• ADVANCED GRAPHICS II, III, & IV

    Advanced Graphics II, III, & IV is a Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School art course that combines and enhances level-one, level-two, and level-three skills in graphic design. Students utilize design-thinking methods to solve advanced design problems by applying creative ideas through storyboarding, layouts, and models with the use of design elements and principles, marketing psychology, production techniques, and schedules as both an individual designers and through the exploration of design team concept. Much of this course relys on planning, producing and presenting graphic art products to formulate real world solutions. Career options will be explored in the fields of Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, Publication, Film, Fashion, Industrial Design, Multimedia Animation and Entrepreneurship.

     

    F2F COURSE PERIODS: 2 (Monday - Friday)

    VIRTUAL COURSE PERIODS: 3 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

     

    REQUIRED MATERIALS LIST:

    Composition Notebook

    Sketchbook (8.5” x 11” or 9” x 12”; Minimum of 70 pages)

    Pencils (No Mechanical Pencils)

    Pens

    Highlighters

    2 White Erasers

    Black Fine Tip Sharpie

    3-Prong Folder with Pockets

    Media Storage (Flash Drive with 65 GB Minimum, hard drive, cloud storage, etc.)

     

    Optional:

    Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses (Anti-Digital Eye Strain, Prevent Harmful Blue Rays, & Minimize Digital Headache)

     

    SCULPTURES I & II

    Sculptures I & II is a Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School art course that combines and enhances introduction and level-one skills in sculptured art. This course provides a comprehensive study in methods of sculpture, hand-built clay construction. Students explore three-dimensional design while developing both useful and sculptural forms. Creativity and quality craftsmanship are emphasized.

     

    F2F COURSE PERIODS: 7 (Monday - Friday)

    VIRTUAL COURSE PERIODS: 3B (Wednesdays)

     

    REQUIRED MATERIALS LIST:

    Composition Notebook

    Sketchbook (8.5” x 11” or 9” x 12”; Minimum of 70 pages)

    Pencils (No Mechanical Pencils)

    2 White Erasers

    Black Fine Tip Sharpie

    3-Prong Folder with Pockets

     

    Safety Gear:

    Ear Muffs

    Protective Eyewear (Goggles or Glasses)

    Quality Dust Mask

    Box of 50-100 Disposable Gloves (Nitrile or Latex)

    Work Gloves

    Apron

     

    Tools:

    Small Hammer (5"-6")

    Needle Nose Pliers with A Cutting Blade

    Set of 3 Paint Brushes (Various Sizes: 1", 2", 3" Wide)

    Tool Box

     

    Fees:

    $30 Lab Fee (Due on/by October 9th)

     

    ** Harbor Height (located next to JoAnns on Wrightsboro Road) and WalMart are both great places to purchase your safety gear and tools.

     

    VISUAL ART I

    Visual Art I is a Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School art course designed so that students will experiment with a variety of media to create visual art. The elements of art (line, shape, space, color, value, texture, and form) are studied in two-dimensional and three-dimensional work. Students will begin to apply the principles of design (rhythm, direction, balance, contrast, dominance, proportion, and harmony/unity) in their art making practices. Art is a form of visual communication; therefore, students will continually reflect their thoughts (both written and verbal) on the work of other artists cultural art traditions, and art history.

     

    F2F COURSE PERIODS: 1A, 6A, 6B (Monday - Friday)

    VIRTUAL COURSE PERIODS: 1B (Wednesdays)

     

    REQUIRED MATERIALS LIST:

    Composition Notebook

    Sketchbook (8.5” x 11” or 9” x 12”; Minimum of 70 pages)

    Pencils (No Mechanical Pencils)

    2 White Erasers

    Black Fine Tip Sharpie

    3-Prong Folder with Pockets

    Plastic Supply Storage Box

     

    Virtual Students:

    Colored Pencils

    Pencil Sharpner

    Watercolor Paint

    Scissors

    Glue Stick

    ** If Virtual Students have any issues obtaining these supplies typically provided by the art department, please contact Ms. Louis to arrange pickup of a Materials Kit. E-mail : louisla@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

     

    VISUAL ART II

    Visual Art II is the second of seven sequential art courses offered at Davidson Fine Arts. During this two-semester course students will continue their work in the elements of art and principals of design. Additionally, students will be strengthening their ability to create unique and individual artwork. Much of this course relies on combining, learning, and strengthening skills in drawing, watercolor, acrylics, printmaking, and 3D medias. Students will also be firmly grounded in art terminology, techniques, aesthetics, craftsmanship, history, and criticism in preparation for Visual Art III. In order to gain new knowledge efficiently and effectively, we will learn and practice new skills as a class, collaboratively, and individually. We will use the skills that we learn, along with creativity, to produce individualized works of art. For this reason, it is very important to come to class on time and be ready to complete daily goals.

     

    F2F COURSE PERIODS: 4A, 4B (Monday - Friday)

    VIRTUAL COURSE PERIODS: 3A (Wednesdays)

     

    REQUIRED MATERIALS LIST:

    Composition Notebook

    Sketchbook (8.5” x 11” or 9” x 12”; Minimum of 70 pages)

    Pencils (No Mechanical Pencils)

    2 White Erasers

    Black Fine Tip Sharpie

    3-Prong Folder with Pockets

    Plastic Supply Storage Box

     

    Virtual Students:

    Colored Pencils

    Pencil Sharpner

    Watercolor Paint

    Scissors

    Glue Stick

    ** If Virtual Students have any issues obtaining these supplies typically provided by the art department, please contact Ms. Louis to arrange pickup of a Materials Kit. E-mail : louisla@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us