Fine Arts

Mrs. Bazor - cbazor@massac.org

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DEPARTMENT OF ART

The class offerings in the Department of Art can be considered as cultural enrichment, training in a student’s chosen field, or a learning experience which will make life more rewarding and pleasurable. The classes in Art are considered electives. There is a $5 studio fee for General Art I and a $10 studio fee for all other courses above Gen. Art I.

 Please Note: Not all courses are offered every year. Course offerings are based on student interest 

Art 210: General art I

Credits: 1

Level: All grade levels

Prerequisite: None

The majority of the school year will be spent learning the basics of drawing and painting. Among the areas covered will be the art elements, one and two-point perspective, color theory, proportion, and portraiture. Among the media covered will be soft pastel, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, and graphite. Students will learn about various artists and complete artwork in that artist’s particular style. There is a studio fee of $5.

 

ART 220: Gen. Art II

Credits: 1

Level: Sophomore, Junior or Senior

Prerequisite: General Art I

Second year students will have the opportunity to become more proficient in drawing and painting – plus exposure to new media. Emphasis will be placed on more advanced techniques in the visual arts, how to think more creatively, and how to solve visual problems. There is a studio fee of $10.


ART 230: General Art III

Credits: 1

Level: Junior or Senior.

Prerequisite: General Art II.

In addition to areas covered in Art I and Art II, The third year student will begin to build a portfolio through the accumulation of a large body of work, which may include photography and sculpture. Individual style and interest will be encouraged and applied to ever more challenging projects. There is a studio fee of $10.

 

ART 231: Sculpture and Pottery

Credits: 1

Level: Junior, or Senior.

Prerequisite: Any art course (Gen. Art I, II, III)

The sculpture/pottery class will explore all aspects of working in clay. The student will learn to produce work both on and off the potter’s wheel. The students will gain experience in slab construction, sculpture, using the potter’s wheel, coil building, finishing, rimming and glazing. There is a studio fee of $10.

 

ART 240: Advanced Art I

Credits: 1

Level: Junior or Senior.

Prerequisite: General Art III.

For the advanced student working toward attaining a college degree in art or an art related job. Emphasis will be placed on the completion of a portfolio with examples from all media and techniques covered in previous courses. In order to get into Advanced Art the student must have a B average in the previous course work. Participation in regional and area art shows will be encouraged. College scholarships and financial aid will be actively pursued. There is a studio fee of $10.

 

ART 241: Advanced Art II

Credits: 1

Level: Senior

Prerequisite: Advanced Art.

This is a continuation of Advanced Art. In order to get into Advanced Art II a student must have a B average in the previous course work. There is a studio art fee of $10.


ART 243: Advanced Art Ind. Study

Credits: 1

Level: Senior

Prerequisite: Advanced Art Classes.

This is a continuation of Advanced Art. In order to get into Adv. Art Ind. Study a student must have approval of the art teacher. There is a studio art fee of $10. 




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DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Each student will receive a balanced and sequential program of music instruction. The students will have the opportunity in school to learn to perform, create and appreciate music, and to develop their potential in understanding their own culture and the cultures of others. No more than five credits in music will be counted toward graduation.

 Please Note: Not all courses are offered every year. Course offerings are based on student interest 

MUSIC 911: Symphonic Band

Credits: 1

Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior

Students in grades 9-12 eligible, however, freshmen must have recommendation of junior high band director in order to enter band. Students will analyze ways in which musical sounds are produced and how they are used in composing, conducting and performing utilizing the instruments for which they have received basic musical instruction. They will also demonstrate the ability to further read musical notation for an instrumental part. Students must attend band camp (usually two weeks prior to the opening of school). Early Band practices are held before school during the football and field show season and roll call is at 7:20 a.m. Early Band rehearsals are utilized during football and field show season only and taper off as the skills are perfected for performances and competitions. The ability to make all co-curricular rehearsals and performances are most important to the success of the students learning and the success of the band. Behavior must be of the highest standards to create the best learning environment for everyone in the band. The band performs at all home football games, field show and parade competitions, all home basketball games, the Labor Day and Christmas parades in Metropolis plus concert band performances for December, late March, mid-April and ending at the end of school with the high school graduation.

 

MUSIC 912: Concert Choir

Credits: 1

Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior

Students not in choir presently must audition for the director in order to be eligible. A student may audition on any song he or she chooses. Passing auditions means that the student must be able to sing “in tune” with some knowledge of correct diction and not be afraid to perform in public. Students will analyze ways in which musical sounds are produced and how they are used in composing, conducting, and performing utilizing their voice. They will also demonstrate the ability to further read musical notation for a vocal part. Choir performances will include four to six “parent reviews” a year with major performances to include concerts in December, February, March, May and concludes with the high school graduation ceremony. The ability to make all co-curricular performances is most important to the success of the student’s learning and the overall success of the choir. Behavior during daily rehearsals must be of the highest standards to create the best learning environment for everyone in the organization. A special “Swing Choir” will be formed from the “Concert Choir”. The size of the “Swing Choir” will vary from year to year and depends upon the available skills with the “Concert Choir” and the influence of the high standards of behavior displayed by the “Swing Choir” recruits.

 


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