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ART
All students must complete one credit of Art to be eligible for a Regents diploma.

 
 
Studio in Creative Crafts I : 5175 : 20 Weeks: ½ Credit
This course is designed for students who like to work in many artistic areas, discovering new interests and abilities.  Students learn the primary skills of many visual art processes, as well as design and creative strategies.  Creative Crafts builds on a wide range of art projects through hands-on exploration of mediums like glass, fibers, textiles, books, paper, ceramics, and recycled materials.  This course will fulfill 1/2 credit of the art/music graduation requirement.   Building on the theory that form follows function, students will create works of art that reflect historical, as well as multicultural themes.  This course is taught only at Durgee Jr. High School.
 
Studio Media in Video : 5176 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit
This is a 20 week course utilizing both the technical and artistic aspects of the medium with a more intense study in the field of video production and media.  Students develop skills through instruction and hands on experiences with video cameras, editing equipment and video communication.  This course is taught only at Durgee Jr. High School.
 
Studio Media in Photography : 5177 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit
This is a 20 week course utilizing both the technical and artistic aspects of the medium with a more intense study in the field of photography.  Students develop skills through instruction and hands on experiences in photography. This course is taught only at Durgee Jr. High School.

Studio in Art I : 5171 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit
This is a 1/2-year foundation course for students in grades 8-12. This course acts as a prerequisite for most other art electives and will fulfill 1/2 credit of the art/music graduation requirement. Students will gain general art skills by participating in a variety of fine arts experiences including creating their own artworks, and by building knowledge, understanding and appreciation for the arts. Emphasis is placed on creative problem solving. Mediums include drawing, painting, print making, mixed-media, and sculpture.
 
Studio in Art II : 5172 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit   
Prerequisite: Studio in Art I
This is a 1/2-year foundation course for students in grades 9-12 and is a continuation of Studio in Art I. This course places an emphasis on the principles of design and applied arts. Students will work with a variety of art media in two and three-dimensional creative design.
 
Drawing & Painting I : 5271 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit                                                                                                                                                           
Drawing & Painting is the foundation and pre-requisite for other Advanced Drawing & Painting courses. Students will create individual projects using a variety of drawing and painting media and develop a portfolio that contains concentration and breadth. This course emphasizes drawing as the foundation for all other art forms and enables students to gain a broad and rich understanding of a variety of art techniques and processes. Students will become aware of various art movements and trends and create artwork based on a variety of themes.
 
Advanced Drawing and Painting II : 5476 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit   
Prerequisite: Drawing & Painting I
This is an advanced level course for any students wishing to explore various drawing and painting media, techniques and applications. Students will develop a body of work that represents their individual artistic expression. There is an emphasis on portfolio creation and enhancement along with building knowledge of advanced techniques, developing creative problem solving and critical thinking skills, and community involvement through the exhibition of artwork.
 
Advanced Drawing and Painting III : 5478 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Advanced Drawing and Painting II
This is an advanced level course that is a continuation of Advanced Drawing and Painting II. Students in this course will develop their unique artistic vision and style. Students will learn about various art movements and create art work based on their knowledge of art history. Students will continue their exploration of advanced drawing and painting practices while preparing a portfolio for graduation and/or enrichment.

Topics in Traditional Media and Methods in Drawing and Painting (OSWEGO ART 102): 5273: 20 Weeks : 3 Oswego credits
Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting I & II
This is a topics-based studio course in traditional media and designed to teach the materials and methods in a visual arts discipline. Students explore artistic expression through the given materials and methods of specific traditional media in drawing and painting. Students may take the course for additional credit in a second topic, drawing; painting or ceramics.


Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art : 5479 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit  
rerequisite: Advanced Drawing and Painting II or with Instructors approval
This is an advanced level course that is a continuation of Advanced Drawing and Painting II and aligns with College Board’s AP curriculum. Students in this course will develop their unique artistic vision and style and will prepare for the AP portfolio submission. Students will continue their exploration of advanced drawing and painting practices while preparing a portfolio for graduation. Success on the portfolio may earn the student three hours of college credit. A fee will be charged for the portfolio submission, which is required for all students taking Advanced Placement courses.
 
Photography I : 5671 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit
This course is an introduction to 35mm black and white photography and will include the use of photographic materials and equipment. Course content covers 35mm camera operation, black and white film developing, making enlargements and mounting prints. Emphasis is placed on ‘seeing’ creatively and organizing well designed photographic images.
 
Photography II : 5672 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit   
Prerequisite: Must be taken sequentially.
This course is an extension of Photography I emphasizing further exploration of photography as an art form. Materials covered may include solarization, toning, hand coloring, digital, and other special effects done with the camera and in the darkroom.
 
Photography III : 5675 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit   
Prerequisite: Must be taken sequentially.
This course is designed for the advanced photography student to have the opportunity to have a deeper, more personal exploration into photography as an art form, and in preparing a portfolio suitable for college entrance, scholarship application and the work place. Instruction is tailored to individual student needs.
 
Digital Photography I : 5665 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit                       
The Digital Photo Design course will serve as an introduction to the world of computers and digital imaging for all students and for those seeking careers in photography, graphic arts, design, and other related fine arts fields. Students will use traditional cameras and film as well as digital cameras. Films and darkroom created prints will be scanned into computers and digitally produced images will be downloaded, files will be created and stored. Students will then be able to manipulate their work, creating original black and white, and color images. As with all other art classes, success in this course will require a creative mind and fundamental photography and darkroom skills.
 
Digital Photography II : 5666 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit    
Prerequisite: Must be taken sequentially.
This course is an extension of Digital Photography I. Students will learn more advanced approaches and techniques using their digital cameras (composition, lighting, color theory and design) and post-production editing software like Photoshop & Lightroom. Students will begin to channel their Digital Photography and Media Art skills into specific directions based on exploration during Digital I and II, in order to prepare for Digital III, which will function as an independent study where a body of work will be produced and compiled as a final portfolio for the course sequence.
 
Digital Photography III :  5667 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit    
Prerequisite : Must be taken sequentially.              
This course is a continuation from Digital Photography I and II. Students will focus on continuing their exploration in Digital Photography and Media Art and begin to focus on generating a portfolio of work as a part of a final grade for the course sequence. This course serves as preparation for college and/or career readiness through the development of a body of work or portfolio as a final project.

Topics in Traditional Media and Methods in Film or Digital Photography (OSWEGO ART 102): 5664: 20 Weeks : 3 Oswego credits
Prerequisite: Photography I and II or Digital Photography I and II or instructor approval
This is a topics-based studio course in traditional media and designed to teach the materials and methods in a visual arts discipline. Students explore artistic expression through the given materials and methods of specific traditional media in Photography. Students may take the course for additional credit in a second topic, drawing; painting or ceramics.

Introduction to Ceramics and Sculpture I : 5276 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit
Introduction to Ceramics and Sculpture I is the foundation and prerequisite for other Advanced Ceramics and Sculpture courses. This course is a survey of the techniques and tools that are used in both ceramic sculpture and in other three-dimensional sculptural mediums. This course will provide the foundations a student will need in order for them to progress into the advanced Ceramics and Sculpture courses.
 
Ceramics II, Sculpture II : 5274, 5374 : 20 or 40 Weeks : 1/2 or 1 Credit    
Prerequisite: Must be taken sequentially.
This is an advanced level course for any students wishing to build upon the knowledge, techniques and skills presented in Introduction to Ceramics and Sculpture I. Students will explore the elements and principles of design and self-expression through ceramic and sculptural mediums. Students will examine works from ancient and contemporary cultures as well as the exploration of functional, nonfunctional, traditional and experimental materials and methods of construction. Take the first half of the course for ½ credits. Students who continue on will receive an additional ½ credit.

Ceramics III, Sculpture III : 5275, 5375 : 20 or 40 Weeks : 1/2 or 1 Credit   
Prerequisite: Must be taken sequentially.
This is an advanced level course for any student wishing to build upon the knowledge, techniques and skills presented in Ceramics II and Sculpture II. Students in this course will develop their unique artistic vision and style. Students will examine works from ancient and contemporary cultures as well as the exploration of functional, non-functional, traditional and experimental methods of construction. Students will continue their exploration of advanced ceramics and sculpture practices while preparing a portfolio for graduation and/or enrichment.
 
Topics in Traditional Media and Methods in Ceramics (OSWEGO ART 102): 5273: 20 Weeks : 3 Oswego credits
Prerequisite: Ceramics II or instructor approval
This is a topics-based studio course in traditional media and designed to teach the materials and methods in a visual arts discipline. Students explore artistic expression through the given materials and methods of specific traditional media in ceramics and design. Students may take the course for additional credit in a second topic, Drawing and Painting or Photography.

Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art 3D : 5480 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit   
Prerequisite: Must be taken sequentially.
In this course students will pursue the investigation of the three-dimensional form in both ceramics and sculpture. Students are responsible for compiling a portfolio of 18-24 works of 3D art from their high school career that complete the three sections of the College Board’s AP curriculum : Quality, Concentration, and Breadth. Students will be encouraged and supported in their efforts to develop and express themselves in their own personal style. Students will be engaged in art making as an ongoing process. They will design, create, review, and explore variations in their artwork as they engage in visual problem solving. Throughout the year, research, journal assignments, and other work outside of the school day will be required. Students will partake in both group critiques and individual critiques with faculty. In addition, students will learn self-critique strategies and techniques. A student’s art making process assessments (formative and summative) will include idea generation, research, and execution of ideas, product, and critiques.
 
Advanced Art Studio : 5173 : 20/40 Weeks : 1/2 or 1 Credit 
Prerequisite : Adv. Drawing & Painting III, Ceramics III, Sculpture III, Digital Photo III or Photo III
This is an advanced level course designed for the student who is planning to study art at the university level. Students in this class will focus on creating a body of work for exhibition and college admission purposes. Students will create work in the specific discipline (Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture or Photo) as they prepare for college level work.
 
Potter’s Wheel Throwing I : 5277 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit 
This course will provide a foundation for using the potter’s wheel as a tool for creative expression. This class will enable the student to create both functional and non-functional works of art, furthering their understanding of 3 dimensional forms. 
 
Potter’s Wheel Throwing II : 5278 : 20 Weeks : 1/2 Credit   
Prerequisite: Wheel Throwing I
This course will build upon Potter’s Wheel Throwing I. Students will explore the elements and principles of design and self-expression using the Potter’s wheel throwing techniques and form. 

 

 
Last updated on 1/15/2018
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