Barbers Hill High School

Art

Course Descriptions

ART 1
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
1.0 Credit
Prerequisite: None

In Art I students rely on their perceptions of the environment, developed through increasing visual awareness and sensitivity to surroundings, memory, imagination, and life experiences, as a source for creating artworks. They express their thoughts and ideas creatively, while challenging their imagination, fostering reflective thinking, and developing disciplined effort and problem-solving skills.

ART 2
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
1.0 Credit
Prerequisite: Art 1

In Art II students rely on their perceptions of the environment, developed through increasing visual awareness and sensitivity to surroundings, memory, imagination, and life experiences, as a source for creating artworks. They express their thoughts and ideas creatively, while challenging their imagination, fostering reflective thinking, and developing disciplined

ART 3 PAP
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
1.0 Credit
Prerequisite: Art 2 with an average of 85 or above recommended; approval of teacher

In Art III students rely on their perceptions of the environment, developed through increasing visual awareness and sensitivity to surroundings, memory, imagination, and life experiences, as a source for creating artworks. They express their thoughts and ideas creatively, while challenging their imagination, fostering reflective thinking, and developing disciplined effort and problem-solving skills.

AP ART
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
1.0 Credit
Prerequisite: Art 1 or Art 2 and approval of teacher; Art 4 recommended

AP level art class demands a commitment from students beyond the normal art level. The successful student must be highly motivated and willing to devote the time needed to expand and stretch to higher level visual thinking skills. This will require a significant amount of time outside of normal class time. Students are encouraged to think, solve problems their own way, make informed decisions, have a discerning eye, and become interested in historical and contemporary art issues. Assessment through class critiques are a regular part of this course. AP Art challenges students and prepares them for the exam for college credit. To receive AP credit students must submit a portfolio of work.

Instructors

Cynthia Giles
Art I / Art II
Kristen Elliot
Art I / Art III PAP / AP Art