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Marc Pizzo 

9-12 Visual Arts
May 27, 2017
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Fine Arts

We Offer the Following Courses Below

I teach Studio Art, Basic Photography and Video Production this year.


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                          ½ credit 

Studio in Art (Full Year) 1 Credit
Semester – 1 credit
This is a full year basic foundation course recommended by the New York State Board of Regents that can be used to fulfill the 1 credit arts/music graduation requirement. Students are exposed to a wide variety of studio experiences in drawing, painting, design and three-dimensional work. Focus is on the elements and principles of design, basic two-dimensional drawing skills, techniques and color theory. Students also become familiar with art history to provide a basis for art criticism and aesthetics. Studio in Art is a required course for students planning a major sequence in Art.
DRAWING I     (One semester) 1/2 Credit
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Studio in Art
A course designed to develop strong skills and proper techniques in the art of drawing and work in a variety of media: pencil, charcoal, pastel and ink and other drawing materials. Emphasis is placed on design procedure and visual problem solving in a variety of styles. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Studio in Art.
DRAWING II (One semester) 1/2 Credit
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Drawing I
 An advanced course for talented students who have excelled in Drawing I. Provides students with the opportunity to build a strong background in drawing and develop a personal style..
CERAMICS   (One semester) ½ Credit
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Studio in Art.
This course deals primarily with all aspects of a very versatile medium, ranging from hand building methods to ceramic sculpture and work on the potter’s wheel. Working techniques decoration methods, glazing and proper firing are all covered as well as some emphasis on the ceramics and the physical aspects of clay.
CERAMICS II (One semester) ½ Credit
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Ceramics I
This advanced course explores surface enrichment of clayware. The student is encouraged to creatively design hand built projects and to develop an individual style by using all of the techniques learned in Ceramics I. This course will also offer the students an opportunity to begin work on the pottery wheel.
SCULPTURE (One semester) ½ Credit
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Studio in Art
A 3-D Art course, designed to offer both aesthetic and technical experience in three dimensional design, so that the student can express them self in a variety of media including clay, paper mache, wire, wood and other media.
CREATIVE CRAFTS (One semester) ½ Credit
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Studio in Art
An advanced art class, this course explores the fundamentals of three-dimensional design through the creation of well crafted functional items.  These may include works in fabrics and fibers, weaving and basketry, clay, beading and a variety of other media. The curriculum includes historical and ethnic perspectives and cultural artistic styles.
Painting I (One Semester) ½ Credit
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Studio in Art
This course offers the student study in two-dimensional media, perspective, light and shade, the figure, portraiture, still life, and landscape painting.  The course offers the student an opportunity to work in a variety of painting media including watercolor, acrylic and oils.
Painting II (One semester) 1/2 credit
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Painting I
An advanced painting course which offers the student the opportunity to develop their painting skill and to work toward developing a personal style of expression.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Studio in Art
A student completing an art sequence may elect to do an independent study in an area of their choice. A course must be chosen that has been approved by the State Department of Visual Arts Education and be followed under the guidance of a teacher. Approval needed by teacher, department head, guidance and principal. Appropriate form available from department head.
Unified Arts Department / Visual Arts
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BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY  *     ½ credit
This is a ½ year course designed for students in grades 10, 11, 12 who are interested in learning how a picture is created ‑from the buying of the film to the finished print. Class size will range from 15‑18 on a first come first serve basis. Priority is given to seniors & members of the yearbook staff. Fields of study include: the camera, light, exposures, film, development, printing, chemistry, composition, special effects, equipment, history, and careers in photography. Credit can be applied to an art sequence.
* Prerequisite: 1 credit in Art, Music or Tech.
Advanced Photography will explore the many aspects of photography in more detail. Included areas of study will be camera handling, film processing, negative evaluation, print making, the use of the color slide film, and or color print film and w/ special effects specific to color photography. Prerequisite to this advanced class is Basic Photography. Enrollment limited to 18. Credit can be applied to an art sequence.
* Prerequisite: Basic Photography
This course offers a “hands on” approach to producing videotaped presentations. Students will be asked to write scripts, handle cameras and microphones and other equipment, as well as “act” in several different productions. Technical information will be given both written form and demonstrations, and grading is based on a number of written quizzes, a final, and class participation, which is a major consideration. Prerequisite: Because of the studio nature of the course and the value of the equipment, students will be required to have completed and passed at least one technology, art or music class before enrollment into this class. Enrollment limited to 18.
 * Prerequisites: 1 credit in Art, Music or Tech.

A half year course which focuses on art specifically created for communication, i.e., logos, corporate symbols, advertising, posters, book covers, album covers, etc. Many works are black & white but color is introduced (may be linked with computer graphics if computer lab scheduling permits).
 * Prerequisites: 1 credit in Art, Music or Tech.

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