The goal of the Art Department is to develop students’ visual sensitivity and promote creative thinking through the exploration of a variety of visual media. Through inquiry into the traditions of art, techniques and processes, students become more visually literate. They learn about art concepts, cultural traditions, and historical perspectives and the contribution of artists to culture and society. This promotes student understanding and enables them to shape their visual environment while enriching their experience.

ART COURSE OFFERINGS

Strand/Subject Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Prerequisites
DRAWING
Drawing 1 X X X X None
Drawing 2 X X X X Drawing 1
Drawing 3 X X X Drawing 2
Drawing 4 X X X Drawing 3
PAINTING
Painting 1 X X X X Drawing 1
Painting 2 X X X Painting 1
Painting 3 X X X Painting 2
Painting 4 X X X Painting 3
CERAMICS
Ceramics 1 X X X X None
Ceramics 2 X X X X Ceramics 1
Ceramics 3 X X X Ceramics 2
Ceramics 4 X X X Ceramics 3
JEWELRY/METALS
Jewelry/Metals 1 X X X X None
Jewelry/Metals 2 X X X X Jewelry/Metals 1
Jewelry/Metals 3 X X X Jewelry/Metals 2
Jewelry/Metals 4 X X X Jewelry/Metals 3
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography 1 (Traditional)* X X X X None
Photography 2 (Traditional)* X X X X Photography 1 (Traditional)
Photography 2 (Digital)* X X X X Photography 1 (Traditional)
Photography 3 X X X Photography 2 (Traditional or Digital)
Photography 4 X X X Photography 3
FILM
Film & Video Arts 1 X X X X Photo 1 or Digital Art 1 or Acting or Instructor Approval
Film & Video Arts 2 X X X Film & Video Arts 1
DIGITAL ART
Digital Art 1* X X X X None
Digital Art 2* X X X X Digital Art 1
Digital Art 3* X X X Digital Art 2
Digital Art 4 X X X Digital Art 3
SCULPTURE
Sculpture 1 X X X X Ceramics 1 or Jewelry/Metals 1
Sculpture 2 X X X Sculpture 1
ADAPTED ART & DESIGN LEADERS
Adapted Leaders X X X 1 semester of Visual Art and Department Placement Required
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
AP Art Historyw^ ** X X X Teacher Recommendation
Blended AP Art History(NCHS only)w^ ** X X X Teacher Recommendation
AP Studio Art 2Dw X X X One sequential Credit in Art & Portfolio Submission
AP Studio Art 2D Designw X X X One sequential Credit in Art & Portfolio Submission
AP Studio Art 3Dw X X X One sequential Credit in Art & Portfolio Submission

(*) These courses may be used to fulfill the CTE graduation requirement.
(^) This course may be used to fulfill one semester of the Social Studies graduation requirement.
(**) This course qualifies for the Illinois Global Scholar Certificate.
w = weighted course