Art - Ms. Shorthouse
The purpose of this course is to provide a balanced visual arts program, which guides students to achieve the standards in the visual arts. Introduction to Art provides a foundation of visual arts knowledge and skills and their connections to other subjects, and explores the discipline in depth both intellectually and experientially. The course serves as a prerequisite for all advanced visual arts courses in high school.
Art 1 - Project List
Unit 1 - Portfolio Covers: Using Text & Image
Unit 2 - Art Analysis: The Elements of Art
Unit 3 - Still Life Drawing: Symbolic Self Portraits & The Drawing Order Of Operations
Unit 4 - Aesthetics & The Principles of Design
Unit 5 - Evoking Mood & Expressive Compositions
Unit 6 - "In the News" Socially Engaged Art
Unit 7 - Art & Context: Art History Presentations
Unit 8 - _"Advertising Addiction: Appropriation & Parody" Project Proposal Worksheet
Unit 9 - Printmaking & Socially Engaged Art
AP Art and Design
The AP Studio Art 2-D Design course is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP Studio Art is not based on a written AP examination; instead, students submit portfolios of 24 artworks for evaluation at the end of the school year. The AP Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio evaluates students on three aspects of their artwork - quality, concentration, and breadth.
AP Studio Art is the equivalent to a first-year college art class. All students are expected to challenge themselves to develop mastery in concept, technique, composition, and 2-D design strategies. This course will provide experiences in a variety of media, materials, and approaches to creative 2D design problem solving. Students will learn to apply and synthesize these newly acquired skills into the creation of personal, creative, visually successful art works.
AP Art - Project List