Art Courses

EHS Academic Course Offerings

CLASSES IN 2-D ART

 

2-D PROJECTS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Advanced Drawing & Painting This course is an in-depth study of drawing, painting, printmaking and design with emphasis on personal direction. Students must be self-motivated and work without close supervision. This course may be repeated for credit.

ADVANCED DRAWING AND PAINTING

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Intro to Drawing & Painting or Creative Design

This course develops and enhances the skills that are essential to all fine artists’ drawing and painting. Students work on drawing figures, portraits and still life. Students also learn to paint using oil and acrylic. The course also focuses on art masters and art history. This course may be repeated for credit.

ART APPRECIATION

(Gr 11-12) (One Trimester, 1⁄2 credit)

This course investigates art production and the visual elements and principles of design. Students analyze and critique artwork for aesthetics and message. Major art movements and periods throughout history are examined. This course may be taken for dual credit through Emporia State University.

COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND ILLUSTRATION

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, 1⁄2 credit)

This course allows students to create images using Photoshop and other computer graphic programs. Students will write and illustrate their own children’s books. Students will also create prints using linoleum and other traditional printmaking techniques. This course may be repeated for credit.

CREATIVE DESIGN

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course emphasizes the elements of art and the principles of design. Students draw, paint, create collages and use many experimental processes. This course is highly recommended for college-bound students.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING AND PAINTING

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

In this course, students study drawing techniques, such as figure drawing, portraits, landscapes, perspective, abstract, etc. Students also study color, design, form and composition. Students try drawing, painting, various kinds of printmaking, collage, and work on individual and group projects.  

 

CLASSES IN 3-D ART

 

CERAMICS I

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Students study design and construction of functional and sculptural forms using clay. The course includes a basic study of hand-building ceramic techniques. Course may not be repeated for credit.

CERAMIC PROJECTS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Ceramics 1 & Wheel-Thrown Ceramics

This course is designed for advanced ceramic students who display sufficient interest and maturity to work at their own pace. Students are encouraged to explore some of the more challenging aspects of ceramic art work. This course may be repeated for credit.

CERAMIC SCULPTURE II

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Ceramics I or Sculpture I

Students create self portraits, figurative and abstract clay sculpture using basic hand building methods and life-cast plaster molds.

GLASSBLOWING

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisites: Ceramics I & Wheel-Thrown Ceramics

This course is for advanced art students who have demonstrated a mature attitude toward art. Students develop specific skills and basic techniques in working with glass. Space and equipment are limited and students are expected to work on ceramic projects when not working on a glass project.

GLASSBLOWING PROJECTS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course is for advanced glassblowing students. The class is offered in conjunction with Introduction to Ceramics. This course may be repeated for credit.

JEWELRY AND METALS I

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the production and knowledge of metal work.

JEWELRY AND METALS II

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Jewelry and Metals I

In this advanced course, students work in the knowledge and production of metal work.

JEWELRY III

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Jewelry and Metals II

Students work independently on projects in the area of metals. Course can be repeated for credit.

LIFESKILLS ART

(Gr 9-12)(Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

This course offers students experience with collages, designs, water colors, geometric shapes, drawing, papier-mâché, weaving and stitchery.

SCULPTURE I

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

In this introductory course, students use the elements of art, principles of design, and a variety of construction methods to create original work by exploring meaningful subjects and personal interests. Students create sculptures using metal, plaster, wood, clay, and found objects for three-dimensional forms.

SCULPTURE II

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Sculpture I

In this advanced course, students create three-dimensional forms using techniques for stone carving, metal casting, and constructions of recycled objects.

SCULPTURE III

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Sculpture II, Ceramic Sculpture II

In this advanced course, highly motivated students work independently to explore personal direction and challenges to create sculpture in materials of their own choice. This course may be repeated for credit.

WHEEL-THROWN CERAMICS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Ceramics I

This course includes advanced study in design and construction of functional and sculptural ceramic forms. Students will develop skills using the potter’s wheel.