Art Department

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
(ALSO THE 9TH GRADE M.A.D. ACADEMY COURSE)
BAS100-BAS101

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9 – 12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course is a year-long introductory course for anyone who is interested in exploring Architectural Design. This course introduces students to AutoCAD software and the systems that are involved in the building industry. This is also an introductory class for 9th graders who are enrolled in to the MaD Learning Program here at JFK.

BEGINNING ART
BZS007-BZS008

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9 – 12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course meets the UC / CSU (a-g) Fine Arts requirements. Art P is a 1 year-long course. Art 1 is a prerequisite for any advanced art course. Art is an introductory course for students interested in arts, crafts, drawing, sketching and painting. The course emphasizes elements and principles of design and it covers a wide field of basic skills in composition, color theory, illustration, design, drawing, figure drawing, painting and perspective. This course may be challenged with a portfolio review. Work outside of class will be a project or portfolio; and reading, writing or critical viewing.

ADVANCED ART
BZS003-BZS004

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 10 – 12
Grade Level Restrictions: 10th – 12th grade only

Prerequisites: Art with a “B” or better or portfolio review / Teacher Recommendation
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course meets current UC (a-g) Elective requirement but does not meet the UC (a-g) Fine Arts requirements. Advanced Art is a course that involves further exploration in art concepts, media, and ideas. The course focuses on drawing and painting. Portfolio production and outside work is required.

AP STUDIO ART
BZS010-BZS011

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 11 – 12
Grade Level Restrictions: 11th – 12th grade only

Prerequisites: Advanced Art or Advanced 3-D Art / Teacher Recommendation
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course meets the UC / CSU (a-g) Fine Arts requirements. In this Advanced Placement course students create a portfolio of work to submit for college credit. There are three portfolio options for students to choose from: Drawing, 2-D Design and 3-D Design. This course addresses three major concerts that are constants in the teaching of art: (1) a sense of quality in a student’s work; (2) the student’s concentration on a particular visual interest or problem; (3) the student’s need for breadth of experience in the formal, technical and expressive means of the artist. Advanced Placement artwork should reflect these areas of concern: quality, concentration and breadth. *Students may be eligible to enroll in AP Studio as a Year 2 course with the instructor’s approval.

BEGINNING 3-DIMENSIONAL ART
BXS281-BXS282

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9 – 12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course is a year-long introductory course for anyone who is interested in exploring visual art through 3-dimensional materials. Students will learn the fundamentals of sculpture while they gain an understanding of the principles and elements of art. Students will explore a variety of materials including clay, wire, wood, paper-mache, block carving, metal and plaster. This is a laboratory/shop situation for those who are able to safely work with others to explore the possibilities available to the 3-D artist.

BEGINNING 3-DIMENSIONAL ART
BCS210-BXS282

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9 – 12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
Ceramic Art P is a one-year sequential course which includes Ceramic Art 1P followed by Ceramic Art 2P. This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Ceramics. In this course, students will have an opportunity to develop confidence and skills in ceramics production. They will acquire knowledge about the physical properties of clay, and increase their understanding of the possibilities and limitations of forming techniques, such as hand building and wheel throwing. Students will improve their skills in creating personal expressions in clay as they learn to glaze and decorate their artwork. During the course, students will acquire knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of ceramic art from various historical periods and cultures. They will also have opportunities to discuss, interpret and respond to the visual qualities and styles of ceramic artworks. Work outside of class will be required. This may include: research about a particular artist, style or period of art; preparation of a portfolio, ceramics project or materials; and preliminary sketches and writing in a sketchbook or journal.

ADVANCED 3-DIMENSIONAL ART
BXS285-BXS286

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 10 – 12
Grade Level Restrictions: 10th – 12th grade only

Prerequisites: Beginning 3-D Art / Teacher Recommendation
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course is a year-long advanced level course for students who have excelled in beginning 3-D Art and wish to further explore visual art using 3-D materials. This course is designed to help students build up their portfolios for use in AP Studio Art, college acceptance and/or job placement. Students will have further experience in materials including clay, wire, wood, paper-mache, block carving, metal and plaster. This is a laboratory/shop situation for those who are able to safely work with others to explore the possibilities available to the 3-D artist.