• Art Teachers

    Patricia Cooley - email:  patricia.cooley@emuhsd.org

    Saul Aguilera - email:  saul.aguilera@emuhsd.org

     

    Music Teachers

    Juan Quintero (instrumental) - email:  juan.quintero@emuhsd.org

    Joel Whisler (choral) - email:  joel.whisler@emuhsd.org

     

    ART 1(P) (Any grade level eligible)
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course is designed to provide the beginning art student with an
    understanding and an appreciation of traditional and contemporary art forms.
    The course will emphasize the basic Elements of Art and Principles of Design
    while addressing the five California Visual and Performing Arts Standards:
    1)Artistic Perception, 2)Creative Expression, 3)Historical and Cultural Context
    , 4)Aesthetic Valuing
    and 5)Connections, Relationships and Application
    . The students will be introduced to artistic experiences utilizing a variety of media and
    techniques. Historical aspects and an appreciation of the arts are incorporated
    into each area of study.
    Taught at FRLHS
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    2
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    P
    )
    Prerequisite(s):
    Art 1 P or teacher recommendation
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    This course is designed to provid
    e the continuing art student with an
    understanding and an appreciation of traditional and contemporary art forms.
    The course will emphasize the basic Elements of Art and Principles of Design
    while addressing the five California Visual and Performing Arts S
    tandards: 1)
    Artistic Perception
    , 2)
    Creative Expression
    , 3)
    Historical and Cultural Context
    , 4)
    Aesthetic Valuing
    and 5)
    Connections, Relationships and Application
    . The
    students will continue to develop their artistic experiences utilizing a variety of
    me
    dia and techniques. Historical aspects and an appreciation of the arts are
    incorporated into each area of study.
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    aught at FRLHS.
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    3
    (P)
    Prerequisite(s):
    Art 2 P or teacher recommendation
    This course is designed
    to provide the continuing art student with an even
    deeper understanding and an appreciation of traditional and contemporary art
    forms. The course will emphasize the basic Elements of Art and Principles of
    Design while addressing the five California Visual
    and Performing Arts
    Standards: 1)
    Artistic Perception
    , 2)
    Creative Expression
    , 3)
    Historical and
    Cultural Context
    , 4)
    Aesthetic Valuing
    and 5)
    Connections, Relationships and
    Application
    . The students will continue to be introduced to new artistic
    experien
    ces as well as utilizing their artistic repertoire. Historical aspects and an
    appreciation of the arts are incorporated into each area of study.
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    ART 4 (P)
    Prerequisite(s):
    Art 3 P or teacher recommendation
    This c
    ourse is designed to provide the continuing art student with an
    advanced understanding and a more complex appreciation of traditional and
    contemporary art forms. The course will continue to emphasize the basic
    Elements of Art and Principles of Design while
    addressing the five California
    Visual and Performing Arts Standards: 1)
    Artistic Perception
    , 2)
    Creative
    Expression
    , 3)
    Historical and Cultural Context
    , 4)
    Aesthetic Valuing
    and 5)
    Connections, Relationships and Application
    . The students will be challenge
    d to
    produce art utilizing a more creative use of media and techniques. Historical
    aspects and an appreciation of the arts are incorporated into each area of study.
     
     
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    CLASS DESCRIPTION
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    ART HISTORY AP (P)
    Prerequisi
    te(s):
    None. Strongly recommended to have completed World
    History or its equivalent with a grade of B or better.
    The AP Art History course is equivalent to a two
    -
    semester introductory art
    history survey course in college. Designed to prepare stud
    ents for the AP Art
    History exam late Spring semester, the course covers the entire span of human
    history through a rigorous and critical engagement with the artifacts our species
    has created. Through reading, writing, listening, and speaking, coupled abo
    ve
    all with critical perceptual analysis, students will be immersed in the entirety of
    artistic expression of the world’s diverse cultures. The AP Art History exam and
    course have been completely redesigned for 2015
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    2016, with the inclusion of
    diverse cul
    tural traditions other than the western and European being the
    primary reason for the change. All cultures make art, and all students should
    have access to it in a variety of meaningful and appropriate ways.
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    CERAMICS 1 (P)
    Prereq
    uisite(s):
    None
    An Introduction course in ceramics that will cover basic methods of forming
    clay including: coil, slab and wheel throwing.
    An Introduction to glaze
    application
    will also be covered.
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    CERAMICS
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    4 (P)
    Ceramics 1
    Prerequisite(s):
    None.
    Ceramics 2
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    4 Prerequisite(s): Grade of “B” or better in Ceramics 1.
    This course is designed
    to instruct students in the art of ceramics. Which
    includes: Handbuilding methods, wheel throwing and glazin
    g techniques.
    Classes advance in skill level and technique according to skill level.
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    COMMERIC
    AL ART
    Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in Art 1 or instructor's approval
    A beginning course designed to introduce students to the world
    of
    Commercial Art and the many career opportunities available in the field. The
    primary areas of exploration will include Illustration, Graphic Design, Advertising,
    and Animation. Building on the foundational material learned in the Art 1 class,
    the cour
    se will closely examine the principles/elements of design as they relate
    to visual communication. Along with the traditional approaches to creating art
    (drawing and painting) the course will examine and utilize computer technologies
    (Adobe Photoshop, InDe
    sign and Illustrator) that began taking over the industry
    in the late 1990’s. The course will develop aesthetic perception, both visually
    and tactile, among students through an understanding of the principles and
    elements of good design as they are applie
    d to commercial uses. Students will
    acquire knowledge of commercial art from a historical and cultural perspective.
    Students will learn aesthetic valuing by analysis, interpretation and critiquing,
    developing diverse attitudes toward the visual arts and
    working together
    resulting in a productive interaction. Students will work with many materials and
    ideas while they develop technical skills and visual problem solving for creative
    expression.