Participating in the visual arts strengthens critical thinking and encourages student engagement.
With highly qualified instructors and the most advanced supplies and equipment, visual art students are given every advantage when it comes to developing their talents. Click on the course names to explore our Visual Arts curriculum for elementary through high school students.
The Goodpasture Elementary Art program is designed to inspire creativity within each child. Students enjoy a fun and enriching experience as we take on many different art forms. Art class is designed to ensure that students learn the basic art elements while creating works of their own. It is our goal that each student feels confident in their creative abilities and takes pride in his or her work.
Graphic Design I and II are full school-year courses open to current juniors and seniors. Using the latest Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop programs, the courses provide basic knowledge and understanding of the software and instruction in composition, layout, and creative thought. Graphic Design II is intended to prepare students who wish to further their education in the field of graphic arts. These courses are primarily project-based.
The high school Art I program is designed to give all students the knowledge and competence they need to produce work in a wide variety of media including graphite, colored pencil, acrylic painting, and sculpture. The classes are designed to ensure that each student will learn the necessary fundamental skills to produce quality, professional work. In addition to the regular “hands-on” projects, a thorough study of art history and appreciation is offered to all first-year students. The elements and principles of design are presented in several ways throughout the year, allowing students to utilize their critical thinking skills.
The high school Art II and III programs are designed to give all students the knowledge and competence they need to produce work in a wide variety of media including graphite, pen/ink, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, oil pastels, sculpture, and clay. The classes are designed to ensure that each student will learn the necessary fundamental skills to produce quality, professional work. The curriculum is designed to build on the student’s fundamental skills that were developed in the previous years. Many students continue their art careers in college in areas such as commercial art, architecture, computer graphics, interior design, and education.
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