Art 1: Design & Create
Course: FA104SSA
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Not Repeatable)
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: None
This is a beginning art course with no experience required. Students will have the opportunity to learn skills & techniques that assist in generating, planning and documenting original concepts and bringing those ideas into material form. It breaks down the process of designing, drawing & painting into manageable steps, allowing students to find success in solving visual challenges. Art 1 teaches students how to render simple & complex 3-D shapes within an environment & beginning painting techniques while focusing on the Elements of Art. Students may have an opportunity to work with various materials including graphite, blending tools, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, acrylics, ink, colored pencils, sulphite drawing paper, wood panels, scratch art & heavy watercolor paper.

Art 2: Drawing & Painting
Course: FA115SSA
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Repeatable)
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art 1: Design & Create
Students will have an opportunity to improve their drawing and painting while exploring different forms of expression including realism and more graphic styles. The Principles of Art are used as a guide with further exploration in color, value & form. There may be opportunities to work with art materials including graphite, blending tools, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, acrylics, ink, colored pencils, sulphite drawing paper, wood panels & heavy watercolor paper.

Art 3: Independent Studio Art
Course: FA125SSA
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Repeatable)
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 and 2
This course is designed for the advanced student who wishes to work on independent projects of their own media choice, self-directed. Students choose one media area to focus on during the term, which may include: drawing/painting ceramics, or jewelry. Students will work to direct their own creative process: making choices on skills they want to improve upon, choices on media exploration, as well as development in creativity and composition. Students will plan and develop their work as well as analyzing their completed creations. Emphasis will be placed on making quality artwork that is well planned and well executed. Students will create a portfolio of work.

Ceramics 1
Course: FA135SSA
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Not Repeatable)
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Art 1:Design
This course will give students the experience working with clay to produce hand built and wheel thrown ceramic works. Students will learn hand building and wheel throwing construction techniques, proper clay preparation and storage, understand the properties and stages of clay, and understand firing and glazing clay works.

Ceramics 2
Course: FA136SSA
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Repeatable)
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Ceramics 1
This course is to give students additional experience working by hand and on the potter’s wheel constructing ceramic works. Projects given will reflect a greater deal of difficulty and creativity, building on skills learned in Ceramics 1. Students will construct both functional and non-functional pottery.

Ceramics 3
Course: FA132SSA
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Repeatable)
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Ceramics 1& 2
This course is to give students additional experience working by hand and on the potter’s wheel. Projects will reflect a greater deal of difficulty and creativity, building on skills learned in Ceramics 1 and 2.

Jewelry & Metals
Course: FA142SSA
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Repeatable)
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Art 1
This course is designed for students to explore and develop skills in the field of metal arts. Students will create original metal designs in fabrication, lost wax casting, enameling, cabochon stone setting with the opportunity to explore glass forming of beads and 3-D forms. Students have the opportunity to work in a variety of metals including copper, brass, nickel silver, sterling silver and Merlin’s gold.