Shelton High School

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Visual Arts Courses 2014-15

Art V
Grades: 11-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This course will offer the student the opportunity to apply artistic knowledge to create and apply original artwork on an individual level. Lab Fee: $5 (assistance is available for students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program).
Prerequisite: Completion of Art IV.


Sculpture III

Grades: 10-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This course is intended to help students further their skills in the sculpture medium of their choice. Projects in this class will provide students with extensive knowledge for creating and understanding three dimensional designs. Lab Fee: $15 (assistance is available for students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program).
Prerequisite: Sculpture I and Sculpture II


Sculpture II

Grades: 10-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
Sculpture II will build upon the concepts and techniques learned in Sculpture I. Students will also learn the pottery wheel. Projects in this class will provide students with a broader knowledge base for creating and understanding three dimensional designs. Lab Fee: $15 (assistance is available for students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program).
Prerequisite: Sculpture I


Introduction to the Arts

Grades: 10-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
An overview course incorporating the study of art forms which could include visual arts, music, theatre and dance to aid students in understanding, appreciating, and communicating effectively through the arts. This class offers the student a safe environment to experiment with the arts.
Prerequisite: None.


Sculpture I

Grades: 10-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the elements and principles of three dimensional design. Projects in this class will provide students with fundamental knowledge for creating and understanding three dimensional designs. Lab Fee: $10 (assistance is available for students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program).
Prerequisite: None.


Art IV

Grades: 11-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This course will offer the student the opportunity to apply artistic knowledge to create and apply original artwork on an individual level through art principles.
Prerequisite: Completion of Art III or teacher permission.


Art III

Grades: 10-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This course will offer the student the opportunity to apply artistic knowledge to create original artwork on an individual level through art elements.
Prerequisite: Completion of Art II or teacher permission.


Art II

Grades: 10-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This course will offer the student the opportunity to understand and apply common concepts in the arts: elements, composition, technique, medium, craftsmanship, function, style and presentation. These concepts will be explored through the use of a variety of mediums: color pencil, pastels, watercolors and others.
Prerequisite: Completion of Art I.


Art I

Grades: 10-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This course is designed to introduce students to the elements and principles of design. Students will be introduced to several different mediums and forms of art such as pencil, colored pencil, oil pastels, pen and ink, and collage. Projects in this class will provide students with fundamental knowledge for creating and understanding art.
Prerequisite: None.


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