Art

Art I-Studio Course
Art I is a basic yearlong art course that teaches students to draw while  introducing a wide variety of media and techniques.  Students will learn techniques for drawing from observation that help them see with an artist’s eye, a key to drawing success. Charcoal, graphite, pastels, & colored pencils are some of the mediums you will be working with.  Included in the course are topics in design and composition in areas such as drawing & sketching. 
This is a studio course which requires participation and regular attendance. Students will be encouraged to work creatively and to become competent in the use of different materials and basic processes. This course enables the student to meet all the State Academic Standards for Visual Arts.


Art II-Studio Course 
Art II is a full year course. Art I is a prerequisite to Art II. Art II builds upon & expands the skills learned in Art I. Art II is a more advanced study of drawing and painting.  Students work in an expanded range of two-dimensional media. Advanced drawing, watercolors, stippling, scratch-art, & portrait study are a few of the mediums learned in Art II. 
This is a studio course which requires participation and regular attendance. This course enables the student to meet all the State Academic Standards for Visual Arts.


Art III-Studio Course 
Art III is a full-year course that builds upon the skills learned in Art I & II, with Art II being a prerequisite for this course. A high degree of personal involvement and responsibility for developing ideas and finished work will be stressed. Projects will include an emphasis on advanced drawing and painting- watercolor, expressive stippling, contour wrapping, and large scale studies are a few of the assignments completed in Art III. This is a studio course which requires participation and regular attendance. This course enables the student to meet all the State Academic Standards for Visual Arts.



Art IV(Senior)-Studio Course
Art IV is a yearlong art course. Art I, II, & III are prerequisites for this course.  The highest degree of personal involvement and responsibility for developing ideas and finished work will be stressed. The student will meet one on one with the instructor to discuss the development of their portfolio for the year. 
This is a studio course which requires participation and regular attendance. In Art IV,  students will learn to utilize a wide range of media and techniques further than in past years, including but not limited to charcoal, pencil, pastels, acrylics & printmaking. Students will cultivate their imagination and ability to express their ideas visually with a variety of creative strategies. Learning to use color, light, and other visual elements will be explored. Types of art making that will be explored include: portraiture, still life & and conceptually derived artwork. Individual discussions with your instructor of your artwork will help to take your work to the highest level. 
This course enables the student to meet all the State Academic Standards for Visual Arts.

 
 
Photography/G.D.(graphic design)-studio course
This is a yearlong studio course which requires participation and regular attendance. Art I is preferred as a prerequisite but not required. This course provides a basic understanding of both Photography and Basic Graphic Design with an emphasis on creativity. Students will become familiar with photography terms, as well as artistic composition as it applies to taking photos and hands on typography graphic design projects to solve. This course enables the student to meet all the State Academic Standards for Visual Arts.
Art I is recommended as a prerequisite for this course but not required. 


Yearbook- studio course
This is a yearlong course that produces the Bark River Harris yearbook. In this course, students will gain skills in the following areas: page design, publishing techniques, copywriting, editing, photography, record keeping, time management, teamwork, marketing, and leadership skills. Students are tasked with producing a timeless, creative, and innovative publication which will record our school’s community, memories and events. 
Photography/G.D. Class is a prerequisite for this course.


Art Club
The Art Club is a place for practicing artists to hone in on their skills, develop their techniques, collaborate with other artists like themselves, create bonds with the community through the arts, and learn how to work together through group projects that will beautify the school and community. This group will meet once a week from 1-2 hours. 

 

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