• Fine Arts Department

    Visual Art Courses at Broad Run High School are taught by

    Mrs. Deidre Knight and Ms. Margot Storch

     

    Art I

    Course Code 240000

    Grade(s): 9-12

    Prerequisite: None

    1 Credit

    Elective Explore innovative ideas, materials, and techniques through artmaking. Build on middle school art experiences by practicing new skills. Engage in the creative process through critical thinking and authentic problem solving to create, present, respond and connect with your own art and the art of others. Work with a range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and computer graphics. Participate in discussions focused on art history, criticism, and aesthetics and connect visual art concepts with other disciplines. Compile a working assessment portfolio.


     

    Art II

    Course Code 241000

    Grade(s): 10-12

    Prerequisite: Art I

    1 Credit

    Elective Expand skills, techniques, and concepts acquired in Art 1 using a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media. Generate original ideas for art production inspired by real-world experiences. Engage in the artistic process by making choices in creating, presenting, and responding to your own art and the art of others. Develop a personal style in art-making based on the study of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. Explore connections between visual art concepts and those in other disciplines. Review, refine and continue to build a working assessment portfolio.


     

    Art III

    Course Code 242000

    Grade(s): 11-12

    Prerequisite: Art II or a specific yearlong art or 2-semester art courses

    1 Credit

    Elective Initiate and design individual art-making challenges to fulfill desired outcomes for artworks. Investigate a range of contemporary issues to inform idea development. Employ current technologies, select media, tools, and processes for intended purposes, and practice innovative techniques to refine and enhance your personal style. Apply critical thinking and make judgments regarding personal artworks and the works of others. Continue compiling a working assessment portfolio and select artworks for a presentation portfolio based on self-determined criteria. Consult with the instructor regarding the requirements for an AP studio art portfolio.


     

    Art IV

    Course Code 243000

    Grade(s): 12

    Prerequisite: Art III or a specific yearlong art or 2-semester art courses

    1 Credit

    Elective Assume responsibility for the establishment of personal goals for communication and creative expression in art-making. Employ current technologies and communication tools to build a resource file for idea generation. Investigate and discriminate among multiple issues and resources to inform art content. Innovate in the use of select media, tools, and processes for intended purposes. Refine personal style in a consistent manner to convey complex ideas. Organize and complete a presentation portfolio based on self-determined criteria. Participate in discussions related to careers in visual art.


     

    AP Drawing

    Course Code 247100

    Grade(s): 12

    Prerequisite: Art III and teacher recommendation

    1 Credit

    Elective Investigate formal and conceptual issues related to visual art in a creative and systematic way. Develop and enhance personal skills and techniques over time. Make informed, critical decisions based on research and desired outcomes for artworks. Employ visual elements to support and express content. Invent original approaches to studio practices and produce meaningful artworks that speak to contemporary cultural and societal issues. Compile and submit a portfolio based on College Board guidelines: Section I. Sustained Investigation – select works that demonstrate investigation and process of discovery and revision; Section II: Selected Works – select works and writing that best exhibit a synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas.

    Section I. Sustained Investigation – select works that demonstrate investigation and the process of discovery and revision;

    Section II: Selected Works – select works and writing that best exhibit a synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas.


     

    AP 2D Art and Design

    Course Code 248100

    Grade(s): 12

    Prerequisite: Art III and teacher recommendation

    1 Credit

    Elective Investigate formal and conceptual issues related to visual art in a creative and systematic way. Develop and enhance personal skills and techniques over time. Make informed, critical decisions based on research and desired outcomes for artworks. Employ two-dimensional visual elements to support and express content through a variety of media. Invent original approaches to studio practices and produce meaningful artworks that speak to contemporary cultural and societal issues. Compile and submit a portfolio based on College Board guidelines:

    Section I. Sustained Investigation – select works that demonstrate investigation and the process of discovery and revision;

    Section II: Selected Works – select works and writing that best exhibit a synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas.


     

    AP 3D Art and Design

    Course Code 249200

    Grade(s): 12

    Prerequisite: Art III and teacher recommendation

    1 Credit

    Elective Investigate formal and conceptual issues related to visual art in a creative and systematic way. Develop and enhance personal skills and techniques over time. Make informed, critical decisions based on research and desired outcomes for artworks. Employ three-dimensional visual elements to support and express content through a variety of media. Invent original approaches to studio practices and produce meaningful artworks that speak to contemporary cultural and societal issues. Compile and submit a portfolio based on College Board guidelines:

    Section I. Sustained Investigation – select works that demonstrate investigation and the process of discovery and revision;

    Section II: Selected Works – select works and writing that best exhibit a synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas. 


     

    Drawing and Painting  (Full Year)

    Course Code 231100 

    Grade(s): 10-12

    Prerequisite: Art I

    1 Credit 

    Elective Investigate and record the world through observation, imagination, and memory. Practice and apply traditional and non-traditional drawing and painting techniques using a variety of media. Conceive original ideas and innovate approaches to express meaning in drawings and paintings. Participate in critiques and discussions of personal artworks and the works of recognized artists to inform future artmaking. Maintain a sketchbook/journal to record progress, capture reflective thoughts, and generate new ideas for artworks.


     

    Photography  (Full Year)

    Course Code 245600 

    Grade(s): 10-12

    Prerequisite: Art I

    1 Credit 

    Elective Experience approaches to analog and digital photography. Explore the functions of a 35mm single-lens reflex camera and work with the chemistry of film and print development. Engage in digital photography to include camera use, image capture, enhancement, and manipulation using Adobe Photoshop. Follow compositional guidelines in photographing and producing images. Participate in critiques and discussions regarding quality, aesthetics, content, and meaning in finished photographs. Survey the history of photography to inform personal approaches to the process. Compile a portfolio of completed photographs.


     

    **Computer Graphic Design  (Semester)

    Course Code 232700 

    Grade(s): 10-12

    Prerequisite: Art I

    0.5 Credit 

    Elective Explore and differentiate between the commercial and fine art applications of graphic design. Employ design thinking to convey visual concepts in creative ways. Develop skills and techniques in the use of current computer software and discover ways to inspire, inform, and captivate viewers and potential consumers. Practice digital media approaches to visual communication through image manipulation, illustration, layout, and product design. Prepare a portfolio of completed work.


     

    **Ceramics  (Semester)

    Course Code 245000 

    Grade(s): 10-12

    Prerequisite: Art I

    0.5 Credit 

    Elective Explore the challenges of creating three-dimensional artworks with clay. Discover the properties and capabilities of the material starting with raw clay and working through the firing process. Practice and apply hand building and wheel throwing techniques to form functional and decorative objects. Become familiar with traditional and non-traditional finishing applications including incising, impressing, glazing, and painting. Conceive and produce innovative ceramic artworks. Compile a portfolio to include examples of product development ideas and images of final works.


     

    National Art Honor Society 

     

     

     

Last Modified on January 20, 2022