The Visual Arts course at CCHS are designed to engage students in world of art. The course will provide opportunities for student to make art, discuss art, analyze art, and using art to study cultures and customs around the world. Through their art studies, students will broaden their cultural experiences and be empowered as learners.
The Performing Art Program at CCHS is one of the best in the area. Our Band is led by Mr. Bruce Person and has traveled and competed up and down the east coast of the United States. They have won or placed in many competitions, received numerous accolades, and have been asked to perform for various audiences and dignitaries.
This is a foundation course building the basics of fundamental skills, concepts, and safety requirements. The elements and principles of design are explored through hands-on projects, the study of art history, building a vocabulary of art terms, self-evaluation process, and group critiquing. A variety of mediums will be used throughout the course.
Prerequisite: Art I (“C” or higher)
Art II will focus on more complex skills, concepts, and processes in the arts. Students will be required to recognize and compare differences in art forms, and become articulate in the use of an art vocabulary in recognizing and identifying works of art according to medium, period, style, and artist. Students will learn preparation techniques for display of art with a stronger focus on entering art competitions and shows. Mediums will include mixed mediums and the introduction of crafts.
Prerequisites: Art I & II (“C” or higher)
Art III will explore the relationships between a culture and its art as well as identifying local cultural sources and folk art objects. Students will recognize various relationships which visual art has with film, video, drama, music, and dance. Representational, abstract, or nonobjective art will be explored. Students will begin to develop their own areas of special interests and work independently at a more advanced level of intensity and craftsmanship.