Fine and Visual Arts

CFPA Visual Arts

CFPA Art I - Basic Foundations

Grade: 9-12

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed for the first-year CFPA student. The areas of concentration will include basic foundations, principles of design, elements of design, visual literacy, two-dimensional design and three-dimensional design. This course will serve as the prerequisite for all advanced CFPA studio classes and prepare the student in a specific medium. Each student will be required to present an exit portfolio of the work prepared in the class.

 

CFPA Art II

Grade: 10-12

Prerequisite: A grade of 2.5 or better in CFPA Art I

This course is designed for the second-year CFPA student and includes a more in-depth study of basic foundations, media and stylizations. The student will be encouraged to develop a particular medium. Each student will be required to present an exit portfolio of the work prepared in the class.

 

CFPA 2D Media and Design

Grade: 11-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CFPA Art II or ART II

In this course, students will participate in an in-depth exploration of processes in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and mixed-media. Students will experiment with various tools and techniques. Students will also explore the works of professional two-dimensional artists. Upon completion of this course, students will select two-dimensional work

 

CFPA 3D Media ad Design

Grade: 11-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CFPA ART II or ART II

3D Media and Design is an exploration of sculpture and ceramics with an emphasis on the individual's study of three-dimensional form, expanding upon the student's current knowledge of media. Students will experiment with a wide variety of media, tools, and techniques in their work. They will also explore the work of professional sculptors and ceramicists. Students will select three dimensional works of art created in this class to diversify their existing portfolios.

 

Visual Arts

Art I - Basic Foundations

Grade: 9-10

Prerequisite: None

First-year art students are enrolled in this introductory course. Art foundations will include two-dimension and three-dimension art production as well as visual literacy experiences with a focus on the elements of art and an introduction to the principles of design.

 

Art II

Grade: 10-12

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Art I

Students will focus on the principles of design with reinforcement of the elements of art. In this course, students will demonstrate proficiency and craftsmanship in a variety of media.

 

Art III

Grade: 11-12

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Art II

Students will explore art periods, styles, cultures, and artists through art production. Students will provide evidence of original ideas while demonstrating accomplished skill and technique with a variety of traditional and contemporary tools and media.

 

Art Portfolio Prep

Grade: 10-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Art I and II with a “B” or better average

The Art Portfolio Preparation studio is intended for students committed to serious study in art. The studio will focus on the student’s individual artistic talents. The portfolio, compiled by the student, will demonstrate a variety of experiences in the formal, technical, and expressive means. This course is highly recommended for juniors considering AP Art their senior year.

 

AP Studio Art - 2D

Grade: 10-12

Prerequisite: Completion of Art I and II with a “B” or better, or teacher recommendation. Recommend completion of Portfolio Prep prior to AP Art

The Advanced Placement studio studies are intended for the highly motivated students committed to serious study in art. Students should have completed Art I and II or have an art teacher recommendation for this course. This portfolio is intended to address a very broad interpretation of two dimensional (2-D) design issues. This type of design involves purposeful decision-making about how the use of the elements and principles of art work in an integral way. This portfolio is comprised of 3 sections: Quality (5 actual works of art), Concentration (12 slides which reflect a series of art around a visual concept in 2-D Design) and Breadth (12 slides that demonstrate a wide variety of concepts, media and approaches.) Actual works of art and slides are submitted for AP Examination review.

 

AP Studio Art - 3D

Grade: 11-12

Prerequisite: Completion of Art I and II with a “B” or better and teacher recommendation. Recommend completion of Portfolio Prep prior to AP Art

The Advanced Placement studio studies are intended for highly motivated students committed to serious study in art. Students should have completed Art I and II and have an art teacher recommendation for this course. This portfolio is intended to address a broad interpretation of sculptural issues in depth and space. This portfolio is comprised of 3 sections: Quality (10 slides consisting of 2 views each of 5 works), Concentration (12 slides of a series of works organized around a compelling visual concept in 3-D Design) and Breadth (16 sides consisting of 2 views each of 8 works that demonstrate a variety of concepts, media and approaches). Slides are submitted for AP Examination review.

 

AP Studio Art - Drawing

Grade: 11-12

Prerequisite: Completion of Art I and II with a “B” or better and teacher recommendation. Recommend completion of Portfolio Prep prior to AP Art

The Advanced Placement studio studies are intended for the highly motivated students committed to serious study in art. Students should have completed Art I and II and have an art teacher recommendation for this course. This portfolio is intended to address a very broad interpretation of drawing issues and media. The AP Drawing portfolio is comprised of 3 sections: Quality (5 actual works of art), Concentration (12 slides which reflect a series of art around a visual concept in drawing) and Breadth (12 slides that demonstrate a variety of concepts, media, and approaches). Actual works of art and slides are submitted for AP Examination review.

 

Art V

Grade: 11-12

Prerequisite: : Successful completion of the previous Art IV or AP Art course with a “C” or better

Students will focus on art production reinforcing the learning of the elements of art and the principles of design. Students will continue to maintain and expand on the development of a process art portfolio that demonstrates independent research and mastery of skills and art processes. Students will refine their artistic vision and demonstrate innovative skills and craftsmanship with both two and three-dimensional media. These courses are sequentially designed to extend and further develop experiences in the Basic Foundations course. Artistic expression is explored through discipline-based art education (art production, art history, art aesthetics, and art criticism).

 

CFPA Creative Writing

CFPA Creative Writing Exploration

Grade: 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Students read, analyze, and write in a variety of genres, learn and collaborate with other writers as they explore writing techniques and the writing process to develop polished pieces in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and scriptwriting.

 

CFPA Creative Writing - Poetry & Fiction

Grade: 10-12

Prerequisite: C or better in Creative Writing Exploration

Students will extend their study of classic and contemporary fiction writers and poets; read, analyze, and respond to craft essays on fiction and poetry writing; write original works focusing on the development of characterization, plot structure, story frames, point of view, dialogue, style, voice, sensory imagery, and figurative language.

 

CFPA Creative Writing - Script & Nonfiction

Grade: 10-12

Prerequisite: C or better in Creative Writing Exploration

Students will explore the composing processes of professional writers; view, analyze, and critique classic and contemporary plays, films, and broadcasts for dramatic structure; write for live theater and screen; study different types of creative nonfiction writing; write original works focusing on the development of voice, style, and tone.

 

CFPA Creative Writing for Publication

Grade: 10-12

Prerequisite: C or better in Creative Writing Exploration

Students contribute to the production of literary magazines and publications which includes elements of graphic arts, marketing, and business management. Priority enrollment will be given to CFPA creative writing students. This course may be repeated for credit. CFPA students from other disciplines may request to waive the pre-requisite with special permission from the course instructor.

 

CFPA Creative Writing Seminar

Grade: 12

Prerequisite: Must be in the CFPA program, earned a “C” or better in Creative Writing Exploration, and “Cs” or better in two other Advanced Genre Focus courses.

In this capstone course, advanced creative writing students will work on written pieces of their choice, in genres of their choosing, under the guidance of an instructor.

 

Visual Art Electives

Photography I

Grade: 10-12

Prerequisite: : Successful completion of Art I.

The study of black and white photography as an art medium is introduced. Light, design, lens, camera, film, and darkroom techniques are explored. The history of photography and related career opportunities provide a broad overview of the continually growing technical and artistic field of photography. Student self expression as a means of creative communication is emphasized throughout the course. A student portfolio is maintained for assessment and exhibition.

 

Photography II

Grade: 11-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Photography I with a “B” or better

Students will expand photography skills using 35mm cameras. Emphasis will be placed on the study of personal expression and development of creativity. Advanced camera problems and darkroom techniques will be studied through a variety of assignments. The history of photography will be offered through the study of major photographers, photographic imagery, the use of photography for artistic communication, and the major themes used by photographers. Ethical issues concerning photographic imagery will be explored. Students will also explore digital cameras and scanners to create photographic compositions. Students will produce a portfolio containing both 35 mm and digital photographs reflecting a series of works organized around a compelling visual concept or concentration.

 

Computer Art

Grade: 10-12

PrerequisiteSuccessful completion of Art I

This course places emphasis on the production of artistic computer imagery, rather than commercial/web graphics. Students will use photographic software to examine and alter images for computer graphic and fine art applications. The study of aesthetics and history of art will be included in the course. Students will combine natural art media, scanned images and digital photography with computer imagery. Students will be required to produce digital portfolios.

 

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