Love to work with clay? In this class you will design a variety of fun projects using a multitude of clay techniques: pinch and coil building, slab construction, and a variety of glazing techniques. Basic clay concepts, terminology, history of clay, and ceramic design will be covered. This is a hand building class, however, students may get an initial experience on the pottery wheel as well. Successful completion of this class gives students a better understanding of the ceramic process and techniques, leading to a more advanced study of ceramics in future coursework.

Love to draw or paint and would like to improve your skills? Fun creative problem- solving exercises with an emphasis placed on imagination, expressive quality, composition and creativity is what this class is all about. In addition to fun drawing exercises, you will explore a variety of painting techniques, color theory and color mixing. Leave this exciting class with finished artwork that will also be showcased in your very own website digital portfolio! 

Love to draw or paint and would like to improve your skills? Fun creative problem- solving exercises with an emphasis placed on imagination, expressive quality, composition and creativity is what this class is all about. In addition to fun drawing exercises, you will explore a variety of painting techniques, color theory and color mixing. Leave this exciting class with finished artwork that will also be showcased in your very own website digital portfolio! 

Introduction to Graphic Design will include an introductory exploration of Photoshop and Illustrator and other computer programs and apps used to manipulate images. You will create original works using digital images while solving visual problems that incorporate the elements and principles of design, and evaluate the solution. Students will learn how graphic design and media arts plays a role in our society (advertising, commercials, product design, logos, etc.) and about the many careers available through design. All students will build a digital website portfolio of their work. 

You’ve captured an image – now what? Learn to improve your photos using Adobe Photoshop. You will shoot a variety of photos trying different composition techniques. Learn about the various settings on a camera, and how to use them to get the pictures you want. Whether you want to put together a portfolio of pictures, or learn skills to last a lifetime, this course offers a valuable opportunity for you to develop your skills in photography.

Prerequisite: none 

Course fee: $10

In Visual Arts 7/8 students will apply the elements and principles of art as they stretch their imaginations in studio projects, historical inquiry, art criticism, and aesthetics. Students will have the opportunity to explore art from a variety of time periods and global cultures while creating their own masterpieces in a variety of mediums, challenging their perceptions and developing their creative skills. Potential units of study include: drawing techniques, graffiti/street art, creative and realistic illustration, digital design, painting, clay creations, and portfolio development.



In Visual Arts 7/8 students will apply the elements and principles of art as they stretch their imaginations in studio projects, historical inquiry, art criticism, and aesthetics. Students will have the opportunity to explore art from a variety of time periods and global cultures while creating their own masterpieces in a variety of mediums, challenging their perceptions and developing their creative skills. Potential units of study include: drawing techniques, graffiti/street art, creative and realistic illustration, digital design, painting, clay creations, and portfolio development.



Art & Design Studio will be a hands-on experience in which students will put art theory into practice. Students will explore the creation of art through many different mediums, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital media and design, and printmaking. Through this experience, students will build a digital portfolio website of their artwork.