High School Art & Graphics

       

 

Art Department & Vocational Graphics

The head of this department is Mrs. Shelly Goodrich 
Click on the blue class title which links to the class page and view artwork and assignments. You can also view the right pane to see past Principal's Choice Award winners from our Annual Art Show. 



Classes offered in this department are:

Design Fundamentals/Intro to 2D Art ~ semester 1 (2D)              and 

Design Fundamentals/Intro to 3D Art ~ Semester II (3D) :

This is an introductory art class that can be taken by any high school student. Students taking Design Fundamentals engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. This class is also designed to provide a broad base of art experiences including: design, drawing with various media, pastels, painting, and scratchboard. This class combines hands-on learning, class discussions, writing and a brief discussion on careers in art. Students taking Design Fundamentals engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality work. This class is also designed to provide a broad base of art experiences including: design, drawing, paper mache', sculpting, ceramics, and fibers so that students may move on to advanced level classes.
Both Semesters of Design Fundamentals are dual credit with Ivy Tech.

Drawing: Is an advanced level course that builds off of the Design Fundamental courses. This course offers an in depth study of the different areas and media concerning drawing. There will be tests and writing assignments during this course to address: the related careers, different periods of art history and their techniques and contributions to drawing, and other Indiana standards and requirements. Students are expected (and required) to exhibit their major works at the annual student art show.

 

 This class is also offered at an advanced level for Year II students.

Painting: This is also an advanced level class. 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. Within this context, students create abstract and realistic paintings, reflect upon the outcome of these experiences, explore historical connections, write about the process, discuss their progress at regular intervals, work individually and in groups, explore correlations to other disciplines, and students may briefly explore career options related to painting. Art museums, galleries, studios and/or community resources may be utilized to further lesson understanding. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized. Students are expected (and required) to exhibit their major works at the annual student art show.
Both Semesters of Drawing & Painting are dual credit with Ivy Tech.

 

 This class is also offered at an advanced level for Year II students.

Ceramics: The fundamentals of forming, glazing, and firing clay objects: hand building techniques are stressed as well as applied texture, throwing skills, mosaics, glazing, painting, firing and stacking kilns, and a brief exploration of ceramic history. Other artists are discussed and related to projects throughout the course. This course is designed to suit the needs of the beginner, as well as the experienced potter.            

 This class is also offered at an advanced level for Year II students.

Photography and Graphic Design and Graphics Design Layout: Ph. & Gr. D. are vocational classes that include organized learning experiences that incorporate a variety of visual art techniques as they relate to the design and execution of layouts and illustrations for advertising, displays, promotional materials, and instructional manuals. Instruction also covers advertising theory and preparation of copy as well as delving into digital photography. Students are exposed to a variety of programs such as Photoshop and InDesign. Students also learn how to successfully incorporate digital photography with their graphic design projects as well as how to use their design skills to manufacture other products such as laser etched items. Graphic Design and Layout (GDL) is a second year, advanced course that students can take after Photography & Graphics to further their design skills.                                                                                  

Both Photography and GDL  are 2 semesters each and are dual credit with Ivy Tech. 

 


 

shelly.goodrich@tellcity.k12.in.us