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Department Staff

  • Christian Peebles- Ceramics 2
    Mrs. Kara Doyle
    kbentz@bcsoh.org 
    Courses: Ceramics 1, 
    Drawing & Painting 1 & 2, and Adapted Art
     
    Mrs. Shauna Ertle
    sertle@bcsoh.org
    Courses: Digital Art & Photography 1, 
    A.P. Art 2-D, A.P. Drawing, A.P. Art 3-D, 
     
    Mr. Jonathan Hicks, M.Ed.
    jhicks@bcsoh.org
    Courses: Digital Art & Photography 2 & 3
     
    Mrs. Rhonda Januszewski, M.Ed.
    rjanuszewski@bcsoh.org 
    Courses: Ceramics 1, 2 & 3
    Department Chair
     
     
    Artwork By: Christian Peebles 2019 B.H.S. Graduate
      
     

Course Offerings

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             2019-2020
     
    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.
     
       

    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.

                                                     

    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. While a digital camera is recommended, many students successfully use 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, and basic composition. 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, particularly involving manual operation of the camera.  While a digital camera with manual controls is recommended, many students successfully use 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. Students will be expected to keep an ongoing blog about their learning and artwork, and will complete a portfolio to showcase their strengths. A digital camera with manual controls is highly recommended, but students can use their cell phone and sign out a digital camera as needed.

     

    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. 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 to master hand-building pottery techniques. In addition, students will study contemporary ceramic artists, and build functional ceramic pieces incorporating electrical and/or mechanical implements. The study of the human experience and social cultural contexts will be explored through their ceramic forms. A strong focus on personal expression and self-criticism will be a priority.