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Annette Blake


Annette Blake, Chair













111 Art I Level 4 0.5 Credit - One Semester
This is a studio course that focuses on introducing students to a wide range of media. Students will experiment with drawing, painting, sculpting and printmaking techniques. A free choice assignment will be required for each quarter. Projects are planned with emphasis on composition, line space, form, texture, value and color. A brief history of art and works of famous artists is introduced. Fieldtrips to museums also add to a great art experience.

112 Advanced Art/ Art Appreciation Level 4 0.5 Credit - One Semester
This Course may also be taken for 1 Credit - Full Year
This course is designed to challenge your creativity and enhance your hands-on skills. Students will learn more advanced art techniques such as oil painting, stained glass, batik work, jewelry design, mask making dry point engraving and many more! Students will get a chance to try things they’ve never tried before! You will travel to see the work of contemporary artists at local exhibitions, start designing your art portfolio, but most of all; you’ll make your own art and have a great time. Prerequisite: Art I.

113 Independent Study in Art Level 4 0.5 Credit - One Semester
This Course may also be taken for 1 Credit - Full Year
This course lets the art student design his or her own art curriculum. A minimum of 10 projects is required over the course of the semester. Students will challenge themselves through drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Students are required to be in class everyday and consult with the instructor.Prerequisite: Art I and permission of Instructor.

114 Introductory Photography Level 4 0.5 Credit – One Semester
This course will provide the basic theory and practice of black and white photography. Students will study and practice camera controls, exposure, lighting, composition, chemical usage, and print processing procedures. Students will learn about architectural photographs, portraits, landscapes, action photographs, hand coloring and more! Prerequisite: Advanced Art. Open to juniors and seniors only. Lab fee of $45.00 per student Maximum of 10 students allowed in class.

115 Portfolio Design Level 5 0.5 Credit – One Semester
This independent course is made for the junior or senior who plans on attending an art college. That student will be responsible for designing their own college admissions portfolio based on college specifications. Students will explore 3D design, self-portraits, landscapes, still lives and selfexpression.Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.


116 Introduction to Ceramics&Pottery Level 4 0.5 Credit – One Semester
This course will cover both hand built (pinch, coil and slab) and wheel throwing techniques. Students will learn about the different types of glazes (over and under). Students will be expected to create original designs, practice ceramic techniques learned and work together on group projects. Students will be required to write art critiques and hand in weekly homework assignments. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Class size limited to 10.

117 Advanced Ceramics and Pottery Level 4 0.5 Credit – One Semester
This course will continue to expand on ceramic techniques (pinch, slab, coil and wheel throwing). Students will spend more time on the wheel creating bowls, plates, vases and cups. Students will learn more about glazing techniques, and be allowed access to more exotic glazes, including crackle glazes. Students will continue to create original designs, practice ceramics techniques learned and work together on group projects. Students will be required to write up art critiques and hand in weekly homework assignments. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics and Permission of Instructor. Class size limited to 10.

118 Independent Study Photography Level 5 0.5 Credit – One Semester
This independent study is designed for the student who has already completed the Introductory Photography class and has a desire to pursue photography to a higher degree. The class is by permission of instructor only and requires a $45.00 lab fee for supplies. The student will get the chance to design their own photography curriculum, consisting of 10 projects and a final. Students may use the darkroom at their convenience. They must hand in all assignments in a timely manner. All photographs must be matted. Prerequisite: Introduction to Photography and Permission of Instructor.

121 Counterclockwise .5 credit - one semester
This class is where art meets literature. Students will be given the chance to combine their love of writing and drawing to produce a unique art and literacy publication: Counterclockwise. Counterclockwise will be a self-published school magazine that will feature original student poems, songs, short stories and essays. It will celebrate the creativity of students through 2D mediums, such as drawings, paintings, cartoons, scratchboards, photography, ink and more. Students will work as reporters, poets, story tellers, illustrators and page sets to produce one magazine per quarter!!! This course meets the fine arts graduation requirement and could also count as a .5 English credit. Open to grades 9-12 with permission of teacher.