-made environments. Drawing students will create original works using various drawing materials. Students plan and execute complex works. Students in Drawing investigate selected historical periods and styles by viewing drawings from the accomplished artists. Drawing students critique, evaluate, and interpret their own drawings and the drawings of others. Students collect work for a personal portfolio as a record of growth and as a basis of future planning.