At Bishop DuBourg our Visual Arts department allows students the opportunity to explore the many facets of art, as well as the creativity hidden within the individual student. Taken as electives, freshmen through seniors are challenged to look at the various forms of art including watercolor, ceramics, pencil, charcoal, mosaics, and collage, from different perspectives.
Grade Level: Freshman - Senior Elective
This course will allow students to refine the skills they learned in PAINTING I. Students will be challenged artistically to explore themes in their artwork and solve problems of composition. Effective compositional arrangement and personal expression will also be incorporated into the painting experience. Strong self-motivation is essential in this class.
Students will focus on the basic principles of creating art in three dimensions. Students will learn the safe and proper way to use basic tools while exploring soap carving, wood carving, architectural design, basic woodworking, and more. Students will learn sculptural vocabulary and various ways to finish the surface of a sculpture.
Fiber art is a style of fine art that uses textiles such as fabric, yarn, and natural and synthetic fibers. It focuses on the materials and on the manual labor involved as part of its significance. Students will explore natural and synthetic dyes, shibori, batik, basket weaving, macrame, and more.
This class will further the personal approach to solving artistic problems and will continue to develop more of the students’ themes and techniques. The student will be expected to show more originality and display quality compositions using the art elements and fundamental principles in each of the assigned art projects. The assignments will include perceptual problem solving from actual objects or ideas, art history, art criticism, sketchbook usage, and art production. Strong self-motivation is essential in this class. *Good for students who need to create art portfolios or seniors who have taken most everything else.