Course descriptions for Art. 

Available courses

2D Art Sampler

This is the starting point for “Art without Fear”and getting a grip in art at GHS. No experience necessary. You learn what you need to know to improve your skills in everything from how to get ideas to how to start creating what you visualize. This “Hands On” course covers basic elements of…
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2D Level 2

Now that you are more courageous about creating and using strategies for getting new ideas, APPLY the skills you have been learning to express your own ART VOICE. Choose how you will meet the Learning Targets.  Use traditional and digital art materials in this state of the art art studio. Appl…
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2D Level 3

Level up your ideas, independence and skills to more sustained investigations.  Combine your interests and dig deeper into your own choices. Use traditional and digital art materials in this state of the art - art studio. Learn to make and follow your OWN plan while making and learning about&n…
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2D Level 4

In Level 4 the focus moves from using 2D techniques, idea generation strategies to using strengths to cultivating voice as you develop skills in drawing, painting and printmaking to build portfolio. In addition to portfolio development, you are guided and expected to apply learning beyond the class…
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3D Level 1

Required for all other 3D classes.   Fun hands on intro level class suited for students of ALL abilities. “Art without Fear”.  No experience or “Artistic talent” necessary, Honest. You can do it. You’ll  learn problem-solving techniques, useful life skills and lea…
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3D Level 2

More hands on fun, taken to level 2! Still suited for students of ALL abilities. More “Art without Fear”.  Still no “Artistic talent” necessary, Honest. You can do it.  APPLY the skills you have been learning to express your ART VOICE. You’ll actually learn what you need to…
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3D Level 3

More hands-on fun turned up to level 3! Still suited for students of ALL abilities. Still, no fear or “Artistic talent” needed, Honest. You can do it.  Level up your ideas, independence, and skills.  Combine your interests and dig deeper into your own choices. Learn to make and f…
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3D Level 4

More hands-on fun, more independence! Still suited for students of ALL abilities. Still, no fear or “Artistic talent” needed, Honest. More challenges and more rewards. You can do it. Continue to Strive for Mastery in this advanced course and level up your ideas, independence, and skills. M…
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Graphics 1

Required for all other Graphics classes.   Computer-based intro-level class, suited for students of ALL abilities. “Computer Design without Fear”.  No experience or “Artistic talent” necessary, Honest. You can do it.  You’ll learn idea generation skills, useful life sk…
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Graphics 2

Computer based learning level 2. Still suited for students of ALL abilities.More “Computer Design without Fear”.  No experience or “Artistic talent” necessary, Honest. You can do it.  Continue to explore idea generation skills, useful life skills and learning that mistakes are act…
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Photo 1

Photo 1 uses manual 35mm SLR cameras & digital manipulation as an introduction to learning the basic essentials of photography. Students establish independent skills by taking, processing and developing their own film & photographs. Problem solving & creativity are utilized as the stude…
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Photo 2

Photo 2 pushes the boundaries of experimentation both within the darkroom and digital realms. Students are expected to expand their subject matter and composition along with their knowledge of the darkroom in order to begin building their portfolio. Digital manipulation advances to the next level w…
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Photo 3

This course begins to advance the digital knowledge and manipulation needed in order to build their portfolio. Students will effectively master the use of both digital and 35mm SLR cameras in order to create their desired images. Students will study a contemporary photographer in depth in order to …
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2D AP Design Photo

AP2D is a course based on the design elements and principles of art and photography skills. Students will use these skills to create a series of work based on their curiosity about a topic. The rigor of this course and the depth of personal investigation contribute to life skills that are useful in…
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2D AP Drawing/Design

Prerequisite: Technically none. You will want to have had several 2D classes before embarking on this journey.  Juniors with approval. Recommend: Seniors. Fee for AP Portfolio submission. In 2D AP Drawing and Design the focus is building your drawing, painting and/or printmaking skills to crea…
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