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MISS HALL’S SCHOOL

Course Catalog 2017-2018

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Studio Art II

AP Art

Students in Studio Art II continue to develop skills and techniques for the studio, while also strengthening their artistic voice and creative confidence. Students paint and draw subject matter such as still-life, portraiture, landscape, perspective, gesture, and abstract. Familiar and new media are explored such as charcoal, ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels, spray paint, printmaking, and collage. Graphic and fashion design is also studied. Historical and contemporary examples of art help bring perspective to class work. A sketchbook serves as a key component of the course and is used on a weekly basis for planning projects, experimenting with new techniques, and practicing skills. Field trips complement the curriculum as the class explores the local art community and seeks out inspiration. Through a combination of directed assignments, collaborative projects, group critiques, and independent pieces, students learn new skills, techniques, and concepts to find success as developing artists. Prerequisite: Studio Art I or equivalent experience. Students who have not taken Studio Art I must have instructor's approval based on 5 examples of relevant work. Grade Level: 10-12 (1 credit; full year)

This full year course is intended for the student who is seriously committed to the study of the visual arts including painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. Students work at a rigorous pace to complete either the AP Drawing Portfolio, 2-D Design Portfolio, or 3D Design Portfolio requirements. Work produced in this course is expected to be both well-crafted and conceptually strong. In the fall, directed assignments and independent projects help students develop expertise in drawing, painting, and 2-D or 3-D media to complete the Breadth Section of the AP portfolio. In the winter and spring, the students create a body of work centered on a theme as the Concentration Section of the AP portfolio. The underlying objective of the course is to guide the student to work at a college level and create a portfolio of work that meets the standards of evaluation by the College Board's AP Program. Prerequisite: Studio Art II or equivalent experience; students must apply and be accepted into this course based on an established set of criteria. Grade Level: 11-12 (1 credit; full year)

Independent Study in the Arts Studio Art III

This semester-long course is designed for students who have completed all the available sections applicable to their focus in art. An independent project/study will be developed in collaboration with the instructor connected to a specific medium or area of interest; areas include Studio Art, Photography, Ceramics, or combined media. Students wishing to enroll in this section may do so with prior approval of the instructor with whom they wish to work. Students must also be able to present a project proposal, set their own goals, and have demonstrated that they are able to work in a focused and self-directed manner. This course gives advanced art students the opportunity to explore areas of interest in more depth with the guidance of an instructor during an existing scheduled class time. Students are encouraged to follow emergent ideas but are also expected to present a cohesive and accomplished exhibition at the end of each semester. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor Grade Level: 12 (1 credit; full year)

Studio Art III is for students who flourish when working independently on projects they have designed. Students propose projects for themselves in areas of studio art that challenge and interest them while also keeping them engaged at a rigorous pace. Some directed assignments are given to help expand students' skill sets and understanding of art. A sketchbook serves as a key component of the course and is used on a weekly basis for planning projects, experimenting with new techniques, and practicing skills. Field trips with students at other levels complement the curriculum as the class explores the local art community and seeks out inspiration. Students complete the course with a strong set of pieces to add to their portfolios. Prerequisite: Studio Art II or equivalent experience. Students who have not taken Studio Art II must have instructor's approval based on 5 examples of relevant work. Grade Level: 10-12 (1 credit; full year)

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Miss Hall's School 2017-2018 Course Catalog  
Miss Hall's School 2017-2018 Course Catalog  
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