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Teaching & Learning: Curriculum - Fine Arts

 

Visual Arts - Art I-III & AP

ART I - GRADES 9-12

BENCHMARK: By the end of the course, students will:

  • use a range of basic materials including drawing pencils, ink and ink washes, charcoal, tempera paint, watercolor, colored pencils, pastels, clay, and calligraphy pens
  • use the elements of art and the principles of design
  • be confident to see and draw from observation
  • create original artwork demonstrating creativity
  • use correct art vocabulary
  • be familiar with selected artistic styles and artists
  • understand the role of artists in society
  • respect the artwork of others
  • be aware of the use of design in artwork of other cultures

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

  • How does observing and creating art inspire us to "be surprised into taking the time to look?"
    (Georgia O'Keefe)
  • How does creating and responding to art provide a means for artistic development and growth?
  • How does the creation of art relate to human experience?
  • What is the role of the artist in societies past and present?

Learn more about the Grades 9-12 Art I curriculum.

ART II - GRADES 9-12

BENCHMARK: By the end of the course, students will:

  • continue to use & develop increased proficiency with a range of basic materials
  • use advanced materials: oil paints, acrylics and block printing
  • have increased competence in using the elements of art and the principles of design
  • have increased confidence to see and draw from observation
  • create original artwork with creativity and greater technical mastery
  • use correct art vocabulary
  • be familiar with artistic styles/ artists, particularly the Impressionists, Post-Impressionists and Cubists
  • develop further understanding of the role of artists in society
  • be aware of the role art can and has played in other cultures and time periods
  • compare & contrast one time period & its direct influence on the next
  • demonstrate proper, responsible and safe use of tools, materials and equipment

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

  • How does observing and creating art inspire us to "be surprised into taking the time to look?"
    (Georgia O'Keefe)
  • How does creating and responding to art provide a means for artistic development and growth?
  • How does the creation of art relate to human experience?
  • What is the role of the artist in societies past and present?

Learn more about the Grades 9-12 Art II curriculum.

ART III - GRADES 9-12

BENCHMARK: By the end of the course, students will:

  • demonstrate proficiency with a range of basic materials
  • develop increased proficiency with advanced materials: oils, acrylics and printmaking
  • use advanced techniques: silk screen printing, etching & stone carving
  • demonstrate competence using the elements of art and the principles of design
  • see and draw from observation
  • use a variety of visual references
  • produce original works demonstrating creativity and technical mastery
  • use correct art vocabulary
  • become familiar : photo-realism, surrealism
  • demonstrate an understanding of the role of artists in society
  • critique their work and that of others
  • demonstrate the proper, responsible and safe use of tools, materials and equipment

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

  • How does observing and creating art inspire us to "be surprised into taking the time to look?"
    (Georgia O'Keefe)
  • How does creating and responding to art provide a means for artistic development and growth?
  • How does the creation of art relate to human experience?
  • What is the role of the artist in societies past and present?

Learn more about the Grades 9-12 Art III curriculum.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ART - GRADES 9-12

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

  • How does observing and creating art inspire us to "be surprised into taking the time to look?"
    (Georgia O'Keefe)
  • How does creating and responding to art provide a means for artistic development and growth?
  • How does the creation of art relate to human experiences?
  • What is the role of the artist in societies past and present?

Learn more about the Grades 9-12 AP Art curriculum.


   

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