Art L.A.

An introductory level course created to have students explore basic drawing, painting, and ceramic concepts through a variety of projects that encourage the development of elemental art skills combined with basic English Language art vocabulary proficiency. Limited to...

Art Metals 161

This project-based course engages students in the creation of handcrafted jewelry designs through basic metalworking, glass fusing and lampworking (glass bead making). Shop safety, use of small machinery, hand tools and a torch are introduced in this beginning level...

Art Metals 261

This course is a continuation of basic metal arts techniques, introducing students to stone setting, etching, forging, forming, enameling and glass working. Prerequisite: Art...

Ceramics 161

An introductory level course designed to allow a beginning level student to develop basic skills, an understanding of ceramics as an art form, and as a means toward expressing one’s interests three...

Ceramics 261

A second level course designed to continue hands-on learning of basic hand-building skills with the addition of wheel-throwing techniques. Students develop proficiency in clay use, surface applications and kiln firing. Prerequisite: Ceramics...

Ceramics 361, 461, 571, 671

Advanced level ceramics classes designed for students to develop skills in idea development, planning and reflective critiquing leading to well-made meaningful artwork. Prerequisite: Ceramics...

Drawing 161

This is a fundamental course to acquaint students with basic drawing and design concepts focused around a balance between observation and imagination. Various media and techniques are taught. Students will gain art appreciation by learning about historical and...

Drawing 261

This course is the second in sequence and will teach the development of drawing styles. Students will gain technical drawing skills in the areas of figure drawing, design, and still-life. Prerequisite: Drawing...

Independent Study Art Metals

Students enrolling in this level will continue to develop their designing skills through independent projects in advanced metal working, metal, clay and hot glass techniques. This course may be repeated. Prerequisite: Arts...

Independent Study in Art 361, 371, 461, 471

This advanced studio course will allow students to explore personal goals in art and to work independently. Students will have choices in media, styles, and subject matter. Honors credit available . Prerequisite: Drawing 161 / Drawing 261 OR Painting 161 / Painting...

Painting 161

This course will introduce students to various painting techniques and media. Historical and current painters will be explored as well as a variety of colors, textures, designs, composition and painting...

Painting 261

This course will teach advanced painting skills and idea development. Opportunities will be provided for students to develop their own styles, exhibit their work and develop a portfolio. Prerequisite: Painting...

Photography 161

Photography is the art of seeing, thinking, composing, processing and presenting images. The goal of the GBS Photography program is to nurture the ability and desire of students to make images that inform, surprise, enlighten or mystify. Students will be introduced to...

Photography 261

This course allows students to use Adobe Photoshop for digital skills as well as utilize traditional darkroom work to more dynamically control and strengthen their image making experiences. Alternative processes, toy cameras, smartphone apps and online image sites...

Photography 361

This course includes advanced black and white picture taking techniques, and more in-depth digital camera handling. Each student will develop a personal photo portfolio. Prerequisite: Photography...

Photography 461

A continuation of Photography 361. Students will have the opportunity to work on independent projects including the creation of a personal portfolio for college admissions. Prerequisite: Photography...

Studio Art AP 183

The focus of this course is to aid students in the development of a portfolio in one of three disciplines: Drawing, 2-Dimensional or 3-Dimensional Design. Students will develop a concentration of work that grows out of a preplanned set of goals and objectives and...