This is a beginning course where no experience is necessary. Students only need to have an interest in developing skills in basic design, drawing, painting, printmaking, three-dimensional media, and learning about other artists. Emphasis will be in learning and developing techniques necessary to complete assignments in the various mediums. Students will also use their imagination to develop creative and expressive works of art.
This course emphasizes canvas painting, printmaking, acrylic painting and opportunities for more intense investigation into drawing and painting techniques in a variety of materials/media. The elements and principles of design are integrated throughout the course. This course also includes the development of artistic concepts through the study of art heritage in America and the world.
This course follows Art 2 and is recommended prior to taking AP Studio Art. Students focus on a series of works that relate thematically and in technique. The students can decide what materials to use and can include: acrylic, printmaking, etc. A major portion of the grade will be the art show that the students organize, design and publish brochures, and host a reception. The artwork can be sold and students will gain experience in running their own show, similar to professional artists.
An advanced performance based course emphasizing development of a portfolio of work which will be graded by secondary and college teachers. The portfolio will be graded on quality, concentration, and breadth of formal, technical and expressive means. Students must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to concentrate in hand-built pottery. Emphasis will be on understanding and incorporation of the elements of art and principles of design in the ceramic and sculpture mediums. The class covers hand-built pottery, clay sculpture, and art appreciation and design, especially as they relate to ceramics.
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to concentrate in hand-built pottery, wheel pottery, or sculpture. Students will be expected to perform at an advanced level and begin developing an individual style. Students will become acquainted with the work of famous sculptures from the 20th century and make informed responses to works of art, nature, and other objects by using objective criteria for analysis, interpretation, and judgment. Technically, students will refine their abilities to apply design elements and principles in wheel throwing, hand building, and glazing techniques. Students will begin to build a portfolio and may be responsible for organizing a group art show featuring their own work.
Designed to give students a continued opportunity to concentrate in hand-built pottery, wheel pottery, or sculpture. Students will be expected to perform at an advanced level and develop an individual style. Students will become acquainted with the work of famous sculptures from the 20th century and make informed responses to works of art, nature, and other objects by using objective criteria for analysis, interpretation, and judgment. Technically, students will refine their abilities to apply design elements and principles in wheel throwing, hand building, and glazing techniques. Students will continue building a portfolio and may be responsible for organizing art shows featuring their own work. May be repeated for credit.
This class is non-sequential and can be taken independently or concurrently of Graphic Design: Illustration and Vector Graphics. Its focus is on the use of Adobe Photoshop. It is designed to teach students skills required in the commercial and graphic art fields. Emphasis is on giving students real world experiences in production of commercial and technical art. Students will use mainstream computer applications and programs to create their artwork.
Multimedia is an entry-level course in which students learn to create visual art and animation on computers. Students will learn to apply the fundamentals of artistic layout and design to drawing, painting, sound, morphing, and animation software. Technically, students will learn to manage different file formats, use a variety of image capturing devices, and combine different types of media into effective and entertaining images and presentations. Software studied will include: Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effect.
3D animation is a one-term course designed for students interested in integrating technology and art. This beginning course will give students the artistic knowledge and technology skills needed to create computer animations. Students will learn how to design basic stock shapes and will then progress into more complicated projects where they will create their own characters. Students will learn how to manipulate shapes, textures, and colors while changing motion, camera placement, and lighting.
Students will learn how to incorporate the elements of art and principles of design to create original, creative, and communicative photographic works, using digital SLR cameras. Emphasis will be on learning the qualities of a good photograph through; compositional layout, impact and interest, and manual settings. Students will be expected to exhibit proper management of equipment, due to the cost of equipment. Knowledge of basic computer skills expected.
This is an advanced course designed to enable students to have an opportunity to further enable career preparation skills in photography. Emphasis is on developing personal style through the art of photography while furthering exposure to the following: Studio Photography/Lighting, extended color usage, shooting in camera RAW, and further advancing their Adobe Photoshop skills.
Advanced Media Productions will apply the skills from Media Productions of script-writing, filming, and editing (using NewTek’s SpeedEDIT software) to the production of projects, programs, and broadcasts on Titan TV, Antelope High School’s TV station. Mainly, this class will produce the school’s news program as well as other shows. Students will learn to work in production teams as directors, on-air talent, audio engineers, switchers, graphics technicians, etc., as they produce programs for the school network and community cable broadcasts. Students will also learn multi-track audio recording fundamentals as they record and mix school and personal audio projects. Class will include trips to area television studios.
Designed for students to train for work on the school yearbook and newspaper. This course will build skills in the fundamentals of photography, news writing, yearbook and newspaper design, basic video production skills, the examination of advertising as a foundation of newspaper revenue, and the study and comparison of mass media. Students will become adept at using computer programs such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Dream Weaver. The student will be able to gather information and write various types of news stories, with emphasis on language and style and accuracy in news gathering and editing.
Designed for students to produce the school newspaper, The Titan Times, both the hard copy and web page versions. The techniques of newspaper production studied in Beginning Journalism (Convergence) will be put to practical use. Activities include writing news, feature and editorial stories, editing copy, writing headlines, laying out pages, creating computer graphics, taking photographs, and selling ads. Student production will reflect real-world trends with an emphasis placed upon The Titan Times website. Students will become adept at using computer programs such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and DreamWeaver to produce the newspaper. In addition, students will shoot video, narrate stories and produce short video stories to post on the school web page. Journalism as a career will be considered. Advanced students may prepare other types of high-school publications and will work on fundraising events to finance all costs of newspaper production.
A yearlong class designed for general or college-preparatory students to produce the school yearbook, The Titanium. Students will learn the basics of journalistic writing, layout and design, photography and the business of publications. Students will become adept at using computer programs such as Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop to produce the yearbook. Emphasis is also placed on team building, leadership, and group communications skills essential to the workplace. Students who are interested in the business end of yearbook production (raising money, selling ads, keeping records) in photography, and graphic arts are encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited. While it is not mandatory that all students take the class as a yearlong course, editors are encouraged to do so.
Designed for general or college preparatory students who are continuing their training and work from Yearbook. Students will continue to develop their skills in more advanced work, which focuses on the editorship functions of yearbook production. Advanced Yearbook students are encouraged to take on leadership roles within the yearbook staff.