Fine Arts

2024-2025

The Arts at CA foster a diverse community of creative, empathetic students who embrace their unique passions and talents to make purposeful impact.

Fine Arts 24-25

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1 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART116-S1 3D Animation FALL This course has been revamped to take advantage of the ability to make 3D films within the Unreal Engine game development software. Students will not have to worry about character creation or skeletal creation. Instead, they will have access to pre-made characters, scenery, and other objects in the software interface. The course will focus on using those assets to tell a story and focus on the animation, look and feel of the production. Join us and tell your story by creating a 3D animation with sound, scenery and special effects! No prerequisites required for this course; rather, it is a prerequisite to ‘Exploring Virtual Reality’. The course may be repeated for credit. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
2 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART117-S1 3D Fabrication FALL Come and make art with the fabrication machines in the makerspace! There are amazing pieces to be made with the waterjet, laser cutter and the 3D printers. In addition we have a hand-held router and other tools to enhance your 3D art. Instruction will include modeling for those machines as well as operating the machines. After some instructional assignments, students will have free choice in creating art and/or functional pieces according to their imagination and needs. No prerequisites required and the course may be repeated for credit. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
3 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART101-S1 3D Game Design FALL Students will learn introductory elements to 3D game design using EPIC Games' Unreal Engine. This course has some coding and while programming knowledge is not required, students should be aware that using, writing and modifying visual code will be a significant part of the course. The course is supported with online tutorials, and students may elect to work at a faster pace by following those tutorials. This course may be repeated for credit. This course is a prerequisite to ‘Exploring Virtual Reality’. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
4 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART112-S1 Acting Workshop FALL Open to students with varied levels of experience, the workshop provides participants with a working vocabulary and technique for character analysis and characterization. Emphasis is placed on knowing thyself and building one's self-confidence with attention given to the committed inclusion of the actor's entire instrument. Students explore a variety of exercises and strive to incorporate bold, imaginative, authentic choices into their work. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
5 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART220-S1 Art of Movement FALL This course is designed to challenge students to explore movement as a source of inspiration and a medium of expression. How can a painting inspire a dance? How can non-human motion inspire choreography? How can the sounds of the mundane be reimagined as the music for a dance? All these questions and more will be explored in this not-so-typical dance class. Students will have the opportunity to create, perform, and critique dance through project-based assignments. Portions of class time will also be devoted to developing kinesthetic awareness. Students who have studied dance, gymnastics, or martial arts may find this course especially of interest, but all levels of experience are welcome. No previous dance experience is required.  One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
6 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 26/02/2024 07:05 PM Fine Arts ART500-SY Beginning Guitar This class is open to all Upper School students. No previous experience is necessary. Students will learn the fundamentals of guitar, music, and musicianship: music notation, terminology, scales, key signatures, time signatures, basic guitar chords, rhythms, and fingering techniques. The music for this class will be in beginning to intermediate level from classical, folk, and popular guitar literature. TRUEce students learn the basics, they can choose their own music to master. Students will provide their own acoustic nylon or steel-string guitar and buy the music book. There are performance opportunities with CA music concerts and other events during the school year, but performance is not required.
One 0.50 YEAR 9,10,11,12
7 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM donna_eason 05/04/2024 06:48 PM Fine Arts ART209-S1 Ceramics FALL This class is open to anyone wanting to explore clay or who wants to continue to learn more advanced skills. Students have the opportunity to learn handbuilding techniques, sculpture, and throwing. After students have explored techniques in all three, they may choose an area in which to focus.
Two 0.50 Fall 9,10,11,12
8 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART108-S1 Digital Audio Production FALL This course aims to explore the processes by which popular music is created – through the lens of digital audio. We’ll learn the basics of audio recording and MIDI creation as well as how to edit and manipulate collected sounds through the art of mixing. Our work will also be underlined by the navigation of digital audio workstations, particularly Ableton Live. Students will exit this course with a final product that reflects studio techniques employed by the music producers of today. Course may be repeated for credit. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
9 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART107-S1 Digital Imaging I FALL Digital Imaging 1 is a technical art course that introduces students to digital photography and digital imaging techniques. Students will learn about photo capturing and why we take photos, photo editing and manipulation, and using photos and graphics for publication layout and design. This course will largely consist of various "real life" projects throughout the trimester with an emphasis on in-class work. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
10 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART214-S1 Drawing FALL This course allows students to develop a foundation of drawing skills based on direct observation and the use of a variety of drawing materials with a focus on graphite, ink, and charcoal.  Topics covered include: Sighting and Composition, Proportion, Value (Shading), Perspective, and Portraiture. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
11 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART123-S2 Exploring Virtual Reality FALL This course will use Unreal Engine game development software to create VR experiences in a 3D environment. Students will develop scenes, interactive worlds, games and/or stories to be viewed virtually on Oculus Quest 2 or HTC Vive headsets. The course will start with basic techniques and then allow students to develop their own projects. PREREQUISITE: Students must have taken either 3D Animation or 3D Game Design before enrolling in this course. Course may be repeated for credit. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
12 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART100-S1 Fiber Art FALL This course will introduce students to a variety of fiber art processes to create original art and design work. Specific emphasis will be placed on contemporary and mixed-media applications of fiber art techniques that will be explored through creative research and experimentation using the design process. Technical content covered will be determined by student interest and may include weaving (tapestry, table-top loom, or bead weaving), stitching (hand embroidery or machine sewing), hand dying techniques, knitting, crochet, and pattern surface design techniques. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
13 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART102-S1 Instrument Lessons FALL This 40-minute lesson is available for violin and viola, depending on the ability to schedule a meeting one day per week. Students who do not play one of these instruments may choose to start by taking lessons, but they should speak directly to the orchestra director before registering for the course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. One 0.25 FALL 9,10,11,12
14 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART104-S1 Mixed Media FALL This course will focus on combining and layering multiple media and materials to create original art and design work. A sampling of the techniques students will explore include collage, stenciling, image transfers, stitching on paper, linocut stamping and monoprinting. The emphasis in this course is on user-friendly techniques that anyone can successfully incorporate into their creative work--no fine art background necessary! One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
15 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART114-S1 Narrative Photography FALL A picture is worth a thousand words - an aphorism that well describes the rich stories a photograph can tell. In this class we will look at the work of a different photographer each week. Primarily using phone cameras, students will shoot portraits, objects, interiors, and landscapes. They will make series, sequences, and stand-alone photos. They will also have access to disposable film cameras, polaroid cameras and the classroom digital SRL camera. The final project will be a photo book with handwritten notations. Emphasis will be on art and creativity over technicality in this course. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
16 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART010-S1 Non-Comp Public Speaking FALL This course is designed to teach students basic public speaking skills in a non-competitive setting. The course will introduce students to the proper techniques of effective oral communication, as well as assist them in developing research and writing skills involved in the development of presentations. There will also be emphasis on audience analysis and adaptation, as well as the principles of ethical communication. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
17 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART105-S1 Painting FALL Students continue honing their observational skills and abstract compositions as they are introduced to a variety of painting media. Subject matter will range from basic still life to projects based on creative thinking to advanced painting and mixed media synthesis. Multiple techniques will be demonstrated to showcase the students' perspectives, identities, and dreams. The course may be repeated for credit. All levels are welcome. One 0.50 Fall 9,10,11,12
18 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART201-S1 Performance Studies: Musical Theater This blended course provides students with an opportunity to grow and develop their musical theater and performance skill sets.  Using a master class format, students will work both independently and collaboratively with instructors in these focused areas: vocal interpretation, character development, and physical expression.  In-class sharings and peer reviews will complement the experience. May be repeated for credit. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
19 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART211-S1 Printmaking FALL This course will explore various methods of printmaking, with projects covering a range of additive and reductive techniques as indicated by student interest.  Possibilities include linoleum block printing, screen printing, gel plate monoprinting, and collograph prints made with the printing press.  Students will experiment with a variety of substrates including paper, fabric/textiles, and alternative surfaces, and learn registration techniques for achieving proper alignment between image layers.  This is a great class for students who like process-oriented art techniques that still leave room for spontaneity in the final product! One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
20 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM donna_eason 28/02/2024 02:42 PM Fine Arts  ART212-S1 Sculpture FALL This course will feature individual and collaborative opportunities to create three-dimensional work using a variety of media. Specific content covered in the course will be determined by student interest and may include papier-mâché, mold-making and casting (with paper, plastic, or cement), soft sculpture, found object assemblage, kinetic sculpture, and installation art. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
21 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART111-S1 Technical Theater FALL This class is a practical application of technical skills necessary to support various types of productions in the theater, including chorus, orchestra, dance, theater, assemblies and special events. Students learn fundamentals of stage technology, process and safety. They focus upon learning lighting instruments, color, programming and operating lighting control; sound board operation and audio design; projection on the big screen; video applications in the theater; set construction; and stage management. Students are also assigned positions in various productions as running crew. May be repeated for credit. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
22 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART113-S1 Video Projects (1 DAY) FALL This course is for students who want to pursue original projects in video production. Strong focus will be given to ideation and storyboarding during preproduction, with realistic goals for capturing and editing footage for short narrative video products. Teamwork, organization, time management, imagination and grit are key components for success in this course. One 0.25 Fall 9,10,11,12
23 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART213-S1 Video Projects (2 DAYS) FALL This course is for students who want to pursue original projects in video production. Strong focus will be given to ideation and storyboarding during preproduction, with realistic goals for capturing and editing footage for short narrative video products. Teamwork, organization, time management, imagination and grit are key components for success in this course. Two 0.50 Fall 9,10,11,12
24 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART116-S2 3D Animation SPRING This course has been revamped to take advantage of the ability to make 3D films within the Unreal Engine game development software. Students will not have to worry about character creation or skeletal creation. Instead, they will have access to pre-made characters, scenery, and other objects in the software interface. The course will focus on using those assets to tell a story and focus on the animation, look and feel of the production. Join us and tell your story by creating a 3D animation with sound, scenery and special effects! No prerequisites required for this course; rather, it is a prerequisite to ‘Exploring Virtual Reality’. The course may be repeated for credit. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
25 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART117-S2 3D Fabrication SPRING Come and make art with the fabrication machines in the makerspace! There are amazing pieces to made with the waterjet, laser cutter and the 3D printers. In addition we have a hand-held router and other tools to enhance your 3D art. Instruction will include modeling for those machines as well as operating the machines. After some instructional assignments, students will have free choice in creating art and/or functional pieces according to their imagination and needs. No prerequisites required and the course may be repeated for credit. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
26 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART101-S2 3D Game Design SPRING Students will learn introductory elements to 3D game design using EPIC Games' Unreal Engine. This course has some coding and while programming knowledge is not required, students should be aware that using, writing and modifying visual code will be a significant part of the course. The course is supported with online tutorials, and students may elect to work at a faster pace by following those tutorials. This course may be repeated for credit. This course is a prerequisite to ‘Exploring Virtual Reality’. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
27 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART112-S2 Acting Workshop SPRING Open to students with varied levels of experience, the workshop provides participants with a working vocabulary and technique for character analysis and characterization. Emphasis is placed on knowing thyself and building one's self-confidence with attention given to the committed inclusion of the actor's entire instrument. Students explore a variety of exercises and strive to incorporate bold, imaginative, authentic choices into their work. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
28 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART220-S2 Art of Movement SPRING This course is designed to challenge students to explore movement as a source of inspiration and a medium of expression. How can a painting inspire a dance? How can non-human motion inspire choreography? How can the sounds of the mundane be reimagined as the music for a dance? All these questions and more will be explored in this not-so-typical dance class. Students will have the opportunity to create, perform, and critique dance through project-based assignments. Portions of class time will also be devoted to developing kinesthetic awareness. Students who have studied dance, gymnastics, or martial arts may find this course especially of interest, but all levels of experience are welcome. No previous dance experience is required.  One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
30 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART209-S2 Ceramics SPRING This class is open to anyone wanting to explore clay or who wants to continue to learn more advanced skills. Students have the opportunity to learn handbuilding techniques, sculpture, and throwing. After students have explored techniques in all three, they may choose an area in which to focus. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
31 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART108-S2 Digital Audio Production SPRING This course aims to explore the processes by which popular music is created – through the lens of digital audio. We’ll learn the basics of audio recording, MIDI creation as well as how to edit and manipulate collected sounds through the art of mixing. Our work will also be underlined by the navigation of digital audio workstations, particularly Ableton Live. Students will exit this course with a final product that reflects studio techniques employed by the music producers of today. Course may be repeated for credit. One 0.25 SPRING 9,10,11,12
32 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART106-S2 Digital Fashion Design SPRING Building upon principles explored in art and design, students will use digital tools powered by Adobe and other digital design engines to create a digital fashion doll, complete with a mini collection. Explorations will include product lifestyle, trend research and forecasting, digital illustrations, and technical specifications. Two 0.50 Spring 9,10,11,12
33 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART107-S2 Digital Imaging II SPRING This course will continue to build on the technique and skills from Digital Imaging 1 offered in Semester 1. Students will build on their ability to take quality photos and build creative projects around them. Publication concepts will include logo creation, graphic design, web page concepts and more. This course will also cover printed design versus electronic design principles. Prerequisite: ART107-S1: Digital Imaging I. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
34 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART214-S2 Drawing SPRING This course allows students to develop a foundation of drawing skills based on direct observation and the use of a variety of drawing materials with a focus on graphite, ink, and charcoal.  Topics covered include: Sighting and Composition, Proportion, Value (Shading), Perspective, and Portraiture. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
35 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART123-S2 Exploring Virtual Reality SPRING This course will use Unreal Engine game development software to create VR experiences in a 3D environment. Students will develop scenes, interactive worlds, games and/or stories to be viewed virtually on Oculus Quest 2 or HTC Vive headsets. The course will start with basic techniques and then allow students to develop their own projects. PREREQUISITE: Students must have taken either 3D Animation or 3D Game Design before enrolling in this course. Course may be repeated for credit. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
36 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART100-S2 Fiber Art SPRING This course will introduce students to a variety of fiber art processes to create original art and design work. Specific emphasis will be placed on contemporary and mixed-media applications of fiber art techniques that will be explored through creative research and experimentation using the design process. Technical content covered will be determined by student interest and may include weaving (tapestry, table-top loom, or bead weaving), stitching (hand embroidery or machine sewing), hand dying techniques, knitting, crochet, and pattern surface design techniques. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
37 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART121-S2 Graphic Design SPRING In this course students will get acquainted with the history of graphic design and advertising. They will get hands on experience in typography, illustration, logo design, web and print design. For their culminating project they will design a small book. Primarily we will be working with Photoshop and somewhat with Illustrator. Students who have taken Digital Imaging will have an excellent foundation for this course and may drive their own focus of concentration. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
38 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART102-S2 Instrument Lessons SPRING This 40-minute lesson is available for violin and viola, depending on the ability to schedule a meeting one day per week. Students who do not play one of these instruments may choose to start by taking lessons, but they should speak directly to the orchestra director before registering for the course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. One 0.25 SPRING 9,10,11,12
39 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART104-S2 Mixed Media SPRING This course will focus on combining and layering multiple media and materials to create original art and design work. A sampling of the techniques students will explore include collage, stenciling, image transfers, stitching on paper, linocut stamping and monoprinting. The emphasis in this course is on user-friendly techniques that anyone can successfully incorporate into their creative work--no fine art background necessary! One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
40 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART010-S2 Non-Comp Public Speaking SPRING This course is designed to teach students basic public speaking skills in a non-competitive setting. The course will introduce students to the proper techniques of effective oral communication, as well as assist them in developing research and writing skills involved in the development of presentations. There will also be emphasis on audience analysis and adaptation, as well as the principles of ethical communication. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
41 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART105-S2 Painting SPRING Students continue honing their observational skills and abstract compositions as they are introduced to a variety of painting media. Subject matter will range from basic still life to projects based on creative thinking to advanced painting and mixed media synthesis. Multiple techniques will be demonstrated to showcase the students' perspectives, identities, and dreams. The course may be repeated for credit. All levels are welcome. One 0.50 Spring 9,10,11,12
42 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART211-S2 Printmaking SPRING This course will explore various methods of printmaking, with projects covering a range of additive and reductive techniques as indicated by student interest. Possibilities include linoleum block printing, screen printing, gel plate monoprinting, and collograph prints made with the printing press. Students will experiment with a variety of substrates including paper, fabric/textiles, and alternative surfaces, and learn registration techniques for achieving proper alignment between image layers. This is a great class for students who like process-oriented art techniques that still leave room for spontaneity in the final product! One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
43 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM donna_eason 28/02/2024 02:43 PM Fine Arts  ART212-S2 Sculpture SPRING This course will feature individual and collaborative opportunities to create three-dimensional work using a variety of media. Specific content covered in the course will be determined by student interest and may include papier-mâché, mold-making and casting (with paper, plastic, or cement), soft sculpture, found object assemblage, kinetic sculpture, and installation art. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
44 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART111-S2 Technical Theater SPRING This class is a practical application of technical skills necessary to support various types of productions in the theater, including chorus, orchestra, dance, theater, assemblies and special events. Students learn fundamentals of stage technology, process and safety. They focus upon learning lighting instruments, color, programming and operating lighting control; sound board operation and audio design; projection on the big screen; video applications in the theater; set construction; and stage management. Students are also assigned positions in various productions as running crew. May be repeated for credit. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
45 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART113-S2 Video Projects (1 DAY) SPRING This course is for students who want to pursue original projects in video production. Strong focus will be given to ideation and storyboarding during preproduction, with realistic goals for capturing and editing footage for short narrative video products. Teamwork, organization, time management, imagination and grit are key components for success in this course. One 0.25 Spring 9,10,11,12
46 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART213-S2 Video Projects (2 DAYS) SPRING This course is for students who want to pursue original projects in video production. Strong focus will be given to ideation and storyboarding during preproduction, with realistic goals for capturing and editing footage for short narrative video products. Teamwork, organization, time management, imagination and grit are key components for success in this course. Two 0.50 Spring 9,10,11,12
47 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART960-SY ADV Portfolio Development Advanced Portfolio Development (formerly Adv. Studio Art) allows committed art students to create a body of work suitable for submission to college Art + Design programs or for the AP Art + Design exam (Drawing/Painting, Design, or 3-D). Students with interests beyond the traditional AP Fine Art curriculum are encouraged to use this course to develop other art + design-based portfolios (i.e. Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Digital Art, Production Design, Installation Art, Interior Design, and Illustration). Completion of the AP portfolio requires an in-depth exploration of visual art techniques and the development of a comprehensive and original body of work consisting of 15 finished pieces in the designated area. It is optional to submit to the AP exam. Admission will be based on a portfolio review by the department. Prerequisite: minimum of three art elective courses or their equivalent. Two 1.00 Year 9,10,11,12
48 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM donna_eason 27/02/2024 06:02 PM Fine Arts ART131-SY Art and Design In the Art and Design program, you will rotate through four disciplines—Visual and Digital Arts in Berger Hall Studios, Coding and Fabrication in the Makerspace, and Teamship in the Design Lab—engaging in the design process through a variety of individual and collaborative projects offering diverse tactile and digital experiences. With a focus on creative expression and visual communication in each studio, you will explore your personal aesthetic; expand your visual vocabulary (Elements of Art and Principles of Design); experiment with the iterative nature of ideation, fabrication, and modeling; and leverage the power of a diverse team, collective problem-solving skills, and design thinking to deliver real value for local business, governmental, and non-profit community partners. As you conclude the Art and Design program, you'll leave with transferrable terminology, skills, and experience in using the Design Process with an increased creative confidence.
One 0.50 Year 9
50 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART505-SY Cary Academy Singers (2 Days) Cary Academy Singers is open to any student who has a passion for singing and wishes to sing with a group. Cary Academy Singers is designed as a performance class to offer students a choral music experience and to promote musical growth by teaching correct vocal technique for individual and group singing, strengthening music reading skills, and offering basic ear training in rhythm, pitch, and harmony. To offer students a comprehensive view of choral music and the rich history that surrounds it, students will perform stylistically diverse music. Students will sing using world languages with emphasis on promoting correct singing technique. Concerts may be formal, informal, or in the style of a musical review. Cary Academy Singers may participate in adjudicated festivals and/or competitions. Course may be repeated for credit. Two 1.00 Year 9,10,11,12
51 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM donna_eason 14/03/2024 02:05 PM Fine Arts ART100-SY Competitive LD  This is a yearlong course which will allow students to prepare for competition in Lincoln Douglas Debate. This course is designed for students with at least one year of competitive experience in forensics who wish to continue competition in the area of Lincoln Douglas Debate. This course will consist of some lectures, much discussion, as well as numerous student presentations. As an academic co-curricular activity, there is homework. Speech and debate is designed for the student who is capable of working well on his/her own, while being able to share a great deal with others through normal class discussion and presentations. It meets twice a week. There is a tournament requirement for this class. Two 1.00 Year 10,11,12
52 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM donna_eason 14/03/2024 02:05 PM Fine Arts ART101-SY Competitive PF  This is a yearlong course which will allow students to prepare for competition in Public Forum Debate. This course is designed for students with at least one year of competitive experience in forensics who wish to continue competition in the area of Public Forum Debate. This course will consist of some lectures, much discussion, as well as numerous student presentations. As an academic co-curricular activity, there is homework. Speech and debate is designed for the student who is capable of working well on his/her own, while being able to share a great deal with others through normal class discussion and presentations. It meets twice a week. There is a tournament requirement for this class. Two 1.00 Year 10,11,12
53 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART009-SY Competitive Speech: Platform and Interpretation All students in this course must commit to mastery of more than one event. Students in this course must attend a minimum of six days of in state competition, three of which must be Dogwood League, and three national (over-night) tournaments. Additionally, students are expected to participate in the State Championship and try to qualify for the NCFL National Tournament, the NSDA National Tournament, and the appropriate Tournament of Champions. All students invited to the competitive team must be available to compete at the NCFL and NSDA finals should they qualify. There are costs for out-of-town travel which will be billed as incurred. This course may be repeated for credit.This course may be repeated for credit. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Speech or Debate and permission of instructor. All 1.00 Year 10,11,12
54 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART005-SY Intermediate Extemp and Congress While we seek to prepare students to thrive in these competitions, there are other fundamental lifelong personal and academic goals that we will stress. Students will deeply research and learn to appreciate all sides of social, philosophical, and cultural issues.  They will develop important research skills, learning to locate, vet, and utilize a wide variety of sources to make evidence-based arguments. They will develop important collaboration skills as they tackle these important issues as a team.  They will develop important argumentative, rhetorical and speaking skills as they develop, prosecute and refine their cases throughout the year. They will meet and engage intellectually with a wide variety of students from around the state, country and even the world.  The cultivation of these skills will be the measure of our success.Prerequisite: Must have completed an Introductory Speech & Debate Class. One 0.50 Year 10,11,12
55 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART004-SY Intermediate LD  This is a yearlong course which will allow students to prepare for competition in Lincoln Douglas Debate. This course is designed for students with at least one year of competitive experience in forensics who wish to continue competition in the area of Lincoln Douglas Debate. This course will consist of some lectures, much discussion, as well as numerous student presentations. As an academic co-curricular activity, there is homework. Speech and debate is designed for the student who is capable of working well on his/her own, while being able to share a great deal with others through normal class discussion and presentations. It meets once a week. There is a tournament requirement for this class.Prerequisite: Students must have completed an introductory course in speech and debate. One 0.50 Year 10,11,12
56 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART003-SY Intermediate PF  This is a yearlong course which will allow students to prepare for competition in Public Forum Debate. This course is designed for students with at least one year of competitive experience in forensics who wish to continue competition in the area of Public Forum Debate. This course will consist of some lectures, much discussion, as well as numerous student presentations. As an academic co-curricular activity, there is homework. Speech and debate is designed for the student who is capable of working well on his/her own, while being able to share a great deal with others through normal class discussion and presentations. It meets once a week. There is a tournament requirement for this class. One 0.50 Year 10,11,12
57 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART006-SY Intermediate Speech: Platform and Interpretation Students will select one area of competition deemed as their major and one area deemed as a minor. Students are expected to attend a minimum of five one-day tournaments and a minimum of one national tournament. Students must commit to practice sessions outside of class as needed. Additionally, students are expected to participate in the State Championship and try to qualify for the NCFL National Tournament and the NSDA National Tournament. There are costs for out-of-town travel which will be billed as incurred. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Must have completed an Introductory Speech or Debate Class. One 0.50 Year 10,11,12
58 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART001-SY Intro to Debate: LD, PF, and Congress This is for students in their first year of debate. This course is designed around preparing for and competing in a series of NSDA-sanctioned competitions, at the local and national level with the expectation and sincere hope that they will compete in as many as they possibly can.  (Students are expected to compete in a minimum number of competitions.) This class meets once a week. One 0.50 Year 9,10,11,12
59 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART002-SY Intro to Speech: Platform and Interpretation This introductory course is designed for any student with an interest in developing experience in public speaking through exploration of a wide variety of speech events; including, Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Declamation, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Dramatic Performance and Duo Interpretation. Students in this course are expected to attend a minimum of four one-day local tournaments and commit to practice sessions outside of class as needed. Additionally, students are expected to participate in the State Championship and try to qualify for the NCFL National Tournament. There are costs for out-of-town travel which will be billed as incurred. This course may not be repeated for credit. One 0.50 Year 9,10,11,12
60 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART503-SY Jazz Ensemble This course is for music instrument players who are interested in Jazz Music. The students must have their own instruments and have completed at least three years of band, orchestra, or ensemble training. The music foundations of performance skills such as musicianship, intonation, music style, and ensemble skills along with Music Theory will be explored throughout the course. The class may divide into small ensemble or combo groups for some performances. One 0.50 Year 9,10,11,12
61 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART505-SY String Orchestra 1 For students in 9th grade who play strings and percussion, the String Orchestra aims to play orchestra music from throughout music history. The music selections in this class are in the intermediate to mediant advanced level. Members are strongly encouraged to try out for regional and all state orchestra festival. The class meets one day per week. There will be two concerts (fall/spring) during the year. May be repeated for credit. One 0.50 Year 9
62 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART506-SY String Orchestra 2 This class is open to Upper School students in grade 10-12 who play strings and percussion. String Orchestra aims to play orchestra music from throughout music history. The music selections in this class are in the intermediate to advanced level. The class also provides performance opportunities for experienced instrumentalists. Repertoire will range from duos and trios to sextet and octet ensembles in musical styles from medieval to contemporary. Members are strongly encouraged to try out for regional and all state orchestra festival. The class meets one day per week. There will be two concerts (fall/spring) during the year. May be repeated for credit. One 0.50 Year 10,11,12
63 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART326-SY Wind Ensemble (1 Day) This class is composed of woodwind, brass, and percussion players and will provide students with the experience of playing a variety of concert band music. Two or three concerts per year will be performed at school. The band may also participate in a local festival sponsored by the NC Bandmasters Association as well as a trip to a competition. To audition for All-District or All-State Band, a student must be enrolled in band. May be repeated for credit. Three years of experience on a band instrument is recommended. This class will meet one day per week and is for students whose schedule will not allow them to meet in two block periods each week. One 0.50 Year 9,10,11,12
64 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART325-SY Wind Ensemble (2 Days) This class is composed of woodwind, brass, and percussion players and will provide students with the experience of playing a variety of concert band music. Two or three concerts per year will be performed at school. The band may also participate in a local festival sponsored by the NC Bandmasters Association as well as a trip to a competition. To audition for All-District or All-State Band, a student must be enrolled in band. May be repeated for credit. Three years of experience on a band instrument is recommended. This class will meet two days per week. Two 1.00 Year 9,10,11,12
65 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART151-SY Yearbook Students in this course will be responsible for the publication of the school's yearbook, The Legacy. Through the publication process, students will gain experience in design and layout, feature writing, photography, editing, and advertising and will become proficient in InDesign and PhotoShop. Staff members will be expected to adhere to professional publication standards and deadlines. Students also may opt to join The Legacy's ad sales team, where they will establish business contacts, develop and implement sales strategies, and assume responsibility for the substantial advertising component of the yearbook. May be repeated for credit. Two 1.00 Year 9,10,11,12
66 emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM emi_charboneau 24/02/2024 01:35 AM Fine Arts ART008-SY Competitive Congress & Extemporaneous Speaking While we seek to prepare students to thrive in these competitions, and notwithstanding the competitive nature of the event, the competitions are in many ways coincident to the myriad other educational benefits of Congressional Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking. Throughout the year, students will deeply research and learn to appreciate important contemporary issues.  They will develop important research skills, learning to locate, vet, and utilize a wide variety of sources to make evidence-based arguments. They will meet and engage intellectually with a wide variety of students from around the state, country and even the world.  The cultivation of these skills will be the measure of our success.
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