Independence High School

Trailblazers in Education

Music

Title

 

 

Basic Guitar

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

None

9 -12

F

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Designed for the beginning guitar student. Instruction will include acoustic guitar techniques and skills, chords, progressions, music reading, and theory. Acoustic guitar only.

  

Title

 

 

Music Appreciation

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

None

10 -12

 

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Music Appreciation is an elective course for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who desire a more in-depth understanding of music. This course will engage students in the study of music theory, history, instrumentation, and ethnomusicology. The course is designed for all students, those who play a musical instrument and those who do not. It will include all different forms of music, from America and from other cultures. If you love music and want to have lots of fun, Music Appreciation is the course for you!

  

Visual Arts

Title

 

 

Art 1

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

None

9 -12

F

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

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. Lab Fee if you want to keep what you produce.

 

Title

 

 

Art 2

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

Completion of Basic Art with a grade of "B" or better or instructor approval

10-12

F

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

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. Attendance at a professional gallery will be required, and the school will provide transportation. Lab Fee if you want to keep what you produce.

   

Title

 

 

Ceramics 1

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

None

9 -12

F

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Emphasis will be on understanding the use of design in functional clay work in pottery and sculpture. The class covers wheel and hand-built pottery, clay sculpture, and art appreciation and design, especially as they relate to ceramics. Lab fee if you want to keep your pieces.

 

Title

 

 

Ceramics 2

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

Grade of "B" or better in Ceramics 1 or instructor approval

10 -12

F

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

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 develop an individual style. Lab fee if you want to keep your pieces.

 

Title

 

 

Ceramics 3

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

Grade of "B" or better in Ceramics 2 or instructor approval

10 -12

F

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Designed to give students an opportunity to concentrate in hand-built pottery, wheel pottery, Raku, 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 build a portfolio and be responsible for organizing art shows featuring their own work. Attendance of student art shows outside of class will be required. Lab fee if you want to keep your pieces.

 

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