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Rhetoric School Art

For high school art, students are presented a reintroduction to art and design through a developed understanding in art vocabulary terms and basic art history to understand broad topics as well as artistic movements. They are then equipped to develop a deeper concentration in particular art mediums, which lends to more refined artwork, which is then encouraged to be submitted for TAPPS, promoting the construction of original artwork from each students’ own personal perspective.  The quarters are divided into the following units of study:  Q1 Drawing, Q2 Mixed Media, Q3 Painting, and Q4 Sculpture.

Logic School Art

For middle school art, students are presented an introduction to art and design through a developed understanding in art vocabulary terms and basic art history to understand broad topics as well as artistic movements. Students are exploring the foundations of art through various techniques, which are then translated into personal pieces of artwork.

The semesters are divided into two: Fall and Spring, and then these semesters are divided by content focus:
 

Fall Semester - 2D Focus

Drawing: This is primarily 2D course that includes the basics of drawing by learning techniques to develop eye hand coordination and depth perception. This course will include shading, charcoal, color pencils, contour line study, figure study, cartoon development, illustration, and other drawing focuses. Students will maintain a daily sketchbook, in which the teacher will provide a topic to draw, that will promote the development of ideas as well loosening the hands.

Painting: This is primarily 2D course that includes the basics of painting by reviewing first the terminology of the tools, the process of paint application, strong review of color theory, and explores different painting types through examining master painter artworks. In painting the class will explore different types of painting for conceptual, portraiture, landscapes/seascapes, abstract, and literary inspired pieces. Students will maintain a daily sketchbook, in which the teacher will provide a topic to draw, that will promote the development of ideas as well loosening the hands.
 

Spring Semester -3D Focus

 
Mixed Media: This is a combination of 2D and 3D mediums that explore the development of composition and artwork through multi-layering processes. This will include collaging, bookmaking, printmaking, painting, drawing, paper mache, textiles, and other various art mediums. Mixed Media focuses in constructing pieces of artwork that contain more than one type of art form which allows for a greater exploration of different types. Students will maintain a daily sketchbook, in which the teacher will provide a topic to draw, that will promote the development of ideas as well loosening the hands.

Sculpture: This is primarily a 3D course that includes the basics of hand building ceramics,  sculpture design, paper mache, art metals, wire work, and textiles that explore the development of three dimension artwork. Students will work through a multi-step process of concept development, sketching, and construction. This section of art is slightly different than regular 2D classes because it focuses on building forms that are able to be viewed from all sides and interacted with by the viewers, presenting a different challenged and view for the students creating the work. Students will maintain a daily sketchbook, in which the teacher will provide a topic to draw, that will promote the development of ideas as well loosening the hands.
 

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