Fine Arts/Music Department

Teachers

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

Fine Arts

wc7021 – 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.

wc7221 – 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.

wc7321 – 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.

wc7411 – Art 4 (H)
wc7421 – 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.

wc7551 – Architecture in Design I

0.5 credit

College Prep

Grade 10,11,12

Must have had an introductory class before taking this class/ Art 1.
Students will explore famous Architects from Frank Lloyd Wright to Frank Gehry. They will learn about the different building styles from Victorian to Modern, students will be able to articulate the differences. The students will create detail drawing using drafting skills to complete their drawings.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 and teacher approval. 

wc7541 – Interior Design 

0.5 credit

College Prep

Grade 10,11,12

Must have had an introductory class before taking this class/ Art 1.
Students will learn how to draw furniture, layout design and skills needed in this field. This interior design course will teach you everything you need to know to get started in interior designer. You will learn design trends and history, furniture styles and fabrics, color theory and lighting.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 and teacher approval. 

wc7541 – Spanish Culture and the Arts

0.5 credit

College Prep

Grade 10,11,12

This course provides an introduction to both the history of Spanish speaking countries and its social and cultural circumstances that focus on the Arts. Students will learn about Spanish Artists: Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo and Joan Miro. They will also do hands-on projects based on the folk art of the Spanish Culture.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 and teacher approval. 

wc7511 – Ceramics

0.5 credit

College Prep

Grade 10,11,12

A hands-on exploration of clay through hand building techniques that covers slab building, hand building, pinch pots, building with coils and introduction to glazing and firing ceramics.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 and teacher approval. 

wc7521 – Ceramics I

0.5 credit

College Prep

Grade 10,11,12

A hands-on exploration of clay. Covers slab building, hand building, proportion and figurative work, surface treatment, glazing techniques, the firing process and the history of ceramic sculpture. This course utilizes scale to explore creative expression through the form in space in clay.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art 1 and Ceramics 1 and teacher approval. 

Music

wc7021 – Instrumental Percussion

1 credit

College Prep

Grade 9-12

This course is intended for students who want to learn a percussion instrument. Each student will earn to play the snare drum, bass drum, auxiliary percussion (cymbals, triangle, woodblock, chimes, etc.), and xylophone. Students will focus on tone production, technique, ear training, and reading music. Students will participate in a minimum of 4 concerts per school year as well as school functions that require music. This course can be taken all 4 years.

wc7031 – Instrumental Brass

1 credit

College Prep

Grade 9-12

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 must participate in a minimum of 4 concerts per school year as well as school functions that require music. This course can be taken all 4 years.

wc7041 – Instrumental Strings

1 credit

College Prep

Grade 9-12

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.

wc7051 – Instrumental Woodwind

1 credit

College Prep

Grade 9-12

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 must participate in a minimum of 4 concerts per school year as well as school functions that require music. This course can be taken all 4 years.

wc7071 – Music Theory & Composition

1 credit

College Prep

Grade 9-12

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.

wc7081 – Piano Lab 

1 credit

College Prep

Grade 9-12

This course will teach students basic piano skills as well as simple melodies to play in the right hand and chords in the left. Students will focus on technique, right and left hand coordination, ear training, and reading music.

wc7081 – Concert Band/Orchestra 

1 credit

College Prep

Grade 9-12

This course focuses on the full ensemble of all instrumentalists. Students will learn to play together in an ensemble and work on blend, section performing, repertoire selection, and conducting. Students must participate in a minimum of 4 concerts per school year as well as school functions that require music.