Fine Arts

Chair:
Ms. Megan Etzkorn – Art I,  Art II

Teachers:
Mr. David Buckholdt – Band, Choir
Mr. Daniel Matthews OSU Intro to Theater

 

Course: Band
Course #: 700
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: 1

This class develops musical skills, concepts and attitudes.  The concentration is on a variety of challenging musical styles ranging from jazz to classical to pop.  It is a required part of the course to occasionally rehearse and perform outside the class, with an average of 6 concerts per year.  Students have the option to perform for solo/ensemble contest, as well as audition for district and state honors bands and college bands.  Private lessons are strongly encouraged but not required. The fall semester requires all band members to participate in the LCC Marching Band, which consists of instrumentalists and auxiliary members, including the Flag Corps and Majorettes.  The band maintains an active schedule of performances at all football games, parades, and civic events. The marching season starts with weekly rehearsals during July and August, followed by a required band camp the first week in August.  During the football season, the marching band rehearses after school 2-4 days per week.  The marching season ends with the completion of the football season, but all marching members are required to participate in the Memorial Day Parade in May. During the course of the year, band students also have the option to participate in pep band, jazz band, and pit orchestra.

Course: Choir
Course #: 705
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: 1

This course is designed to create, develop and refine a student’s vocal technique; along with music theory, music history and vocal performance.  The choir offers a variety of performance opportunities.

Course: Art I
Course #: 911
Pre-Requisite:
Credit: .5

It is an introductory course that includes a study of the elements and principles of art.  Art media, art history, esthetics and criticism are explored.  Students are introduced to the elements and principles of art and to the components of good composition.  Art history is introduced through a thematic approach and career opportunities are discussed.  A diverse group of media is explored.

Course: Painting
Course #: 913
Pre-Requisite: Art I
Credit: .5

This is a semester course that provides students the opportunity to work with and develop techniques using watercolor, inks, acrylic paint, oil paint and tempera paint.  Techniques of famous artists are explored.  Value studies and a use of color is stressed.  The students put into practice information learned from Art I.

Course: Mixed Media
Course #: 912
Pre-Requisite: Art I
Credit: .5
Syllabus

This is a semester course that provides students the opportunity to work with and develop techniques using pastels, inks, colored pencil, graphite pencil, charcoal, paints, printing techniques and different papers.  Several mediums would potentially be used in each project.  Information gained from Art I will be used by students to develop their full potential on both two and three dimensional projects.

Course: Printmaking
Course #: 915
Pre-Requisite: Art I
Credit: .5
Syllabus

This semester course provides the opportunity for students to work with different printing techniques; silk screening, linoleum, mono-prints, etc.  Information learned in Art I is built upon in order for students to develop their full potential with the printing processes.

Course: Sculpture
Course #: 914
Pre-Requisite: Art I
Credit: .5
Syllabus

This semester course provides the opportunity for students to work on three-dimensional projects.  Additive and subtractive sculpture is stressed.  The use of plaster, clay, wire, wood and other materials is explored.  Information learned in Art I is build upon in order for students to develop their full potential with three-dimensional projects.

Course: Introduction to Theatre
Course #: 702
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: 1

This course is designed to help students become informed audience members; expose them to the history and importance of performance in our society and culture; teach them to recognize the tricks and techniques used to bring words to life; gain appreciation for the use of design and technology on the stage; and learn the steps and people involved in the production process. This course is being offered through the Ohio State University.