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    Some art courses are offered on
    alternative years. Check with the art department faculty or the guidance department if you have any questions
    about course offerings for the next
    school year.
    Pottery I

    Pottery I

    A basic ceramic course learning the fundamentals of clay - both useful and artistic vessels. Hand building, wheel work and glazing will be covered.

    No Prerequisite.

    Studio in Art


    Studio in Art

    An introduction to fundamentals, elements and principles of art. Multiple media and techniques are explored. Required course for an Art sequence and serves as a prerequisite art course.

    Pottery II

    Pottery II

    More advanced wheel pottery, clay designs, decorations and ceramic techniques will be explored.

    Prerequisite: Pottery I

    Drawing I

    Drawing I

    Real life and conceptual drawing extending drawing skills. Attention is given to accurate sketching of objects in space and the figure.

    Prerequisite: Studio in Art

    Jewelry

    Jewelry

    Use of a variety of jewelry mediums will be explored with links to traditional and contemporary jewelry techniques.

    Prerequisite: Studio in Art

    Drawing II

    Drawing II

    Use of a variety of media and drawing surfaces to explore and express mood, culture, composition, self-expression and personal style.

    Prerequisite: Studio in Art,
    Drawing I 

    Photo I

    Photo I

    Basic black & white photography and darkroom techniques will be covered. Topics include still life, portraiture, landscape and photo illustration

    Prerequisite: Math 9R 

    Painting

    Painting

    Basic skills in control and manipulation of paint. Introduction of brushwork, color mixing, composition, and interpretation.

    Prerequisite: Studio in Art,
    Drawing I

    Photo II

    Photo II

    Advanced course in photographic techniques including filters, darkroom techniques, film manipulation and digital photography.

    Prerequisite: Photo I 

    Watercolor

    Watercolor
    Exploration of watercolor techniques through landscapes, still life and figure studies. 

    No Prerequisite.

    Graphic Arts

    Graphic Arts

    A study in varied graphic processes including printmaking, illustration, logo design and design theory.

    Prerequisite: Studio in Art

    Color and Design

    Color & Design
    A study of color, form and composition learning about the principles of color through various exercises and media.
     

    No Prerequisite.

     

    Electronic Media

    Electronic Media

    A computer based graphic design course exploring design and digital image manipulation. Photographic and layout software will be used to create final designs.

    Prerequisite: Studio in Art,
    Drawing I, Painting or Graphic Arts. 

    Sculpture I

    Sculpture I

    3D design is explored through various media. Hand tools, found objects, and sculpture mediums are explored and linked to artists and history.

    Prerequisite: Studio in Art

    Advanced Art

    Advanced Art

    Provides an opportunity to develop an art portfolio that represents their style and work as they apply  for college or employment. Self initiated ideas are stressed.

    Prerequisite: Studio in Art and 2 additional art credits

    Sculpture II  Sculpture II

    Advanced 3D design is explored through more contemporary sculpture artists and various sculpture mediums.

    Prerequisite: Studio in Art,
    Sculpture II

    Advanced Study in Art

    Advanced Study in Art
     

    Independent course work designed to fulfill the needs of art students who have taken all QHS scheduled art courses and wish to pursue additional studies and focus on a specific art movement, style or medium.