Fine Arts Survey

Students will gain a basic understanding of the four fine arts: music, dance, drama/cinema, and visual art. Students
will focus on relationships between the arts, art appreciation, historical/cultural context, interpretation, evaluation,
and creative expression/performance. Students will be required to attend viewings/performances of the various arts
outside of class.

Art I: Introduction to Art

Students will gain a basic understanding of the visual arts, including elements, principles, and techniques of art.
The primary focus will be placed on creative expression, critical analysis, historical context, and the study of
aesthetics. Over the course of the year, students will gain experience in a variety of mediums, write on various
topics, keep a sketch book, and visit an art viewing.

Art II: Painting and 3D Design (1/2 credit)

Students will gain a basic understanding of painting and 3-dimensional techniques and processes using a variety of
media. The primary focus will be placed on creative expression, critical analysis, historical context, and the study of
aesthetics. Students will be required to complete various projects, write assignments, keep a sketchbook, attend an
art viewing, and professional present artwork.

Art III: Drawing, Printmaking and Ceramics (1/2 credit)

Students will gain a basic understanding of drawing, printmaking, and ceramic techniques and processes using a
variety of media. The primary focus will be placed on creative expression, critical analysis, historical context, and
the study of aesthetics. Students will be required to complete various projects, writing assignments, a sketch book,
attend an art viewing, and professionally present artwork.

Advanced Art I and II (Independent Study)

Advanced art is for serious, self-motivated art students who plan to continue their study of art after high school.
Students will concentrate in a fine art area of their choice and be held accountable via contract between the student
and the instructor. Students must complete contracted tasks, keep a sketch book, write a research paper, and create
and maintain an art portfolio.

Band

Band is a performance-based course. Performances will include a concert series, school and association events,
competitions, and a potential tour. These performances are vital to the ministry of teh ensemble and attendance is
required. This course will teach proper playing techniques, music reading skills, music theory, improvisation, and
history. If no prior experience, a meeting with the teacher is requested to find proper placement in ensemble. Band
is ministry-oriented. We develop God’s gift of music in students and share that gift with others.

Choir

Choir is a performance-based course. Performances will include a concert series, Lutheran High Sundays, school
and assocation events, competitions, and a potential tour. These performances are vital to the ministry of the
ensemble and attendance is required. This course will teach proper vocal technique, sight-singing, music theory,
and history. No prior experience required–only a willingness to work. Choir is ministry-oriented. We develop God’s
gift of music in students and share that gift with others.