ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
Studio Drawing and Painting - AP Portfolio Preparation
Designed for students who want to prepare portfolios for AP credit and college applications. Students will produce art in a variety of media and from direct observation of the human figure, still life, and landscapes.
Contemporary Sculpture 3D Studio - AP Portfolio Preparation
Designed for students who want to prepare portfolios for AP credit and college applications. Students will explore a variety of techniques in sculpture such as carving, casting, and modeling in a variety of materials like clay, wood, & metal.
Photographic Explorations - AP Portfolio Preparation
Designed for students who want to prepare portfolios for AP credit and college applications. Students will explore the vast creative possibilities of photography by learning techniques such as image generation,
manipulation, editing, and printing.
VISUAL ARTS COURSES
Mixed Media - 2D & 3D - Honors
This course explores the interaction of materials and techniques in media by using activities such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and collage to express personal ideas and insights.
3D Computer Modeling and Animation - Honors
Students will explore the freedom of creating a "virtual world" by using state-of-the-art software and techniques from traditional art forms to make computer-animated films and 3D video games.
Video Production - Digital Movie Making - Honors
Designed to allow students to produce dynamic and creative video programs utilizing state of the art technology in television studio production, field production, sound studio recording, and non-linear video editing with digital special effects.
Graphic Design - Visual Communication - Honors
This course explores the complex field of visual communication by teaching students to use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator to design posters, logos, advertisements, publications, and websites.
PERFORMING ARTS COURSES & CULINARY ARTS
Culinary Arts - Chef Training - Honors
This course offers students the opportunity to learn culinary skills and creative presentation methods in a professional kitchen in preparation for a career in culinary arts. This class also offers proficiency credit for college.
Dance Expressions - Modern, Jazz and Ballet - Honors
Students will become disciplined and versatile dancers by acquiring the basic technique, coordination, and musical interpretation that are essentials of a classical training. They will study Modern and Jazz dance and Ballet to learn proper posture and body placement.
Vocal Arts - Honors
Students will learn basic music reading, performance, and stage presentation skills while refining individual and group vocal techniques. Students will perform music in foreign languages while also learning techniques for vocal auditions.
Theatre Arts - Honors
This course challenges students to explore the creative process of acting and provides students with new skills in performance, voice and speech, improvisation, and ensemble acting.
Jazz Performance - Honors
Through performing in a jazz combo, the students explore and perform all styles of jazz from its inception to today, including Dixieland, swing, bebop, cool, hard bop, Latin, modal, free, fusion, and contemporary. Emphasis is placed on a working knowledge of standard jazz repertoire as well as the development of original compositions. Included is instruction in Jazz Improvisation, Theory, Composition, History, and Styles and Analysis.