Visual Arts

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Arts-Related Academies

Jackson-Reed has two arts-related academies that are open to Freshmen and Sophomores to join.

Courses


Art A (A05) +

Description: This Art course is a foundational study of art content integrating the areas of artistic perception, structure and function of design; American and world art historical and cultural context; art criticism; connections to other disciplines, technology, and careers; and the artist's role in society. It is designed to provide students with the tools to interpret and communicate about works of art, as well as learn the skills and knowledge necessary to produce each art form. The intended outcome is artistic literacy. This standards-based course provides students with a greater understanding of historical and cultural perspectives, enabling a celebration of cultural diversity and global views. As citizens of

Number of Credits: 0.5
Course Type: Regular
Meet CL/CP Requirements? No

Ceramics (A19) +

Description: This art course requires students to produce at least two major works in clay. Students will produce projects that are technically and aesthetically satisfactory and suited sculpturally to the clay medium. Students will know how to create with intention and how 3-D works express meaning.

Number of Credits: 1
Course Type: Regular
Meet CL/CP Requirements? No

Sculpture II (A22) +

Description: This Art course extends the construction of mobile, stabile, realistic, and abstract figures in the round and in relief, using clay, plaster, wax, and wood. Students will produce sculpture that is technically and aesthetically satisfactory and suited sculpturally to the 3-D medium. Students will proficiently know how to create with intention and how works express meaning.

Number of Credits: 1
Course Type: Regular
Meet CL/CP Requirements? No

Printmaking I (A40) +

Description: This Art course stresses printmaking as a creative art form. The students will pursue in-depth study of woodcuts, linoleum block, serigraphy, aquatint etching, offset, and letter press lithography according to availability of materials. The students will produce innovative and imaginative uses of materials and techniques.

Number of Credits: 1
Course Type: Regular
Meet CL/CP Requirements? No

AP Drawing (A88) +

Description: This intensive and in-depth AP Art course prepares the studio art student for college credit while in high school. Students must have developed their art talent through previous study and practice. The course provides a foundation for creating a work of art to a mastery level and addresses a broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. Participation in AP professional development is required to teach an AP course.

Number of Credits: 1
Course Type: Advanced Placement
Meet CL/CP Requirements? Yes

Drawing & Painting A (AD1) +

Description: This is an introductory level art course that focuses on foundational drawing and painting skills for students. Emphasis is placed on using the elements of art and principles of design to develop strong compositional skills. Students will explore a variety of drawing and painting media and will be exposed to artists, both historical and contemporary.

Number of Credits: 0.5
Course Type: Regular
Meet CL/CP Requirements? No

Imaging A (AP1) +

Description: This art course is a foundational study of photography. Students will explore the basic rules of composition including the rule of thirds, balancing elements, leading lines, viewpoint, patterns, depth, and framing. Students will also explore the basic technical components of photography such as ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and depth of field. Resources permitting, students will utilize Photoshop to manipulate and edit images.

Number of Credits: 0.5
Course Type: Regular
Meet CL/CP Requirements? No

Sculpture A (AS1) +

Description: This Art course focuses on the construction of mobile, stabile, realistic, and abstract figures in the round and in relief, using clay, plaster, wax, and wood. Students will produce sculpture that is technically and aesthetically satisfactory and suited sculpturally to the 3-D medium. Students will proficiently know how to create with intention and how works express meaning.

Number of Credits: 0.5
Course Type: Regular
Meet CL/CP Requirements? No

Drawing & Painting II (A35) +

Description: A second year course that provides an opportunity for students to expand on the drawing and painting concepts introduced in introductory art classes such as DPA or Art A. Emphasis is placed on experiences with design principles, drawing techniques and painting skills leading to the development of abilities that are necessary for advanced art courses. Students are given more in depth problems to solve creatively while becoming more adept through a broad exposure to various media.

Number of Credits: 1
Course Type: Regular
Prerequisites: 0.5 credits in art (Drawing and Painting A, Art A, Sculpture A, Imaging A)
Meet CL/CP Requirements? No

Drawing & Painting III (A36) +

Description: An upper-level course designed for the student who wishes to further develop skills and techniques that were introduced in previous drawing and painting courses. This is a desirable course for any student wishing to develop a portfolio for college or enroll in AP 2D Design. Students will be continually encouraged to expand their creative ideas as well as their technical potential. The course will approach drawing and painting utilizing various techniques and materials.

Number of Credits: 1
Course Type: Regular
Prerequisites: 1.5 credits of art- any full year art course
Meet CL/CP Requirements? No

AP 2-D Art and Design (A89) +

Description: This AP Art course is a college-level art course where students develop a mastery of design in concept, composition, and execution. This course is for students seriously interested in pursuing their artistic studies. Students must be self-directed and able to work independently outside of class with grit and determination in order to succeed in this course. The AP ‘exam’ is the production of a portfolio of works based on an inquiry of their choice, which must demonstrate a variety of high-level skills and approaches in 2-D design or drawing.

Number of Credits: 1
Course Type: Advanced Placement
Prerequisites: 2.0 credits in art or teacher recommendation
Meet CL/CP Requirements? Yes

Staff

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Zalika Perkins

Visual Arts Teacher