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Art Curriculum

For information about our Art Academy, click here.

Advanced Art Independent Study

Advanced Art Independent Study is a course reserved for the serious art student who has completed all of the art courses offered at Lutheran and would like to go further. This course is a custom course which will be designed around the needs and talents of the individual student. It will be very specific in nature, helping the student to concentrate on individual goals, media, and subject matter, enhancing their portfolio for collegiate opportunities. Students will be expected to complete a minimum of six pieces during the semester.

Ceramics

Instructor: Robert Allison
Length/Credit: 1 Semester, 0.5 Credits

  • Unit 1: Pinch Pot
  • Unit 2: Multiple Pinch Pot
  • Unit 3: Coil Pot
  • unit 4: Clay Tile
  • Unit 5: Working with Slabs
  • Unit 6: Press Molds
  • Unit 7: Mold Making
  • Unit 8: Sculpting with Clay
  • Unit 9: Abstract Scupting
  • Unit 10: Wire Scupture
  • Unit 11: Sculpting with Polymer Clay 
  • Unit 12: Plaster and Paper Mache Sculpting
  • Unit 13: Polymer Clay Sculpture
  • Unit 14: Bronze casting

Crafts & Printmaking

  • Unit 1: Mosaics
  • Unit 2: Mask Making
  • Unit 3: Handmade paper
  • unit 4: Batik
  • Unit 5: Slip Casting
  • Unit 6: Jewelry made from polymer beads
  • Unit 7: Stained glass
  • Unit 8: Printmaking - Linoleum cut
  • Unit 9: Printmaking - Intaglio and Engraving
  • Unit 10: Printmaking - String print process
  • Unit 11: Printmaking - Monotype
  • Unit 12: Printmaking - Serigraph (silk screen)

Drawing & Painting I

  • Unit 1: Learning to see
    • Contours
    • Spatial relationships
    • Values
    • Space
    • Proportions
  • Unit 2: Elements of Art/Principals of Design
  • Unit 3: Painting Basics
    • Color theory
    • Color schemes
    • Water colors
    • Acrylics
  • Unit 4: Painting vocabulary and concepts

Drawing & Painting II

  • Unit 1: Drawing II
    • Portfolio set up
    • Review drawing by seeing
    • Large format drawings/graphite
    • Cloth drawings/charcoal
    • Mixed media/ink, tissue paper
    • Figure drawing - pastel, charcoal, India ink
    • Scratch boards (OP art. Poster design)
    • Large scale ballpoint pen drawing/self portrait
  • Unit 2: Painting II
    • Watercolor review
    • Folded paper WC painting
    • Word art
    • Acrylic review
    • Still life acrylic
    • Painting on ready-made or found objects
    • Large scale comic book painting
  • Unit 3: Portfolio Review

Intro to Art

  • Unit 1: Art criticism, judgment, and identification
  • Unit 2: Elements of art
  • Unit 3: Principles of art and design
  • Final Review and test

Intro to Computer Graphics

  • Unit 1: Desktop publishing - Graphic Design
    • Graphic design terms and concepts
    • Create a nameplate
  • Unit 2: Adobe Illustrator
    • Tools, menus, methods of selection
    • Learn to use all aspects of the text tools
    • Learn to use layers
    • Create a pool table
  • Unit 3: Adobe Photoshop
    • Photoshop tools, menus, and selection methods
    • Learn text menus and expanded text possibilities as well as limitations
    • Using layers effectively
    • Using layer masks effectively, three photo merge assignment
    • Using the rubber stamp tool
    • Using brush tools

Photography

Instructor: Michael Nelson
Length/Credit: 1 Semester, 0.5 Credits

  • Unit 1: Holy Trinity of Photography
    • Shutter
    • Aperture
    • ISO
  • Unit 2: Telling a Story with Images 
    • Slide Shows
    • Photoshop Editing
  • Unit 3: Lighting
    • Reading Light
    • Using Lights
  • Unit 4: Green Screen
    • Lighting
    • Photoshop Editing
  • Unit 5: Design, Execute, Print, Present
    • Storyboarding
    • Lighting Design
    • Editing
    • Printing
    • Presenting

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