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2-D Art
Introduction  to  Two-­‐Dimensional  Art  is  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.  Grade 9-12.

3-D Art
Introduction  to  Three-­‐Dimensional  Art  is  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.  Grade 9-12.

Advanced 2-D Art
Advanced  Two-­‐Dimensional  Art  is  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.


Art History
Art  History  is  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. Grade 9-12.

Art History, CC (ART 110)

Advanced  Art  History  is  a  course  based  on  the  Indiana  Academic  Standards  for  Visual  Art.  Students  in  this  course   engage  in  sequential  learning  experiences  that  encompass  art  history,  art  criticism,  aesthetics,  and  production.   They  build  on  knowledge  and  skills  developed  in  Art  History.  Students  continue  to  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.  They   utilize  the  resources  of  art  museums,  galleries,  and  studios,  and  identify  art-­‐related  careers.  Grade 11-12 - Accuplacer Reading Score of 59.

AP Studio Art 2D Design

AP  Studio  Art  2D  Design  is  a  course  established  and  copyrighted  by  the  College  Board.    The  course  is  not  intended  to  be  used  as  a   dual  credit  course.  The  AP  Program  offers  three  studio  art  courses  and  portfolios:    Two-­‐Dimensional  Design,  Three-­‐Dimensional   Design,  and  Drawing.  The  AP  Studio  Art  portfolios  are  designed  for  students  who  are  seriously  interested  in  the  practical  experience   of  art.  Students  submit  portfolios  for  evaluation  at  the  end  of  the  school  year.  The  AP  Studio  Art  Program  consists  of  three  portfolios   —  2-­‐D  Design,  3-­‐D  Design  and  Drawing  —  corresponding  to  the  most  common  college  foundation  courses.  Students  may  choose  to   submit  any  or  all  of  the  Drawing,  Two-­‐Dimensional  Design,  or  Three-­‐Dimensional  design  portfolios.  AP  Studio  Art  students  create  a   portfolio  of  work  to  demonstrate  the  artistic  skills  and  ideas  they  have  developed,  refined,  and  applied  over  the  course  of  the  year  to   produce  visual  compositions. Grade 11-12.


Ceramics
Ceramics  is  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.  Grade 10-12.

Drawing
Drawing  is  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  and  use  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.  Grade 10-12.


Painting
Painting  is  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.  Grade 10-12.

Photography

Photography  is  a  course  based  on  the  Indiana  Academic  Standards  for  Visual  Art.  Students  in  photography   engage  in  sequential  learning  experiences  that  encompass  art  history,  art  criticism,  aesthetics,  and  production   and  lead  to  the  creation  of  portfolio  quality  works,  creating  photographs,  films,  and  videos  utilizing  a  variety  of   digital  tools  and  dark  room  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.  Grade 10-12.


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