Art @ CHS
Drawing 1: (9-12) Exploratory class geared toward learning to draw realistically and accurately.
Take this class if: you want to learn how to draw, you like to draw, and/or you want to draw better.
aReality check: all drawing, all the time.
Intro to Art: (9-11 ONLY) General art class, includes a little bit of everything. (ONE SEMESTER & YEARLONG)
Take this class if: you have little experience with any art, but would like more.
aReality check: a beginner's class, no seniors.
Ceramics 1: (9-12) Introductory class exploring everything clay.
Take this class if: you like creating with your hands.
aReality check: you'll get clay under your nails!
Computer Art 1: (9-12) Introductory class creating digital art with the computer programs Bryce and Photoshop.
Take this class if: you enjoy working with computers and learning new programs.
aReality Check: all computers, all the time.
Sculpture: (9-12) Exploring everything three-dimensional.
Take this class if: you would like to create 3D art using a variety of materials.
aReality check: involves being able to think and create in three dimensions.
Intro to Photography: ONE SEMESTER COURSE (9-12)
Take this class if: you want to learn basic digital camera skills and how to make simple adjustments of photographs with Photoshop CS3
aReality check: What will you take the other semester? Does not meet UC/CSU "VPA" requirements.
ADVANCED CLASSES: (10-12 only)
Painting: Oil painting and watercolor techniques exploring a wide variety of subject matter.
Take this class if: you enjoy drawing and want to work in color.
aReality check: strong drawing skills = strong painting skills.
Glass Design: Stained glass art, design, and techniques.
Take this class if: you enjoy combining color with creating with your hands.
aReality check: this class does not meet UC/CSU "VPA" requirements. (Ask your counselor if you need this.)
Photography: Art photography using a digital camera and the computer program Photoshop CS3.
Take this class if: you want to learn how to create quality photographs, use a digital camera the way professionals do, and how to adjust photographs with Photoshop CS3. (Yearlong class)
aReality check: Photos are not taken during class time, but on your own time.
THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE THE NEXT LEVEL OF BEGINNING ART CLASSES
Take these classes if: you really enjoyed the beginning level and want to create more complex works.
aReality check: you'll need at least a B from your beginning level class.
Glass Design 2
Ceramics 2 & 3
Computer Art 2 & 3
Chico Art Center
California Department of Education Visual and Performing Arts Education
California Alliance for Arts Education
California Arts Council
California Art Education Association
California State University:
Humanities Center Gallery, Trinity Hall
University Art Gallery, Taylor Hall
Janet Turner Art Print Gallery, Laxson Auditorium