• GRAPHICS I, II, III, & IV

    Graphics I, II, III, & IV is a series of Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School art courses that combine and enhance 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.

      

    REQUIRED MATERIALS LIST:

    Composition Notebook

    Sketchbook (8.5” x 5.5” OR 8.5" x 11" OR 9” x 12”; Minimum of 60 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)

     

    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: carving, casting, modeling, and assembling. Students explore three-dimensional design while developing both useful and sculptural forms. Creativity and quality craftsmanship are emphasized.

      

    REQUIRED MATERIALS LIST:

    Composition Notebook

    Sketchbook (8.5” x 5.5” OR 8.5" x 11" OR 9” x 12”; Minimum of 60 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 (Optional)

     

    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

     

    ** 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.

      

    REQUIRED MATERIALS LIST:

    Composition Notebook

    Mixed Media Sketchbook (8.5" x 11" OR 9” x 12”; Minimum of 60 pages)

    Pencils (No Mechanical Pencils)

    2 White Erasers

    Black Fine Tip Sharpie

    3-Prong Folder with Pockets

    Plastic Supply Storage Box

     

    YEARBOOK

    Yearbook (Media Arts) is a Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School art course that offers students an introduction to the basic elements of visual communication and the print world. Students will learn basic skills to create our printed yearbook. This includes the basics of photography, camera usage, and compositional skills. We will also focus on layout and page design. Writing assignments will include interviewing techniques, caption writing, and printed story methods, including polls, surveys, feature stories, and headline construction. In addition, we will focus on ethics in journalism, including libel, copyright, and proper use of trademarked materials. A special emphasis will be on staying organized, teamwork, critiquing, editing, and meeting authentic deadlines. Assignments will be within the school and extend into the community. 

      

    REQUIRED MATERIALS LIST:

    Composition Notebook

    Pencils (No Mechanical Pencils)

    Pens (Black & Red Ink)

    2 White Erasers

    Black Fine Tip Sharpie

    3-Prong Folder with Pockets

    Media Storage (Flash Drive with 65 GB Minimum)

     

    Optional:

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