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ART 454

Course Name

Woodworking SPRING

Grading Period

Trimester 3

Meeting Times

Two periods

Credits

1/6

Description



Have you ever wanted to try woodworking? This course is a hands-on and in depth experience with building and crafting in the wood shop. Students will use and become comfortable with basic wood working tools and gradually build up to more sophisticated power tools. Of utomost importance, students will learn proper safety protocol and technique for each tool. The trimester will begin with a small project, (a picture frame or box) and end the trimester on a more complex project- bird houses, tables, cutting boards, etc. No prior experience is required: just a sense of creativity. Maximum enrollment = six students.

ART130

Course Name

Art and Design

Grading Period

Full Year

Meeting Times

Three periods

Credits

1/2

Description



This is an introductory level course focused on helping students use the design process for creative problem-solving, with a particular emphasis on research, ideation, and prototyping as part of experimenting with new ideas. Students will have the opportunity to work both individually and collaboratively with a variety of studio art media as well as digital and robotic technology while developing their visual communication skills by utilizing the Principles of Composition and Design Thinking. This course is required for all 9th graders, who will rotate through three sections of the course (two trimesters in the art studios and one trimester in the makerspace).

ART150

Course Name

Yearbook

Grading Period

Trimesters 1 and 2

Meeting Times

Five periods

Credits

2/3

Description



Students in this course will be responsible for the publication of the school's yearbook, The Legacy. Through the publication process, students will gain experience in design and layout, feature writing, photography, editing, and advertising and will become proficient in InDesign and PhotoShop. Staff members will be expected to adhere to professional publication standards and deadlines. Students also may opt to join The Legacy's ad sales team, where they will establish business contacts, develop and implement sales strategies, and assume responsibility for the substantial advertising component of the yearbook. May be repeated for credit.