2020-2021 Course Catalog – Academy / Burris: Fine Arts

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Fine Arts

CL College Level

CP College Prep

DC Dual Credit

XC Exploratory Course

Enrollment into Burris classes (BUR prefix) is subject to space availability. Burris courses meet five days a week and could conflict with other Academy choices. Burris courses are also subject to additional course fees. Courses taken to fulfill graduation requirements will be covered by the Academy. Fees for courses taken for student interest are the responsibility of student and their family.

FAR05110
Social History of Art (CL)

Prerequisite: Not open to students with credit in History through Art and Architecture
Credit: 1 credit in Fine Arts
Offered: Spring

An introduction to the history of art and architecture, with a deliberate exposure to both pre-modern and non-Western cultures. Topics and regions covered may include prehistoric and primitive art, a survey of Western art traditions and ideas from Greco-Roman times to the present, and comparative treatments of the independent artistic perspectives of Africa, India, East Asia, and the Americas. There will be a significant independent research component, with individual students “curating” a proposed gallery show as their final project.

BURA0105
Ceramics (CP)

Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L) / Design Fundamentals
Credit: 1 credit in Fine Arts
Offered: Fall

Ceramics is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students in ceramics engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students create works of art in clay utilizing the processes of hand building, molds, wheel throwing, slip and glaze techniques, and the firing processes. They reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

BURA0107
Drawing (CP)

Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L) / Design Fundamentals
Credit: 1 credit in Fine Arts
Offered: Spring

Drawing is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students in drawing engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production and lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students create drawings utilizing processes such as sketching, rendering, contour, gesture, and perspective drawing and use a variety of media such as pencil, chalk, pastels, charcoal, and pen and ink. They reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

BURA0108
Painting (CP)

Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L) / Design Fundamentals
Credit: 1 credit in Fine Arts
Offered: Fall

Painting is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students taking painting engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production that lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students create abstract and realistic paintings, using a variety of materials such as mixed media, watercolor, oil, and acrylics as well as techniques such as stippling, gouache, wash, and impasto. They reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

BURA0111
Jewelry (CP)

Prerequisite: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L) / Design Fundamentals
Credit: 1 cr. in Fine Arts
Offered: Spring

Students create works of jewelry design and fabrication techniques including sawing, piercing, filing, soldering, bead making, macramé, papier-mâché, wire and bead, copper enameling and ceramics. Students additionally: (1) reflect upon the outcome of these experiences, (2) explore historical connections, (3) write about the process, (4) make presentations about their progress at regular intervals, (5) work individually and in groups, (6) find direct correlation to other disciplines, and (7) explore career options related to jewelry design. Art museums, galleries, studios and community resources are utilized.

BURA118
Design Fundamentals (CP)

Prerequisite: Introduction to Communications
Credit: 1 credit per semester in Fine Arts
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

Design Fundamentals introduces students to fundamental design theory. Investigations into design theory and color dynamics will provide experiences in applying design theory, ideas and creative problem solving in the areas of communication technology. Student learning experiences encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production, which lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art in areas of communication; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills.

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