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WCHS Offers class in 4 levels of Art and 3 levels of Ceramics. 

Art 1

Art 1 introduces students to the fundamentals of art, line, value, texture, shape, balance, and pattern.  Art 1 will explore a variety of media and techniques including:  pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and printmaking.  Brief lessons on significant artists will facilitate appreciation of the arts.

Art 2

Art 2 explores, in-depth, the fundamentals of art:  color theory, line, value, texture, shape, balance, and pattern.  Art 2 will explore a variety of media as well as techniques including:  pastels and oil pastels, water colors, tempera, acrylic paints, and printmaking.  In-depth lessons on significant artists and art movements will incorporate appreciation towards the art.

Art 3

Art 3 is designed to further enhance basic skills and knowledge of the elements of art.  This course involves in-depth long-term projects in media such as painting in both acrylics and oils, block printing, and sculpture.

Art 4

Art 4 is a contract-based class where the understanding of the elements of art and proper technique are essential.  This rigorous class requires students to supply their own professional materials, and compile a qualified portfolio by the end of the year.  

Ceramics 1

Students will learn basic hand construction, limits and characteristics of clay, texture, decoration, glazing techniques, and wheel throwing.  Towards the end of the year, cultural influences will be studied in conjunction with a Raku firing.  Advanced students will learn glaze calculations, advanced wheel throwing techniques, sculptures as well as the load and firing of the kilns.

Ceramics 2

Ceramics 2 is an advanced ceramics course in which students design and construct wheel thrown and sculptural ceramic objects emphasizing form and surface enrichment, use molds, weigh, mix and use glazes, as well as load kilns and fire electric kilns.  Students will learn the history of and practice Raku Firing.  Emphasis will be placed on developing personal style of expression and interpretation.

Ceramics 3

Ceramics 3 is an advanced ceramics course in which students design and construct wheel thrown and sculptural ceramic objects emphasizing form and surface enrichment, use molds, weigh, mix and use glazes, as well as load kilns and fire electric kilns.  Students will learn the history of and practice Raku Firing.  Emphasis will be placed on continued development of personal style of expression and interpretation.