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: 9,10,11,12 Guitar Credit: 1
Guitar class focuses on learning how to play guitar along with other basic musical concepts - no experience is required for this class. You will learn chords, rhythm guitar playing, lead guitar playing, riffs, blues, and more. Students in this class commit to learning an instrument for an entire year.
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: 9,10,11,12 Percussion Credit: 1
Percussion is for students with little or no experience that want to experience playing drums, xylophone, marimba, exotic instruments and more. No experience required! Percussion class focuses on learning to play multiple percussion instruments as well as read music. The percussion class plays two concerts during the school year.