Visual Arts

Visual Arts is a quarter long class with covers 2D & 3D Art with an emphasis in art history. 

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3D ART uses many different techniques to create works of art that are three-dimensional or have three-dimensional qualities.  This includes, but is not limited to, clay/ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and fiber art.

2nd hour

5th hour



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2D Art 

2D Art uses a variety of materials to create artwork that is two dimensional.  This includes but is not limited to drawing with pencil, color pencil, pastel, and oil pastel, painting with watercolor and acrylic, and printmaking processes.

1st hour

4th hour

7th hour

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We are working on Edward Hopper Window sculptures.

Basic Unit Summary


Intro to 3D: Form Follows Function (2 weeks)

Ceramics: Pinch, Slab, Coil Construction (8 weeks)

Paper Mache: Masks as an art form (2 weeks)

Wire Sculpture: Using armatures (2 weeks)

Deductive Sculpture: Block carving (2 weeks)

Plaster Casting: (2 weeks).

Honors Art

We are working on proportional face portraits.  We will have 5 skectchbook assignments this quarter and one major (student designed) project due this quarter.


We are working on the basics of Flash with a series of minor projects on the elements of art.

Basic Timeline of Units

          Weeks 1&2: Elements of Art & PhotoShop Basic Tools

          Weeks 3&4: Digital Painting - PhotoShop

          Weeks 5-8: Photo Editing with PhotoShop

          Week 9: Introduction to Flash

          Week 10: Symbols in Flash

          Week 11: Shape Tweening (animations)

          Week 12: Motion Tweening (animations part II)

          Weeks 13&14: Creating Animated Movies

          Week 15:  Buttons and Actions

          Weeks 16&17: Creating interactive movies & games