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Students will explore the world of art, its basic principles and elements, and apply their acquired knowledge to real projects and assignments.

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Art History: Modern is designed to introduce students to the history of art. In this course, students will journey through time, learning about early European art (from the Renaissance through 1750), late European art (from 1750 through 1900), modern and postmodern art (from 1900 through 2010), then take a look around their world as they study global art. Students should already be familiar with how to read and interpret art, from taking Art History: Origins; however if they aren’t, there are some helpful hints and links available to them. Since art is best learned through experience and expression, students will have opportunities to experience the art and react to it through discussion boards and projects. The goal of this course is to show the learner how art relates to their own lives.. even art from long ago! Please be aware that the history of art includes depictions of nudity, as many art movements celebrated the human form. Many important and influential works of art include nudity, and it would be nearly impossible to teach art history without including them.

Suggested grade level: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

Art History: Origins is designed to introduce students to the history of art. In this course, students journey through time, learning about prehistoric and ancient art, ancient Mediterranean and medieval art, and early European art from the Renaissance through Mannerism. Students also learn how to read and interpret art on a basic level. Since art is best learned through experience and expression, students have opportunities to experience the art and react to it through discussion boards and projects. The goal is to show learners how art relates to their own lives, even art from long ago!

Suggested grade level: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

This course will help the student learn the basics of computer operations. The student will work with basic software programs such as word processing, spread sheets, and presentations. Students will also have the opportunity to improve their keyboarding speed and accuracy.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

In Photography Basics, students will learn how to correctly explain the setup and proper use of basic photography equipment. Through projects and research activities embedded in the course, students will create and present a portfolio of work. In addition, students will be able to describe professional habits, etiquette, and technology essential to creating a photograph. Students will not need access to photography equipment in order to take the course; opportunities to practice with digital simulations and theory will be present throughout the course. This course is designed for any beginner interested in learning about photography and what it could take to make a career out of their interest in this exciting, dynamic field of study. Photography Basics is designed for students in ninth grade or higher with no background in photography.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

Fashion Design is an introductory course to the fashion design industry and its careers. It is written for high school aged students; designed in a way that it is accessible for any level from first-year students on. This course is an introductory course, so will not be as rigorous as a required course.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

Welcome to Graphic & Web Design! This course is an introduction to how, through design, we are able to communicate visually with one another. Each unit will cover topics such as the principles & elements of design or printing and publishing projects. By understanding the foundation of visual communication though design, this course will be a great introduction to a career path that could potentially do for you!

Suggested grade level: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of interior design. The course will start with a look at what interior design is, what careers are available in the field, and how to go about working towards a career in the interior design field. Then, students will dive into the fundamental principles of interior design, including analyzing color and design elements, environmental concerns, and setting up rooms with furniture and decorations.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

Retail Marketing courses cover marketing principles and concepts related to the provision of goods or services directly to the consumer, emphasizing store operation, advertisement and display of goods, store security, human relations, and business management and ownership.

Suggested grade level: 10-12
Prerequisites: None

Speaking in public and being an active listener are indispensable skills. They are important in both an individual’s personal and professional life. Paradoxically, as critical as both skills are to success in life, they are equally hard to master — speaking in public because of the apprehension it generates and being an active listener because of how hard it is to learn to do.

This course provides the student with the necessary background knowledge and practice in both public speaking and active listening. Additionally, it provides detail about the different types of speeches as well as the different media students have at their disposal when constructing speeches for different audiences.

Students will complete a variety of speech projects and discussion boards throughout the course, as well.

Suggested grade level: 10-12
Prerequisites: None
Requirements: Students must have web camera and microphone access.

In Art in World Cultures, you’ll learn about some of the greatest artists in the world. This course explores basic principles and elements of art and how to critique art. And along the way, you will get to discover some traditional art forms from various regions of the world including the Americas, Africa, and Oceania.

SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL: 9 – 12
PRE-REQUISITES: None

Digital Photography I: Creating Images with Impact! will help you understand the basics of photography. You will not only follow photography through its history, but also gain a basic understanding of camera functions, techniques and what it takes to shoot portraits, close-ups, action shots, and landscapes.

SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL: 9 – 12
PRE-REQUISITES: None

In Fashion and Interior Design Explore you will begin to understand the background and knowledge needed to develop a career in this field. Learn how color, composition, and texture can all affect great aesthetics. You’ll develop the essential communications skills necessary to build a successful business and begin to develop the kind of portfolio that will lead to future career opportunities.

Suggested grade level: 9-12
Prerequisites: None

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