Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Courses

 Visual Arts:

 

INTRODUCTION TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART (L)

                                                   (3D ART)

 

Introduction to Three-Dimensional Artis a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students taking this course engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, production, and integrated studies and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works.Students explore historical and cultural background and connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; create three-dimensional works of art, reflect upon the outcomes, and revise their work; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. They identify ways to utilize and support art museums, galleries, studios, and community resources.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, or 12

·        Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L)

·        Laboratory course

·        Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit

·        Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART (L)

                                                 (2D ART)

 

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Artis a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students taking this course engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, production, and integrated studies and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works.Students explore historical and cultural background and connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; create two-dimensional works of art, reflect upon the outcomes, and revise their work; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. They identify ways to utilize and support art museums, galleries, studios, and community resources.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, or 12

·        Laboratory course

·        Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit

·        Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

 

 

ADVANCED THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART (L)

                                                (ADV 3D ART)

 

Advanced Three-Dimensional Artis a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students in this course build on the sequential learning experiences of Introduction to Three-Dimensional Art that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students explore historical and cultural background and connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; create three-dimensional works of art, reflect upon the outcomes, and revise their work; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. They identify ways to utilize and support art museums, galleries, studios, and community resources.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, or 12

·        Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L), Introduction to Three-Dimensional Art (L)

·        Laboratory course

·        Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized

·        Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

 

ADVANCED TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART (L)

                                            (ADV 2D ART)

 

Advanced Two-Dimensional Artis a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students in this course build on the sequential learning experiences of Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students explore historical and cultural background and connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; create two-dimensional works of art, reflect upon the outcomes, and revise their work; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. They identify ways to utilize and support art museums, galleries, studios, and community resources.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, or 12

·        Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L)

·        Laboratory course

·        Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

·        Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

 

CERAMICS (L)

                                                (CERAMICS)

 

Ceramicsis a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students in ceramics engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students create works of art in clay utilizing the processes of hand building, molds, wheel throwing, slip and glaze techniques, and the firing processes. They reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, or 12

·        Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L), Introduction to Three-Dimensional Art (L)

·        Laboratory course

·        Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized

·        Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

 

DRAWING (L)

                                                 (DRAWING)

 

Drawingis a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students in drawing engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students create drawings utilizing processes such as sketching, rendering, contour, gesture, and perspective drawing anduse a variety of media such as pencil, chalk, pastels, charcoal, and pen and ink.They reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, or 12

·        Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L)

·        Laboratory course

·        Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.

·        Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

 

PAINTING (L)

                                                 (PAINTING)

 

Paintingis a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students taking painting engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production that lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students create abstract and realistic paintings,using a variety of materials such as mixed media, watercolor, oil, and acrylics as well as techniques such as stippling, gouache, wash, and impasto.They reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, or 12

·        Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L)

·        Laboratory course

·        Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.

·        Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course 

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SCULPTURE (L)

                                                 (SCULPT)

 

Sculptureis a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students in sculpture engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production.Using materials such as plaster, clay, metal, paper, wax, and plastic, students create portfolio quality works. Students at this level produce works for their portfolios that demonstrate a sincere desire to explore a variety of ideas and problems. They create realistic and abstract sculptures utilizing subtractive and additive processes of carving, modeling, construction, and assembling.They reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, or 12

·        Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L), Introduction to Three-Dimensional Art (L)

·        Laboratory course

·        Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.

·        Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

  

 ART HISTORY

                                                  (ART HIST)

 

Art Historyis a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students taking Art History engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production. Students study works of art and artifacts from world cultures, engage in historically relevant studio activities; utilize research skills to discover social, political, economic, technological, environmental, and historical trends and connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, or 12

·        Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit

·        Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

 

 

Musical Arts:

ADVANCED CHORUS (L)

                                              (ADV CHOR)

 

Advanced Chorusis based on the Indiana Academic Standards for High School Choral Music. Students taking Advanced Chorus develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble and solo singing. This class includes the study of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature appropriate in difficulty and range for the students. Chorus classes provide opportunities for performing, creating, and responding to music. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in performance of music. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, or 12

·        Recommended Prerequisites: Beginning and Intermediate Chorus

·        Laboratory course

·        Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.

·        Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

 

APPLIED MUSIC (L) "Show Choir"

                                                (APPL MUS)

 

Applied Musicis based on the Indiana Academic Standards for High School Choral or Instrumental Music. Applied Music offers high school students the opportunity to receive small group or private instruction designed to develop and refine performance skills. A variety of music methods and repertoire is utilized to refine students' abilities in performing, creating, and responding to music.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, or 12

·        Laboratory course

·        Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.

·        Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

 

BEGINNING CHORUS (L)

(Girls Choir)

Beginning Chorusis based on the Indiana Academic Standards for High School Choral Music. Students taking Beginning Chorus develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble and solo singing. This class includes the study of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature appropriate in difficulty and range for the students. Chorus classes provide opportunities for performing, creating, and responding to music. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in performance of music. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, or 12
  • Laboratory course
  • Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.
  • Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

MUSIC HISTORY AND APPRECIATION

                                                 (MUS HIST)

 

Music History and Appreciationis based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Music and standards for this specific course. Students receive instruction designed to explore music and major musical styles and periods through understanding music in relation to both Western and Non-Western history and culture. Activities include analyzing and describing music; evaluating music and music performances; and understanding relationships between music and the other arts, as well as disciplines outside of the arts.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, or 12

·        Credits: a 1 or 2 semester course for 1 credit each semester. The nature of this course allows for two successive semesters of instruction, provided that defined standards are utilized.

·        Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

·        Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

 

 CONCERT BAND (L)

(ADV BAND)

 

Advanced Concert Bandis based on the Indiana Academic Standards for High School Instrumental Music.This course provides students with a balanced comprehensive study of music through the concert band, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music, studying historically significant styles of literature, and integration of other applicable disciplines.

Experiences include improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in performance of music. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: Beginning and Intermediate Concert Band
  • Laboratory course
  • Credits: a 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.
  • Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
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