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Fine Arts Department

Art Courses


COURSE TITLE: Art I
PREREQUISITE: N/A
The Loudoun County Public Schools’ High School Art Education Program infuses art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetic critiques. Art I is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a foundation of varied art skills, techniques, and concepts. Also, this course teaches students how to see and understand their expressive potential and allows them to begin to form opinions and judgments about their artwork and that of their peers. The students will establish a continuing portfolio for the purpose of generating ideas, recording visual incidence, analyzing historical/professional examples, and exploring imaginative and symbolic ideas.


COURSE TITLE: Art II
PREREQUISITE: Art I
The Loudoun County Public Schools’ High School Art Education Program infuses art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetic critiques. Art II is designed to further the skills and techniques acquired in Art I. Also, this course is designed to challenge the student with higher level creative and critical problem-solving skills. Art II provides students with the opportunity to expressively and descriptively record and control visual perception, understand and use connections between ideas, emotions, and varied media. Students will add to a continuing portfolio for the purpose of generating ideas, recording visual incidence, analyzing historical/professional examples and exploring imaginative/symbolic ideas.

COURSE TITLE: Art III
PREREQUISITE: Art II
The Loudoun County Public Schools’ High School Art Education Program infuses art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetic critiques. Art III is designed to provide students with the opportunity to initiate ideas, develop plans, and broaden the range of experiences within each media. The students will write about and discuss increasingly sophisticated opinions and judgements about the work of their own, peers, and historical/professional examples based on experience and discussion in the class setting. The students will add to a continuing portfolio for the purpose of generating ideas, recording visual incidence, analyzing historical/professional examples, and exploring imaginative/symbolic ideas.

COURSE TITLE: Art IV
PREREQUISITE: Art III
The Loudoun County Public Schools’ High School Art Education Program infuses art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetic critiques. Art IV allows students the opportunity to independently generate content, and refine manipulative skills in expressive and descriptive experiences with varied media. The student will continue to write about and discuss increasingly sophisticated opinions and judgements about the work of their own, peers, and historic/professional examples based on experience and discussion in the class setting. All students will add to a continuing portfolio for the purpose of generating ideas, recording visual incidence, analyzing historical/professional examples, and exploring imaginative symbolic ideas. Art IV students will be building a portfolio for possible college admission. Those students who are interested can work toward applying for advanced placement in art.
Last Modified on May 28, 2004