Fine Arts Department
Intro to Art - This class is a foundational course in art
history, design, technique, and critical analysis. It is a prerequisite to higher-level
art instruction and is open to students in grades 7th-10th.
Art II - Prerequisite: Intro to Art - Two-dimensional art. An in-depth study of two-dimensional art topics, using a variety of media and artistic styles.
Art III - Prerequisite: Intro to Art - Three-dimensional art. An in-depth study of three-dimensional art topics, using a variety of media and artistic styles.
Advanced Drawing - Prerequisite: Art II and III, and
teacher recommendation. This one-semester course
offers two-dimensional drawing, building on the skills learned in previous art courses.
Advanced Painting - Prerequisite: Art II and II, and teacher recommendation. This one-semester course offers painting instruction using different mediums, with an advanced-pace approach.
Band - Prerequisite - Two years of band experience or have the approval of the band director - Students will learn many different styles of music through performance opportunities at football games, basketball games, and concerts. They will perform at the Christmas concert and spring concert, along with doing several community projects such as sharing at nursing homes. The marching band will perform at all home football games during half-time. Click here for more details.
Choir - Auditions required - Students learn the basics of vocal techniques, pitch, and proper diction. Students will perform at the Christmas concert, spring concert and will compete at contests.
Drama - The first semester course will introduce the
student to a variety of drama styles, including mime and monologue. The second semester
course will include a major
production, and instruction in drama skills.
Journalism - Applications required for acceptance - Students in this class will
learn the different aspects of journalism and receive hands-on experience by
producing the school newspaper. The course will focus on effective writing,
photography and include such topics as advertising, broadcast journalism, the media’s
impact on society and how to be an effective communicator through the many
sources of news media. This class requires an approved application. If you have not already completed the
application, email Mrs. Wimer and request an application. You will be notified of your acceptance into
the class. Class will be filled on a
first-come basis upon receipt of applications.
Yearbook/Graphic Design - Applications required for acceptance - Students are given assignments and are responsible for the layout and construction of the yearbook page. Students are also taught color and design, digital photography, page layout, use of fonts, and theme production. Students record and keep track of yearbook orders. Each student is responsible for selling business and senior advertisements. Students are trained in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
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