ROTA Art (6th )
The focus of Rota Art is learning the basic elements of design and working in a variety of media.
Art I (7th-8th )
Students will study the basic elements and principles of art through a variety of two-dimensional media.
ART II (8th-12th)
Art II may be the entry level course for most U-Prep High School art students. Students willstudy/review the basic elements and principles of art through a variety of two-dimensional media. The course will emphasize drawing from life and applying art theory to open-ended projects. Students are expected to complete weekly writing and sketchbook assignments, periodic reading and writing assignments, maintain a portfolio, and attempt all assigned art projects. The course develops the individual student’s capabilities to a more advanced level. Meets UC and CSU requirements. Prerequisites: Art I with a grade of "B" or consent of the instructor.
ART III (10 th-12th)
Art III is an advanced course for students who have demonstrated art proficiency and serious interest during Art II. Units are designed to provide a more in-depth exploration of media while developing compositions of a more advanced nature. Students are encouraged to integrate personal interests and styles to assigned projects. Students are expected to keep a sketchbook, maintain a portfolio, attempt all projects, and participate in group critiques. Meets UC and CSU requirements.
Prerequisites: Art II with at least a grade of "B" or consent of the instructor.
ART IV (10th-12th)
Art IV is the fourth in a progression of elective classes where students acquire advanced skills in 2 and 3 dimensional art making techniques. Students experience art through a series of projects that enable skill development at an advanced level. This class covers a variety of 2-d mediums including: pencil, felt pen, charcoal, collage, scratch art, chalk and oil pastel, printmaking, acrylic and watercolor painting as well as 3d mediums in: plaster, wire, wood, foam, craft, and assemblage. Students advance their studies into: composition, design, the elements of art, color mixing, brush handling, line quality, shading, and blending, as well as assemblage, addition and subtraction, kinetics, and high and low relief by producing art in representational and non-representational contexts. Art history, vocabulary, and sketchbook drawings are also weekly components of the class. A CD containing images of student art works, a biography, awards, shows, and competition list, as well as contact information is required for the completion of the class. Meets UC and CSU requirements.
Prerequisites: Art III, portfolio review (consent of instructor).
HONORS ART V (10th-12th)
Students experience art through a series of projects that refine techniques at an advanced level and acquire and demonstrate advanced skills in 2 and 3 dimensional art as well as digital art production and printing. Two-dimensional mediums include: pencil and color pencil, pen and ink, collage, oil pastel, traditional and digital printmaking, acrylic and watercolor painting. Three-dimensional mediums include: plaster, wire, wood, foam, and assemblage. Students advance their knowledge and perception in: composition, design, the elements of art, color mixing, brush handling, line quality, shading, and blending, as well as hand-building, addition and subtraction, kinetics, and high and low relief. Art history, vocabulary, and sketchbook drawings are standard weekly components of the class. Students maintain both a physical portfolio of works and a digital portfolio containing a current slide show of images, biographical material, web site affiliations, and a comprehensive archive of all art works. Submitted to meet “a-g” Fine Arts requirement for UC and CSU.
Prerequisites: Art IV portfolio review (consent of instructor).
AP ART (11th-12th)
Advanced Placement Drawing, 2D and 3D Studio Art is a college-base class designed for students who are interested in perusing an artistic field after high school. Students will develop their creative interests and concepts while composing an individual portfolio. Unlike traditional art classes, Advanced Placement Studio Art is based solely on the portfolio which will be completed by the end of April. The portfolio will be submitted to the AP College Board the first week of May. Student will then receive their final score after the AP College Board reviews are submitted.
Goals of AP Studio Art: Develop strong skills in breadth and consideration to use in field of study after high school and college/technical school. Students will develop a professional presentable portfolio for selected audiences such as colleges, galleries and museums. Students will explore and develop a series of works that are consistent with medium(s) but shows investigation, development and innovation with the immersed involvement of a compelling visual concept. From breadth, concentration and quality, the main objective is mastery of medium, theme and sequence.
Structure to the portfolio:
There are three basic portions to each portfolio plus an artist statement: Quality, the top five works in the portfolio; Concentration, the exploration through a particular medium, theme and/or subject; And Breadth, a variety of works created throughout high school that may or may not be attributed to the quality or concentration. Artist’s Statement: the artist’s statement explain goals, direction and discovery while developing an individual AP portfolio.
Prerequisites: Honors portfolio review (consent of instructor) Open to 11th -12th grades.