Art is for everyone! Art is a skill that can be learned and grown with practice just like any other skill. There are multiple art classes, here at Brandon High School, to suit a variety of interests. All art courses fulfill the performing arts requirement for graduation.
Ceramics and Pottery I, II, and III Honors allow students to work with their hands and sculpt clay for all projects. Students will learn the entire process of clay from where it is formed, how to work through the different stages of clay, and how it is fired to achieve an artwork that is both beautiful and useable. Students will make both sculptures and practical items like cups and bowls. Ceramics and Pottery is a full-year course with 3 levels, so the possibilities of creativity are endless.
2D Studio Art I and II and Creating 2D Art students work on a flat surface like paper or canvas and use mediums like paint, pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, and printmaking to name a few. Students will learn the fundamentals of art, like the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, in these project-based courses and build on their skills to become better artists. Students will also learn about artists and art movements significant to history as well as modern 2D artists. Creating 2D Art is a one-semester course. 2D Studio Art I & II are full-year courses.
3D Studio Art and Creating 3D Art make sculptures. In these courses, students will use materials like paper mâché, plaster, clay, wire, and cardboard to name a few. Students will learn the fundamentals of art, like the Elements and Principles of Art, in these project-based courses and build on their skills to become better artists. Students will also learn about artists and art movements significant to history as well as modern 3D artists. 3D Art is offered in both a full-year and semester format.
In all courses, students are given guidelines of projects to learn specific skills, but they are free to use their own creative ideas in the execution of their projects. Let the creativity begin!