VISUAL ARTS

LACHSA  VISUAL ARTS  |  COURSES

 

THEATRE COURSE LIST AND CURRICULAR SEQUENCING

Color Theory

Drawing I

Human Anatomy

Intro to Design

Intro to Painting

Intro to Sculpture

3D Design

Animation

Art History

Ceramics

Drawing & Painting II

Experimental Film

Fashion Design

Figure Drawing

Graphic Design

Illustration

Painting I, II, III

Photography

Printmaking

Senior Seminar

Stop Motion

Thesis Project

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COLOR THEORY

VISUAL ARTS
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
1 SEMESTER
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this Color Theory course, we will examine the fundamentals of color mixing and its function. Emphasis will be given to the organization and manipulation of the elements including hue, value, tints, shades, complementary colors, repetition and space. You will investigate the basic aspects of balance, unity, emphasis, contrast, pattern, rhythm and movement of art and design.

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DRAWING I

VISUAL ARTS
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
1 SEMESTER
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This drawing lab course integrates fundamental drawing principles (composition, value, structure, contrast, line, shape, pattern, space and rhythm) with an emphasis on building a formal visual vocabulary. Focusing on basic drawing skills, students study the formal and technical problems of drawing as a medium for artistic creativity. 

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DRAWING & PAINTING

VISUAL ARTS
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
1 SEMESTER
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of drawing and painting and provides examples, demonstrations and assignments that offer opportunities to execute that understanding through the use of artistic techniques and self-expression.

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ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

VISUAL ARTS
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
1 SEMESTER
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This class emphasizes the organization, function and manipulation of the elements (color, value, line, texture, shape, and space) and the principles (balance, unity. Emphasis, contrast, pattern, rhythm, and movement) of art and design.

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HUMAN ANATOMY

VISUAL ARTS
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
1 SEMESTER
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course concentrates on drawing issues that relate to the figure. Students will develop their ability to represent the human figure by carefully and accurately drawing the skeleton. Students will refine their ability to use accurate proportions, perspective, light and shadow to create the illusion of complex volume. The basic components of drawing are emphasized; gestural markmaking, line weight, perspective, size and scale and composition. 

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INTRO TO DESIGN

VISUAL ARTS
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
1 SEMESTER
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This class looks at the function of the designer and how they solve problems of communicating products, images and organizations in an original form. Students develop their creative vision and judgment to enable them to distinguish between strong and weak methods of presenting design ideas. They learn to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign/Quark to create typical, but challenging design projects.

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INTRO TO PAINTING

VISUAL ARTS
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
1 SEMESTER
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this beginning class, students undertake projects to learn 1) to mix paint, use tint and tone; 2) the triatic, color theory and how to use three colors to create a composition; 3) the color wheel and how to use all the colors; 4) painted collage that mimic selected images of texture and color; 5) the view finder to edit space/areas to magnify points of interest; and, 6) color separation, and texture.

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INTRO TO SCULPTURE

VISUAL ARTS
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
1 SEMESTER
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course emphasizes developing manual skills and conceptual functions in order to present a unified, well-crafted three-dimensional design. This introduction to the basic visual elements through critical analysis as well as the physical manipulation of a variety of art medias will also use demonstrations, study of well-known works/artists, art history, and commonplace 3-D designs to illustrate the role of 3D design in society.

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MIXED MEDIA

VISUAL ARTS
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
1 SEMESTER
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

Mixed Media course will focus on image making through the application of various artistic genres including painting and drawing, collage and assemblage, mosaic, photo montage and found objects. Color theory, linear perspective, pictorial composition, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts and critical thinking skills will all be emphasized extensively.

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MODERN ART HISTORY

VISUAL ARTS
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
1 SEMESTER
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This class introduces students to a survey of art from Impressionism to contemporary art. It will give students a broad overview of major works, artists, and movements in their cultural and historical contexts. Students will gather knowledge of art history during this period, while having the opportunity to incorporate those elements into their projects.

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