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HS Visual Arts Courses

VISUAL ARTS IB HL II

Visual Arts IB SL and HL General Description

The course, open to students in 11th through to 12th grade, is a two-year program, either in SL or HL for highly motivated students committed to serious study in art. The Diploma Visual Arts program enables students to engage in both practical exploration and independent critical investigation. The course is designed to enable students to study visual arts at a higher level and also welcomes those students who seek life enrichment through visual arts. There are no strict IB guidelines for the media students choose to create their artworks. Quality work in visual arts can be produced by students at both Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL). The aims and assessment objectives are the same for students at both HL and SL: 20% Comparative Study, 40% Process Portfolio and 40% Exhibition. Through a variety of teaching approaches, all students are encouraged to develop their creative and critical abilities and to enhance their knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of visual arts. The course content for HL and SL may be the same. However, due to the different amount of time available, students at HL level are required to produce a larger body of work, or work in greater depth (HL 8-11 Studio Works and SL 4-7 Studio Works). In order to reflect this, the assessment criteria are differentiated according to option and level. The number of works produced, the time spent on each, and the quality achieved may vary from student to student: a high level of performance at either HL or SL can be achieved in both a large or a smaller body of work.

Visual Arts HL II Description

This course is open to students completing the IB diploma. During the first year students explore concepts, materials and techniques. Emphasis is on developing artistic skills, experimentation, research, critical thinking and problem solving. The course content for HL and SL may be the same and students have the opportunity to develop ideas and skills.  However, due to the different IB requirements for each, HL students produce a larger body of work, submitting 8-11 studio works. In order to reflect this, the assessment criteria are differentiated according to option and level. Course work involves three main components required by IB:

  1. 20%  Comparative Study
  2. 40%  Process Portfolio
  3. 40%  Exhibition

Students are required to spend time outside the classroom working on studio assignments and their process journal.

Students taking this course will be required to take the IB external examination in their senior year.

(Note:  Fees for this assessment are set by the International Baccalaureate Organization).

VISUAL ARTS IB HL I

Visual Arts IB SL and HL General Description

The course, open to students in 11th through to 12th grade, is a two-year program, either in SL or HL for highly motivated students committed to serious study in art. The Diploma Visual Arts program enables students to engage in both practical exploration and independent critical investigation. The course is designed to enable students to study visual arts at a higher level and also welcomes those students who seek life enrichment through visual arts. There are no strict IB guidelines for the media students choose to create their artworks. Quality work in visual arts can be produced by students at both Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL). The aims and assessment objectives are the same for students at both HL and SL: 20% Comparative Study, 40% Process Portfolio and 40% Exhibition. Through a variety of teaching approaches, all students are encouraged to develop their creative and critical abilities and to enhance their knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of visual arts. The course content for HL and SL may be the same. However, due to the different amount of time available, students at HL level are required to produce a larger body of work, or work in greater depth (HL 8-11 Studio Works and SL 4-7 Studio Works). In order to reflect this, the assessment criteria are differentiated according to option and level. The number of works produced, the time spent on each, and the quality achieved may vary from student to student: a high level of performance at either HL or SL can be achieved in both a large or a smaller body of work.

Visual Arts HL I Description

This course is open to students completing the IB diploma. During the first year students explore concepts, materials and techniques. Emphasis is on developing artistic skills, experimentation, research, critical thinking and problem solving. The course content for HL and SL may be the same and students have the opportunity to develop ideas and skills.  However, due to the different IB requirements for each, HL students produce a larger body of work, submitting 8-11 studio works. In order to reflect this, the assessment criteria are differentiated according to option and level. Course work involves three main components required by IB:

  1. 20%  Comparative Study
  2. 40%  Process Portfolio
  3. 40%  Exhibition

Students are required to spend time outside the classroom working on studio assignments and their process journal.

Students taking this course will be required to take the IB external examination in their senior year.

(Note:  Fees for this assessment are set by the International Baccalaureate Organization).

VISUAL ARTS IB SL II

Visual Arts IB SL and HL General Description

The course, open to students in 11th through to 12th grade, is a two-year program, either in SL or HL for highly motivated students committed to serious study in art. The Diploma Visual Arts program enables students to engage in both practical exploration and independent critical investigation. The course is designed to enable students to study visual arts at a higher level and also welcomes those students who seek life enrichment through visual arts. There are no strict IB guidelines for the media students choose to create their artworks. Quality work in visual arts can be produced by students at both Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL). The aims and assessment objectives are the same for students at both HL and SL: 20% Comparative Study, 40% Process Portfolio and 40% Exhibition. Through a variety of teaching approaches, all students are encouraged to develop their creative and critical abilities and to enhance their knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of visual arts. The course content for HL and SL may be the same. However, due to the different amount of time available, students at HL level are required to produce a larger body of work, or work in greater depth (HL 8-11 Studio Works and SL 4-7 Studio Works). In order to reflect this, the assessment criteria are differentiated according to option and level. The number of works produced, the time spent on each, and the quality achieved may vary from student to student: a high level of performance at either HL or SL can be achieved in both a large or a smaller body of work.

Visual Arts SL II Description

This course is open to students completing the IB diploma. During the first year students explore concepts, materials and techniques. Emphasis is on developing artistic skills, experimentation, research, critical thinking and problem solving. The course content for HL and SL may be the same and students have the opportunity to develop ideas and skills.  However, due to the different IB requirements for each, SL students produce a smaller body of work, submitting 4-7 studio works. In order to reflect this, the assessment criteria are differentiated according to option and level. Course work involves three main components required by IB:

  1. 20%  Comparative Study
  2. 40%  Process Portfolio
  3. 40%  Exhibition

Students are required to spend time outside the classroom working on studio assignments and their process journal.

Students taking this course will be required to take the IB external examination in their senior year.

(Note:  Fees for this assessment are set by the International Baccalaureate Organization).

VISUAL ARTS IB SL I

Visual Arts IB SL and HL General Description

The course, open to students in 11th through to 12th grade, is a two-year program, either in SL or HL for highly motivated students committed to serious study in art. The Diploma Visual Arts program enables students to engage in both practical exploration and independent critical investigation. The course is designed to enable students to study visual arts at a higher level and also welcomes those students who seek life enrichment through visual arts. There are no strict IB guidelines for the media students choose to create their artworks. Quality work in visual arts can be produced by students at both Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL). The aims and assessment objectives are the same for students at both HL and SL: 20% Comparative Study, 40% Process Portfolio and 40% Exhibition. Through a variety of teaching approaches, all students are encouraged to develop their creative and critical abilities and to enhance their knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of visual arts. The course content for HL and SL may be the same. However, due to the different amount of time available, students at HL level are required to produce a larger body of work, or work in greater depth (HL 8-11 Studio Works and SL 4-7 Studio Works). In order to reflect this, the assessment criteria are differentiated according to option and level. The number of works produced, the time spent on each, and the quality achieved may vary from student to student: a high level of performance at either HL or SL can be achieved in both a large or a smaller body of work.

Visual Arts SL I Description

This course is open to students completing the IB diploma. During the first year students explore concepts, materials and techniques. Emphasis is on developing artistic skills, experimentation, research, critical thinking and problem solving. The course content for HL and SL may be the same and students have the opportunity to develop ideas and skills.  However, due to the different IB requirements for each, SL students produce a smaller body of work, submitting 4-7 studio works. In order to reflect this, the assessment criteria are differentiated according to option and level. Course work involves three main components required by IB:

  1. 20%  Comparative Study
  2. 40%  Process Portfolio
  3. 40%  Exhibition

Students are required to spend time outside the classroom working on studio assignments and their process journal.

Students taking this course will be required to take the IB external examination in their senior year.

(Note:  Fees for this assessment are set by the International Baccalaureate Organization).

DIGITAL ARTS 2

The course is open to students in 10th through 12th grades who have previously taken Digital Arts 1. Digital Arts 2 is designed to build upon skills previously acquired.  This is a one year course with emphasis on advanced techniques of creating and using digital images focusing on aesthetic, conceptual and critical thinking abilities.  Students will examine the big ideas motivating contemporary photographic artists to inform and build upon their personal work.  Through hands-on projects, and digital manipulation using Adobe Software students will continue to develop technological skills while learning to develop their personal voice and meaning making.  Projects will be planned, executed, reflected on and critiqued by all participants while paying close attention to aesthetic qualities, enabling students to continue to improve communication and understanding in both art and photography.  Mid year, students will begin to compile a body of work centered on a theme of their choice.  They will be expected to maintain a blog, illustrating and detailing the ideas behind and process of each completed photograph.  A printed portfolio will be submitted at the end of the year of their concentrated theme.  It is expected that students will be highly motivated and able to work independently.  

DIGITAL ARTS 1

The course is open to students in 9th through 12th grades.  It is designed to introduce students to the basics of photography, imaging, and design with an emphasis on aesthetic, technical, and critical thinking skills.  Students interested in exploring this influential and contemporary art form will learn to consider and manipulate the Elements and Principles of Art and Design to create strong and successful images.  The course is a full year and covers basic components of imaging: composition, exposure, archiving, editing, and displaying images.  Class projects are designed to provide contextual and historical inspiration as well as technical skill. Projects will be planned, executed, reflected on and critiqued by all participants while paying close attention to aesthetic qualities, enabling students to improve communication and understanding in both art and photography. In addition, the course introduces basic graphic and page design as well as mixed media skills, enabling students to understand the ways that photography can inform other subject areas.  Students will create and submit a portfolio that is representative of the year's body of work.  It is expected that students will take time on their own to capture the necessary images for class assignments.

STUDIO ART 2

This course, open to students in 10th through 12th grades, is designed to build on and expand skills and understanding acquired in the Studio Art 1 course. Emphasis is placed upon advancing student's technical skills, guiding student-selection of materials and styles and encouraging personal interpretations of different concepts introduced by the teacher. Students build upon their previous knowledge of a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, pastel, mixed media and acrylic paint. Past and contemporary artworks are introduced for inspiration, analysis and appreciation of art history. Students keep sketchbooks with both written and visual entries of ideas, sketches, and reflections on their artwork. Students are expected to put in extra time outside of class, as needed, to meet project deadlines.

STUDIO ART 1

This course, open for students in 9th through 12th grades, is a foundation class designed to develop the students' interest and skills in art. Emphasis is on the elements and principles of design, aesthetic awareness, the creative process, problem solving and developing observation and technical skills. Students explore different approaches and subjects using a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, pastel, mixed media and acrylic paint. Students keep sketchbooks with both written and visual entries of planning, research, analysis and reflections of studio projects. Past and present artworks are introduced for analysis, inspiration and appreciation of art history. Students are expected to put in extra time outside of class, as needed, to meet project deadlines.

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