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Visual Arts

Visual Arts Course Descriptions

ANIMATION (College Level)
SUNY Broome: COM 228 Animation I(3 BCC Credits)20 Weeks – ½ HS CreditGrade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
If you are a fan of the cartoon network, this course is for you. Animation is offered during the fall semester, so that films will be ready for the spring film festival season. This course is designed for those students interested in Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks, as well as other types of animation and filmmaking. During 20 weeks, students will learn about the history of animation, some of the big names in animation, Anime and just what goes into creating an animated production from conceptualization to storyboards to filming and editing (while creating their own). Students will produce two stop action, computer or hand drawn animated films then edit the movie using the computer lab. Our film making and editing process is now fully digital!Along the way, students will be exposed to a tremendous amount of videotape, while discussing assorted filmmaking techniques. This course is a lot of work packed into a short amount of time, and while it is exciting and fun, it is not for the faint of heart!
 
ART THERAPY
20 Weeks – ½ HS CreditGrade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course will open up professional career opportunities in art therapy. Art therapy will enhance students’ability to work in a project-based learning environment through hands on activities by setting goals and achieving them. Students will communicate through creative expression in mixed media projects and media literacy. Students will develop an outlet for personal expression. This course will provide students with the critical thinking skills to use art, music and movement in a therapeutic way.
 
CERAMICS
20 weeks - ½ HS creditGrade levels: 10, 11, 12
The ceramics class will explore hand building methods and work on the pottery wheel with clay. Students will design, create and present different three-dimensional functional and nonfunctional pottery. Glazing and kiln firing will also be explored in class through the creative process.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion Studio Art 2D and 3D.
 
CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS I
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course will introduce students to a wide variety of indigenous design processes and materials (such as henna, tie-dye, batik, paper-making, fibers etc.), with an emphasis on craft as fine and applied art. Emphasis is placed on studio projects and hands on learning through lecture, research, demonstration and visual examples.
 
DESIGN THINKING
20 Weeks – ½ HS Art or Tech Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
This Design Thinking course gives students the opportunity to learn through different design and create hands-on project-based challenges. Throughout this class students will be challenged to think outside the box and use critical thinking skills while working on multi-step problems. Students will be given the chance to think creatively and problem solve real world complications in team and individual tasks.
 
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (College Level)
SUNY Broome: ART 118 CRN 33551 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3 BCC Credits)
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
This course will help students become well-rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography through the use of our modern technology. Instruction will include; focusing on a variety of subject matter, successful composition, lighting and exposure. Students will also become familiar with different photo editing software programs such as, Instagram, Prisma, Pic Collage, Camera Plus, Filterra, and Color Pop effects. Students will gain knowledge of the history of photography and become familiar with a variety of famousphotographers. There will be collaborative class critiques so students become familiar with discussing and evaluating pieces of artwork.
PREREQUISITE:Successful completion of Photoshop.

DRAWING 1
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Emphasis on a series of open-ended interrelated problems dealing with visual language, its vocabulary, and organization. Drawing problems will intensify the student’s perception and comprehension of the elements and principles of design and student’s perception and comprehension of light, space, and form will be given special emphasis. Format involves intensive instruction and demonstrations in pencil, pen and ink, and mixed media as a means to personal investigation, understanding, and expression.

DRAWING 2 (College Level)
SUNY Broome: ART 115 CRN 54253 BEGINNING DRAWING (3 BCC Credits)
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
Grade Levels: 11, 12
Drawing 2 will build on the skills developed in Drawing 1, taking students on an even deeper exploration of technique, style and critical thinking, as well as an exploration of additional materials and methods such as charcoal, powdered graphite and colored pencils.
PREREQUISITE:Successful completion of Drawing 1. 
 
INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC PAINTING
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course will explore acrylic painting. Acrylic paint is opaque, can be used thin or thick, and dries quickly to a waterproof finish. There will be an exploration of various acrylic painting brush and blending techniques to apply to realistic, abstract and non-objective projects. Students will create their own individual style using wet art mediums and develop an appreciation for art.
 
INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR PAINTING
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course will explore a variety of watercolor mediums including; watercolor pencils, watercolor liquids, watercolor tubes, and watercolor pan set. There will be an exploration of numerous watercolor painting brush techniques to apply to realistic, animated and non-objective projects. Students will create their own individual style using wet art mediums and develop an appreciation for art.
 
PHOTOSHOP (College Level)
SUNY Broome: ART 124 CRN 33552 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER GRAPHICS (3 BCC Credits)
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Students will learn to use the computer as an artist’s tool. They will learn basic Adobe Photoshop Software functions. They will gain experience with photo editing, digital cameras and scanning. Students will get an idea of how computer art is used in society and the professional working world, and insights into computer art as a career. Students will learn to re-touch photos, alter and modify photos, and how to create artwork from scratch on the computer.No computer skills are necessary. 
 
STUDIO ART 2D
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Introduction to design involves the student with investigation of visual perception and organization, training the eye to become sensitive to design elements and principles is emphasized. The student will become familiar with a variety of media and techniques through lecture, research, hands on project based learning and visual examples.

STUDIO ART 3D
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course is designed to develop sensitivity and awareness of our spatial environment is the object of this course. This enables the student to understand the functionality and aesthetics of the three-dimensional environment. Emphasis is placed on studio projects and hands on learning through lecture, research, demonstration and visual examples.
 

Visual Arts Dept. Staff

DECARO, DANIELLE
Art Teacher (6-12)
DOOLITTLE, LINDSAY
Art Teacher
ROSKO, KEITH
Art Teacher/Educ. Communications Specialist
RUSSELL, JESSICA
MS & HS art teacher

Contact Keith Rosko (Fine Arts Chairperson)
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