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Clark Fine Arts Department

Theatre Arts 

Instructor: Kyle Andrews

Theatre Arts I

This course introduces and provides experience in all aspects of theatre arts. Students study basic principles of acting including character analysis, textual interpretation, voice, movement, collaboration, improvisation, and critical analysis of performance. Additionally, students gain a working knowledge of theatre history and the multiple forms of theatrical performance, as well as the technical aspects of theater and theatrical design. Special emphasis is placed on theatrical vocabulary and codes of conduct, as well as the creation, production, direction of monologues and scenes.  

Theatre Arts II

This course focuses on styles of acting and performance and theatrical Production. Classwork focuses on scene study (including research, direction, stage management, character analysis, setting analysis, and design) and monologues from various theatrical eras and genres.  Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I

Theatre Arts III

This course provides critical and theoretical opportunities for the student of theatre. Students focus on production elements including directing skills, playwriting, and stage management as well as acting techniques. This course integrates theatre skills for the career-oriented student featuring an extensive amount of work in play/script analysis and the evolution of theatrical art, as well as the study of advanced acting techniques, character analysis, and auditioning methods. Students attend drama seminars, direct portions of a full-length play, study, explore and finally present a lesson on the historical and cultural context of theatre for a specific period. Prerequisite: Theatre II

Theatre Arts IV

This advanced-level course is designed to prepare the serious theatre student for life in the theatre beyond the high school arena. Through a rigorous series of creative projects, the student is challenged to work as an actor, a director, a theater technician, and a drama teacher. Students study advanced principles of acting and character analysis. Students teach theater etiquette to their peers, serve as a casting director during an audition process, and are expected to lead improvisations, exercises, and class discussions. From time to time, students are required to work outside of class. Prerequisite: Theatre III

Musical Theatre 

This class focuses on developing your singing/acting/movement skills in a variety of musical theatre performing styles. The class forms an ensemble performing group that learns and performs songs from a variety of musicals, from Vaudeville to today's Broadway shows.

Technical Theatre

Instructor: Joseph Lopez

Technical Theatre I

This course introduces and provides experience in all aspects of technical theatre. Students study basic principles of lighting, sound, costumes, makeup, publicity and design aspects for all fields. Additionally, students gain a working knowledge of technical theatre history. Special emphasis is placed on technical theatre vocabulary and codes of backstage conduct. Students will focus on design, creation, and production of show aspects derived from script analysis.

Technical Theatre II

This course focuses on specializing in fields of technical theatre. Students will focus on actualizing student productions including fine arts musical, 2 main stage shows and UIL One-Act. Students will also take part in Theatrical Design contest. Classwork focuses on scenic study (including lighting, sound, props, costumes, and publicity).  Prerequisite: Technical Theatre 1

Technical Theatre III 

This course focuses on specializing in fields of technical theatre. Students will focus on actualizing student productions including fine arts musical, 2 main stage shows and UIL One-Act. Students will also take part in Theatrical Design contest. Classwork focuses on scenic study (including lighting, sound, props, costumes, and publicity).  This course integrates technical theatre skills for the career-oriented student featuring an extensive amount of work in play productions. Students attend theatrical seminars, lead student crews in construction, lighting, sound, and props for main stage productions.  Prerequisite: Technical Theatre 2 

Technical Theatre IV 

This course focuses on specializing in fields of technical theatre. Students will focus on actualizing student productions including fine arts musical, 2 main stage shows and UIL One-Act. Students will also take part in Theatrical Design contest. Classwork focuses on Technical theatre study (including lighting, sound, props, costumes, and publicity).  This advanced-level course is designed to prepare the serious theatre student for life in the theatre beyond the high school arena. Through a rigorous series of creative projects, the student is challenged to work as a student designer, student technical director. Students teach basic technical theater techniques to their peers. From time to time, students are required to work outside of class on the mainstage and other theatrical productions. Prerequisite: Technical Theatre 3

Art

Instructors: Luis Valderas, Brandy Gonzalez, and Lauren Liedtka

Art 1

Art 1 is designed to provide a foundation for advanced courses and satisfies the ART GRADUATION REQUIREMENT. Emphasis is placed on understanding the Elements of Art and Principles of Design as a basis for composition. Students will explore a variety of artists, art processes and materials such as drawing, painting, printmaking, two & three-dimensional design, and digital art. Student artwork will reflect the aesthetics & cultural and historical contexts. Willingness to get involved in the creative process is a more important requirement than the student’s talent or previous experience.  PREREQUISITE: none

Art 2

These courses provide an opportunity for students to expand on the previous concepts introduced in Art 1. Emphasis is placed on experiences with design principles, the elements of art, drawing techniques and painting skills leading to the development of abilities that are necessary for advanced art courses. Students are given more in-depth problems to solve creatively while becoming more adept through a broad exposure to various media.  Prerequisite: Art 1

Art 3

These courses provide an opportunity for students to expand on the previous concepts introduced in Art 2. Emphasis is placed on experiences with design principles, the elements of art, drawing techniques and painting skills leading to the development of abilities that are necessary for Advanced Placement courses. Students are given more in-depth problems to solve creatively while becoming more adept through a broad exposure to various media. Art 3 stresses technique and craft with each project. Prerequisite: Art 2

Drawing 3 

This course is designed for the student who wishes to further develop skills and techniques that were introduced in previous art courses. Specifically focused on the mark-making within the drawing media, this course focuses on special techniques with each drawing medium. This a desirable course for any student wishing to develop a portfolio for college. It is expected for any student intending to enroll in Advanced Placement Art to successfully complete this course but is not required. Students will be continually encouraged to expand their creative ideas as well as their technical potential. The course will approach drawing as a fundamental component of expression. PREREQUISITE: Art 1 & 2

Drawing 4 

This course is designed for the student who wishes to further develop skills and techniques specific to drawing media. Specifically focused on the mark-making within drawing media, this course pushes the boundaries of technical expression. This is a desirable course for any student wishing to develop a portfolio for college. It is expected for any student intending to enroll in Advanced Placement Art to successfully complete this course but is not required. Students will be continually encouraged to expand their creative ideas as well as their technical potential. The course will approach drawing utilizing various techniques and papers specific to drawing while paying close attention to concept, craft, and technical prowess. PREREQUISITE: Art 1, 2 & 3 or Drawing 3

Painting 3 

This course is designed for the student who wishes to further develop skills and techniques that were introduced in previous art courses. Specifically focused on color theory with the painting media. This is a desirable course for any student wishing to develop a portfolio for college. It is expected for any student intending to enroll in Advanced Placement Art to successfully complete this course but is not required. Students will be continually encouraged to expand their creative ideas as well as their technical potential. The course will approach painting utilizing various techniques and materials. This course will focus on the technical application of paint and composition. PREREQUISITE: Art 1 & 2

Painting 4

This course is designed for the student who wishes to further develop skills and techniques that were introduced in previous art courses. Specifically focused on color theory with the painting media. This is a desirable course for any student wishing to develop a portfolio for college. It is expected for any student intending to enroll in Advanced Placement Art to successfully complete this course but is not required. Students will be continually encouraged to expand their creative ideas as well as their technical potential. The course will approach painting utilizing various techniques and materials. This course will focus on the concepts used within the paintings and the technical application of paint. Special attention will be paid to the size and craftsmanship of the painting. PREREQUISITE: Art 1 & 2, Drawing 3 or Painting 3

AP Portfolio in 2D Design

This course is offered to the advanced art student. The 2D Design AP Portfolio focuses on the elements and principles of design with the widest range of material used. It is the equivalent to a one-semester college course in art and culminates in the Advanced Placement Examination. Depending on student's performance on this exam and on college's policies, advance placement college credit may be received.  An additional College Board exam fee is required from applicants.  A well-presented digital portfolio of 15 works with a “sustained investigation” theme and 5 physical artworks showcasing technical prowess is to be sent in as a requirement for submission. This course demands students to be self-motivated in producing concept-driven work that is technically in-depth. Students have required to set-up their digital portfolio and submit in addition to preparing their artwork for shipment. PREREQUISITE: Basic Art courses and portfolio

AP Portfolio in Drawing

This course is offered to the advanced art student. The Drawing Portfolio focuses on the mark marking of the drawing materials used within the portfolio. It is the equivalent to a one-semester college course in art and culminates in the Advanced Placement Examination. Depending on student's performance on this exam and on college's policies, advance placement college credit may be received.  An additional College Board exam fee is required from applicants.  A well-presented digital portfolio of 15 works with a “sustained investigation” theme and 5 physical artworks showcasing technical prowess is to be sent in as a requirement for submission. This course demands students to be self-motivated in producing concept-driven work that are technically in-depth. Students have required to set-up their digital portfolio and submit in addition to preparing their artwork for shipment. PREREQUISITE: Basic Art courses and portfolio

Sculpture 3 

This course is designed for the student who wishes to further develop skills and techniques that were introduced in previous art courses. Specifically focused on sculpture methods within 3D media. This is a desirable course for any student wishing to develop a portfolio for college. It is expected for any student intending to enroll in Advanced Placement Art to successfully complete this course but is not required. Students will be continually encouraged to expand their creative ideas as well as their technical potential in the area of 3D space and form. The course will also approach drawing skills as used in 3-dimensional art. PREREQUISITE: Art 1 & 2

Sculpture 4 

This course is designed for the student who wishes to further develop skills and techniques that were introduced in previous art courses. Specifically focused on sculpture methods within 3D media. This is a desirable course for any student wishing to develop a portfolio for college. It is expected for any student intending to enroll in Advanced Placement Art to successfully complete this course but is not required. Students will be continually encouraged to expand their creative ideas as well as their technical potential in the area of 3D space and form. The course will also approach drawing skills as used in 3-dimensional art. PREREQUISITE: Art 3

AP Portfolio in 3D 

This course is offered to the advanced art student. The 3D AP Portfolio focuses on the elements and principles of design with the widest range of material used. It is the equivalent to a one-semester college course in art and culminates in the Advanced Placement Examination. Depending on student's performance on this exam and on college's policies, advance placement college credit may be received.  An additional College Board exam fee is required from applicants.  A well-presented digital portfolio of 15 works with a “sustained investigation” theme and 5 physical artworks showcasing technical prowess is to be sent in as a requirement for submission. This course demands students to be self-motivated in producing concept-driven work that are technically in-depth. Students have required to set-up their digital portfolio and submit in addition to preparing their artwork for shipment. PREREQUISITE: Art 1, 2 and 3 courses and portfolio  

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