Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

Department of Visual Arts

Drawing and Painting

Photography

Ceramics

Art History and Sculpture

Digital Art

Portfolio

Description of Courses

Sculpture

Grades: 9-12 Grouping: Heterogeneous

Prerequisite: None

In this class, students will explore the medium of sculpture in both is traditional and contemporary forms. Sculpture as a medium is very well suited toward bringing up fundamental questions about “what art is”. Through a variety of projects students will engage in the concepts of space, volume, and mass. They will also explore the expressive potential of everyday materials, and begin to understand and work with non-traditional approaches, such as installation, environmental sculpture, and use of found objects. Some class time will be dedicated to critique as well as looking at and discussing the work of historical and present-day sculptors. Materials will include but are not limited to: wire, clay, plaster, wood, paper, cardboard, and mixed media.

Semester course, 5 times per week, 2.5 credits

ART HISTORY: FROM IMPRESSIONISM TO TODAY

Grades: 9-12 Grouping: Heterogeneous

Prerequisite: none

Have you ever wanted to know about the life and art of artists like Monet, Cassatt, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Pollock, and Warhol? This course will examine art making from the beginnings of Impressionism through to the present day. Using slides, discussions, DVDs, hands-on assignments and a field trip to a major museum, students will be introduced to the lives and work of the greatest artists of the modern era.

Semester course, 5 times per week, 2.5 credits