Art Metals & Design

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR118

Students will make art 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.

Fibers & Fashion

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Art Metals/Jewelry 1

Course Number: AR124

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 felt, yarn, various fabrics and burlap. Methods will include weaving, felting, sewing, screen printing, surface manipulation and embellishment. Personal responsibility, self-motivation, and good problem solving skills are essential for success in 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.

Sculpture 1

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR125

In this course students will learn to appreciate and understand the thought process that is required to create sculptural objects. They will learn to use various materials such as metal, wire, glass and found objects. Methods will include assemblage, soldering and mixed media. Personal responsibility, self- motivation, and good problem solving skills are essential for success in this class.

Sculpture 2

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Sculpture 1

Course Number: AR126

Building on skills from Sculpture 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. 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
(subtractive sculpture), mixed media, relief and mold making. Personal responsibility, self-motivation, and good problem solving skills are essential for success in this class.

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