High School Art & Graphics

Last Updated: 9/15/2020 6:35 PM

Art Club       

Art Department & Vocational Graphics

The head of this department is Mrs. Shelly Goodrich 
 


Classes offered in this department are:

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

3D Design Fundamentals/Intro ~ 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.

Advanced 2D Art ~ Semester 1 (2D)              and                  Advanced 3D Art ~ Semester II (3D) :

This is an advanced 2D art class that can be taken by any high school student after taking Design Fundamentals. Students build on the sequential learning experiences of Design Fundamentals-Intro.2D Art that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works with various media, focusing on the 2D aspect of art. 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. 

  While 2nd semster focuses more on 3D with small sculptures and other 3D projects being made. This class combines hands-on learning, class discussions and writing. Students relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for

 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. 

FINE ARTS

In order to provide a quality education for every child in Indiana, it is important to provide for all aspects of
human growth. The artistic, expressive, and cultural aspects of each child’s intellectual, emotional, physical, and
social development are vital components of this growth. Research involving the impact of arts education upon
mental functions supports the convictions of many educators, parents, and business leaders that the fine arts
are essential due to their ability to provide students with the means to think, feel, and understand the world
around them in unique ways. Literacy in the arts strengthens a person’s participation in society by enhancing
problem solving and communication skills as well as fostering self-expression, aesthetic awareness, and multiple
points of view. For these reasons, a curriculum in each of the fine arts should be available to all students so that
they may become self-directed toward lifelong learning in the arts.
The purpose of each fine arts curriculum is to promote lifelong participation in the arts by developing skilled
creators, performers, critics, listeners, and observers of the arts. Students can use the arts as a means of: (1)
self-expression and communication, (2) development of critical thinking skills, (3) self-knowledge and
understanding of the world around them, and, (4) increasing awareness of the artistic heritage of other cultures,
as well as their own.
Students who are proficient in the fine arts grow in their ability to think and learn independently. Their view of
the world expands as creative avenues to expression and understanding are developed. Ultimately, the entire
community benefits through the creativity, vision, and empathy fostered in the fine arts.
In order for this to happen, students must be immersed in opportunities to learn about the arts, perform and
create in one or more of the art forms, and learn to analyze and critique the arts. The goals for students in
grades kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) are to enable each student to do the following:
 develop one’s artistic skills;
 become confident in one’s abilities in the arts;
 become a creative problem solver;
 appreciate the value of the arts;
 communicate through the arts;
 communicate about the arts;
 exhibit knowledge of the historical and cultural diversity of the arts; and
 exhibit knowledge of criticism and aesthetics in the arts.

 

 


 

shelly.goodrich@tellcity.k12.in.us