Washington State guidelines require students take a minimum of 1 Art credit as part of graduation requirements. Students participating in Visual and Performing Arts Department courses will develop an understanding of the affective dimension of humankind as expressed in vocal and instrumental music; painting; drawing; photography and other media; and drama.
Kennedy Catholic High School Art Faculty:
- AR1111 STUDIO DRAWING AND PAINTING (FA) (SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR)
- AR0906 INTRODUCTION TO ART (FA) (SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR)
- AR1101 INTRODUCTION TO CLAY AND SCULPTURE (FA) (SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR)
- AR1107 STAIN GLASS 1 (FA) (SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR)
- AR1110 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY/ART (FA) (SEMESTER)
- AR1200 ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (SEMESTER)
- AB1003 DIGITAL ARTS (OC/FA) (FULL YEAR)
- AR1205 ART ASSISTANT/TA (OC) (SEMESTER OR FULL YEAR)
Prerequisites: $45.00 nonrefundable fee per semester plus student supplies, innate desire to draw and paint. (Please note that the same course number is used for Intro and Advanced levels.)
First Year: Introduction to Art (First Semester or Full Year)
1st Semester—Drawing. Students will acquire methods in which to find facts for themselves. Emphasis will be on how to learn to draw. They will discover the nature of their artistic expression. Drawing experiences will include a variety of media, techniques, principles, and concepts.
2nd Semester—Students will apply what they have learned in drawing to the technique of acrylic painting. Painting will be supported by personal research in great art and artists.
Second Year: Advanced Art (Full Year)
Studio work will be the emphasis. Students will continue to explore painting and drawing to build an exemplary portfolio.
Prerequisite: $45.00 nonrefundable fee per semester. Open to all students. This is a basics course. The only requirement is openness to trying new techniques and medium to achieve art forms. This is a multimedia course that breaks down and applies the elements and principles of design using a variety of media such as, but not limited to: paint, charcoal, pastel, clay, glass, papier-mâché, and recycled materials.
Prerequisite: $40.00 nonrefundable fee per semester. Open to all students. Students will learn the fundamentals of hand built ceramics. They will study slab, coil, drape mold techniques, and glaze applications. These techniques lend themselves to include sculpture. Students will design and create two and three dimensional work using a variety of media: students use the study of design concepts (line texture, value, color, shape, and form) while adding 3D concepts (fabrication, additive, and subtractive work).
Prerequisite: $80.00 nonrefundable fee per semester. Students will explore techniques that include copper foil and lead came while developing 2D and 3D glass design methods. Students will learn safety techniques while using lead, glass, glass cutters, electric grinders, soldering irons, and band saws and utilize glass in nontraditional uses such as jewelry, wind chimes, mosaic, glass fusion, glass slumping, and mixed media.
Prerequisite: $40.00 nonrefundable fee per semester. This course is a digital photography course where photographs are used in various ways and for a variety of purposes. Students will learn how to properly use a digital camera (all the various capabilities and functions) in order to capture compelling images. Various programs will be used to edit/enhance the photos, lay them out for effect and publication, and create small illustrations.
*New Course for the 17/18 School Year
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Digital Photography.
Students in this course will build upon the conceptual and technical skills presented in Digital Photography. Studio lighting, specialty lenses, and advanced camera functions will be explored along with Illustrator to create finished work.
*New Course for the 17/18 School Year
Prerequisite: Open to students with a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing.
This is an introductory course to learn about the creative process associated with creating a variety of digital media. This course will help students become familiar with a variety of software for creating visual art, film, as well as audio recording. Students will work individually as well as in small groups to learn techniques and gain a deeper understanding of digital art history and the emerging trends in digital media.