WELCOME TO PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM
Classes Offered: Skill Building Classes: ART I (Introduction to Drawing & Design) - Semester Class ART IB (Advanced Drawing & Design / Intro to sculpture) - teacher approval only - Semester Class ART II (Color Theory and Mediums in Art) - Year Long Class Advanced & Career Related Classes: ART III (Advanced Fine Arts) - Year Long Class ART IV (Studio & Commercial Art) - Year Long Class AP ART - (2 HS credits) college credit per College Board ART HISTORY - World Travel (.5 HS credits) ART 199 (SS/Studio ART) 4-16 SOU college credits - teacher approval needed
District Grading Scale for all ART classes: A ~Mastery B ~Approaching Mastery C ~Proficient D ~ Approaching Proficient F~Not proficient
Our program enables students to develop mastery in concept, composition, and execution of drawing, 2-D design and 3-D design. Phoenix enables students to develop a body of work investigating a strong underlying visual idea in drawing and design that grows out of a coherent plan of action and investigation. This program teaches students a variety of concepts and approaches in drawing and design so that the student is able to demonstrate a range of abilities and versatility with technique, problem-solving, and composition. Such conceptual variety will be demonstrated through the use of a variety of media taught in units. This program emphasizes making art as an ongoing process that involves the student's informed and critical decision making. We includes group and individual student critiques along with instructional conversations with the teacher, enabling students to learn to analyze and discuss their own artwork and those of their peers. This program teaches students to understand artistic integrity as well as what constitutes plagiarism. We teach students how to develop their own work so that it moves beyond duplication of concept and execution.
Students that complete this 4 year program with an AP option will expand their drawing, mark making and design concepts to advance their visual communication skills by exploring a variety of design processes, techniques, composition and aesthetic concepts using the elements and principles of design. Students who complete this 4 year program will also have a structured educational experience that connects learning to the world beyond the classroom to help students clarify career goals in the Arts. Students will have the opportunity to experience career related learning through field-based investigations, field trips, guest speakers, job shadows opportunities, and workplace simulations.
ART I (Introduction to Drawing & Design)
ART IB (Advanced Drawing & Design / Intro to Sculpture)