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The goal of the K-12 art staff is to provide all students with the opportunities for sequential experiences, which will advance their perceptions, responses, understanding, creativity, evaluative abilities and skills under the guidance of certified art teachers.
Art Elective and Advanced Studio Art signups are underway for the Spring Smester of the 2019-2020 school year!
Course offerings vary by grade level and are as follows:
6th grade - Game Design - Part 1: Video Game Design - this course is open to students who did not take semester one and students who would like to take Digital Game Design again. It is offered on “B” Days.
7th grade - Tech for the Visual Arts offered on “A” Days.
8th grade - Tech for the Visual Arts offered on “A” Days, and Game Design- Part 2: Tabletop Games is offered on “B” Days.
Each art elective course will meet every other day in lieu of a supplement module, and will last for a full 20-week semester. These classes are considered academic courses, and those students who participate will receive a numeric grade at the end of the semester.
- Tech for the Visual Arts: This new art elective course is going to meld the new technologies of the maker space such as the x-carve, glowforge, and 3D printer with existing technologies of digital photography and Photoshop with hands on traditional art techniques. This is going to be a more experimental course where once students are familiar with the technologies they will help to steer projects.
- Game Design - Part 1: Students will have the opportunity to design, program, and create fully functional video games. The course will introduce basic programming and design skills that are essential to developing successful interactive digital games. Students will game an understanding of basic logic and programming through problem solving in real world situations. Finally, students will engineer a physical user interface for their game using Makey Makey circuit boards, such as a game controller or arcade kiosk.
- Game Design - Part 2: Students will learn to analyze games and game-play, as well as examine different genres of gaming. Throughout the course we will investigate the significance of games within various cultures and how we can build a variety of important skills through gaming. Students will work individually and in small groups to develop a variety of game ideas, from card games to board games.