• Visual Arts Pathway

  • Student Plan of Study Visual Arts Pathway

    Student Plan of Study Visual Arts Pathway

  • Visual Arts and Ceramics

    Visual Arts and Ceramics Pathway Progressions

    Level 1.           Visual Arts Composition I and II  (one semester each…please note that I needs to be taken before II due to new GCPS AKS Alignment)

    Level 2.           Ceramics 1

    Level 3.           Ceramics 2

    Level 4.           Ceramics 3

    Visual Arts Comp I/Two-Dimensional explores concepts of image and makes use of techniques in drawing, printmaking, lettering, painting, and collage. Historical and contemporary developments in art are explored.

    Visual Arts Comp II/Three-Dimensional explores concepts and techniques of construction, assemblage, and media manipulations. A variety of three-dimensional designs are created. Historical and contemporary developments in art are explored.

    Sculpture I Students study the basic elements of design as they relate to 3-D form. The course emphasizes solving problems, incorporating basic additive, subtractive, and manipulative methods. Students also explore combinations of media and the resolution of 3-D design problems. Historical and contemporary developments in sculpture are explored.

    Pottery I, II, and III Students will design and create hand built clay pottery forms, incorporating the elements and principles of 3-D design. The students will be introduced to wheel pottery. Historical and contemporary developments in clay will be explored.

  • Visual Arts and Photography

    Visual Arts and Photography Pathway Progressions

    Level 1.           Visual Arts Comprehensive I & II (1 semester each…please note that I needs be taken before II due to new GCPS AKS Alignment)

    Level 2.           Photography I

    Level 3.           Photography II

    Level 4.           Photography III

    Visual Arts Comp I/Two-Dimensional explores concepts of image and makes use of techniques in drawing, printmaking, lettering, painting, and collage. Historical and contemporary developments in art are explored.

    Visual Arts Comp II/Three-Dimensional explores concepts and techniques of construction, assemblage, and media manipulations. A variety of three-dimensional designs are created. Historical and contemporary developments in art are explored.

    Photography I Students are introduced to the creation of images using light-sensitive materials. Pinhole photography and contact printing are emphasized, along with other introductory work with film. The technical areas addressed are camera and lens theory, exposure controls, fundamental darkroom operations, safety, chemistry, paper and film theory, black and white printing and equipment usage. Historical and contemporary developments in photography will be explored.

    Photography II Students are introduced to studio lighting effects and techniques and the business of commercial photography is emphasized. The technical areas addressed include the use of professional-quality cameras, lighting equipment, light-meters, strobes, flash units, backdrops and props. Students study and research historical and contemporary developments in photography.

    Photography III As a growing part of commercial photography students will use photographic medium to communicate feelings and ideas while applying the technical skills acquired in previous courses. The traditional skills of the retoucher will be explored in an electronic format, as well as, the changing role of digital photography in the new world of Web, Internet, and intranet publications. All final work will be the product of photo imaging, using Adobe Photoshop and other relevant software. The work will be illustrative, documentary, photojournalist, and experimental in nature.

  • Visual Arts: Drawing and Painting

    Visual Arts and Drawing and Painting Pathway Progressions

    Level 1.           Visual Arts Composition I and II (one semester each…please note that I needs to be taken before II due to new GCPS AKS Alignments)

    Level 2.           Sculpture I /Drawing & Painting I

    Level 3.           Drawing & Painting II

    Level 4.           Drawing & Painting III

    Visual Arts Comp I/Two-Dimensional explores concepts of image and makes use of techniques in drawing, printmaking, lettering, painting, and collage. Historical and contemporary developments in art are explored.

    Visual Arts Comp II/Three-Dimensional explores concepts and techniques of construction, assemblage, and media manipulations. A variety of three-dimensional designs are created. Historical and contemporary developments in art are explored.

    Drawing and Painting I, II, and III Students will acquire skills in a variety of drawing and painting techniques, including the use of contour line, gesture line, value, and color. The development of a painting style will be introduced, with emphasis on constructing personal visual statements that communicate feeling and ideas. Career opportunities in the field will be examined. Historical and contemporary developments in drawing and painting will be explored.