Art I An introductory art class based on the Texas Art TEKS that fulfills the high school fine arts credit requirement. This course is designed to accommodate all levels of student.
Art II An advanced class that continues training and knowledge based on the Texas Art TEKS and prepares students interested in pursing art to succeed in advanced art classes and possibly creating an AP Portfolio. Art II begins the process of focusing students on a specific medium such as drawing, painting, sculpture and digital art.
Art II Pre-AP An advanced class that continues training and knowledge based on the Texas Art TEKS. Art II begins the process of focusing students on a specific medium such as drawing, painting, sculpture and digital art. In Pre-AP Art II there is an emphasis on preparing students for going on to take AP Studio Art.
Art III An advanced class that continues training and knowledge based on the Texas Art TEKS and further challenges and prepares students interested in pursing art to succeed artistically and possibly creating an AP Portfolio. Creativity and individual planning of artwork is emphasized and encouraged at this level.
AP Studio Art A college level course where students develop a portfolio of work consisting of 24 pieces of art, half “Breadth” assignments and half “Concentration” pieces. Students enrolled in this class will submit an AP portfolio in May which will be graded. Students receiving scores of 3 or above on a portfolio will be eligible for college credit.
How is Art II different from Art I?
Art I fulfills the requirement for a high school fine arts credit and is designed as a basic course to introduce all students to Art.
Art II however, is an advanced class and is a completely voluntary.
Students taking Art II should expect more challenging assignments, more stringent grading, weekly sketchbook assignments that will be done for homework as well as other homework assignments.
Sketchbook- Students are required to bring their own sketchbook in Art II and will complete weekly sketchbook assignments. Students will be given their first weekly sketchbook assignment the second week of school. This gives students and parents a week to get the sketchbook. It is best to get a sketchbook with wire binding instead of a tape binding because they stay together better, but no sketchbooks will be turned away.
*Please have your student talk to me if they need assistance getting a sketchbook for any reason and I will help them *
Keep in mind our classroom environment is a place where ALL opinions are respected and heard, even if you do not agree with them. Remember that all school policies apply in this classroom as well as elsewhere in the building.
*This class will also follow all rules, policies, and procedures stated in the student handbook. This includes the newly instated privilege system, attendance policies, dress code, ect.