Fine Arts Department

  • Art 1

    Course#251          Grades: 9-11            Length: 2 semesters           Credit: 1            Course Fee: $40

    This course is designed as a general art survey course.  Focus is on the study of drawing, color, design, and art appreciation.  Emphasis is placed on the drawing mediums of charcoal, pencil, pastel, ink, oil pastels, and 2 dimensional works with color and design. 

     

    Art 2  

    Course#252                Grades: 10- 12             Length: 2 semesters            Prerequisite:251                Credit: 1             Course Fee: $40

    This is a continuation of Art 1 with designs on the areas of color drawing, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, and sculpture.  This class is designed for the seriously interested art student. Enrollment is dependent on prior grade in Art 1 and permission of the instructor.

     

    Art 3

    Course#253            Grades: 11&12                 Length: 2 semesters             Prerequisite:252                Credit: 1             Course Fee: $40

    The course is designed for the seriously interested art student with creative emphasis in the following areas: advanced drawing, ceramic sculpture, and mixed media college work. Enrollment is dependent on previous grades in Art 1and 2 as well as permission from the instructor.

     

    Art 4

    Course#254                 Grade: 12                    Length: 2 semesters             Prerequisite: 253               Credit:1              Course Fee:$40                                                                                                                                                  

    This course is designed for students with a strong interest in art and provides opportunities to have artwork created in a student selected art medium.  Projects created during this course include charcoal drawing, large scale clay sculptures, printmaking, and mixed-media.  Choices in concentrated art mediums include drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculptures.  Students will be required to participate in art history research, sketchbook assignments, and create a portfolio of their concentrated art medium.

     

    Band

    Course#245                Grades: 9-12                     Length: Fall semester                 Credit: 1/2                Course Fee: $20

    The band is a performance oriented class with emphasis on the reading of musical notation, good tone production, and high quality musical experiences.  Students participating in band will be in the marching band at the beginning of the fall semester, followed by concert band in the late fall semester. The marching band will have competitions that are mandatory to attend, and the concert band will have one performances each year. Grades are based upon student cooperation and effort, participation in class, and attendance at performances.

    Percussion Ensemble/Drumline

    Course #240                Grades: 9-12                     Length: Fall semester                 Credit: 1/2                Course Fee: $20

    This course is a band class for percussionists only. They will cover the same material wind players cover in Band. The focus in this class is on percussion players only. All marching band and concert materials will be covered, plus a wide range of percussion ensemble music, exposing students to more than just band music. This is a performance-based group. Students in this class will also be a part of our pep band for home basketball games during the later part of the Fall Semester.

    Symphonic Band

    Course #231                Grades: 9-12                      Length: Spring semester            Credit: 1/2                 

    Band is a performance-based class. The band performs concerts, community events, and competes at the district and state level festivals. This class will focus on the fundamentals of instrumental music. Students will be encouraged to participate in ILMEA, explore solo literature as well as small “chamber” ensembles. Students in this class will also be a part of our pep band for home basketball games during the early part of the Spring Semester.

    Wind Ensemble

    Course #232                 Grades: 9-12                      Length: Spring semester            Credit: 1/2                 

    Wind Ensemble is an upper-level performance-based class. The Wind Ensemble performs at all concerts, community events, and competes at the district, state, and national level festivals. This class will explore an upper level in-depth study of musicality and technical ability. Students enrolled in this class will be expected to strive for an upper level of achievement, both individually and as an ensemble. Students will be encouraged to participate in ILMEA, explore solo literature as well as small “chamber” ensembles.  Students in this class will also be a part of our pep band for home basketball games during the early part of the Spring Semester.

    Jazz Band

    Course #233                  Grades: 9-12                      Length: 2 semesters                  Credit: 1                    

    This course is designed as a supplemental ensemble to the Concert Band. This class will serve as an introduction to the rich history of jazz music. Through ensemble rehearsal, individual practice, and a variety of performance opportunities, the student will gain an understanding and appreciation for this great art form. Emphasis will be placed on not just performance technique, but also rudimentary improvisational skills, musicianship, and a sense of personal accountability. This ensemble is a skilled effort in which each student is expected to show technical and musical growth throughout the course. Students interested in enrolling in Jazz Band must get approval from Mr. Gass.

     

    Concert Chorus

    Course#235                 Grades: 9-12                     Length: 2 semesters              Credit: 1

    Choir is a class for students who wish to start singing, or improve their current singing skills. This class will explore multiple genres of music and languages throughout the duration of the class. Students participating in choir will have two mandatory concerts in the Fall semester and two mandatory concerts in the Spring semester each year as well as possible community events, and competing in the district and state level festivals. Students will be encouraged to participate in ILMEA, explore solo literature as well as small “chamber” ensembles.