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May be used to fulfill Humanities Credits

Humanities Graduation Requirements: 1 Credit Total

 

Course Offerings

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11th

12th

 

 


Arts & Culture: Ancient Civilizations to
Medieval Times

½ credit - Fall  

art

In this course, students will:

  • Identify, explain and analyze Cave Art in Early Civilizations followed chronologically through to the 1300s in Medieval Times.  This includes Art of the earliest times and rising civilizations, Roman Art and Medieval Art.
  • Apply art criticism and aesthetic judgment to various works throughout the time periods
  • Understand the variety of art elements and principles of design used in selected compositions
  • Become aware of the connection between the culture and historical period in the works of art
  • Write their original comments and observations of works of art throughout the course
  • Create several original art projects with emphasis on the concept and not the personal artistic skill
  • Learn to appreciate the works of art significant to each culture and time period

 

This course is reading/writing intensive.

 

Materials:

Glencoe/McGraw-Hill: Art in Focus

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Grades Offered: 9-12

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Arts & Culture: Renaissance to
Modern Times

½ credit - Spring  

art

In this course, students will:

  • Identify, explain and analyze the Renaissance followed chronologically through to the twentieth century.  This includes the Italian and Late Renaissance, Art of fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe, Baroque Art, Rococo Art and New Directions in Art.
  • Apply art criticism and aesthetic judgment to various works throughout the time periods
  • Understand the variety of art elements and principles of design used in selected compositions
  • Become aware of the connection between the culture and historical period in the works of art
  • Write their original comments and observations of works of art throughout the course
  • Create several original art projects with emphasis on the concept and not the personal artistic skill
  • Learn to appreciate the works of art significant to each culture and time period

 

This course is reading/writing intensive.

 

Materials:

Glencoe/McGraw-Hill: Art in Focus

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Grades Offered: 9-12

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Arts & Culture: Modern to
Contemporary Times

½ credit - Fall or Spring  

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In this course, students will:

  • Identify, explain and analyze the art from the early 20th Century chronologically to the early 21st Century. This includes Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Regionalism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Op Art, Photo-Realism, Post-Modernism, Digital Art, Installation Art
  • Apply art criticism and aesthetic judgment to various works throughout the time periods
  • Understand the variety of art elements and principles of design used in selected compositions
  • Become aware of the connection between the culture and historical period in the works of art
  • Write their original comments and observations of works of art throughout the course
  • Create several optional original art projects with emphasis on the concept and not the personal artistic skill
  • Learn to appreciate the works of art significant to each culture and time period

 

This course is reading/writing intensive.

 

Materials:

Glencoe/McGraw-Hill: Art in Focus

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Grades Offered: 9-12

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American Artists

½ credit - Fall  

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In this course, students will:

  • Identify, explain, and analyze works of famous artists from America including but not limited to Romare Bearden, Dale Chihuly, Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Jacob Lawrence, and study American art from colonial times to the 1880s
  • Explore art media and processes
  • Understand art criticism and aesthetic judgment
  • Sharpen perceptual skills while learning the language of art
  • Explain how subject, composition and content relates to a work of art
  • Create and relate works in the arts to different geographic regions, genres and time periods
  • Analyze a work of art from a cultural and historic perspective

 

This course is project-based.

 

Materials:

Art Kit

Online Resources

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Grades Offered: 9-12

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World Artists

½ credit - Spring  

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In this course, students will:

  • Identify, explain, and analyze works of famous artists from each of the six inhabitable continents
  • Learn about the art periods of selected artists
  • Explore art media and processes
  • Understand art criticism and aesthetic judgment
  • Sharpen perceptual skills while learning the language of art
  • Explain how subject, composition and content relates to a work of art
  • Create and relate works in the arts to different geographic regions, genres and time periods
  • Analyze a work of art from a cultural and historic perspective

 

This course is project-based.

 

Materials:

Art Kit

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Grades Offered: 9-12

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Foundations of Art and Design

½ credit - Spring 

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In this course, students will:

  • Learn about the Elements of Design: Line, Shape and Form, Value, Color, Space, Texture
  • Learn about the Principles of Design: Balance, Unity, Contrast, Emphasis, Pattern, Movement and Rhythm
  • Understand how the Elements and Principles are combined in mindful, purposeful ways by artists to create artistic compositions
  • Create original works of art using the Elements and Principles of Design
  • Complete reading and writing assignments to build literacy skills and display an understanding of textual information
  • Participate in discussion and critiques about famous artwork in the context of material learned in each unit of this course

This course is textbook based with studio activities.

 

Materials:

Art Kit

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Grades Offered: 9-12

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Art Illustration

½ credit - Fall 

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In this course, students will:

    • Be introduced to the history, practice, language and business of Illustration
    • Explore the fundamentals that are required to excel in the commercial field
    • Explore the different artistic media used
    • Develop a personal illustrative style
    • Create images that visually communicate narrative content
    • Begin to identify connections between the intension of product and the general public
    • Identify specific works of art as belonging to the field of Illustration—books, magazines, posters, wearable graphics, feature animations, games, packaging and the Internet
    • Demonstrate how contemporary, digital and traditional techniques can influence the creation of illustrations

     

Materials:

Art Kit

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Grades Offered: 9-12

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Creating an Art Portfolio I

½ credit - Fall 

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Students will practice, understand and apply the following techniques:

  • Graphite and values
  • Pen and ink
  • Colored pencil
  • Oil pastel
  • Acrylic painting

 

Portfolio development will include the following:

  • Drawing from observation
  • One-point perspective
  • Color theory
  • Applying the principles of design

 

This course is creatively challenging.  It is designed for students who wish to study art at a college level or seek a more challenging art course. A working webcam (provided by PALCS) or a digital camera is required for this course.  A Portfolio Review is required prior to enrollment in the course.

 

Materials:

Art Kit

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Prerequisite: Portfolio Review, American/World Artists/Introduction to Art Illustration, and/or Teacher Recommendation

Grades Offered: 11-12

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Creating an Art Portfolio II

½ credit - Spring 

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Students will demonstrate development and proficiency in the following techniques:

  • Positive/Negative Space
  • Charcoal Portraiture
  • Watercolor
  • Clay Sculpture
  • Textural Acrylic Painting
  • Independent Study
  • Digital Portfolio Project

 

This course is creatively challenging.  It is designed for students who wish to study art at a college level or seek a more challenging art course. A working webcam (provided by PALCS) or a digital camera is required for this course.  A Portfolio Review is required.

 

Materials:

Art Kit

Online Resources

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 1 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 1-10% of schoolwork.

Difficulty: On-Level

Prerequisite: Creating an Art Porfolio or Teacher Recommendation

Grades Offered: 11-12

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