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Design and Applied Arts CTE Program

The Design and Applied Arts program combines the aesthetics of the Visual Arts and applies them to create and cast products.  Students will gain technical skills along with the foundations of Visual Arts and apply these to a marketable career in Textiles, Industrial Design, Jewelry, and Ceramic Technology.

Foundations of Ceramics and Sculpture

This is a course introducing fundamental, technical, conceptual, and behavioral skills in visual art for students of all abilities.  Utilitarian, sculptural, painterly, and mixed media forms, primarily in clay, will be explored through hands-on units of study based in Art History and Aesthetics. Students will learn problem-solving strategies in concept development, compositional structure, project management, and execution of work. Integral to this is a sketchbook that records design, research, idea generation, and reflective thinking. Hands on experiences provide opportunities for a multitude of learning styles, increase student confidence, and can improve overall academic performance. As a CTE course, we will incorporate career education and career related experiences in the form of field trips and visitors from industry.

Prerequisite: None

Grade Level:9-11

Intermediate Ceramics and Sculpture

This is a course refining fundamental, technical, conceptual, and behavioral skills in visual art for students of all abilities. We will explore the Ceramics and Sculpture industries through utilitarian, sculptural, painterly, and mixed media forms, primarily in clay, wire, plaster, and paper will be explored through hands-on units of study based in Art History and Aesthetics. Students will focus on wheel throwing and hand building with clay along with exploring mixed medias and plaster casting. Students will learn problem-solving strategies in concept development, compositional structure, project management, and execution of work. Integral to this is a sketchbook that records design problems, research, idea generation, and reflective thinking. As a CTE course, we will incorporate career education and career related experiences in the form of field trips and visitors from industry.

Prerequisite: Foundations of Ceramics and Sculpture

Grade Level: 10-12

Advanced 3D Design Portfolio

Students will create a portfolio of no less than 12 pieces. Students will choose an industry that relates to their pathway and create a business plan or plan of study that will facilitate work in this field. Student will create a website with their bio, artist statement, portfolio, and links to career pathways in their chosen industry. Students will leave this course with the ability to produce work, market, and make connections to their career goals.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Ceramics and Sculpture

Grade Level: 11-12

Textiles

This is a course introducing fundamental, technical, conceptual, and behavioral skills in visual art for students of all abilities.  We will study the Textiles industry through utilitarian, sculptural, and mixed media forms, primarily in fabric, will be explored through hands-on units of study based in art history, aesthetics, weaving, dyeing, sewing, and pattern fabrication. Students will learn problem-solving strategies in concept development, project management, and execution of work. Integral to this is a sketchbook that records design, research, idea generation, and reflective thinking. Hands-on experiences provide opportunities for a multitude of learning styles, increase student confidence, and can improve overall academic performance. As a CTE course, we will incorporate career education and career related experiences in the form of field trips and visitors from industry.

Prerequisite: None

Grade Level:9-12

3D Design

This is a course introducing fundamental, technical, conceptual, and behavioral skills in visual art for students of all abilities. We will explore the concepts of Industrial design (consumer products), Architecture, Jewelry, and traditional Sculpture through utilitarian, sculptural, painterly, and mixed media forms, primarily in clay, cardboard, wire, paper, plaster, small metals, and wood. This is a course featuring hands-on units of study based in Art History, Aesthetics, Industrial Design, Architecture, Jewelry and the Foundations of Sculpture. Students will learn problem-solving strategies in concept development, compositional structure, project management, and execution of work. Integral to this is a sketchbook that records design, research, idea generation, and reflective thinking. Hands on experiences provide opportunities for a multitude of learning styles, increase student confidence, and can improve overall academic performance. As a CTE course, we will incorporate career education and career related experiences in the form of field trips and visitors from industry.

Prerequisite: None

Grade Level:9-12