Visual Arts

Visual Arts Department

 

 

Mrs. Ann Marie Merrill Mrs. Rossella Pellegrino Pulit

 

Art Classes Offered At Wilby High School

1/2 Year Course Full Year Course
Ceramics 1 Independent Study
Paper Art 1 AP Art Studio
Foundations of Art 1 & 2  
Drawing 1 & 2  
Painting 1 & 2  
Printmaking 1 & 2  
Sculpture 1 & 2  

 

End of the Year Exhibition

The end of the year exhibition is a culmination of the hard work and effort put forth by the students and teacher of the Visual Arts Department.  It is an especially exciting event for the students who enjoy exhibiting their works to the faculty, administrators, student body and community.  

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

900F    FOUNDATIONS OF ART 1           GRADES: 9-12                    CREDIT: .50

This course introduces students to the language of art, and introduces students to the fundamentals of the elements and principles of design and composition. The art lessons presented in this course are in alignment with the National and State Standards as well as the Wilby High School Student Expectations. This course provides a variety of introductory experiences in the two-and three-dimensional realm. Projects include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media, with emphasis on critical thinking, craftsmanship, and presentation of artwork.

 

908F    FOUNDATIONS OF ART 2           GRADES: 9-12                     CREDIT: .50

This course provides added experiences in depth in two- and three-dimensional artThe art lessons presented in this course are in alignment with the National and State Standards as well as the Wilby High School Student Expectations. This course continues to build upon fundamental concepts covered in Foundations of Art I, but explores deeper into those concepts encouraging critical and creative thinking, making the student a more accomplished artist.

 

901      PRINTMAKING 1                           GRADES: 10-12       CREDIT: .50

Printmaking is a course in which students will explore diverse techniques and approaches to art through paints, monoprints, collographs, linoleum block prints, and many other print transfer methods. The development of technical skills and strong design skills are emphasized as students explore printmaking. The art lessons presented in this course are in alignment with the National and State Standards as well as the Wilby High School Student Expectations.

 

915      PRINTMAKING 2                           GRADES: 10-12                   CREDIT: .50

This advanced course is a continuation of the printmaking experience from Printmaking 1. Students will continue to develop their technical skill and use a variety of printmaking methods to work toward expanding their personal and creative abilities and imagination. The art lessons presented in this course are in alignment with the National and State Standards as well as the Wilby High School Student Expectations.

 

902/909  DRAWING 1 & 2                          GRADES: 10-12                   CREDIT: .50 Each

Prerequisite: Foundations of Art 1

The Drawing 1 & 2 classes provide each student with a variety of drawing strategies and techniques. The course will predominately apply dry media to a variety of papers with different weights and texture. Throughout the exploration of various media, the students have the opportunity to create both original works of art as well as classical, traditional reproductions from past masters. Works will be graded according to the classroom rubric and may be chosen for the end of the year exhibit.  Students who possess high motivation and artistic skill are asked to participate in future art classes in preparation for Advanced Placement Art Studio class.

 

 

 

903/910 PAINTING 1 & 2                           GRADES: 10-12                   CREDIT: .50 Each

Prerequisite: Foundations of Art 1

The Painting 1 & 2 classes provide each student with knowledge of a variety of painting media and techniques.  The course will predominately apply paint to a variety of painting surfaces with different weights and texture. Throughout the exploration of various paint media, the students have the opportunity to create both original works of art as well as classical, traditional reproductions from past masters. Works will be graded according to the classroom rubric and may be chosen for the end of the year exhibit.  Students who possess high motivation and artistic skill are asked to participate in future art classes in preparation for the Advanced Placement Art Studio class.

 

906      CERAMICS                                      GRADES:  10-12                  CREDIT: .50

Ceramics is a course in which students will explore basic hand building techniques in clay such as slab, coil, and pinch techniques. Students will learn to approach ceramic artwork as both functional and decorative sculptural objects. The art lessons presented in this course are in alignment with the National and State Standards as well as the Wilby High School Student Expectations.

 

908      PAPER ARTS 1                               GRADES:  10-12                  CREDIT: .50

Paper Arts is a course in which students will explore diverse techniques and approaches to art through paper. Students will work in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. Projects include; paper mache, collage and bookmaking. The art lessons presented in this course are in alignment with the National and State Standards as well as the Wilby High School Student Expectations.

 

909I     ART INDEPENDENT STUDY     GRADES:  10-12                  CREDIT: 1.00

The purpose of the Independent Study is to continue in the visual arts program at a higher level giving students the opportunity to explore and build upon their strengths in an effort to establish a collection of quality work. The independent study assignments may allow the student to explore their choice of either the subject or media. By year’s end, the completed work may be considered to be submitted either into a portfolio or toward an AP studio exam.    Should the student opt to take the AP exam, the following school year, this completed collection of work may be considered to be used as part of the breadth portion of the portfolio. 

 

909A   AP STUDIO ART                            GRADES:  10-12                  CREDIT: 1.00

The AP studio art course is designed for students in the eleventh, or twelfth grade.  The student must have already taken a Studio Art Course, must have a beginning portfolio of his/her work, and must be recommended by the instructor.  The main goal of this course is to prepare the students for the AP Studio Art Exam by developing a highly organized portfolio of work under the required procedures and guidelines of the College Board’s AP drawing rubrics.