J Scott DBC
Rutherford B. Hayes High School
(740) 833-1010 ext. 4470
Best time to phone: 10:30-11:30 or after 2:30
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Photography 1 Description:
This is an introductory course in photography that concentrates on the basics of camera function. Emphasis is placed on visual creativity and technical competence of the craft. All students will take pinhole photographs and learn the basics of darkroom use as a way of introducing the photographic process.Film camera requirements: 35mm SLR camera, with manual exposure settings available (focus, ISO, aperture, shutter speed). Film students must provide their own film and photo paper (chemicals are provided by the school). Digital camera requirements: digital camera with manual exposure settings available (focus, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed), SLR preferred. Digital students must provide professional prints for grading and display.
Photography 2 Description:
Students will continue to develop their understanding of the photographic process. Students are encouraged to develop their own style through the use of more sophisticated techniques.Film camera requirements: 35mm SLR camera, with manual exposure settings available (focus, ISO, aperture, shutter speed). Film students must provide their own film and photo paper (chemicals are provided by the school). Digital camera requirements: digital camera with manual settings available (focus, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed), SLR preferred. Digital students must provide professional prints for grading and display.
AP Art History Description:
Art History is a class for students going on to study art as well as students who are interested in history and/or reading or writing about art. Students gain knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. The course relies on readings, discussions, and writings, rather than hands-on projects, though some hands-on projects may be introduced as a way of examining techniques and styles that are being discussed.
The course studies the history of art from the Paleolithic period through postmodernism and is designed to provide students with the same material covered in an introductory college art history course. During the first week or two in class, students will learn a process for critiquing and analyzing artworks. After that, students will be introduced to a new time period on a weekly basis. As mentioned above, the course covers the same material found in an introductory college
art history course, which means the pace will be fast. Students are required to read approximately one chapter per week from their primary textbook as well as complete supplemental readings from Web sites, articles, and other texts. Students are required to keep a notebook of the lists of objects discussed weekly, reflections for each of the time periods, a set of flash cards of the objects of each period, as well as collecting and reflecting on current events in the art world. There will be frequent quizzes over reading, as well as periodic tests that will include identifying works from images as well as timed essays. It is critically important for students to get out and see actual works of art, so assignments to get students out in the world looking at art will regularly be given (visiting museums/galleries).
Grades will be determined by quizzes, tests, timed essays, projects, and notebook. Students are required to take the AP Art History Exam in May.
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