CHS Art Department

Natalie Timmons
CHS Art Teacher


ART 1, 2, 3, & 4
Art I-IV provides the students opportunities to develop and organize ideas from the environment; express ideas through original art works using a variety of media with appropriate skill; demonstrate an understanding of art history and culture as records of human achievement; and make informed judgments about personal art work and the art work of others. All projects give the student opportunity to use problem solving, critical thinking, creative thinking, and research skills.

Art 1
Grade Placement: 9-12 Credit: 1
Art I serves to familiarize the student with techniques and methods in drawing,
design, and painting. Students explore a wide variety of media, including pen and ink,
charcoal, pastels, pencil, tempera and water colors. Hand-built or wheel-thrown pottery
is introduced. Beginning printing procedures are covered.

Art 2
Grade Placement: 10-12 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: 1 FULL Credit of Art 1
Art II emphasizes the development of style and technique in the areas of drawing,
painting, printing, various craft projects, three-dimensional work, and electronic media-
generated art. A wide variety of media is used to stress originality. Drawing and painting
techniques introduced in Art I are enhanced and expanded. Experimental and
imaginative approach is used in sculpture problems.

Art 3
Grade Placement: 11-12 Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Art 2 and Instructor Approval
Art III is concerned with a depth of art experiences. The program is flexible in scope and
is adapted to meet the individual student interests. Projects selected by the student and
the instructor often include the preparation of the student’s portfolio for college scholarship applications.

Art 4
Grade Placement: 12 Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Art 3 and Instructor Approval
individual exploration is encouraged. Concentration experiences in areas of special
interest are made possible. Students with more expertise in fine art area have an
opportunity for in-depth experiences in one or more areas in which they desire to
work. The student is encouraged to evaluate critically his/her own growth and
development. Requirements for applying for college scholarships are met, and career
opportunities in art are explored. Senior portfolios are prepared and senior exhibits for
outstanding seniors will be planned and held on or off campus, or both.