Art Metals/Jewelry 1

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR170

Students will make beautiful objects from metals and other materials. Ancient, exotic and contemporary jewelry and metal work from other cultures will be discussed and analyzed from a critical and historical point of view, opening new dimensions to jewelry and metalsmithing design. Students will learn sawing, silver soldering, forging, enameling, engraving, polishing, cold connections and other techniques.

Arts Metals/Jewelry 2

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Art Metals/Jewelry 1

Course Number: AR247

Building on skills from Art Metals/Jewelry 1, students will be learning more sophisticated techniques and be expected to work at a higher level of achievement. Precision, craftsmanship and creativity are emphasized. Cuttlebone casting, stone bezel setting, “marriage of metals” and chain making are some of the new techniques that are demonstrated and taught. Group critiques and individual explorations are prominent features of this class.

Ceramics 1

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR250

In this course students will be taught basic skills in hand-built and potter’s wheel techniques, learn to utilize clay in its various stages and become conversant in the terms relating to clay. They will gain proficiency in preparing, working with, and preserving clay, and begin to understand the many glaze, under-glaze and stain techniques for enhancing bisque-fired pieces.

Ceramics 2

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite:

Ceramics 1

Course Number: AR260

The project assignments in Ceramics II are open-ended and concept based allowing students a great degree of individuality and personal choice. Ceramics II students decide which technique or techniques are most appropriate for constructing unique and original solutions for each problem. Personal responsibility, self-motivation, and good problem solving skills are essential for success in this class.

Fine Crafts

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR115

Students will learn skills and techniques necessary for the creation of various fine crafts including, but not limited to beads in Mosaics, Wire Wrapping, Painted Furniture, polymer clay beads, fabric dying, Glass Painting, Macramé, Glass etching, Artist’s Books, and Clay Vases. Fine Crafts are life skills; relaxation, stress reduction, diversion, gift production and creative expression activities that you will continue to use and refine as adults.

Sculpture/3D

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR430

In this course students will learn to appreciate and understand the thought that is required to produce beautiful and useful objects. They will learn to use various materials such as clay, metals, wood, plastic, Styrofoam, plaster and found objects in the creation of sculptural objects. Methods will include

assemblage (additive sculpture), carving sculpture), mixed media, relief and mold making.

(subtractive sculpture), mixed media, relief, and mold making. 

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