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DOVER UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT 

 

New York State 

Learning Standards

 

 

The Arts

 

 

Standard 1:  Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts

Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theater, and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts.

 

Standard 2:  Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources

Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.

 

Standard 3:  Responding to an Analyzing Works of Art

Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.

 

Standard 4:  Understanding the Cultural Contributions

Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.

 


 

 

      

 

ART EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

I. Studio Art I

 

Local Exam                                                          No Weighting

45 minutes every other day for a year to earn .5 credit

 

II. Course Description

 

This course is an introduction to the visual arts. Students explore drawing, painting, sculpture and design. Students create works of art that give them an understanding of the elements and principles of design while gaining an appreciation for the visual arts.

 

III. Grade Requirement

 

Grades 9-12

 

IV. Mandatory Prerequisite

 

None

 

V. Suggested Prerequisite

 

None

 

VI. Comments

 

Foundation in Art I fulfills the New York State Art requirement for graduation. Students will be required to supply a pencil, eraser, and sketchbook.

 

ART EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

I. Studio Art II

 

Local Exam No Weighting

45 minutes every other day for a year to earn .5 credit

 

II. Course Description

 

This course is the second half of the introduction to the visual arts. Students explore drawing, painting, sculpture and design. Students create works of art that give them an understanding of the elements and principles of design while gaining an appreciation for the visual arts.

 

III. Grade Requirement

 

Grades 9-12

 

IV. Mandatory Prerequisite

 

Studio Art I

 

V. Suggested Prerequisite

 

None

 

VI. Comments

 

Foundation in Art I fulfills the New York State Art requirement for graduation. Students will be required to supply a pencil, eraser, and sketchbook.

 

    
 

ART EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION



        I.      Drawing and Painting

 

Local Exam                                                                             No  Weighting

45 minutes per day for a year                                         One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

This course focuses on a student improving and developing their skills in drawing and painting media. Students will have an opportunity to explore the two dimensional art world. This is a hands-on studio course with an emphasis on projects that will enhance the portfolio building of a student's work.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grades 10-12

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

Art I

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

Art I

 

   VI.      Comments

 

Students will be required to supply a pencil, eraser, and sketchbook.

 

 


 

ART EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION



        I.      3D Design

 

Local Exam                                                                            No  Weighting

45 minutes per day for a year                                        One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

This art course deals with art in its 3-Dimensional form. A variety of mediums will be explored, which may include textiles, ceramics, paper mache’, wire sculpture…and more! Students will participate in a wide range of experiences using additive or subtractive sculptural techniques. An appreciation for art from various cultures will be developed.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grades 10-12

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

Studio Art I

 

     V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

Studio Art 2

 

   VI.      Comments

 

Students will be required to supply a pencil, eraser, and sketchbook.

 

 

 This course is an art history course with a studio component. The course explores the art & architecture of the Hudson Valley from the Dutch Colonial period to the present.  The class works with the historical society, local art resources and historical sites on research within each unit.  There are some small studio projects within each unit but this is not a studio  based class

 

 I.      668- Art History of the Hudson Valley

 

Local Exam                                                                  1.13  Weighting

45 minutes per day for a year                                        One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

This course is an art history course with a studio component. The course explores the art & architecture of the Hudson Valley from the Dutch Colonial period to the present.  The class works with the historical society, local art resources and historical sites on research within each unit.  There are some small studio projects within each unit but this is not a studio  based class

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grades 12

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

                 Studio Art I

                Studio Art II

                Department Recommendation

 

   Students will be required to supply a pencil, eraser, and sketchbook.

 

 


 

ART EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION



        I.     Portfolio Development-Independent Study

 

 

Final Critique/Artistic Statement & Reflection                         No  Weighting

45 minutes per day for a year                                                           One Credit

 

      II.      Course Description

 

Portfolio Development is an advanced course for students with an interest in art. The curriculum is designed to allow students to work with more materials and techniques while developing an individual style of their own. Projects are more involved on all levels and develop both technical and creative skills. Each student will create a portfolio which may be submitted to the NYSATA (New York State Art Teachers Association) adjunction board at the end of the semester.

 

    III.      Grade Requirement

 

Grades 11-12

 

   IV.      Mandatory Prerequisite

 

Successful completion with an  80 or better in Art I, Drawing and Painting, and 3-D Design, with permission of the art department. 

 

   V.      Suggested Prerequisite

 

None

 

   VI.      Comments

 

This course should be for students interested in art careers or a strong interest in art.  Students with questions should speak to the instructor.  Any student planning to go to an art school should take this course.  Students must supply a pencil, eraser, sketchbook and portfolio for presentation of student's work.

 

 

 


 

 

Dover High School   2368 Route 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 877-5750   Fax: (845) 877-5759

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Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

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