Fine Arts

red arrow JAZZ THEORY and IMPROVISATION 032

This is an elective course open to any student enrolled in the jazz band.  In this class students will learn basic jazz theory and how to put that knowledge to use while improvising.  Listening to music and analyzing it will also be part of the fun of learning more about the art of improvisation.

Prerequisite: Member of jazz band OR permission of band director

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 0.50


red arrow JAZZ BAND 033

Jazz Band is open to all students. An audition is required for membership and these auditions are held during the second semester of the school yearA student who becomes a member can expect to learn basic improvisational skills, a basic knowledge of music theory and the interpretation of music in the jazz, big band and rock styles. Attendance is mandatory at all practices and performances.

Prerequisite:

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 1.0


red arrow CONCERT BAND 034

Concert Band is open to any Gibault student with at least one year of playing experience. The students participating in Concert Band can expect to gain a technical facility on their instruments, a basic understanding of music fundamentals and team oriented achievement. Band members are expected to participate in several concerts and performances throughout the year. Attendance at all performances is expected. Advance notice of performance dates will be given so that students should have no reason to be absent.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 1.0


red arrow MIXED CHORUS 036

This is a vocally balanced group open to anyone who has the ability to match pitch. Basic musicianship and knowledge of part-singing along with a desire to contribute one's best effort for the group is essential for membership. Perfect attendance in class and performance, good conduct and improvement of one's musicianship is expected. Mixed Chorus members are expected to participate in several concerts throughout the year.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 0.50


red arrow MUSIC APPRECIATION 038

The goal of this class is to help the student gain an understanding and appreciation of how music can influence our lives in general. Students will study simple music theory, musical terms and the history of music from several periods including Baroque Period, Classical Period, Romantic Period, etc. Students will also study rhythms, musical styles and work on listening skills. (This class fulfills 0.50 credit in Fine Arts. Graduation requirement is one full credit in Fine Arts)

Prerequisite:

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 0.50


red arrow ART APPRECIATION 039

Art elements and principles will be discussed. Art history from African masks to Lichtenstein's modern artworks will be introduced. Student projects, reports, and presentations will be assigned. Quizzes, tests, and exams will be part of the evaluation. Janson's History of Art will be used as a resource. This class fulfills 0.50 credit in Fine Arts. Graduation requirement is one full credit in Fine Arts.

Prerequisite:

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: .50


red arrow DRAW 1 040

First Semester-The first quarter is designed to awaken the beginner's skills in FREEHAND DRAWING. Basic exercises to develop student powers of observation are emphasized in the use of pencil, marker, pen and ink. The second quarter students create attractive design projects such as scratchboard, lettering, and Christmas projects. Students learn how to cut and mat their own drawings. A sketchbook will be required of all students. One sketch will be required each week. Second Semester-Color and design is offered during the third quarter. Students learn techniques suitable to various types of water paints. Demonstrations in using brush for special effects are introduced. One point and two-point perspective are demonstrated. Fourth quarter emphasis is on CREATIVE DRAWING. Shading techniques and rendering of surface textures are stressed. Students use pastels and pencils to draw from memory. Landscape and on the spot drawing of plant life is stressed. Cost for a sketch book will be required in addition to course fee.

Prerequisite: None

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 1.0


red arrow DRAW 2 041

Students build on their skills in drawing and design. Creative thinking is emphasized at this level. Students work from the figure, objects, still life, and the landscape. Students are also exposed to creative fantasy drawing and illustration. A sketchbook will be required of all students. One sketch will be required each month, as long as a B average is maintained. Cost for a sketch book will be required in addition to course fee.

Prerequisite: Drawing and Design I with a B average

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 1.0


red arrow CERAMICS 1 043

Students are taught the basic skills of ceramics. Pinch, coil, and slab techniques will be introduced and used again and again to build the following projects: 1. round pinch 2. creative pinch 3. twelve inch coil container 4. slab container 5. six inch combination container 6. model 7. handle project 8. realistic copy of food 9. chimes. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Prerequisite:

Length of course: One semester (every other day)

Credit: 0.25


red arrow CERAMICS 2 044

This course reviews the techniques learned in Ceramics I with a greater emphasis on design and decoration. The following assignments will be completed: 1. set 2. mask 3. game 4. thrown piece 5. bust or part/animal-part/container 6. sculpture 7. choice 8. relief 9. choice 10. textured container. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Prerequisite: Ceramics 1 with a B average

Length of course: One semester (every other day)

Credit: 0.25


red arrow CERAMICS 3 & 4 045, 046

This course reviews the techniques learned in Ceramics 1 and 2. Ceramics 3 and Ceramics 4 are designed for the SERIOUS art student. Emphasis is on individual direction. Each student will be expected to possess self-discipline and meet ALL deadlines. Open to juniors and seniors.

Prerequisite: Ceramics 1 and 2 with B average in each

Length of course: One semester each (every other day)

Credit: 0.25


red arrow ADV ART 3 048

ADV Art 3 is designed for the serious art student. Once a student is enrolled in this class, he/she is expected to maintain self-discipline and responsibility. ADV Art 3 is a combination of Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media. On a quarterly basis, each student chooses the media he/she would like to work with and signs a contract stating the quantity and size of projects to be created. This contract will be submitted to the teacher for approval. Once the contract has been approved, it becomes valid. Open to juniors and seniors. Students are responsible for purchasing their paint.

Prerequisite: Drawing 1 with a B average

Length of course: Either semester or year (every other day)

Credit: 0.50 per semester


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Course description: ADV Art 4 is a Senior level course and is a continuation of ADV Art 4. Students choose their media and sign a contract stating the quantity and size of projects to be created. Once the teacher approves the contract, it becomes valid. During the course students develop their style, improve their skills, and craftsmanship. Open to seniors. Students are responsible for purchasing their paint in addition to the course fee.

Prerequisite: ADV Art 3 with a B average

Length of course: Semester or year (every other day)

Credit: 0.50 per semester 


red arrow APPROACHING THE ARTS: ART - SLU Course: (ARHA 100-4) 062

This course is designed to help the student find personal meaning in works of art and develop a better understanding of the nature and validity of art. Emphasis is on the diversity of form and content in original artwork. Upon completion, students should understand the fundamentals of art, the materials used, and have a basic overview of the history of art. Textbook: Gilbert’s Living With Art by Mark Getlein

Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and a minimum of four semesters of Art courses.

Length of course: One semester (every other day)

Credit: 3 SLU semester hours


red arrow INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL ARTS 063

Students will explore and learn the basics of Digital Arts using Adobe software. They will learn how to enhance and manipulate digital photos using Photoshop, design vector artwork with illustrator, create documents for printing using Illustrator, and create PDFs for the web and email using Acrobat.

Prerequisite: None

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 0.50


red arrow ADVANCED DIGITAL ARTS 064

Students will be given the opportunity to build upon and expand the knowledge learned in Introduction to Digital Arts. They will work on projects throughout the year using the same Adobe Software used previously.

Prerequisite: B or better in Introduction to Digital Arts and instructor approval

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 0.50


red arrow JEWELRY 1 065

Jewelry 1 is an introduction to the materials and processes of basic jewelry design.  In this hands-on class, students will learn and practice a range of beading, jewelry-making and embellishment techniques, including wirework, stringing, gluing, and other craft methods. Coursework includes research, product samples, plan sketches, finished pieces, and finish sketches.

Prerequisite: None

Length of course: One semester (every other day)

Credit: 0.25


red arrow JEWELRY 2 066

A continuation of Jewelry 1. In this hands-on class, students will learn and practice a wide range of advanced jewelry making techniques including wire wrapping and crocheting, polymer clay patterns, metal hammering and stamping, along with riveting and soldering.  Coursework includes research, product samples, plan sketches, finished pieces, and finish sketches.

Prerequisite: Jewelry 1

Length of course: One semester (every other day)

Credit: 0.25


red arrow IMPROV 067

Improv is a form of theater where all of what is created - the action, the story and the characters - is created collaboratively by the players as the improvisation unfolds in present time, without use of an already prepared, written script. It is the art of listening and responding to the craziest of suggestions to create comic genius. The focus is on playing together, energy, commitment, teamwork, trust and making your fellow actors look good. No performance experience is required.

Prerequisite: None

Length of course: One semester (every other day)

Credit: 0.25


red arrow PHOTOGRAPHY 069

Students will explore and learn the basics of digital photography. They will learn basic parts of a camera and how to use it. Students will learn how to get out of auto mode and into manual mode. Students will also learn basic composition rules.

Prerequisite: None

Length of course: One year (every other day)

Credit: 0.50