Art Courses

Intro to Art History

In this course, students will develop a basic vocabulary for describing visual art, an understanding of the
functions of imagery, and explore the role art has played throughout Western and Non-Western history and contemporary trends. The focus of this course is describing, exploring, and participating in the creative process in order to better understand the role of art in history. This course is recommended for students considering careers in architecture, art education, art history, ceramics, fashion design, interior architecture, interior design, landscape design, or studio art or future enrollment in the AP Art History course.

Intermediate Art History

In this course, students will develop a more advanced vocabulary for describing visual art, an in-depth understanding of the functions of imagery, and explore the role art has played throughout Western and Non-Western history and contemporary trends. The focus of this course is describing, exploring, and identifying particular works from 10 different Content areas approved by the College Board. Some hands-on participation in ‘Artmaking’ will be assigned considering careers in architecture, art education, art history, ceramics, fashion design, interior architecture, interior design, landscape design, or studio art or future enrollment in the AP Art History course.

AP  Art History

In this course, students examine major forms of artistic expression from the ancient world to the present and from a variety of cultures. They learn view and analyze works of art within their historical context, and to articulate what they see or experience in a meaningful way. A meaningful way to experience works of art is learning to frame an understanding that relates how and why works of art communicate visual meaning. Completion of the AP exam is an expectation for all AP courses.

Beginning Throwing

This course is an introductory level study of the medium of thrown pottery and requires no previous art experience. This course is recommended for students considering careers in art education, or studio art. Completion of this course does not fulfill the pre-requisite for advanced level art courses.

Intermediate Throwing

This course is an in-depth exploration of the medium of thrown pottery. Students will develop new skills in all aspects of the glazing and firing process. This course is recommended for students considering careers in art education and studio art. Completion of this course does not fulfill the prerequisite for other advanced level art courses.

Advanced Throwing

This course is an in-depth, advanced exploration of the medium of thrown pottery. Students will develop new skills in all aspects of the glazing and firing process. This course is recommended for students considering careers in art education and studio art. Completion of this course does not fulfill the prerequisite for other advanced level art courses.