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Visual Arts

The Pre K-12 Visual Arts program educates students through rigorous and meaningful child-centered learning experiences. The Visual arts curriculum and instruction is designed to foster 21st century skills, encompassing critical and creative thinking, self-direction, perseverance, and accountability in the making of personal works of art.

Visual Arts Objectives and Artistic Processes

Creating

The process of conceiving and developing new or personal ideas through art making.

Long Term Transfer Goals: Students are able to

Responding

The synthesis of meaning, context, and process through interaction with, and connection to the visual world.

Long Term Transfer Goal: Students are able to

Presenting

The relating of personal artistic intent and choices through reflections, thoughtful presentation and or exhibition of personal work.

Long Term Transfer Goal: Students are able to

Nomination Packets For GT Art Program

Howard County’s G/T Program consists of eligible 4th – 8th grade students identified through a countywide formal screening process. The program will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 14 Saturdays from October through April. The location will be determined at a later date. To apply for this program, please contact your school’s art teacher for more information and an application packet.

Nomination Packet – Spring 2018

Visual Arts Disciplines

Drawing

  • Working from observation, memory and imagination, use a variety of technical approaches and media to represent subject matter and ideas to develop a personal solution to a given art problem.
  • To record and generate solutions to any given art problem.

Painting

  • Apply color theory, specific techniques, a variety of technical approaches and media to develop personal solution to a given art problem.

Sculpture

  • Apply sculptural techniques and 3-d design strategies to develop personal solution to a given art problem.

Printmaking

  • Integrate specific printmaking skills and strategies to convey and develop a personal solution to a given art problem.

Craft

  • Design and produce a functional and well-crafted object as a personal solution to a given art problem.

Alternative or mixed media

  • Explore traditional and contemporary practices of mixed or alternative media to develop a personal solution to a given art problem.

Visual Arts Grading Standards

Courses Offered

High

All course descriptions can be found in the High School Course Catalog

  • Art I: Foundations of Studio Art
  • Art II: Developing Ideas in Media – GT
  • Art III: Portfolio Development – H/AP
  • Art IV: Personal Directions in Art Studio – H/AP
  • Art Studio – H/AP
  • Photography I: Developing Ideas in Photography – GT
  • Photography II: Portfolio Development – H/AP
  • Photography III: Personal Directions in Photography – H/AP
  • Photo Studio – H/AP
  • New Forms in Art – GT

G/T Offerings

Howard County’s Saturday G/T Visual Arts Program consists of eligible 4th – 8th grade students identified through a countywide formal screening process. The program will meet from 9am to 1pm on 14 Saturdays from October through April. The location will be determined will be determine at the beginning of the academic year. To apply for this program, please contact your school’s art teacher for more information and an application packet.