VISUAL ARTS – COURSE CATALOG

The courses listed here count toward Visual Arts Conservatory credit. When two courses are taken within the same conservatory, students qualify for a conservatory letter. Students should also register for PreMaster and Master certification courses to be prepared to graduate certified within their conservatory.

COURSE: ART I
COURSE NUMBER: 159
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 4,6,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 4,6,7
DESCRIPTION: Students in Art 1 will learn how to draw, paint, critique, and speak about art history. Students will speak about artworks that are both famous and student creations. They will learn the Elements and Principles of art from Artistic Creation and for Art Critiques. Students will develop art projects that have an Element or Principle of Design to focus upon, and they will present their work for display, critique, and portfolio. These Elements and Principles of Design will be an on-going part of their verbal critiques of artworks from many sources.

COURSE: ART II
COURSE NUMBER: 163
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 4,6,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 4,6,7
DESCRIPTION: Art II builds on the foundational elements of Art I by exploring drawing, conceptual design, painting and color theory on a deeper level. Lessons based on artistic perception, creative expression and the historical and cultural impact of the visual arts world meet the five areas of the visual arts standards. Elements of art and design (line, color, shape/form texture, value and space) and the principles of art and design (balance, contrast, dominance, emphasis, movement, repetition, rhythm, subordination, variation and unity). Historical and cultural contexts will be applied with attention to analysis, interpretation, and judgment of student work as well as appreciation of art works from other cultures and times.

COURSE: ART III
COURSE NUMBER: 161
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 1,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 1,8
DESCRIPTION: Art III is designed for the students pursuing an art based college program or career as a visual artist. This course guides the students in portfolio development by advancing knowledge of technical skills and the elements and principles of art. Building on the foundations of Art I and Art II, students in this course will advance their knowledge of independent thinking and creativity, development of personal style and technique, as well as critical thinking skills through problem solving. Student will learn about gallery and public display of art through several exhibitions of their work. Written analysis and critique and public speaking about their work will allow students to learn to market themselves in the professional world. Visits to surrounding museums will also help the students understand the historical and cultural implications of the visual arts world.

COURSE: DRAWING & PAINTING I
COURSE NUMBER:
158
A-G: 10 credits (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Level I Conservatory
HOUSE: Visual and Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts, Technical Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gomar) Period 1,4,6,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: Drawing and Painting 1 is a year-long course during which students will become familiar with the basic Elements and Principles of Design through drawing and painting. The first semester will be focused upon dry medias: graphite, charcoal, chalk pastels, oil pastels, and pen and ink. The second semester will be centered around paint: acrylic, watercolor, and gouache. Alll students will participate in creative expression and learn to constructively critique student artworks.
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COURSE: DRAWING & PAINTING II
COURSE NUMBER: 1582
A-G: 10 credits (Under Review for Fine Arts Credit)
PREREQUISITE: Level II Conservatory
HOUSE: Visual and Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gomar) Period 1,4,6,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: This course includes the refinement of technical skills specifically for drawing and painting. Students will be taught how to create personal interpretations for works of art. Students are required to work on the development of a portfolio of 2D art for college admissions. Students are required to have a sketchbook. All Drawing & Painting students are required to exhibit a collection of their works in an art show at the end of the school year.

COURSE: DRAWING & PAINTING III
COURSE NUMBER:
A-G: 10 credits (Under Review for Fine Arts Credit)
PREREQUISITE: Level III Conservatory
HOUSE: Visual and Technical Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Gomar) Period 3,8
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: This course includes the advanced refinement of technical skills specifically for drawing and painting. Students will be taught how to create personal interpretations for works of art. Students are required to work on the development of a portfolio of 2D art for college admissions. Students are required to have a sketchbook. All Drawing & Painting students are required to exhibit a collection of their works in an art show at the end of the school year.

COURSE: SCULPTURE I
COURSE NUMBER: 620
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 2,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 2,9
DESCRIPTION: In Sculpture 1, students will be introduced to a variety of materials, methods, and concepts of expressing ideas three-dimensionally. Students will explore the history of sculpture from early artifacts and tools, to modern and contemporary examples. Students will explore the human body as represented in sculpture, in relation to sculpture, and as a tool to make and activate sculpture. Students will be assessed on their ability to create original work and write an artist statement, and participate in class discussions and verbal critiques. Students will demonstrate skill in basic sculptural techniques using paper, wood, wire, textiles, clay, plaster, and found objects to create relief work, sculpture in the round, and costumes.

COURSE: SCULPTURE II
COURSE NUMBER: 6201
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Technical/Visual Arts
CONSERVATORY: Visual Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Taylor) Periods 2,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (James) Periods 2,9
DESCRIPTION: Sculpture II has the students work in depth on the three-dimensional concepts of space, line, form, mass, surface, and scale. The course builds on a student’s experience with sculptural materials as they develop their concepts in a range of three-dimensional media.  The art works are expected to be a on a larger scale and reference the space in which they are displayed. Concepts used by sculptors from the 20th and 21st centuries are referenced. All assignments culminate with written evaluations, class critiques, and displays of the work throughout the campus.