Fine Arts Course Descriptions

Fine Arts Course Descriptions

Fine Arts

 

Fine Art Prep
Grades 9-12

 

This course provides the beginning art student with an opportunity to explore and use numerous art materials via two and three-dimensional projects. Basic techniques in Drawing, Color, 3-Dimensional design, and Visual Communications are included. Students are evaluated on their performance, which includes demonstration of proper procedures and knowledge of art concepts in the production of artwork.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY
Grades 11-12

 

This course involves students in the study of basic photographic design, camera handling, photographic films and paper, and darkroom technology during the first semester. During the second semester, students are introduced to basic digital photography and the beginning level of image manipulation in Photoshop.  Students are evaluated on their performance, which includes both written and visual formats. This also includes demonstration of proper procedures and knowledge of photography concepts in the production of photographs.  Students who complete this class with an overall “A” or “B” grade can receive 3 articulated credits at Harford Community College for Photo I and may enroll directly into Photo II.  Each student must have access to  a 35 MM SLR camera.  Students  must pay for their own film and paper which generally is approximately $35.00 per student.

 

CRAFTS
Grades 11-12

 

This course involves students in the study of multi-cultural and ethnic crafts.  Students will explore form and function within different cultures and societies and throughout history. Students are evaluated on their performance, which includes both written and visual formats as well as demonstration of proper procedures and knowledge of art concepts in the production of artwork.

 

CHORUS 9
Grade 9-12

This course develops basic vocal techniques including correct breathing, proper tone placement, and pure vowel pronunciation. Achievement of desired choral blend and balance of parts through application of proper singing skills is stressed. Elementary skills in score reading are developed through rehearsal of music literature representative of a diversity of styles.

 

BAND
 
Grades 9-12

This course offers music for students with prior instrumental experience. Emphasis is placed on ensemble skills and music appreciation through exposure to a wide range of literature for band. Although general band students may participate in out-of-school marching band activities, the class has limited performance obligations.

 

SURVEY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY POPULAR MUSIC
Grades 10-12

This course will trace the history of twentieth-century popular music and show its relationship to American cultural development. Musical styles covered in this survey will be folk music, jazz, musical theatre, and rock and roll. Throughout the survey, development of listening skills will be emphasized.