Monday, September 25th, 2017

Visual Arts

 

East Side Union High School District Graduation Requirement
Students must pass one year long course in Fine Arts OR a yearlong course in Language Other Than English with a minimum of 10 credits for either one. Any credits above 10 received will be counted toward elective credit.
UC/CSU A-G Subject Requirement (F -Category)
One year of visual and performing arts with a C or better chosen from the following: dance, drama/theater, music and/or visual art.
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 Visual Arts Courses Offered at Yerba Buena High School

Art 1 Grades 9-12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: None
This introductory art course is designed for students of all levels of art ability. This class will help students to become aware of the many forms of are and to explore some of these areas for both production and appreciation. Emphasis will also include multimedia technology, art history, appreciation and fundamentals of design, research papers, and oral presentations using presentation software. This course fulfills the Visual/Performing Arts requirement for UC/CSU.

Art History (Advanced Placement) Grades 10 -12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: None
This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of the history of art and the way it applies to contemporary art of different cultures. Both western and non-western art traditions (Asian, African, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, and Islamic) will be covered. Some studio experiences in relation to historic techniques will be offered. This course requires an essay each grading period. Students will be expected to take the advanced placement test in art history in May. This course fulfills the Visual/Performing Arts requirement for UC/CSU.

Drawing and Painting 1-3 Grades 10-12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Completion of Art 1 or instructor recommendation
This course is designed for students expressing a desire and displaying the ability to continue their art education in creative drawing and painting. This course begins with basic pencil drawing and painting. Students will learn the importance of creating an art portfolio that incorporates their own work. Materials will include acrylics, watercolors, collage, pencil, pen and ink, pastels, computer art, and mixed media. The painting units are arranged to further develop technical and expressive skills. The student will learn about and experiment with different painting styles such as realism, naturalism, stylization, impressionism, and abstract. Further experiences in painting and drawing are designed to challenge the student in independent directions. Students will also be introduced to digital and computer graphics programs. This course fulfills the Visual/Performing Arts requirement for UC/CSU.

Crafts 1 Grades 9 - 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: None
In this course, students will learn design fundamentals and apply these fundamentals in the creation of projects in the various craft media. This includes some of the following: clay, stained glass, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry, printmaking and leather. Students will also learn about the cultural and historical background of some crafts and evaluate and appreciate crafts in different forms. This course fulfills the Visual/Performing Arts requirement for UC/CSU.

Photography 1 Grades 10-12
Prerequisites: none
This course covers the fundamentals of photography, the use and care of the camera, film developing, and black and white printmaking. Students will learn lighting techniques and the basics of studio photography. Students will also be introduced to digital photography and computer graphics programs. This course also covers the history of photography, critique, and print presentation. This course fulfills the Visual/Performing Arts requirement for UC/CSU.

Photography 2-3 Grades 11-12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: C or better in Photography 1
Students explore advanced equipment and techniques, which include working with medium film formats and digital photography. Students are expected to create a portfolio of prints for exhibit as well as several computer presentations that incorporate their own images. This course fulfills the Visual/Performing Arts requirement for UC/CSU.