Santa Barbara Unified School District

Visual Arts Courses

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Advanced students use a Wacom tablet as they learn Adobe Illustrator and improve their skills in Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, and iStop Motion. They learn and apply the design process from client brief, thumbnails through comps, and final presentation, all while developing their understanding of effective design. Projects include: designing posters and brochures for school use; creating art for various thematic contests; designing skateboards, board games, and cartoon or fantasy characters and environments; creating multi-page illustration layouts; and package design. Students will experiment with a combination of digital and traditional media in printmaking projects (linocut and stencil), and with the effects of digital printing on prepared surfaces. They will explore several types of stop-motion animation. Students should be able to work independently and follow demonstrations or written, online tutorials.

Transcript title and course number: DgtlArt Adv P 001398

Grades: 10-12; Santa Barbara High School

Building on developing drawing skills and emphasizing the elements of art and principles of design, students move through larger-scale renderings, many of which are based on the face and figure. Life drawing and observational studies continue. A broad range of drawing media are explored, including, scratchboard, linoleum block prints, and silk screening techniques for paper and fabric. There are also several theme- based collaboration projects between English, History, and Art, in addition to field trips to Los Angeles and local museums and galleries. Art history and appreciation are woven throughout. Students must be enrolled in VADA to take this course.

Transcript title and course number: FrhdDrwAdvVADA P 001480

Grades: 10-12; Dos Pueblos High School

Included in this class are advanced techniques of throwing on the potter's wheel, sculpture, glazing, art history, and aesthetic philosophy. Projects are designed to cover a range of throwing techniques, giving the students the knowledge needed to create their own individual work. Assessment will be determined by teacher/student critiques of finished work in a three-dimensional portfolio.

Transcript title and course number: CeramicsAdv P 001090

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Designed to provide advanced experience and training to the student with more than usual interest and skill, this class focuses on advanced design fundamentals and ways of communicating visually through painting, drawing, and mixed media.

Transcript title and course number: Color/Des Adv P 001340

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Designed to provide advanced experience and training to the student with more than usual interest and skill, this course focuses on contemporary drawing concerns, representational drawing, ways of communicating visually, and is structured toward the individual.

Transcript title and course number: Frhd Draw Adv P 001470

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School

Designed to provide advanced experience and training to the student with more than usual interest and skill, this course focuses on contemporary painting concerns, ways of communicating visually, and developing a personal voice. The class is structured toward the individual. This course involves advanced students in the use of a variety of painting media. Students will be expected to complete several paintings from class assignments and independent studies, in addition to written and oral critiques. Art history is an integral part of the curriculum.

Transcript title and course number: Painting Adv P 002000

Grades: 10-12; Santa Barbara High School

This class is designed to ground students in foundational painting techniques, hone compositional skills, and exercise color theory in daily practice. Focusing mainly on acrylic and oil, students will draw upon personally generated imagery as well as traditional and contemporary subject matter in their work. Quality concepts, composition, and craftsmanship are important components of this class. College presenters, critique sessions, and portfolio building prepare students for their senior year. This course serves as an informal "pre-AP" class for students advancing to AP Studio Art.

Transcript title and course number: Pntg Adv VADA H 002007

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School

Please update course description to: Designed to provide advanced experience and training to the student with more than usual interest and skill, this course focuses on advanced design fundamentals, contemporary sculpture concerns, ways of communicating visually, and is structured toward the individual. Projects are created using a wide variety of materials and methods in an art historical context. Students should be able to follow demonstrations and work independently. This class may be repeated to prepare students for AP Studio Art 3-D Design.

Transcript title and course number: Sculpture Adv P 002500

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School

Seventh graders get two for one in this yearlong combo course! This exploratory program introduces students to one semester of Art & Design and one semester of Engineering & Industrial Technology. In the Art & Design class, students will develop their creativity and literacy skills by analyzing and critiquing art from many different cultures and time periods. Fundamental drawing, painting, and design techniques will be explored as they learn elements and principles of art and design. In the Engineering & Industrial Technology class, students will learn the proper and safe use of a variety of hand tools, technology, power tools and machines through an exploration of learning modules. Module stations include Laser Engraving, Computer Programming, Research and Design, Plastics Technology, Woodworking, Electronic Wiring, Computer Aided Drafting, Pewter Smithing, Bridge Design & Construction.

Transcript title and course number: Art/Industrl Te 800560

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

Art history cuts across several disciplines: It incorporates the political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual contexts in which art-making has always taken place. It demonstrates how these forces coalesce in unique and powerful cultural statements. AP Art History will offer to students of foreign languages an opportunity to focus on cultural milieus from which the French, German, Spanish, and Latin languages have emerged. The course is also of special value to students of the studio arts, with sensitivity to the relationship of form and meaning of art.

Transcript title and course number: ART 103 SBCC 001680

Grades: 9-12

Art history cuts across several disciplines: It incorporates the political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual contexts in which art-making has always taken place. It demonstrates how these forces coalesce in unique and powerful cultural statements. AP Art History will offer to students of foreign languages an opportunity to focus on cultural milieus from which the French, German, Spanish, and Latin languages have emerged. The course is also of special value to students of the studio arts, with sensitivity to the relationship of form and meaning of art.

Transcript title and course number: ART 104 SBCC 001682

Grades: 11-12; San Marcos High School

Art history cuts across several disciplines: It incorporates the political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual contexts in which art-making has always taken place. It demonstrates how these forces coalesce in unique and powerful cultural statements. AP Art History will offer to students of foreign languages an opportunity to focus on cultural milieus from which the French, German, Spanish, and Latin languages have emerged. The course is also of special value to students of the studio arts, with sensitivity to the relationship of form and meaning of art.

Transcript title and course number: Art Hist AP 082510

Grades: 9-12

The focus of this project-based visual arts class is to introduce and reinforce the basic elements and principles of art, while covering a range of lettering styles (Italic, Gothic, Uncial, & Bookhand), bookmaking, and drawing styles that span centuries and continents. The course will also cover techniques and safe handling of a variety of art media and tools. All of this will take place through planning, producing and discussing artwork. The class will explore creative solutions to design challenges, the importance of craftsmanship, the impact of composition on an artwork, how to effectively talk about art and aesthetics, and historical and cultural contexts of artworks and art movements. This class requires that you be mature, self-disciplined, and respectful of the art studio.

Transcript title and course number: Calligraphy P 100260

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This course is intended for those studying ceramics for the first time and is a comprehensive introduction to the art of pottery and clay work with equal emphasis given to the skills of designing, constructing, decorating, and art history. This course will be using low fire, earthenware clay bodies and low fire glazes. Students will be introduced to many hand-building techniques such as: pinching, coiling, building with slabs, relief sculpture, clay weaving, cut open-work. The student will learn to throw, trim, and glaze pottery using a variety of decorative techniques. The primary emphasis is on studio work leading to a diverse portfolio of finished pieces by the end of the semester. The student will be required to write two short research papers, one for each semester. Periodically throughout the term, the teacher will show examples, slides, and short videos to help illustrate what the students are learning. Assessment will be determined by class critiques, finished projects, and understanding of vocabulary and art history.

Transcript title and course number: Ceramics P 100000

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Knowledge of color theory and design principles are essential for anyone interested in art. Designed for students with varying levels of experience, students begin by learning about the fundamentals of design followed by color theory. A variety of media is explored and may include graphite, paper cutting, pen and ink, tempera paint, color pencil, watercolor, oil or dry pastels, mixed media, acrylic paint, and printmaking. Subjects may include designing patterns, painting, metamorphosis, hybridization, exploration of identity, and social issues. The work of great artists with relevant historical and cultural context are explored as students develop visual literacy and communication skills.

Transcript title and course number: Color & Design P 100005

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School

This course will introduce students to a variety of skills in design, computer software applications for desktop publishing, and printing. Students will study and master principles of design and will master software for pagination (InDesign), illustration (Illustrator), and digital imaging (Photoshop) with an aim toward developing job skills. In addition, students will design for and become consumers of design in areas such as magazines, advertisements (including historical and cultural context), brochures, posters, manuals, programs, etc. Students will be introduced to the wide field of jobs which apply graphic communication skills. One element of the course is to expose the class to "real-world" design by using their skills to design and publish printed material for on-campus and district organizations such as theater, sports, music and administration, leading to the completion by each student of a graphic communications portfolio of work. Finally, students will have the opportunity to complete interdisciplinary projects, applying these artistic, creative and technical skills to reports and projects for other classes.

Transcript title and course number: Cmptr Grphcs 1 045312

Grades: 9-12

This course will introduce students to a variety of skills in design, computer software applications for desktop publishing, and printing. Students will study and master principles of design and will master software for pagination (InDesign), illustration (Illustrator), and digital imaging (Photoshop) with an aim toward developing job skills. In addition, students will design for and become consumers of design in areas such as magazines, advertisements (including historical and cultural context), brochures, posters, manuals, programs, etc. Students will be introduced to the wide field of jobs which apply graphic communication skills. One element of the course is to expose the class to "real-world" design by using their skills to design and publish printed material for on-campus and district organizations such as theater, sports, music and administration, leading to the completion by each student of a graphic communications portfolio of work. Finally, students will have the opportunity to complete interdisciplinary projects, applying these artistic, creative and technical skills to reports and projects for other classes.

Transcript title and course number: Cmptr Grphcs 2 045371

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This class is for students who want to learn or improve their skills in Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter and apply them to creative art and graphic design projects. Students learn basic principles of good design and will create CD covers, posters, "zines" (mini-magazines), playing cards, and T-shirts. They will draw characters, fantasy environments, and self-portraits and will learn to animate in i-StopMotion. Students can take their own photographs for transformation, scan drawings or objects into the computer, or print on a variety of surfaces such as wood, fabric, or clay and alter these surfaces with various art media. Only basic computer skills are necessary, just bring imagination. Drawing or design skills a plus. Intermediate students (anyone who already knows the program and is capable of working somewhat independently) may join the advanced students in learning Adobe Illustrator. Students should be able to follow live demonstrations and written online/photocopied tutorials.

Transcript title and course number: DigitArt/Des P 001395

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School

In this first semester of digital art, students learn advanced digital techniques, working from their original art and ideas to create high quality images for print. They will archive their work to digital portfolios. Projects emphasize the use of computers as an art making tool. (Prior experience with Photoshop is recommended.) Refining entry-level technical proficiency is a course objective.

Transcript title and course number: Digital Art P 100010

Grade: 10; Dos Pueblos High School

In this second DPEA course, students will significantly build upon and reinforce skills acquired during the 9th grade year. The project-based experiences will become more challenging and student projects will be automated and programmed. Students will advance their knowledge of CAD, manufacturing, machining, principles of design, and computer programming. Students will also gain experience working with electronics and microcontrollers.

Transcript title and course number: EngrgSclp/Dsn H 074010

Grades: 9-12

Film studies can be taken to enhance college eligibility, fulfill a desire for personal enrichment, or to earn missing English graduation credits. This class can be taken concurrently with English 12. In this survey course, students read select literary works from World Literature and view film adaptations of those works, including cinema that echoes the style, themes, and archetypes of the written works. Study addresses classic to contemporary literary and cinematic storytelling technique, style, mythic archetypes and the Hero's Journey, art, craft, history, aesthetics, principles and philosophies of literature and film. Students are required to complete a final exam multi-media project where they present a written, oral, and visual adaptation of a select literary work.

Transcript title and course number: Film Studies 1 007000

Grades: 10-12; Dos Pueblos High School

This course is an advanced exploration of artistic expression and ideas through photographic means. Students focus on building a professional portfolio, the nuances of photo exhibition and the business side of photography. Students will interact with professional photographers in their environment as well as study the art of museum curation. Students will also learn advanced photo techniques, photo editing and the language associated with the art.

Transcript title and course number: FineArt Photo1 Adv P 001461

Grades: 9-12

This class provides an overview of desktop non-linear video editing, including acquiring digital video and combining and editing source material to create complete digital movies.Topics include basic editing techniques; cuts and transitions; adding and altering audio; titling; keying and transparency; and applying filters and effects. This course meets UC a-g eligibility and dual enrollment credit.

Transcript title and course number: FP 114 SBCC 046181

Grades: 10-12; Santa Barbara High School

Introduction to the film and video production process, including scripting, story-boarding, pre-production planning, budgeting, casting, shooting, lighting, sound and editing in both studio and location settings. Students write, produce, direct and edit a personal project and participate in group assignments and projects.

Transcript title and course number: FP 175 SBCC 046185

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

Drawing skills are essential for anyone considering any type of artistic career. Students begin by developing skills in drawing from observation. A variety of media is explored, including graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, ink, tempera, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and mixed media. Subjects include still life, landscape, portraiture, linear perspective, and abstract design. Students are introduced to the work of artists from around the world representing various times throughout history. They work to understand art as a process and a form of visual communication. Topics also include design principles and elements, visual literacy, personal expression, and creative design strategies.

Transcript title and course number: FreehndDrwing P 100020

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

Designed to provide advanced experience and training to the student with more than usual interest and skill, this course focuses on contemporary drawing concerns, representational drawing, ways of communicating visually, and is structured toward the individual. Studentes must be enrolled in VADA to take this course.

Transcript title and course number: FrhdDraw1VADA P 001540

Grades: 9-12

Utilizing current software in VADA's Design Lab, students use computers as a creative tool, learning design fundamentals such as typography, layout, scanners, and digital cameras, using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. While developing proficiency, students apply skills to make and edit their own unique images. Developing entry-level technical proficiency is a course objective.

Transcript title and course number: GDP 111 SBCC 046186

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School

In this class students will learn the basics of graphic arts. Through comprehensive hands-on-training and theory, the student will learn graphic art fundamentals, silk-screen printing, and digital imaging along with traditional art fundamentals, color theory, basic foundations of graphic design, and graphic art history. This course will prepare students for advanced training through other educational sources.

Transcript title and course number: Graphic Arts P 100045

Grades: 9-12; Dos Pueblos High School

Graphics & Animation explores graphics and digital animation in real world applications of design and production for film and its use in entertainment, education and science.

Students will acquire a historical context of graphics and animation principles including the elements and principles of visual design. Students will develop skills in artistic perception, creation, critique, application of design and technical experiences solving visual art and technical problems. Students will develop historical and cultural awareness in subject matter, themes and designs from diverse times and places.

Students will develop the ability to solve problems and to think critically by completing challenging group work and individual design projects & assignments effectively, using industry standard Adobe and other software and hardware tools. Students will acquire an understanding of artistic knowledge, perception, technical skills and express ideas in computer-generated media. Tools include drawing tablets, scanners, cameras, industry standard software, printing applications and the option for Adobe Certification. Students will have a digital portfolio to present their work.

Transcript title and course number: Grphcs&Animtn P 045373

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course provides students an introductory knowledge and experience in digital photography, video and TV production. Students work individually and in teams to brainstorm ideas, scripts and storyboards. Basic screenwriting techniques, video effects, digital audio and non-linear editing will be taught. Emphasis is placed on preproduction, post-production techniques, videography, editing, computer graphics and TV studio production. Students will produce videos and post to various media.

Transcript title and course number: Video/Tv Prod 846170

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

Overview of tools and applications used to produce interactive multimedia, including software applications, peripherals and hardware. Major applications for design, photo processing, web design, authoring and video. Evaluation and description of the strengths of each program and potential for integration of production applications.

Transcript title and course number: MAT 105 SBCC 046176

Grades: 9-12

Introduction to the powerful computer art tool of Illustrator. Use of Illustrator to create new works of art for various media: print, the web and CD-ROMs. How to use this tool's type, layout features, filters and other applications. Create vector-based artwork that translates well to other graphic software and media. Create icons, characters, illustrations, interface elements and patterns. Work with type, native 2D shapes, 3D effects and vectorized bitmaps.

Transcript title and course number: MAT 112 SBCC 046192

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

Introduction to the powerful computer art tool of Illustrator. Use of Illustrator to create new works of art for various media: print, the web and CD-ROMs. How to use this tool's type, layout features, filters and other applications. Create vector-based artwork that translates well to other graphic software and media. Create icons, characters, illustrations, interface elements and patterns. Work with type, native 2D shapes, 3D effects and vectorized bitmaps. This Dual Enrollment course through SBCC is offered to students who are enrolled in the MAD Academy.

Transcript title and course number: MAT 112SBCC MAD 046231

Grades: 9-12

An introduction to the image processing capabilities of PhotoShop to create and edit images and to prepare images for various media. No prior knowledge of PhotoShop is required. Includes Tools Selection, Channels, Layers, Filters, Text, Brushes, Effects, Masks, Adjustment Layers.

Transcript title and course number: MAT 131 SBCC 046196

Grades: 9-10; Dos Pueblos High School

A semester long course that introduces 9th grade students to the basics of video production utilizing basic/advanced camcorder and video editing equipment. Students study video technologies, broadcast journalism, scriptwriting, video composition, lighting and audio production planning, and video storytelling. Students work in groups to create video projects utilizing post production editing and non-linear editing software, Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Studio. Students gain real-world experience in a hands-on environment that can lead to internships/jobs and career opportunities.

Transcript title and course number: Media Art/Tech1 046160

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School

An exploratory course in the basic techniques of painting with acrylic. Students continue to develop skills in drawing and painting from observation. Other media explored may include graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, pastel and mixed media. Subjects include still life, landscape, portraits, and abstract design. Students are introduced to the work of artists from around the world representing various times throughout history. They will work to understand art as a process and form of visual communication. Topics also include design principles, visual literacy, personal expression, creative strategies, and ideation.

Transcript title and course number: Painting P 100025

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

Fundamentals of the camera: techniques of camera operation; characteristics of film and photo paper; basic digital imaging; student assignments; photo composition and lighting; print finishing techniques; computer enhancement techniques; film, slide, and print scanning for digital photography.

Transcript title and course number: PHOT 109 SBCC 046050

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This course is an exploration of artistic expression and ideas through photographic means. Students will learn to develop and print images in a traditional darkroom and use a 35mm camera. In the second semester, students will also be introduced to digital photography. Students will be studying composition, layout, experimental techniques, and art criticism in art history based lectures.

Transcript title and course number: Photography P 100035

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School

In this course students learn about and create artwork that is three-dimensional. This course is designed for beginning students with no background in sculpture. Students will develop a variety of fine motor skills through a series of projects, problems, and assignments. Hands on experience will be gained through the use of materials such as mixed media, plaster of Paris, cardboard, wood, clay, Papier-mâché, wire, sheet metal, glass, earth art, and other found objects. Construction methods include assemblage, modeling, soldering, sawing, sewing, addition and subtraction, casting, and site specific/installation. Students will learn how to use the vocabulary of art with an emphasis on elements of art and principles of design. This class is a pathway for relevant connections, introducing students to careers in art, art history, aesthetic theory, art criticism, and collaboration skills. Material donations greatly appreciated.

Transcript title and course number: Sculpture P 100030

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This class is an advanced class for students with previous knowledge in the arts and those who are pursuing college credit from the College Board in Studio Art. The class fits students with a wide range of interests, experience, and abilities. Students will work on one of three portfolios: Drawing, 2-Dimensional Design, or 3-Dimensional Design. The course follows the National Advanced Placement Studio Art curriculum. Coursework for this class focuses on three categories: breadth, quality, and concentration. Portfolios will be submitted to the College Board for grading. Students are encouraged to submit work for scholarships and contests. Students are required to do much of the course work on their own time outside of the regularly scheduled day.

Transcript title and course number: StuArt 2-D AP 001060

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This class is an advanced class for students with previous knowledge in the arts and those who are pursuing college credit from the College Board in Studio Art. The class fits students with a wide range of interests, experience, and abilities. Students will work on one of three portfolios: Drawing, 2-Dimensional Design, or 3-Dimensional Design. The course follows the National Advanced Placement Studio Art curriculum. Coursework for this class focuses on three categories: breadth, quality, and concentration. Portfolios will be submitted to the College Board for grading. Students are encouraged to submit work for scholarships and contests. Students are required to do much of the course work on their own time outside of the regularly scheduled day.

Transcript title and course number: StuArt3-D Des A 001070

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This class is an advanced class for students with previous knowledge in the arts and those who are pursuing college credit from the College Board in Studio Art. The class fits students with a wide range of interests, experience, and abilities. Students will work on one of three portfolios: Drawing, 2-Dimensional Design, or 3-Dimensional Design. The course follows the National Advanced Placement Studio Art curriculum. Coursework for this class focuses on three categories: breadth, quality, and concentration. Portfolios will be submitted to the College Board for grading. Students are encouraged to submit work for scholarships and contests. Students are required to do much of the course work on their own time outside of the regularly scheduled day.

Transcript title and course number: StuArtDraw AP 001050

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

This advanced level class represents the culmination of the VADA art sequence. Studio Art is a portfolio-based class emphasizing the essentials of a well-rounded portfolio - one that demonstrates mastery of foundational skills and contains a concentration of self-guided projects representing the student's personal artistic interest. This class allows tremendous liberty in producing a series of works stemming from self-generated ideas and personal imagery in the student's medium/media of choice. The instructor coordinates college presentations, guestartists-in-residence, participation in art shows, and scholarship competitions. Support is provided for students who are preparing AP or college portfolios or seeking some guidance for college entry. Personal discipline and dedication to the creative process are essential for success in this class. All AP portfolio requirements must be met to receive AP credit, otherwise the course must be taken for Honors credit.

Transcript title and course number: StuArt VADA AP 001072

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

This advanced level class represents the culmination of the VADA art sequence. Studio Art is a portfolio-based class emphasizing the essentials of a well-rounded portfolio - one that demonstrates mastery of foundational skills and contains a concentration of self-guided projects representing the student's personal artistic interest. This class allows tremendous liberty in producing a series of works stemming from self-generated ideas and personal imagery in the student's medium/media of choice. The instructor coordinates college presentations, guestartists-in-residence, participation in art shows, and scholarship competitions. Support is provided for students who are preparing AP or college portfolios or seeking some guidance for college entry. Personal discipline and dedication to the creative process are essential for success in this class. All AP portfolio requirements must be met to receive AP credit, otherwise the course must be taken for Honors credit.

Transcript title and course number: StuArt I VADA H 001086

Grades: 10-12; Santa Barbara High School

This course provides students with advanced knowledge in film, video and TV production. Students work individually and in teams to brainstorm ideas, scripts, and storyboards. Advanced screenwriting techniques, digital video, effects, digital audio, and non-linear editing will be taught. Emphasis is placed on pre- production, post-production techniques, advanced videography, editing, computer graphics, and TV studio production. Students will be expected to produce high quality videos and post to various media.

Transcript title and course number: Vid/TVProd 2 046130

Grades: 9-12

This is a one- (HL1) or two- (HL2) year program for students who desire an advanced art experience. We spend our time creating studio work, exploring art history, interpreting works through art criticism, and developing skills in design and aesthetics. This Visual Arts class is structured to enable students to experiment with various media to explore and understand their extremely personal relationship to this world. Through this class, students not only learn design principles and techniques for creating images, but also come to understand art as an essential part of human culture. Students who take these courses will have taken art during their pre-IB coursework.

Transcript title and course number: VisArt1 IB SL 088540

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

Do you want to learn how to draw, paint, and design? Well then, VISUAL ART 1 is the class for you! This yearlong fundamental art class for 7th and 8th grade students introduces art theory and practice, elements of art, and principles of design as you produce a variety of two and three dimensional art forms and media such as drawing, painting, graphic design, and printmaking, as well as an introduction to art history, art appreciation and careers in art. Students will explore and develop their personal creativity, problem solving skills and confidence as they learn about art.

Transcript title and course number: Art 800520

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School

VISUAL ART 2 (Open to 8th and 7th grade students with requisite skills) If you enjoyed VISUAL ART 1, then hold on to your hat! VISUAL ART 2 takes students farther into the elements of art and principles of design, only this time there is more room for personal creativity and expression. In this yearlong advanced art class, students will be exposed to new mediums, and new skills regarding both 2 and 3 dimensional art, but the emphasis now is placed more upon developing those learned ideas and techniques. Higher-level thinking techniques are developed to enhance the imagination and creativity to produce more intriguing artwork. Students will observe, create, speak, think, read and write about visual art in greater depth to develop a heightened understanding of art. They will engage in art critique and art-making through the exploration of contemporary art and will address relevant issues as a 21st century learner. Students maintain a sketchbook, compile a portfolio of their artwork, and exhibit their work at school as well as in our community. Emphasis is also placed on investigating career and lifelong learning opportunities in the visual arts.

Transcript title and course number: Adv Art 800510

Grades: 11-12; Dos Pueblos High School

This is a one- (HL1) or two- (HL2) year program for students who desire an advanced art experience. We spend our time creating studio work, exploring art history, interpreting works through art criticism, and developing skills in design and aesthetics. This Visual Arts class is structured to enable students to experiment with various media to explore and understand their extremely personal relationship to this world. Through this class, students not only learn design principles and techniques for creating images, but also come to understand art as an essential part of human culture. Students who take these courses will have taken art during their pre-IB coursework.

Transcript title and course number: VisArtHLYr2 IB 088520