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FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT

 

Team Leader:
envelope_blue.jpgJin Yoshida

Art Staff:
Carrie McCoy
Jin Yoshida
Tamara Zibners

Drama Staff:
Wendy Hall

Music Staff:
Deanna Amend, John Converse, Rebecca Simons

Art

Italicized wording is specific to La Cueva High School.
√ Freshmen may take this class.

√ ART I

70030      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: None
Special Requirements: Additional supplies for individualized student projects. A lab fee ($30/year) may be charged. This course meets requirements for fine arts or practical arts credit.
Note: Art I is a prerequisite for Painting & Drawing.
Description: This is an entry-level course, which is the recommended prerequisite for all art/craft courses. Art I is a design and visual fundamental class which exposes the student to a variety of methods, techniques, and media. All art courses that are listed in the course offering booklet will be based on this foundation.

AP ART HISTORY

72053      1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: None.
Special Requirements: A fee of $15.00/semester may be charged..
Description: Advanced Placement Art History provides an understanding and knowledgeable appreciation for architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within their historical and geographical context considering such issues as patronage, gender, and the functions and effects of works of art. The course emphasizes the role the visual arts play in our understanding of the social, political, technological, and philosophical history of humankind and interactions with different types of human societies. The student learns to analyze works of art from many worlds
traditions and articulate what he/she sees in writing. The course promotes an understanding of the elements of art, fundamental art historical terminology, and technical processes used in the production of art. This course highlights the nature of change and continuity in international frameworks, their causes and consequences. The student uses critical thinking skills to demonstrate an understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in art history. The course emphasizes and develops close reading, writing, and research skills that are necessary for success in the class.

DRAWING AND PAINTING I

71010     1 Yr.     10-12

Prerequisite: Art I
Special Requirements: A materials fee ($50/year) may be charged or the student may be asked to furnish additional pens, brushes, etc. to supplement school supplies.
Description: This is a studio course, which requires an understanding of basic design and the visual fundamentals, as taught in Art I. Work in various drawing and painting media will take place. Examples of the many media used are: pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, gouache, water color, acrylic, pastels, dyes, and inks. Art history, aesthetics, and art criticism will accompany the making of art as a means of directing student awareness and growth. Career possibilities will be pursued, and work will be prepared for the market.

DRAWING AND PAINTING II

71012      1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: Art I, Drawing and Painting I, Instructor permission
Special Requirements: A materials fee ($50/year) may be charged. Portfolio as per teacher request. Successful completion of in Drawing & Painting I and teacher signature.
Description: This is a course for those students who have completed Art I and Drawing and Painting I. This class reviews painting and drawing, and then explores advanced painting and drawing techniques in a variety of media. The students will have a chance to focus on projects of their choice while developing more in-depth painting and drawing skills. Career possibilities will be pursued, and art history will also be explored.

DRAWING AND PAINTING III

71014      1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: Art I, Drawing and Painting II, Instructor permission
Special Requirements: A materials fee ($50/year) may be charged. Successful completion of Drawing & Painting II and teacher signature.
Description: This course is a continuation of Drawing and Painting II. Students will continue to explore a variety of media and techniques as they develop their individual styles of image making. Students will again have the opportunity to focus on projects of their choice. Students will gain experience in the exploration of mixed media. The course may include visits to art galleries and museums to gain an understanding of contemporary art and the role of the artist in society. Career possibilities will be pursued, and art history will also be explored.

CERAMICS I

70511 1 Yr. 10-12

Prerequisite: None
Special Requirements: A student may be asked to supply protective clothing (apron, shirt, etc.), and hand tools as required by the teacher. A materials fee ($50/year) may be charged.
Description: Ceramics I is a beginning course in ceramics design which includes wheel throwing, hand building, glazing, and the firing of sculptural and functional objects made of clay. The student examines and develops skills and proficiency in basic ceramic processes. Literacy is integrated throughout the course.

CERAMICS II

70512      1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: Ceramics I
Special Requirements: A student may be asked to supply protective clothing (apron, shirt, etc.), and hand tools as required by the teacher. A materials fee ($50/year) may be charged.
Description: In Ceramics II the student demonstrates progress in the acquired skills. He/She individually demonstrates problem-solving and decision-making skills when applying the principles of design. Emphasis is on underlying concepts and/or ideas on the student’s work based on informed choices and personal aesthetics. Literacy is integrated throughout the course.

CERAMICS III

70513      1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: Ceramics II
Special Requirements: A student may be asked to supply protective clothing (apron, shirt, etc.), and hand tools as required by the teacher. A materials fee ($50/year) may be charged.
Description: Ceramics III is designed for the student who has a serious interest in ceramics. He/She has the ability to work independently, to form goals, become familiar with careers and develop work habits of professionals. Literacy is integrated throughout the course.

√ PHOTOGRAPHY I

71530      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: None
Special Requirements: A ($60/year) lab fee may be charged. Additional consumables may be required at the student’s expense (cost approx. $100-$150/semester). The course requires a 35mm film camera with manual controls, including adjustable shutter and aperture controls (e.g., Pentax K-1000, Canon AE-1).
Description: Photography I develops the student’s aesthetic awareness and introduces him/her to basic and technical concepts of black and white film photography. This includes developing, printing, enlarging, and composing as well as care of photographic equipment and darkroom safety. Literacy is integrated throughout the course. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the United States Department of Education Audio-Video Technology & Communications Career Cluster and respective pathways and the New Mexico Arts and Entertainment Career Cluster.

PHOTOGRAPHY II

71532     1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Photography I, and teacher signature.
Special Requirements: A ($60/year) lab fee may be charged. Additional consumables may be required at the student’s expense (cost: approx. $100-$150/semester). The course requires a 35mm camera with manual controls, including adjustable shutter and aperture controls (e.g., Pentax K-1000, Canon AE-1).
Description: In Photography II the student continues his/her study of Photography I. He/She learns more involved techniques with emphasis on excellence, both technically and aesthetically. This course includes some new techniques and experimentation with various kinds of photographic paper. The student deals with preparation of photography for exhibits, the market, and jobs related to the field of photography. Literacy is integrated throughout the course. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the United States Department of Education Audio-Video Technology & Communications Career Cluster and respective pathways and the New Mexico Arts and Entertainment Career Cluster.

PHOTOGRAPHY III

71534     1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Photography II, and teacher signature.
Special Requirements: A ($60/year) lab fee may be charged. Additional consumables may be required at the student’s expense (cost: approx. $100-$150/semester). The course requires a 35 mm camera with manual controls, including adjustable shutter and aperture controls (such as Pentax K-1000, Canon AE-1, etc.).
Description: Photography III is a continuation of Photography II with an emphasis placed on developing personal style using special effects (e.g., hand coloring, sepia and selenium toning, solarization, multiple exposures), and assorted techniques. Literacy is integrated throughout the course and career possibilities are pursued. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the United States Department of Education Audio-Video Technology & Communications Career Cluster and respective pathways and the New Mexico Arts and Entertainment Career Cluster.

ADVANCED STUDIO TECHNIQUES

720ART,720CER,720PH      1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: Completion of two semesters of any advanced art course and permission of instructor
Special Requirements: Materials fee ($50/year may be charged) and additional supplies for individual student projects. Advance teacher approval. Student must have completed all sections of upper division classes in area of study offered by the school and must demonstrate the ability to work independently at a high level of achievement. The student may be asked to take individual field trips to local museums, art galleries, artists’ studios, or the UNM Fine Arts Library. Students will be responsible for purchasing certain art materials.
Description: This course will concentrate on advanced art techniques and procedures. The students will meet with a cooperating teacher who will assist them in developing legitimate goals and in designing projects dealing with the advanced techniques and procedures that they wish to study in a studio-type setting. This course would favor a student who needs to develop a quality portfolio for college or art school.