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    Art I (One Credit)
    Art I is an introduction to the visual arts and a prerequisite for all other art courses. Students will explore a variety of hands-on experiences and techniques, and work with drawing, painting, and three-dimensional materials. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts: observation and perception, creative expression, historical and cultural relevance, and critical evaluation and response. The District will provide art materials. Students will be expected to participate in art contests and exhibitions.


    Advanced Art I (One Credit)

    Prerequisite: Advanced Art in Middle School or Middle School Art teacher recommendation or Portfolio Review Advanced Art I is an enhanced introduction to the visual arts and a prerequisite for all other art courses. Students will independently investigate a variety of hands-on experiences and techniques, and work with drawing, painting, and three-dimensional materials. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts: observation and perception, creative expression, historical and cultural relevance, and critical evaluation and response. The District will provide art materials. Students will be expected to participate in art contests and exhibitions and produce a portfolio suitable for review by the appropriate AP instructor.


    Drawing I (One Credit)
    Prerequisite: Art I
    This course is an introduction to the drawing process. Students practice drawing skills using a variety of media and techniques applied to a range of themes and subject matter. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts (see Art I). The District will provide most art materials; there may be additional supplies required for special projects. Students will participate in art contests and exhibitions.

     

    Drawing II (One Credit)
    Prerequisite: Drawing I
    In drawing at the intermediate level, students will build on the skills developed in Drawing I to communicate their ideas and express originality. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts (see Art I). The District will provide most art materials; there may be additional supplies required for special projects. Students will be expected to participate in art contests and exhibitions.


    Drawing III (One Credit)
    Prerequisite: Drawing II
    In drawing at the advanced level, students build on the skills from Drawing II to pursue a personal style and unique voice in their artwork. Students will create a portfolio of drawings with a variety of media and techniques. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts (see Art I). The District will provide most art materials; there may be additional supplies required for special projects. Students will be expected to participate in art contests and exhibitions.


    Painting I (One Credit)
    Prerequisite: Art I
    This course is an introduction to the painting process. Students practice painting skills using a variety of media and techniques applied to a range of themes and subject matter. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts (see Art I). The District will provide most art materials; there may be additional supplies required for special projects. Students will participate in art contests and exhibitions.


    Painting II (One Credit)
    Prerequisite: Painting I
    In painting at the intermediate level, students will build on the skills developed in Painting I to communicate their ideas and express originality. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts (see Art I). The District will provide most art materials; there may be additional supplies required for special projects. Students will be expected to participate in art contests and exhibitions.

    Painting III (One Credit)
    Prerequisite: Painting II
    In painting at the advanced level, students build on the skills from Painting II to pursue a personal style and unique voice in their artwork. Students will create a portfolio of paintings with a variety of media and techniques. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts (see Art I). . Students will be expected to participate in art contests and exhibitions. The District will provide most art materials; there may be additional supplies required for special projects.


    Advanced Placement Studio Art Drawing Portfolio (One Credit)

    Recommended Prerequisite: Art II or permission from AP Instructor after a Portfolio Review Advanced Placement Studio Art Drawing allows the serious art student to engage in a rigorous, college-level course and possibly earn college credit. Students work to develop and demonstrate mastery of concept, composition and technical skills. Students create artworks using "mark-making" techniques such as drawing, painting and printmaking. Emphasis will
    be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts. Students build a portfolio of their best work and submit the portfolio to the College Board for review and scoring.


    Advanced Placement Studio Art 2-D Design Portfolio (One Credit)

    Recommended Prerequisite: Art II or permission from AP Instructor after a Portfolio Review Advanced Placement Studio Art 2-D Design allows the serious art student to engage in a rigorous, college-level course and possibly earn college credit. Students work to develop and demonstrate mastery of concept, composition and technical skills. Students create artworks using photography, digitally produced or conventionally created techniques. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts. Students build a portfolio of their best work and submit the portfolio to the College Board for review and scoring.


    Advanced Placement Studio Art 3-D Portfolio (One Credit)
    Recommended Prerequisite: Art II or permission from AP Instructor after a Portfolio Review. The course enables students to develop mastery (i.e., "high quality" or “college level”) in concept (theme or idea), composition (elements of art and principles of design associated with the arrangement of artistic parts in order to achieve an effect), and execution (technical skills) of 3-D design. The student will create informed solutions to 3D design problems, using additive, subtractive, and fabrication processes to deepen and enrich a student’s interest and understanding of 3-D design principles as they relate to art as an ongoing process. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts. The student must complete a portfolio of up to 20 pieces of artwork, and submit the portfolio to the College Board for review and scoring.


    Ceramics I (One Credit)
    Prerequisite: Art I
    This is an introductory studio class designed for students who have an interest in working with clay. The course gives students experiences in making functional as well as sculptural pieces, using a variety of techniques. Focus is on well thought-out forms, designs and functional uses along with good craftsmanship. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts (see Art I). The District will provide most art materials; additional supplies may be required for special projects. Students will participate in art contests and exhibitions.


    Ceramics II (One Credit)
    Prerequisite: Ceramics I
    Ceramics at the intermediate level is a studio class developed for students to build on the skills developed in Ceramics I to communicate their ideas and express originality. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the Visual Arts (see Art I). The District will provide most art materials; additional supplies may be required for special projects. Students will participate in art contests and exhibitions.


    Ceramics III (One Credit)
    Prerequisite: Ceramics II
    Ceramics at the advanced level is a studio class developed for students to build on the skills developed in Ceramics II to pursue a personal style and unique voice in their artwork. Students will create a portfolio of hand-built, wheel-thrown, and sculptures made with a variety of media and techniques. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the visual arts (see Art I). The District will provide most art materials; additional supplies may be required for special projects. Students will participate in art contests and exhibitions.


    Sculpture I (One Credit)
    Prerequisite: Art I
    This course is an introduction to the basic elements, materials, and techniques of sculpture. Approaches may include modeling with clay, addition such as assemblage, or subtraction such as carving wood or stone. The student learns how to approach the basic elements of three-dimensional form including scale, mass, color, movement, and use of space in a sculptural manner. Emphasis will be on the four strands of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the Visual Arts (see Art I). The District will provide most art materials; additional supplies may be required for special projects. Students will participate in art contests and exhibitions. 

     

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