Visual Arts

Students at Valley Christian have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of visual arts electives.  From beginning to advanced visual art classes, students will be challenged to develop their skills and express creativity.  Our Art Lab features large student work areas for projects and even includes a kiln for ceramics.  Student work is featured throughout the year in the hallways at Valley and at various art shows at school and in the community.

Course Description:

3-dimensional Art is a second level elective which will teach the students various types of 3-D art forms. The student will create their own sculptures, in various 3-D mediums.  Basic Art is the prerequisite for this class.

Course Objectives
1. To provide 3-Dimensional Art vocabulary, Historical & Cultural content of the major types of 3-D art.
2. To provide awareness of how 3-D art is used as a communication tool, and how to begin to evaluate 3-D art.
3. Assist students in identifying elements and principles of design within an 3-D art piece and how to utilize these elements and principles in their own 3-D art.
4. Provide a learning environment where students can reflect, develop, revises and executes 3-D art projects.
5. To provide hands on experience with several different 3-D mediums.

Course Description:

Apparel Design is developed to give the students an understanding of Apparel Trends past and present. The students will explore how trends are formed and evaluate the appropriateness and personal choices we have within trends. This class will also instruct the students in how to illustrate the human figure for apparel design. Accessories maybe designed and made. Presentations will be made to show the creative of each student in the various areas of Apparel Design.

Course Objectives
1. Discuss the history of apparel and compare to current apparel design.
2. Develop understanding of what brings about apparel trends.
3. Develop understanding of personal apparel choices.
4. Learn how to illustrate personal apparel designs.
5. Develop the ability to critic apparel design for appropriateness, functionality and aesthetics.
6. Develop the technical skills to create original apparel design projects.
7. Illustrate learned skills by presenting several designs for peer and school shows.

Course Description:

Basic Art is the spring board class for other Studio Art classes. It is required before taking Drawing, Painting and 3-Dimensional Art. This class will explore the History and Culture of Art as well as several major artists; with hands on projects using several mediums of Studio Art.  Basic Art will incorporate the introduction of the Elements of Art and Design. There are no prerequisites for this class. It is a one semester elective providing a .5 Fine Art credit.

 

Course Objectives
1. Discuss the history Art and how it is related to culture.
2. Develop understanding that Art is used as a communication, art has purpose and meaning.
3. Provide Visual Art Vocabulary.
4. Develop understanding of the Elements of Art/Design.
5. Provide information about various mediums and tools used to produce Art, with hands on projects.
6. Provide projects so the student can develop, revise, produce and reflect their personal ideas.
7. Develop the ability to critic Art for communication, technique and aesthetics.
8. Illustrate learned skills by presenting several pieces of art for peer critic and school shows.

Course Description:

Digital Photography class is set up to teach the students to use their personal Digital Camera to produce quality images, communicate with the viewer and which are compositionally sound. This is a one semester elective giving the student a .5 credit in Fine Art.

Course Objectives
1. Discuss the History of Photography and its current applications.
2. Develop Understanding of Visual Literacy and how to apply it to their photos.
3. Develop Understanding of the Visual Aspects of photography by applying the Elements and Principles of Design for Photography.
4. Analyze their digital camera.
5. Develop Art/Photo Critic abilities (their own and others).
6. Develop the technical skills to downloading and enhancing of their own photos.
7. Apply photographic techniques in various venues.
8. Illustrate learned skills by presenting a compilation of best photos for school show.

Course Description:

Drawing is a second level elective which will teach the students drawing of 3-D objects on a 2-D plane, drawing of buildings, landscapes, animals and humans. Basic Art is required for this class. Various mediums will be used in this class, such as: colored pencils, oil pastels and of course various types of drawing pencils. This class is a one semester class, providing a .5 credit of Fine Arts.

Course Objectives
1. Drawing will provide intermediate-advanced Visual Art Education in rendering of images and actual objects; such as still life, human face and body, landscapes and animals
2. It will incorporate the use of the Elements and Principles of Design/Art for an overall effectively piece of Art.
3. Drawing will provide opportunity to use various tools and styles to create their art work; such as colored pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, soft pastel, besides various types of pencils
4. This class will promote discussions on how drawing is used as a communication tool (art has purpose and meaning) and begin to learn how to evaluate their own art and the art of others.
5. Drawing will provide Art vocabulary related to drawing as well as other forms of art.
6. The students will learn to develop, revise and reflect their personal ideas.
7. This class will illustrate and discuss how art plays a role in culture and how it reflects and interacts with the history of various times and places.

Course Description:

Graphic Design is developed to meet both Fine Art and Technology standards. The students will use current technology to create artistically sound projects for the workplace and for display. This is a one semester elective giving the student .5 Credits for either Fine Art or Technology.

Course Objectives
1. Discuss the History of Graphic Design and compare to current applications.
2. Develop Understanding of Visual Literacy and how to apply it to their Graphic Design.
3. Develop Understanding of the Visual Aspects of Graphic Design by applying the Elements and Principles of Design.
4. Explore the software and uses that we have available
5. Develop the ability to begin to critic Art and Graphic Design.
6. Develop the technical skills to create original Graphic Design projects.
7. Illustrate learned skills by presenting a compilation of best designs for school show.and one for competition.

Course Description:

Painting is a second level elective which will teach the students painting in watercolor and acrylic. Basic Art is required for this class. Several different topics will be painted, such as floral, landscape, still life and abstracts in both watercolor and acrylic. This class is a one semester class, providing a .5 credit of Fine Arts.

Course Objectives
1. Painting will provide intermediate-advanced Visual Art Education in painting with watercolors and acrylics; this will include non-objective, still lifes, and landscapes.
2. It will incorporate the use of the Elements and Principles of Design/Art for an overall effectively piece of Art.
3. Painting will provide opportunity to use various styles to create their art work.
4. This class will promote discussions on how painting is used as a communication tool (art has purpose and meaning) and begin to learn how to evaluate their own art and the art of others.
5. Painting will provide Art vocabulary related to painting as well as other painters past and present.
6. The students will learn to develop, revise and reflect their personal style preferences.
7. This class will illustrate and discuss how art plays a role in culture and how it reflects and interacts with the history of various times and places.

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