General Art – Fine Arts B

“We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.” Bob Ross
Come learn how to turn happy accidents into fun paintings. We’re going to explore painting with acrylic paints this semester. In this low-pressure class we’ll learn how to mix paints, work with different tools and surfaces, and just find ways to use painting as a relaxing outlet for our creativity.
We’ll attempt to do one painting per class period. We will touch on color theory, talk about some famous painters and their styles of paintings. Homework will be low. Maybe some videos on techniques or painters just to help us keep our spirit of curiosity alive and well.

General Art – Fine Arts A

“We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.” Bob Ross
Come learn how to turn happy accidents into fun paintings. We’re going to explore painting with acrylic paints this semester. In this low-pressure class we’ll learn how to mix paints, work with different tools and surfaces, and just find ways to use painting as a relaxing outlet for our creativity.
We’ll attempt to do one painting per class period. We will touch on color theory, talk about some famous painters and their styles of paintings. Homework will be low. Maybe some videos on techniques or painters just to help us keep our spirit of curiosity alive and well.

ASL I – GROUP 2

Bonjour!  Did you know that over 200 million people in over 50 countries speak the French language?  And did you know that French is the official language of the United Nations, NATO, the International Red Cross and the Olympic Committee?  It’s true!  In fact, you probably already know some French words and phrases that are commonly used in English today: chauffer (driver); chef (cook); déja vu (already seen).  How many times have you said “excusez-moi” (excuse me)?  In this course, we will work on building your French foundation by focusing on four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  A variety of methods and resources will be used to encourage conversation, exchange of information, and expression of feelings, emotions, and opinions in written and oral French.  French will be used as much as possible in order to create a fun and immersive environment; however, English will be used to explain grammar and to introduce cultural concepts. Use of an online textbook will provide you with continuous access to native, audio files, songs, and flashcards, as well as, cultural videos.  What are you waiting for?!  Allons-y!

ASL I – GROUP 1

Bonjour!  Did you know that over 200 million people in over 50 countries speak the French language?  And did you know that French is the official language of the United Nations, NATO, the International Red Cross and the Olympic Committee?  It’s true!  In fact, you probably already know some French words and phrases that are commonly used in English today: chauffer (driver); chef (cook); déja vu (already seen).  How many times have you said “excusez-moi” (excuse me)?  In this course, we will work on building your French foundation by focusing on four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  A variety of methods and resources will be used to encourage conversation, exchange of information, and expression of feelings, emotions, and opinions in written and oral French.  French will be used as much as possible in order to create a fun and immersive environment; however, English will be used to explain grammar and to introduce cultural concepts. Use of an online textbook will provide you with continuous access to native, audio files, songs, and flashcards, as well as, cultural videos.  What are you waiting for?!  Allons-y!

Music Appreciation: LETU MUSC 1303 or Honors

Whether you’re brand new to musical theatre or you’ve been around it for a while, this is the perfect class to dive into it headfirst! This fine arts elective tracks the history of musical theatre by starting with its precursors, comic and ballad operas, and ending with modern-day musicals such as Hamilton and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical. Students will learn how the different musical ages progressed while also learning some musical theatre literature. It’s fun for every student.

This highly interactive course is project-based and offers two different options for project assignments: performance and production. Each project, students can choose to do the performance option (singing, acting, dancing, etc.) or the production option (costume design, scenic design, lighting design, etc.).

Microphone and camera capability are a requirement for this dynamic class experience.

Introduction to Language Arts – GROUP 2

Students will use the 6th-grade text of Rod and Staff to solidify their foundation in grammar, usage, and mechanics in preparation for more advanced coursework. Students will apply their learning to diagram sentences and begin learning to communicate clearly, effectively, and eloquently in their own writing. Students will also encounter excellent literature that includes timeless children’s classics and well written modern works, practicing comprehension, literary analysis, and critical thinking as they read. Additionally, students will practice writing short pieces in many genres. These lessons and activities will provide students with a meaningful introduction to the various aspects of language arts which will prepare them.

French I

Bonjour!  Did you know that over 200 million people in over 50 countries speak the French language?  And did you know that French is the official language of the United Nations, NATO, the International Red Cross and the Olympic Committee?  It’s true!  In fact, you probably already know some French words and phrases that are commonly used in English today: chauffer (driver); chef (cook); déja vu (already seen).  How many times have you said “excusez-moi” (excuse me)?  In this course, we will work on building your French foundation by focusing on four key areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  A variety of methods and resources will be used to encourage conversation, exchange of information, and expression of feelings, emotions, and opinions in written and oral French.  French will be used as much as possible in order to create a fun and immersive environment; however, English will be used to explain grammar and to introduce cultural concepts. Use of an online textbook will provide you with continuous access to native, audio files, songs, and flashcards, as well as, cultural videos.  What are you waiting for?!  Allons-y!

Junior High Art A

Learn to see, think, and draw like an architect! The first of two semester-long courses will introduce students to architectural design thinking and representation through freehand and technical drawing exercises. We will focus on translating between 2D and 3D drawing and visualization while learning the standard orthographic views in architectural drawings – plan, elevation, and section. Students will be exposed to various architects and works of architecture throughout the course.

Weekly assignments will consist of a sketchbook or drafting assignment as well as a reading requirement. A weekly assessment will account for the completion of the reading assignment. Three projects will be done during the semester. For the final design project students will create architectural drawings consisting of plan, elevation, and section and then present their projects in the final class. This course is a prerequisite for Intro to Architecture II.