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Department Staff

  • Student Artwork by 2015 Graduate: Aaron Pajestka Mrs. Sara Andes
    sszilagyi@bcsoh.org 
    Courses: A.P. Studio 2-D, Advanced Art,  Ceramics 1
     
    Mr. Jonathan Hicks, M.Ed.
    jhicks@bcsoh.org
    Cleveland Clinic Expressions Liaison 
    Credit Recovery Monitor 
    Courses: Digital Art & Photography 1 & 2
     
    Mrs. Rhonda Januszewski, M.Ed.
    rjanuszewski@bcsoh.org 
    District Department Chair
    Apologetics Advisor
    Courses: Ceramics 1 & 2 
     
    Mrs. Nichole Scheutzow, M.Ed.
    nscheutzow@bcsoh.org
    Courses: A.P. Art History, Drawing and Painting 1, 
    Drawing & Painting 2, Adapted Art
     
     
    Ms. Shauna Spiesz
    sspiesz@bcsoh.org
    Courses: Digital Art & Photography 1, Drawing & Painting 1,
    Drawing & Painting 2, Anatomy for the Artist 
     
     
     
     

Course Offerings

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    Special Thanks to Cleveland Clinic's Expressions Art & Science Program
     
     
     
             2018-2019
     
    The Brunswick High School Art Department offers a diversity of courses accommodating the student who desires a broader understanding of the world of fine art as well as the individual who desires in-depth background training for a career in the Visual Art's field. Students can begin to develop as a visual artist by choosing to take Drawing/Painting 1,  Ceramics 1, or Digital Art & Photography 1.  Once a level-one course is passed then that student can progress to level two in that media.  There are also other courses at the level two, three and four levels listed below. All prerequisite requirements are listed below with course descriptions. Some of the following courses may not be offered every year based on enrollment interest.
     
      

    850 AP ART HISTORY (1 CR.) L-4  11,12

    AP Art History will provide students with opportunities to explore and examine Art around the world from Global Prehistory to Contemporary present day in order to gain a deep contextual understanding of historical Art concepts. Students will learn how to interpret and understand the meaning of artworks through visual and contextual analysis, addressing questions of politics, religion, gender, function, ethnicity, artistic media, processes and techniques. Students will learn to analyze artistic concepts and express art historical understanding in writing and through visual analysis during trips to the Cleveland Museum of Art. All papers must be typed, a research paper is required.  This course is aligned with the College Board Standards for Advanced Placement courses.  AP Exam REQUIRED

     

    852 AP STUDIO ART DRAWING (1 CR.) L-4  11,12

    This is a performance-based course for self-motivated students who wish to create college level work or are interested in a career in the arts. Emphasis will be on creative thinking and analysis, application of various art mediums, development of conceptual ideas, and construction of a cohesive portfolio appropriate for college admissions. Summer assignments will prepare students for the rigorous but independent art class. AP Studio Art: Drawing will require necessary time outside of class to complete extensive portfolio requirements by the deadline. Students will have the opportunity to explore/utilize various mediums under the Drawing course, which include, but is not limited to: charcoal, graphite, chalk, ink, paint, and colored pencil. This course is aligned with the College Board Standards for Advanced Placement courses.  AP Exam REQUIRED

     

    853 AP STUDIO ART 2-D (1 CR.) L-4  11,12

    This is a performance-based course for self-motivated students who wish to create college level work or are interested in a career in the arts. Emphasis will be on creative thinking and analysis, application of various art mediums, development of conceptual ideas, and construction of a cohesive portfolio appropriate for college admissions. Summer assignments will prepare students for the rigorous but independent art class. AP Studio Art will require necessary time outside of class to complete extensive portfolio requirements by the deadline. Students will have the opportunity to explore/utilize various mediums under the 2D course, which include, but is not limited to: charcoal, graphite, chalk, ink, paint, collage, digital/photo, and printmaking. This course is aligned with the College Board Standards for Advanced Placement courses. AP Exam REQUIRED

     

    854 AP STUDIO ART 3-D (1 CR.) L-4  11,12

    This is a performance-based course for self-motivated students who wish to create college level work or are interested in a career in the arts. Emphasis will be on creative thinking and analysis, application of sculptural mediums, development of conceptual ideas, and construction of a cohesive portfolio appropriate for college admissions. AP Studio Art: 3D will require necessary time outside of class to complete extensive portfolio requirements by the deadline. Students will have the opportunity to explore/utilize various mediums under the 3D course, which include, but is not limited to: clay, plaster, cardboard, and wire. This course is aligned with the College Board Standards for Advanced Placement courses. AP Exam REQUIRED

     

    855-856 DRAWING & PAINTING I (1/2 CR.) L-2  9,10,11,12   

    This foundation course is designed to develop a student’s basic drawing and painting skills through observation from life and introduction to new techniques.  Various media and art fundamentals will be explored through historical, cultural and social contexts.  Students are encouraged to discover a personal means of expression through the study and creation of art.

     

    861-862 ANATOMY FOR THE ARTIST (1/2 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite: Drawing & Painting I

    A strong emphasis will be placed on the study and artistic exploration of the human figure and an introduction to basic anatomy of the human skeletal and muscular systems in this advanced course. Students will utilize various artistic media, techniques, styles, historical explorations, and artistic awareness in drawing, painting and sculpture of the human figure.  

                                                    

    857-858 DRAWING & PAINTING II (1/2 CR.) L-2  9,10,11,12  

    Prerequisite:  Drawing & Painting I              

    This course allows the student an opportunity to explore and build their drawing and painting skills at an intermediate level.  More emphasis will be placed on independent work, creative subject matter, exploring new artistic media and styles, and cultural and historical studies.  

     

    865-866 DIGITAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY I  (1/2 CR.) L-2  9,10,11,12  

    If you enjoy taking photographs and designing art on the computer, this is the course for you.  This course introduces students to Adobe design software used by art professionals to create digital artwork for fine and commercial purposes.  The course also looks at the development of digital media as an art form.  Emphasis will be placed on foundational composition, concept development, and visual problem solving.  A portion of the course is devoted to digital photography as a part of creating digital artwork, including manual operation of a camera.  While a digital camera with manual controls is recommended, many students successfully use a camera app on their phone and sign out a digital camera as needed.  

     

    867-868  DIGITAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY II (1/2 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite:  Digital Art & Photography I

    This course assumes a foundational understanding of Adobe design software, concept development, basic composition, and manual operation of digital cameras.  The course will look at current trends in digital art and contemporary digital artists.  Emphasis will be placed on advanced techniques and complex visual problem solving, as students will be assigned real world projects.  A portion of the course is devoted to expanding the student’s experience with digital photography as a part of creating digital artwork.  While a digital camera with manual controls is recommended, many students successfully use a camera app on their phone and sign out a digital camera as needed.  

     

    869-870  DIGITAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY III (1/2 CR.) L-2 10,11,12

    Prerequisite:  Digital Art & Photography I & II

    This course is intended for students who are considering a career in the digital arts and/or photography, as well as for students who have a high level of personal interest in these areas. The course is intended to prepare students for related college level coursework. Students enrolling in this course should be confident working with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and be committed to higher level problem solving and concept development. Students will also be introduced to Adobe Lightroom and a variety of cutting edge digital art-making tools. The final project of the semester will synthesize multiple digital tools and software in order to exemplify the highest caliber of student work in the digital art and photography courses. Students will be expected to keep a weekly photo journal or digital sketch journal, and will complete a portfolio to showcase their strengths. While a digital camera with manual controls is recommended, students can use a camera app on their cell phone and sign out a digital camera as needed. The course will follow the Accelerated High School track of the Ohio Department of Education’s Visual Arts Standards.

     

    875-876 CERAMICS I (1/2 CR.) L-2 9,10,11,12

    This foundation course is focused on teaching the student the five aspects of clay:  the nature of clay and it’s preparation for use, use of clay vessels in various cultures, clay hand-building techniques, methods of decoration, glazing, firing processes, and the evaluation and aesthetics of clay.  The elements and principles of design are emphasized in the process and planning of each project.  Both production and appreciation of the arts will be explored through the historical, cultural and social contexts of the human experience.     

     

    877-878 CERAMICS II (1/2 CR.) L-2  9,10,11,12

    Prerequisite:  Ceramics I

    This course will give the student an opportunity for further exploration and skill development of hand built ceramic pieces.  Students will have the opportunity to learn the art of wheel-thrown pottery.  There will be intensified instruction of various styles and techniques.  The study of the human experience and social, cultural contexts will be explored through clay forms.  A strong focus on personal expression and self-criticism will be a priority.

     

    879-880 CERAMICS III (1/2 CR.) L-2 10,11,12

    Prerequisite:  Ceramics I & II

    This course will give the student an opportunity for advanced mastery of hand built pottery. In addition, students will progress through new wheel-thrown pottery challenges, study contemporary ceramic artists, and work with accelerated techniques including raku firing. The study of the human experience and social cultural contexts will be explored through their clay forms. A strong focus on personal expression and self-criticism will be a priority.

     

    895 ADVANCED ART (1/2 CR.) L-2 10,11,12  

    Prerequisite: Two Level I Courses (one must be Drawing & Painting I) and One Level II Course

    This course is designed for students interested in pursuing art at a higher educational level or to build their artistic portfolio. Students will create a body of artwork that demonstrates a strong understanding of materials, processes, tools, media, techniques, and available technology. Students will focus on their strongest artistic skills, build an online portfolio, and participate in class critiques and ongoing group and individual assessments to revise and improve their artwork. Students will learn new technical skills and will research real world college and job opportunities in the art fields.