WELCOME TO PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM
We changed the Alex Hanscom Memorial Scholarship his year to included an athlete and art student. The Alexandra Hanscom Memorial Scholarship Fund if you are a two-sport female senior for four years and have taken two years of Art including Art III and Art IV. If you have any questions, please contact the Future Planning Center.
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/ College Prep & Career Path Classes: ART IIIA (College Prep - Advanced Studio Arts) - 1st Semester Class ART IIIB (Career Path - Emerging Media) - 2nd Semester Class ART IVA (Career Path - Commercial Art) - 1st Semester Class ART IVB (College Prep - Advanced Studio ART continued) - 2nd Semester Class
College Credit Classes: AP ART - Drawing Portfolio - (2 HS credits) college credit per College Board AP ART - 2D Design Portfolio - (2 HS credits) college credit per College Board
Students on an art track can complete their 100 level design sequence and some of their 100 and 200 level drawing classes while still in HS. All other college bound students can easily accumulate elective credits towards their gen. ed. requirements. This is great opportunity for everyone!!!! Students can earn up to 23 college elective credit by completing the full 4 year ART program and PHS.
Only students with a B average or better, in ART, will be able to apply for the College Credit Listed Below.
ART 115 - Basic Design I - 3 college credits. (PHS ART III) Design issues in the context of the contemporary visual world. Explores the elements and principles of visual design. ART 116 - Basic Design II - 3 college credits - (PHS ART II) Color theory, relationship, and organization in the context of the contemporary visual world. Explores the elements and principles of visual design. ART 117 - Basic Design III - 3 college credits - (PHS ART IB & ART IV) Three-dimensional design (space, forms, materials, and methods) in the context of the contemporary visual world. Explores the elements and principles of visual design. ART 131 - Intro to Drawing - 3 college credits - (PHS ART I & ART IB) A studio experience exploring basic drawing techniques, materials, and concepts. A conceptual framework for critical analysis is presented along with basic art theory. ART 199 (SS/Studio ART) 4-8 college credits - teacher approval needed (AP ART)
Ziemer ART Scholarship for a PHS art student to use towards art school. Over the last 15 years we have given thousands $$$ to each and every PHS senior who has completed the art program at PHS and plans to study Art at any University or Art College. Ziemer Art Trust Scholarship!!!!- click here for application. download and save before entering data, otherwise your work will be lost. Ziemer Renewal Application - click here
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 include 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)