Art Courses
Courses by Course Numbers - click title to see course description and prerequisites 
 
Course # 1000 – Design Basics (9-12) Student Artwork
What is Art? Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of media and techniques that artists use. The course explores contemporary Art from the 1800’s to present day, making the language and reality of Art come alive. In addition to creating Art, there will be discussions and Art comparisons that lead to challenging, creative and critical thinking skills. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide)
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Course # 1003 – Lost in Space/3D Art (9)
Lose yourself in the third dimension. Lost in Space is a foundation course covering various three-dimensional Art materials and media. In this class emphasis is placed on the creative application of design as it applies to three-dimensional Art forms. Some units of study may include the following Art projects: 3D perspective drawing, realistic and abstract sculpture, ceramic sculpture, hand-built pottery, weaving and architecture. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide)
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Course # 1005 – Fundamentals of Art (9-12)
Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of media and techniques that artists use. Learn about why pre-historic man created cave paintings, how the Egyptians depicted gods and goddesses, why gargoyles are on old buildings and how to communicate through decorative calligraphy. The course explores Art from 30,000 BC up to the late 1800’s. In addition to creating Art, students will participate in discussions and Art analysis that lead to challenging, creative and critical thinking skills. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide).
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Course # 1010 - Ceramics (10-12)
Prerequisite: C- or higher grade in Fundamentals of Art or Design Basics
This course is designed for students to explore the media of stoneware clay. The creative process will challenge students with the techniques of wheel thrown and hand-built construction of pottery. Projects will require construction, finishing with glaze or paint, research of history, and critiquing. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide).
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Pottery Course # 1020 - Advanced Ceramics (10-12)
Prerequisite: B- or higher grade in Ceramics, or instructor permission/approval
This course explores the clay medium at a more rigorous level. Works will require a greater commitment to technique and quality. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide).
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Course # 1110 - Drawing & Painting (10-12)
Prerequisite: C- or higher grade in Fundamentals of Art or Design BasicsPainting
This course will be divided into two main study areas: Drawing, with an emphasis on forms and the human figure using pencil, ink, oil pastels and chalk; and Painting, exploring techniques in acrylic, tempera, and watercolor. Short histories of each area will be incorporated into the course as well as appreciation for, and critiquing of, all types of art work. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide).
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Course # 1120 - Advanced Drawing & Painting (10-12)
Prerequisite: B- or higher in Drawing and Painting, or instructor permission/approval
This course is designed for the more motivated and focused individual. Students will develop a more in-depth study of their work and interests. Individuals will be encouraged to develop a portfolio. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide).
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Course # 1200 – Photography I (10-12)
This course is highly technical and rigorous, and is intended for students seeking a challenging experience. This course will introduce students to digital camera techniques, uploading images, post production, manipulating images and printing output. Picture taking assignments will include the elements and principles of design, lighting, and composition. Students are strongly recommended to provide their own digital camera. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide).
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Course # 1210 – Advanced Photography (10-12)
Prerequisite: B- or higher in Photography I or instructor permission/approval
This is a study into specialized areas of the photographic process. It will cover special effects in digital photography, and introduce students to techniques such as stop motion animation & video production. The term will culminate with a portfolio of student work to be posted on the web. Each student must provide their own digital camera. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide).
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Course # 1215 – Studio Photography (10-12)
Prerequisite: B- or higher in Photography I & Advanced Photography, or instructor permission/approval
This is a study into specialized areas of the photographic process. It will cover special effects in digital photography, and introduce students to techniques and procedures used in the various photographic occupations. Students will be able to choose their own area of focus. Each student must provide their own digital camera. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide).
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Course # 1310 – Drawing & Printmaking (10-12)
Prerequisite: C- or higher grade in Fundamentals of Art or Design Basics
This course will develop drawing skills with an emphasis on perspective and shading techniques. Fine art printmaking techniques will include dry point engraving, lithography, block printing and embossment. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide).
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Course # 1320 – Advanced Drawing & Printmaking (10-12)
Prerequisite: B- or higher in Drawing & Printmaking, or instructor permission/approval
This course is an extension of Drawing and Printmaking. Students will explore the two main areas of Drawing and Printmaking at a more in-depth, advanced level. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide).
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Course # 1410 – Related Arts (10-12)Related Arts
Prerequisite: C- or higher grade in Fundamentals of Art or Design Basics
This course will cover several areas of study: jewelry techniques such as metal fabrication (cutting, piercing, soldering, stone setting), casting, glass fusing, containers (basketry, boxes, holding vessels), mosaics, and bookmaking. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide)
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decorative pin Course # 1420 – Advanced Related Arts(10-12)
Prerequisite: B- or higher in Related Arts or instructor permission/approval with a grade of C- or better
This course is an extension of related arts with an emphasis on more advanced skills of stone settings, lost wax casting, composition and research. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide).
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Course # 1610 – Digital Imaging (10-12)
Prerequisite: C- or higher grade in Fundamentals of Art or Design Basics
Digital Imaging is an introductory course to layout designs and Adobe Creative Suite. Course study will include graphic design, page layouts, illustration, computer graphics, advertising applications, and use of multi-media. This course will fulfill .5 of the 1.0 Art credit requirement needed for graduation. (See Credit Requirements in the Academic Overview section of the Registration Guide).
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Course # 1620 – Advanced Digital Imaging (10-12)
Prerequisite: B- or higher in Digital Imaging, or instructor permission/approval
This course is a more advanced level of the studies than Digital Imaging. More emphasis will be placed on computer generated products and more in-depth study.
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Course # 1710 - AP Art History (11-12) (Not offered 2016-2017)
Ranger U This course is intended for motivated students committed to serious work in art and art history. Students will cover the arts from prehistoric eras through the post-modern periods. The “western world” will be the primary emphasis, but will include non-European study as well. The use of multi-media presentations, slides, lectures, site readings, and hands-on projects will be the means of presentation.
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Course # 1720 - AP Studio Art (11-12) (Not offered 2016-2017)
Prerequisite: Drawing & Painting and Advanced Drawing & Painting
Ranger U
This course is for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of art; the program demands significant commitment. It is highly recommended that a minimum of four advanced art classes have been taken by the student. Each student develops and submits a portfolio that serves as a direct demonstration of achievement. AP work should have emphasis in three areas: (1) a sense of quality in a student’s work; (2) the student’s concentration on a particular visual interest or problem; and (3) the student’s need for breadth of experience in the formal, technical and expressive means of the artist. In order to have enough time to complete a portfolio, it is recommended that an independent study be taken third quarter. 
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Course # 4701 – Yearbook A (11-12)
Course # 4702 – Yearbook B (11-12)

Prerequisite: instructor permission/approval
Students will register for a full year of this course. Yearbook A (4701) is only offered during semester 1, and Yearbook B (4702) only offered during semester 2. Students will be creating the annual “Forester” yearbook by researching, interviewing and writing. Creating layouts, sideboards, taking photographs, compiling information, and marketing are skills learned in the courses. Students who register for these courses need to have high academic skills, effective communication skills and be able to work both independently as well as cooperatively. All interested students are encouraged to register. However, the size of the staff is limited so interviews may be held to determine who would best meet the criteria. Students make take this course more than once. It does fulfill the art credit requirement.
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