Fine Arts Course Descriptions

Fine Art Department

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 Art I Credit: 1

The objective of Art 1 is learning and understanding the vocabulary and language of a visual fine art. Students study the elements and principles of design and composition. They create artwork with the use of different media, methods and techniques in a studio setting. Students develop the aesthetics and art criticism. Students will learn about Historical periods of art and artists.

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 Choir Credit: 1

Men’s Choir is open to all students with little or no training that want to experience the joy of singing in a performing art. No experience required! Men’s choir will focus on proper singing technique to include breath support, tone production, sight-reading and phrasing. Students will perform in various concerts throughout the year. Men’s choir is a pre-requisite for Vocal Ensemble.

Grade Level: 9 Fine Arts Appreciation Credit: 1

This course is an exploration of the visual and performing arts (such as music, painting, architecture, drama, film, and dance) and the ways in which they express the values of cultures and human experience. The course is designed to foster appreciation through knowledge of arts forms, materials, terminology, techniques and processes, and historical and social contexts. This class is available for all students in grades.

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12 Band Credit: 1

Band is for any student who has some previous instrumental music experience and want to continue. This class is highly recommended for Students planning on playing in the marching band as well as beginning students. All Band I students are strongly encouraged to play in marching band. Students will play in multiple concerts and complete composition assignments throughout the year.

Grade Level: 9 Intro to Winds and Percussions Credit: 1

This class is for beginners who have never played an instrument, but have a desire to learn -- No Experience Necessary. Students will be permitted to choose any band Instrument or Percussion. This class will not include guitar or piano. Students will lay the groundwork for reading music, learning instrumental technique, and developing the community skills associated with being a member of a performing ensemble.