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BEGINNING  ART - Beginning Art is a semester long creative opportunity that offers students amazing art projects which include life drawing, animation drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, composition, collage, design, technical skills, elements and principles of design and more. Students get exposed to the important artists, galleries, and museums through internet based teaching.

 BEGINNING PHOTO - Students have a fantastic opportunity to take digital photography here at Rio Norte Junior High. It is an introductory semester class. Students will learn about an automatic digital operated camera and how to use it to take great pictures. They will work with digital photos and explore Photoshop including photo retouch and more creative digital solutions. 

 DIGITAL ART (Priority given to 8th grade students and advanced art students, one semester)Student’s will create and explore their artistic potential through Photoshop. Included in this class students learn about the tools and workspace, draw and paint digitally, and work with digital photos. This course is a hybrid of Fine Art and Photography. Finished artwork will be printed out. Students will explore careers connected with Digital Art. Students learn and identify the elements and principles of design in their artwork. Both art appreciation and the state standards will be covered in this course. Students will leave with a Digital Art portfolio of work.

ADVANCED ART - The main objective for this course is to give students that have shown and/or demonstrated that they can succeed at creating more in depth art. Students must have the ability to work more independently. A portfolio of work must be shown prior to admittance. Emphasized is a balance of enjoyment and appreciation of the artistic process, principles of design, drawing painting, sculpture, and exhibiting art. Click here for Advanced Art Application Portfolio Website. Due date is last day of March.