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Art and Music Curriculum

Art Classes

Advanced Computer Graphics

Teacher: Mark Hollenbeck
Length/Credit: 1 Semester, 0.5 Credit

This semester class will provide opportunity for students interested in graphic design software including Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create portfolio worthy projects. Assignments are artistic in nature and include assemblage, tessellations, nameplate design, logo design, font design, and poster design, as well as 3D printing. When possible, students will work with an actual client to further their understanding of the graphic design process. Students are evaluated on effort, attitude, knowledge, creativity, and problem solving.

  • Adobe Illustrator
    • Unit 1: Typography 101
    • Unit 2: Poster Design
    • Unit 3: Logo Design
    • Unit 4: Cover Design
    • Unit 5: Font Design
  • Adobe PhotoShop
    • Unit 6: Layer Masks
    • Unit 7: Still Life Painting
    • Unit 8: Working with old photos
  • 3. Blender
    • Unit 9: 3D Design and Printing
    • Unit 10: 3D Collaborative Project

Ceramics

Teacher: Robert Allison
Length/Credit: 1 Semester, 0.5 Credit

  • 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

Teacher: Mark Hollenbeck
Length: 1 Semester, 0.5 Credits

  • 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

Teacher: Mark Hollenbeck
Length: 1 Semester, 0.5 Credits

  • 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

Teacher: Mark Hollenbeck
Length: 1 Semester, 0.5 Credits

  • 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

Teacher: Mandy Hoza
Length: 1 Semester, 0.5 Credit

  • 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

Teacher: Mark Hollenbeck
Length: 1 Semester, 0.5 Credit

  • 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: 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

Performing Arts

Choirs - Men's Choir and Bel Canto (Women's Choir)

Teacher: Chris Loesel and Rebecca Elmshauser
Course Length/Credit: 1 year/1 credit
Course Description: Music is a gift from God and singing is one way that everyone can praise our Lord and Savior. Men's and Women's Choir are classes for anyone who loves to sing. There is no audition or experience necessary to be a part of these groups. Men's and Women's Choir teach the basics of singing and focuses on building an appreciation of God’s gift of music. They are also good places to learn and prepare to audition for Jubilate.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will

  • understand the reason why we sing at Lutheran High and how we can share the Gospel through song
  • develop a basic understanding of the components of musical theory, interpretation, and musicality that make a successful choir
  • learn the basics of sight reading
  • acquire the skills necessary to analyze and interpret what good choral singing sounds like and in turn translate those skills into their singing
  • develop a love of music

Course Outline

Men's and Women's Choir rehearsals will be used to prepare for the following events throughout the school year:

  • A LuHi Christmas
  • LuHi Arts Showcase
  • Colorado State High School Choir Competition
  • Church Services
  • Performances throughout the community

Men's and Women's Choir also participates in several events throughout the year to enhance the students’ appreciation of music. These include:

  • Working with a college choir director
  • Listening to other high school choirs from the area

Jubilate

Teacher: Chris Loesel
Course Length/Credit: 1 year/1 credit
Course Description: Music is a gift from God and singing is one way that everyone can praise our Lord and Savior. The Jubilate Choir is the top singing ensemble at Lutheran High School. Students are admitted to the class by audition only and participate in a variety of performances throughout the year. Jubilate is a choir for the serious musician that wants to refine their skills and be a part of a high achieving ensemble.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will

  • understand the reason why we sing at Lutheran High and how we can share the Gospel through song
  • understand the components of musical theory, interpretation, and musicality that make a successful choir
  • be able to sight read choral music in 4 parts at a proficient level
  • acquire the skills necessary to analyze and interpret what good choral singing sounds like and in turn translate those skills into their singing
  • develop a love of music

Course Outline

Jubilate rehearsals will be used to prepare for the following events throughout the school year:

  • A LuHi Christmas
  • LuHi Arts Showcase
  • Colorado State High School Choir Competition
  • Choir Tour
  • Grade School Tour
  • Church Services
  • Performances throughout the community

Music Theory

Teacher: Chris Loesel
Course Length/Credit: 1 year/1 credit

  • Notation Scales
  • Tonality
  • Key Intervals and Transposition
  • Chords
  • Cadences and Non Harmonic Tones
  • Melodic Organization
  • Texture
  • Species Counterpoint
  • Voice Leading
  • Harmonic Progression
  • Seventh Chords
  • Secondary Dominant and Leading Tone Chords
  • Modulation
  • Binary and Ternary Form

Wind Ensemble

Teacher: Rachel Webb
Course Length/Credit: 1 year/1 credit
Course Description: Ensemble playing presents the unique opportunity to build community and create connections between the audience and performers without using words. Wind Ensemble is place where students can develop their technical, lyrical, and expressive skills in the context of Christian vocation.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  • understand how to convey a composer’s intentions through phrasing and articulation
  • understand how to balance his or her individual sound with that of the other students
  • be able to accurately count rhythms in both simple and compound meters
  • be able to identify and execute different timbral qualities
  • become proficient in a variety of styles from all Western musical style periods
  • develop a love of music

Course Outline: Wind Ensemble rehearsals will be used to prepare for the following events throughout the school year:

  • A LuHi Christmas
  • LuHi Arts Showcase
  • Colorado State High School Band Competition
  • Chapel Presentations
  • Spring Instrumental Concert
  • Performances throughout the community