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RHS Art Department

Faculty

Ms. Cheryl Thompson (Department Head)

Ms. Kata Medeiros

GRADE 9GRADE 10GRADE 11GRADE 12
Foundations of Art & Design

Photo. & Digital Imaging

3D Art-Ceramics & Sculpture

Comic Book & Illustration

2D Art-Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media

 

Foundations of Art & Design

Photo. & Digital Imaging

3D Art-Ceramics & Sculpture

Comic Book & Illustration

2D Art-Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media

Advanced Art I

Pre-AP Art

 

Foundations of Art & Design

Photo. & Digital Imaging

3D Art-Ceramics & Sculpture

Comic Book & Illustration

2D Art-Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media

Advanced Art I

Advanced Art II

Pre-AP Art

 

Foundations of Art & Design

Photo. & Digital Imaging

3D Art-Ceramics & Sculpture

Comic Book & Illustration

2D Art-Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media

Advanced Art I

Advanced Art II

AP Art

Foundations of Art & Design (½ Credit) (Grades 9-12)

This exploratory course is designed for the “artist” and the “non-artist”.   Students will be exposed to the history of art while making connections to contemporary art.  Through the exploration of different materials and techniques, students will learn there are many different ways to be creative and redefine what it means to be “artistic”.  Using the elements and principles of design, students will develop skills and techniques while exploring a variety of 2-D and 3-D materials: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and other mixed media art.

 

Photography & Digital Imaging (½ Credit) (Grades 9-12)

In this beginning Photography course, students will learn about the history of photography and new contemporary methods of photography.  Using the elements and principles of design students will discover new ways of taking pictures and manipulating images using traditional and non-traditional methods of photography.  Students will learn 35mm film photography and darkroom processes, digital photography techniques, scanning, photo editing, color correction and photo manipulations using Iphoto and Adobe Photoshop in a Mac lab.  (Pre-requisite: Foundations of Art & Design)

 

Comic Book & Illustration (½ Credit) (Grades 9-12)

In this course students will learn about the history of American and Japanese comic book art. Students will learn the elements of comic book, original character development, figure drawing and how to draw realistic and cartoon faces. They will also learn how to make a storyboard and turn an original short story into an illustration and book.  Students will finish the course by exploring different ways of showcasing their comic books online or in book form.  (Pre-requisite: Foundations of Art & Design or Department Head approval)

 

2D Art- Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media (½ Credit) (Grades 9-12)             

In this course students will learn about the history of 2-D art and what contemporary 2-D art looks like today. Students will explore a variety of 2-D materials and techniques in drawing, painting, collage and mixed media art.   With an emphasis on the elements and principles of design, students will learn different representational and nonrepresentational drawing, painting and mixed media techniques.  Students will explore new ways of making art by combining various 2-D art forms and also learn how to display their work in traditional and nontraditional ways.  (Pre-requisite: Foundations of Art & Design or Department Head approval)
3D Art-Ceramics & Sculpture (½ Credit) (Grades 9-12)   

In this course students will learn about the history of 3-D art and what contemporary sculpture looks like today.  Students will use the elements and principles of design to turn a 2-D idea into a 3-D form.  Students will learn basic hand building techniques using a variety of 3-D materials: paper, cardboard, tape, newspaper, wire, clay, foam, plaster, and recycled objects.  Students will also learn how to collaborate and complete large scale group projects for public display.  (Pre-requisite: Foundations of Art & Design or Department Head approval)

 

Advanced Art I (1 Credit) (Grades 10-12)

In this advanced course, students will begin to find their own artistic voice through individualized instruction and a choice based curriculum.  Students will learn how artists think and come up with ideas and develop a concentration or series of works based on a theme.  Students may also use this course to develop an art portfolio for college.  Students in the Advanced Art course will develop a topic or area of interest to explore using a material and subject matter of their choice.

Each term they will be introduced to one new artist or given a theme to explore using their own subject matter and choice of material. Each term students will also be given a project of choice which they will decide on what theme, subject matter or material they will use.   (Pre-requisite:  2 years of art required or with Department Head permission)

 

Advanced Art II (1 Credit) (Grades 10-12)

In this advanced course, students will make a proposal by the end of Term 1 for their final project that will be due before the end of the school year.  Advanced Art projects are not limited to the classroom.  Projects could also include a portfolio, a series of artwork based on a theme, public art work, community service projects or teaching opportunities within the district.

(Pre-requisite:  2 years of art required or with Department Head permission)

 

Pre-AP Art/AP Art - Available in Drawing, 2-D Design, or 3-D Sculpture

(2 year course; 1 credit per year) (Pre-AP Art Grades 10 & 11) (AP Art Grade 12)

AP Art is a wonderful opportunity for the exceptionally gifted and dedicated art student.  It is an experience designed to challenge students to go beyond what is normally required in a general art class or portfolio preparation course.  AP Art students will create a large body of work that explores their own personal interests, choice of materials and reflects their own artistic voice.  This course is highly recommended to any student who is serious about developing a portfolio and applying to art school.  Due to the large amount of work required (24 pieces total); it is completed over a two year period. Students are required to sign up for pre-AP Art by the spring of their sophomore year.  (Pre-requisite:  2 years of art required or with Department Head permission)            

The District Arts Festival

Each year the Art Department puts on a district-wide Arts Festival. Student art-work contributes to the success of this outstanding celebration of student-talent.

The Art Department has access to a state of the art darkroom and pottery kiln.

The Art Club meets after school. Students have been working on creating a dart board game for Memorial Park students outside their elementary school.

Art Department students receive several awards throughout the school year. Hannah Millen received first place in the Hingham Art Show for her Recycled Fashion Design “Bean Dress.” Colleen Burke and Alexa Leduc received Honorable Mentions in the Hingham Art Show for their recycled Fashion Design entitled “Newspaper Gown.”

 

 

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