Daphne High School

Daphne, Alabama | 2012 National Blue Ribbon School

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Daphne High School Visual Arts
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Art I

Art I is a beginning elective course which provides instruction in basic drawing, painting, printmaking, forms of modeling, and other areas of crafts. Evaluation is based on the effort and progress a student makes in completing projects and on the quality of the end product. Students are assessed a fee to help defray the cost of materials used in class. In addition to the fee, students are required to purchase a sketch or drawing book and several drawing pencils.

Art II

Art II is a second year elective course designed and recommended for those students who have shown promise and interest in art (Art I) and who may wish to pursue some area of art after high school. Students are provided with further experiences in areas introduced in Art I. Students will focus on production of visual relationships; the exploration of techniques, processes, and media; and the study of history, culture, aesthetics, and criticism. Students are expected to do some independent art work in Art II. Students not only explore other methods in areas covered in Art I, but they also have an opportunity for greater in-depth study. Evaluation is based on the effort and progress a student makes in completing artwork and on the quality of the work completed. Students are also required to purchase a sketch or drawing book and several drawing pencils. At this level, a student may wish to purchase other art materials for personal use. Students will also be required to bring to class certain materials at times for doing special projects.

Art III

Art III is a third year elective course designed and recommended for those students who have shown promise and interest in art (Art II) and who may wish to pursue some area of art after high school. Students are provided with further experiences in areas introduced in Art II. Students are directed toward skill proficiency and dynamics in individual expression, artistic presentation, and portfolio development. Students are expected to do some independent art work in Art III. Students not only explore other methods in areas covered in Art II, but they also have an opportunity for greater in-depth study. Evaluation is based on the effort and progress a student makes in completing artwork and on the quality of the work completed. Students are assessed a fee to help defray the cost of materials which are used in class. Students are also required to purchase a sketch or drawing book and several drawing pencils. At this level, a student may wish to purchase other art materials for personal use. Students will also be required to bring to class certain materials at times for doing special projects.

Art IV

Art IV is a fourth year elective course designed and recommended for those students who have shown promise and interest in art (Art III) and who may wish to pursue some area of art after high school. Students are provided with further experiences in areas introduced in Art III. Portfolio pieces may vary from year to year, depending on cost and availability of materials. Students are expected to do some independent art work in Art IV. Students not only explore other methods in areas covered in Art III, but they also have an opportunity for greater in-depth study. Evaluation is based on the effort and progress a student makes in completing artwork and on the quality of the work completed. Students are assessed a fee to help defray the cost of materials which are used in class. Students are also required to purchase a sketch or drawing book and several drawing pencils. At this level, a student may wish to purchase other art materials for personal use. Students will also be required to bring to class certain materials at times for doing special projects.

AP Studio Art

AP Studio Art will be offered when all Art I and Art II requests have been met. It is an advanced course which provides an intensive study designed for the student who plans an art-related career or elects to receive college credit based on the completion of the College Board requirements. Students select a concentration area and compile a portfolio of work for presentation. The portfolio may be general drawings. Students are required to keep a portfolio, sketch book, notebook, and a slide set of their work. Students are also expected to upload photos of artwork as part of the Studio Art AP exam in May.

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