• Columbus East Art Department

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    Course Descriptions


    40686                          VISUAL COMMUNICATION/COMPUTER GRAPHICS

     


    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $31.36

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    This combined Visual Arts and C4 Technology course is an introductory level class that merges art design and technology skills together.  Graphic design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc…, along with digital cameras, scanners, and printing techniques will be utilized.  Sequential learning of technology tools and techniques along with a variety of compositional layouts will be created.  Creative hands-on studio project activities with the use of technology tools will be merged together for assignments.  Projects may include posters, T-shirt designing, mug/cup design, logos, music and other commercial packaging, along with other visual artworks.  Projects will range from one day tutorial lessons to multiple weeks assignments.

     


    40688                          VISUAL COMMUNICATION/COMPUTER GRAPHICS II


    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $31.36

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite(s): Visual Communication/Computer Graphics

    This combined Visual Arts and C4 Technology course is an advanced level class that merges art design and technology skills together using computers and hands-on studio art experiences.  Graphic design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk Sketchbook, InDesign, and Dreamweaver along with digital cameras, scanners, digital tablets and printing techniques will be utilized.  Sequential learning of technology tools and techniques along with a variety of compositional layouts will be created while continuing to learn and exploring the technical elements in visual communication design.  Advanced photo editing techniques will be utilized.  Projects will range from one day tutorial lessons to multiple week assignments.  Students in the Visual Communication II course combine words, ideas, and images in original ways to communicate to a target audience.  Reflection upon the outcome of their experiences by looking at commercial designers and looking at historial art examples and computer image design will occur.  Students will explore the creative thematic development of the design process for students considering a career in visual communications.  A portfolio of student work will be developed and edited for students taking the visual communications class.

     


    40602                          PHOTOGRAPHY

    Open to grades 9-12
    1 semester, 1 credit
    Approximate Fee: TBD
    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    The photography course engages the student into an introductory level experience of producing photography as art.   This course includes proper use of the camera, lens, and its settings.  The computer will be utilized within the course, giving a basic introduction to digital imaging, alternative processes, studio lighting, and digital video using Adobe Photoshop, post-production use of photography tools/techniques, and beginning stop motion animation video.  

    Various style cameras will be provided.  Students may bring their own digital camera if approved by the instructor.  The use of cell phone cameras will also be used as a photography media within this course.

    The history of photography and the invention of photography will be discussed by looking at photography from its beginning to present day. The class addresses the beginning needs of high school students who seek to enhance their eye in viewing the world by using the camera as a creative tool.  Landscape, macro/close up, portrait, perspective, thematic, and other forms of expressive photography will be explored in black and white, and in color.   Art criticism, history of photography, aesthetics, and the integrations of other subjects will be developed. Other resources that might be used will be art museums, galleries, studios and local photographers. Identification of art-related careers in photography will be explored.

     


    40211                          INTRODUCTION TO 2-DIMENSIONAL ART

    Open to grades 9-12
    1 semester, 1 credit
    Approximate Fee: $22.00
    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    The introduction to 2-dimensional Art class engages student to learn, create, and respond to areas of art through the study of art history aesthetics, criticism, and integrated studies relating to the visual arts. Students will work toward competencies in drawing, design, painting, and graphics with sequential production assignments. Careers in art will be identified throughout the course.

     


    40212                          ADVANCED 2-DIMENSIONAL ART

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00 Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Intro to 2-D Art

    The advanced 2-Dimensional Art/course of study builds on the sequential experiences learned in the introduction to 2 Dimensional Art Course. Aesthetics, historical, and integrated art connections, art criticism, and expanded career information will be learned in this course. Production mediums using prisma-color pencils, India ink, tempera watercolor, scratchboard, and glass etching will be explored. Varied techniques for the use leading to the mastery of skills in these areas will be introduced.

     


    40213                          ADVANCED 2-DIMENSIONAL ART II

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Advanced 2-D Art I

    The advanced 2-Dimensional Art/course continues production mediums using drawing, painting, and design methods. Opportunities for preliminary independent study work will be added this semester. Students will learn and develop skills in art criticism, history and aesthetics, find connections of integrated studies and art careers associated with or in addition to the production mediums. Planning, creativity execution, and craftsmanship are stressed on all written, oral or physical projects.

     


    40214                          ADVANCED 2-DIMENSIONAL ART III

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Advanced 2-D Art II

    The advanced 2-Dimensional Art III course challenges students to learn new production mediums of abstracting forms, still life study, figurative study, and an independent study chosen by the student relating to 2-dimensional art. Production methods will incorporate studies of career, aesthetic, history, criticism, and integrated art information. Planning, creativity, level of execution, and craftsmanship are stressed on written, oral and physical assignments.

     


    40215                          ADVANCED 2-DIMENSIONAL ART IV (40215)

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Advanced 2-D Art III

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: The advanced 2-Dimensional Art IV course of study expands on graphic design, painting and drawing opportunities. While finding correlations to other disciplines, career options, and critical analysis of artwork in our wide diversity of cultures, understanding this broad range of creative options will be stressed. Creativity is stressed in written, oral, and production applications.

     


    40216                          ADVANCED 2-DIMENSIONAL ART V

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Advanced 2-D Art IV

    The advanced 2-Dimensional Art V course concentrates on acrylic, alkyd, and oil paint techniques and their historical and aesthetic applications. Research into historic techniques and choosing media for independent study in painting are critical to this course. Learning correlations to other disciplines, exploring new career opportunities in the visual arts, critical analysis, and study of the aesthetic design of art works and surroundings is required. Planning, execution, creativity and craftsmanship are all stressed on written, oral, and physical assignments.

     


    40217                          ADVANCED 2-DIMENSIONAL ART VI

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Advanced 2-D Art V

    The advanced 2-Dimensional Art VI course concentrates on students’ independent study of painting, drawing, and design. The preparation and organization of works created for the student portfolio is essential in this course. The collection of portfolio quality works and student information will be assembled for students’ use. Working closely with the instructor, production, art criticism, history, aesthetics, connection of integrated studies, and vocational, university, and career opportunities will be explored. Planning, creativity, execution, and craftsmanship are all stressed on written, oral, and physical assignments.

     


    40218                          ADVANCED 2-DIMENSIONAL ART VII

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Advanced 2-D Art VI

     The advanced 2-Dimensional Art VII course concentrates on students’ independent study in production, art criticism, career information, art history, aesthetics, and integrated studies. Student and teacher will develop a schedule and course of study for this class tailored to the student needs after graduation. Continued portfolio needs and scholarship opportunities will be investigated and pursued. Planning, creativity, execution, and craftsmanship are all stressed on written, oral, and physical projects. Completion of the portfolio with work amassed over the past four years is but one goal of this total experience.

     


    40411                          INTRODUCTION TO 3-DIMENSIONAL ART

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    The introduction to 3-Dimensional Art class engages students to learn, create, and respond to areas of art through the study of Art History, aesthetics, criticism, and integrated studies relating to the visual arts. Art careers will also be identified throughout the course. Through the use of production assignments students will be introduced to various modeling, casting, assemblage, and carving techniques. Various mediums will be explored, such as, clay, plaster, printmaking, and/or paper sculpture. The Potter’s Wheel will also be introduced to students.

     


    40412                          ADVANCED 3-DIMENSIONAL ART I

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Introduction to 3-Dimentional Art

    The Advanced 3-Dimensional Art I course of study builds on the sequential experiences learned in the Introduction to 3-Dimensional Art course. Aesthetics, historical, and integrated art connections, art criticism, and expanded career information will be learned in this course. Production mediums using clay, printmaking, glass etching, textile tie-dyes will be explored. Techniques such as the potter’s wheel, hand building in clay, Plexiglas engraving, and printing, glass or mirror design with etching materials will be introduced.

     


    40413                          ADVANCED 3-DIMENSIONAL ART II

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Advanced 3-Dimensional Art I

    The Advanced 3-Dimensional Art II course continues production mediums using carving, cutting, casting, modeling, and assemblage methods. Clay sculpture, soapstone carving, and silkscreen printing will be focused this semester along with production assignments. Students will learn and develop art criticism, history, and aesthetics, find connections of integrated studies, and art careers associated with or in addition to the above production mediums. Planning, creativity, execution and craftsmanship are stressed on all written, oral, or physical projects.

     


    40414                          ADVANCED 3-DIMENSIONAL ART III

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Advanced 3-Dimensional Art II

    The Advanced 3-Dimensional Art III course challenges students to learn new production mediums of paper-pulp sculpture, textile design, clay relief, and an independent study chosen by the student relating to 3-dimensional art. Production methods will incorporate studies of career, aesthetic, history, criticism, and integrated art information. Planning, creativity, execution, and craftsmanship are all stressed on written, oral, and physical assignments.

     


    40415                            ADVANCED 3-DIMENSIONAL ART IV

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Advanced 3-Dimensonal Art III

    The Advanced 3-Dimensional Art IV course of study expands the learning experiences and production mediums of woodblock printing, stone carving in alabaster, and slab clay construction techniques. Exploring historical connections, finding correlations to other disciplines, exploring interested career options in the visual arts, critical analysis and aesthetic design of art works and our surroundings will be an important facet of this class. Planning, creativity, execution, and craftsmanship are all stressed on written, oral, and physical projects.

     


    40416                          ADVANCED 3-DIMENSIONAL ART V

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Advanced 3-Dimensional Art IV

    The Advanced 3-Dimensional Art V course concentrates on learning experiences and production mediums of plaster gauze construction, clay or glass mosaic design, textile batiks, and a 3-dimensional independent study lesson chosen by the student with teacher direction. Exploring historical connections, learning correlations to other disciplines, exploring new career opportunities in the visual arts, critical analysis, and aesthetic design of art works and surroundings will be required. Planning, execution, creativity, and craftsmanship are all stressed on written, oral, and physical assignments.

     


    40417                            ADVANCED 3-DIMENSIONAL ART VI

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $22.00

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Prerequisite:  Advanced 3-Dimensional Art V

    The Advanced 3-Dimensional Art VI course concentrates on students’ independent study of production methods in carving, and modeling in various mediums, such as: limestone and clay. Independent study in printing may also be chosen with teacher permission. Production along with art criticism, history, aesthetics, connection of integrated studies, and vocational, college, and career opportunities will be explored. A collection of portfolio quality works and student information will be assembled for students’ use in post-graduate years. Planning, creativity, execution, and craftsmanship are all stressed on written, oral, and physical assignments.

     


    40418                          ADVANCED 3-DIMENSIONAL ART VII

    Open to grades 9-12
    1 semester, 1 credit
    Approximate Fee: $22.00
    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40
    Prerequisite:  Advanced 3-Dimensional Art VI

    The Advanced 3-Dimensional Art VII course concentrates on students’ independent study in production, art criticism, career information, art history, aesthetics, integrated studies, with connections to other disciplines. Student and teacher will develop a schedule and course of study for this class tailored to the students needs for post-graduate year. Continued portfolio needs and scholarship opportunities will be investigated and pursued. Planning, creativity, execution, and craftsmanship are all stressed on written, oral, and physical projects.

     


    40501                          ART HISTORY and appreciation I-PREHISTORIC TO RENAISSANCE

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $21.36 per semester

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Students will explore and appreciate art from a variety of art, artifacts, and architecture, by exploring interactive websites in the visual communications lab, weekly hands on art lessons, art magazines, videos and lecture/discussion.  Art history and the study of the people that made the art will be analyzed during the time in which it was produced.  Students will learn and develop skills to describe, analyze, interpret and judge a variety of art from different times, art movements and cultural periods, learning the art of appreciation and seeing art from new perspectives.  Art museums, galleries and the art and architecture of Columbus, Indiana will be utilized.   Through the study of art in chronological order from Prehistoric to the Renaissance, students will research, write and find connections by viewing our world as it was and as it is now, using the textbook Discovering Art History and internet websites.  Career options in art history related professions, as well as student group presentations and individual presentations of their research are also part of this course.  This course may be taken as one semester, or combined with Art History and Appreciation II to fulfill fine arts credits.   


    40502                          ART HISTORY and appreciation II- RENAISSANCE TO present

    Open to grades 9-12

    1 semester, 1 credit

    Approximate Fee: $21.36 per semester

    Meets requirements of:  AHD, THD, CORE 40

    Students will continue their exploration and appreciation of the art from the past, by building on previous skills learned in Art History and Appreciation.  Students will continue to look at art from different perspectives of the time and culture it was made, by using interactive websites in the visual communications lab, weekly hands on art lessons, art magazines, videos and lecture/discussion.  A variety of art -making techniques and inventions, art, artifacts and architecture will continue to be explored, in order to correlate what they learn to other classes and disciplines.    Through the study of art in chronological order from the Renaissance to the Present using the textbook Discovering Art History and internet websites, students will develop their skills to describe, analyze, interpret and judge a variety of art from different times, art movements and cultural periods.   Research, writing and historical connections and comparisons will be made in group and individual presentations.   Career options in art history related professions, as well as art appreciation of local and regional art, and the architecture of Columbus, Indiana will be part of this course.  This course may be taken as one semester, or combined with Art History and Appreciation I to fulfill fine arts credits.


     

Last Modified on March 2, 2015