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800    2D ART DISCOVERY

Grade Level: 9-12 Term: One Semester (1 credit)


This course is for the student that needs a fine arts credit for Honors Diploma, but is concerned about taking a regular course.  Projects will combine with art history and will vary from learning basic art techniques to research, reading and written projects. Talent is not necessary for this course, just a desire to learn some practical skills in art.


802   SCREENPRINTING

Grade Level: 9-12 Term: One Semester (1 credit)


Students will learn the process and skills necessary to screen-print t-shirts and other apparel. This course will involve both single and multi-colored projects. Basics of computer graphics will be taught as it relates to print designs. Drawing skills are not necessary but do help. Students will be working in pairs and/or groups of 3-4 with projects taking 3-4 weeks to complete.  


806   ADVANCED SCREENPRINTING

Grade Level: 10-12   Term:  One Semester (1 credit)


This course is a more in-depth study of the techniques of screen-printing. The skills of multi-color printing and computer graphics, Illustrator and Photoshop, will be the primary concern of the course with greater emphasis on the money-making aspect of screen-printing.


811   YEARBOOK GRAPHICS

Grade Level: 10-12     Term: All year (2 credits)


Prerequisite: Written application and permission from instructor. Create the BNL Yearbook!  The BNL Yearbook is created and produced by students in this class.  It serves as a document that records the activities and interests of all students at BNL. This class teaches journalistic and graphic arts skills.  Seeking advertising is a requirement of the class. Grades are based on participation, quality of work, and meeting deadlines.



812  BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY: INTRO TO DARKROOM AND DIGITAL

Grade level: 9-12. Term: One semester (1 credit)


Students will create photographic images using a variety of tools, including 35mm SLR cameras, digital cameras, a photography darkroom, and Adobe Photoshop.  

We will be using some digital cameras as well, and students may provide those OR use class cameras or in some cases, their cell phone camera.

Students will be expected to supply a 35mm SLR camera (cameras are available at many pawn shops, goodwill stores, on ebay and other online auction sites, new at some stores, and from older friends and relatives who took pictures pre-year 1995. There will also be a few cameras for loan in the classroom).  Students will also be expected to supply black and white darkroom photo paper, and black and white film (NOT Process C-41). These will be available for purchase in the BNL Bookstore or can be purchased online.


814 ADVANCED DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY

Grade level: 9-12. Term: One semester (1 credit)


Prerequisite: Beginning Photography. If the darkroom is something that you enjoyed in Beginning Photography, then this is the class for you! Students will study techniques to improve their photography skills in the darkroom and with 35mm manual cameras. Students will be expected to supply a 35mm SLR camera, black and white darkroom photo paper, and black and white film (NOT Process C-41). These will be available for purchase  in the BNL Bookstore or can be purchased online.


816 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Grade level; 9-12. Term: One semester (1 credit)


Prerequisite: Beginning Photography.  If Digital Photography and Photoshop is something that you enjoyed in Beginning Photography, then this is the class for you!

You will focus on digital cameras and the use of Adobe Photoshop CS5 to work with and manipulate images. Emphasis will be on the enhancement and manipulation of photographs. Projects will include taking creative photographs, moving images from camera to computer, and working with Adobe Photoshop CS5. This is a computer-heavy class and each class period will require computer use. Photoshop projects will range from creating simple color or black and white photographs to creating obviously manipulated computer-based images.

Students will be expected to supply their own digital camera. Any camera will be fine: point and shoot or SLR (larger and fancier cameras). In some cases, a cell phone camera may suffice.


818   METALSMITHING AND JEWELRY DESIGN

Grade Level: 9-12   Term:  All Year (2 credits)


This in an introductory course for exploring metalworking and jewelry design as a serious form of creative expression. Focuses on the basic techniques of piercing metals, soldering, sheet metal construction, surface embellishment, mechanical joining, wire forming, stretching of sheet metals, casting, enameling and various metal finishing techniques. Students will learn basic precious metal fabrication techniques and have the opportunity to apply these skills toward the creation of artwork that reflects their personal interests.



820   SCULPTURE IN MIXED MEDIA

Grade Level: 9-12     Term:  One Semester (1credit)


Students will have the opportunity to design and create three dimensional works of art using a variety of materials such as plaster, clay, cardboard, wood, found materials, and wire.  Emphasis will be placed upon the creative use of materials, proper use of tools and various techniques in the designing of their projects.


822   SCULPTURE IN STONE

Grade Level: 9-12   Term:  One Semester (1 credit)


Students will have the opportunity to design and create three-dimensional works of art using a variety of materials such as limestone, plaster, clay, or found objects. Emphasis will be placed upon using proper tools and techniques in the designing and making of projects.


823   ADVANCED SCULPTURE

Grade Level: 10-12   Term:  One Semester (1 credit)


Perquisite: Sculpture. This course is for students with a serious interest in stone sculpture. The student must demonstrate a high degree of skill level in designing, carving and finishing of projects.


824   CERAMICS

Grade Level: 9-12   Term:  All Year (2 credits)



This is an introductory course in handbuilding, wheel throwing, figurative sculpture, and glaze application. Students will learn proper ceramic construction methods and have opportunities to apply these techniques to a wide range of functional and decorative projects. Projects will be open ended allowing students to incorporate a variety of personal interests and styles.


826   DRAWING

Grade Level: 9-12   Term:  All Year (2 credits)


This course begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Basic elements and techniques of landscape, portrait, and interior drawing will be covered. Drawing is for the students that can’t draw but wish they could. The student will learn how to develop the skills necessary to draw anything and everything. Talent is not necessary, just a willingness to try.


828   ADVANCED DRAWING

Grade Level: 10-12   Term:  One Semester (1 credit)


This class is for students with a serious interest in drawing.  At this level, students will be drawing more from their own ideas with emphasis on drawing from life and building a portfolio.  Projects may take several weeks to complete and students will have the opportunity to use various media.

Prerequisite: Drawing


830   PAINTING

Grade Level: 9-12   Term:  1 Semester (1 credit)


Students will be exposed to various painting styles and techniques and will have the opportunity to paint onto various surfaces.  The student should be self-motivated due to the amount of independent work, but also be willing to work in a group setting.  Projects may take several weeks to complete.  


832   ADVANCED  PAINTING

Grade Level: 9-12   Term:  One Semester (1 credit)


This class is for students with a serious interest in painting. At this level, students will be painting more from their own ideas with emphasis on exploring new painting styles and building a portfolio. Projects may take several weeks to complete and students will have the opportunity to use various media.



834 ADVANCED TEXTILES, DYEING, AND FIBER ARTS

Grade Level: 9-12  Term:  1 Semester (1 credit)


Prerequisite:  Must have completed Textiles, Dyeing, and Fiber Arts

Students will build upon the skills obtained in Textiles 1 as they experiment with the capabilities of fabric as an artistic medium. Students will investigate and design projects that reflect individual areas of special interest within the medium.


838   ADVANCED CERAMICS

Grade Level: 9-12   Term:  All Year (2 credits)


Prerequisite: Students must have taken Ceramics. Students will build on the construction techniques acquired in their introductory Ceramics course. Students will gain experience in glaze mixing and proper firing practices. Second semester will be more choice based for advanced students and allow them to tailor their projects to their personal areas of interest.



839   ADVANCED METALSMITHING AND JEWELRY     

        DESIGN

Grade Level:  9-12   Term:  All Year(2 credits)


Prerequisite: Students must have taken Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. Students will increase their technical ability in basic metalsmithing techniques such as wire forming, sheet metal fabrication, cold and hot joining techniques, casting, enamelling and a variety of surface treatments.


 842   STAINED GLASS

Grade Level: 9-12   Term:  All Year (2 credits)


The students will explore the beginning process of stained glass. Glass cutting, grinding, soldering, and the copper foil technique will be taught.  After the introductory project, students will have the opportunity to design and create their own project in glass.  The ability to draw is not necessary.  

Students will be expected to supply a roll of 60/40 stained glass solder.  This can be purchased from the BNL bookstore, from online stained glass businesses, or locally from Hobby Lobby of Bloomington.


843   ADVANCED STAINED GLASS

Grade Level: 10-12   Term:  All Year (2 credits)


Prerequisite: Stained Glass

Students can take multiple years of this class and receive credit.

The student will continue to work on and improve their technique as well as explore other options in glass design. Students will have the opportunity to design original works.  Students will explore other options in class including the copper foil, lead came, and hot glass techniques.

Students will be expected to supply a roll of 60/40 stained glass solder.  This can be purchased from the BNL bookstore, from online stained glass businesses, or locally from Hobby Lobby of Bloomington.


846   COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Grade Level: 10-12   Term:  One Semester (1 credit)


This class is designed for the student who is interested in learning graphic design skills on the computer.  The student will learn techniques in both raster and vector based programs.  Working with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, the student will be involved in the design and production of both individual and school related projects.  Areas covered in this class will photo manipulation, vector graphics, and graphic design.  This class is highly recommended if the student is planning on taking course 660 Computer Illustration and Graphics at the North Lawrence Career Center


847    ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Grade Level: 10-12   Term:  One Semester (1 credit)


Prerequisite: Computer Graphics.. This course is designed for the student interested in developing stronger computer graphic skills in Photoshop. Skills in other graphic programs such as Illustrator will also be explored in more depth. Greater emphasis will be placed on design skills and creative thought at this level. Efforts will also be made to involve the student in real life graphic projects in the school and community when possible.



829  TEXTILES, DYEING, AND FIBER ARTS

Grade Level: 9-12   Term: One Semester (1 credit)


An introduction to textiles and fiber-related techniques and concepts. This course investigates a variety of materials and processes including dyeing, embroidery, mixed media assemblage, 3D fiber construction, and felting, emphasizing the expressive potential of each of these techniques through demonstrations and critiques.



 
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