Fine Arts/Music Department

Teachers

Teacher - Art
Brother Richard Buccina, FSC
Teacher - Fine Arts, Dept. Chair
Mrs. Patricia Morgan
Teacher - Music
Mr. Larry Toft

Fine Arts

702 – Art 1

0.5 credit

College Prep

Grade 9

This one-semester course covers the element of art – line, shape, color, texture, form, and value. The course is recommended for beginners who have a desire and interest to learn the fundamentals of drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Art history is incorporated rather than taught separately.

722 – Art 2

1 credit

College Prep

Grade 10, 11, 12

This course will focus on the principles of art-rhythm, movement, balance, proportion, variety, emphasis, and unity in two and three dimensional works of art. Students begin to solve problems using the technique and materials used in Art I.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 and teacher approval.

732 – Art 3

1 credit

College Prep

Grade 11, 12

This course is intended for those who have completed three years of art. It is an informal studio course where students are encouraged to do independent work, and to specialize in developing their own particular styles. Students will explore the human figure, portraiture, cityscapes, and imaginative and experimental drawing using a variety of techniques.

*Art III will introduce students to the computer as a medium to create art. Students will use Macintosh computers and Adobe software to create art work, illustrations, and visual designs. Students will learn the basic elements of graphic design.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 2 and teacher approval.

741 – Art 4 (H)
742 – Art 4

1 credit
1 credit

Honors
College Prep

Grade 12
Grade 12

This course is offered to students who intend to go on for a higher education in art. It provides the time and facilities for portfolio preparation and instruction geared to analysis and evaluation of the visual arts. Field trips to local museums, galleries, and art colleges will be scheduled.

*Art Portfolio will introduce students to the computer as a medium to create art. Students will use Macintosh computers and Adobe software to create art work, illustrations, and visual designs. Students will learn the basic elements of graphic design.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 2 and teacher approval. A $25.00 art supplies fee will be assessed to students enrolled in this class.

Music

702 – Music Appreciation & Intro to Drumming

0.5 credit

College Prep

Music Appreciation & Intro to Drumming introduces students who are interested in learning about music from countries all over the world using a hands on approach as well as reflective writing. Students will focus on global music history, usage of the piano, and percussion equipment. This class utilizes learning-based projects on select repertoire to explore the rich history of music from around the world.

703 – Instrumental Brass

1 credit

College Prep

This course is intended for students who want to learn a brass instrument. The options include Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone Horn, and Tuba. Students will focus on tone production, technique, ear training, and reading music. Students will participate in a minimum of 4 concerts per school year. This course can be taken all 4 years.

704 – Instrumental Strings

1 credit

College Prep

This course is intended for students who want to learn a string instrument. The options include Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass. Students will focus on tone production, technique, ear training, and reading music. Students will participate in a minimum of 4 concerts per school year. This course can be taken all 4 years.

705 – Instrumental Woodwind

1 credit

College Prep

This course is intended for students who want to learn a woodwind instrument. The options include Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, and Bassoon. Students will focus on tone production, technique, ear training, and reading music. Students will participate in a minimum of 4 concerts per school year. This course can be taken all 4 years.

706 – Song & Composition

1 credit

College Prep

Have you ever wanted to compose a song? Or write your own music? This course focuses on learning basic melodic forms and techniques as well as Music Theory (rhythms, notes, chords, intervals, key signatures, time signatures, etc.) Students will compose a melody every week and become familiar with using the piano (or their primary instrument) as a guide for composing. Ear training exercises and Theory based assignments are also part of this course as they will guide the creative process.