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Category: Visual Arts

Studies In Film

This course will explore the movies and talents of Steven Spielberg, beginning with the many influences on his earliest films and his development of the blockbuster movie. The focus of the class then switches to Spielberg’s career after the blockbusters, including his recent Oscar-nominated works. Special emphasis will be placed on Spielberg influences such as Hitchcock, Ford, Wyler, Kubrick, Curtiz, Lean, etc. The class will also explore the movies’ themes and their significance ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 28

Psychology Through Film

This elective course uses film to help better understand the topics covered in this introductory class. The choice of film will be based on the topic being covered. The structure of the course is to introduce topics in class prior to viewing a film, watch the film and complete a study guide, write an essay and then discuss the film and study guide in class. Through this course students will increase analytical skills, recognize their own psychological and emotional responses to film, learn ho... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 28

Advanced Visual Art, Grades 7-8

Full-year course   This course is offered to students in grades 7 and 8 interested in expanding their learning process through visual arts. Students will explore advanced artistic techniques and methods while refining their creative skills. Also, students will explore more of a creative license to develop their creativity and interests while learning about historical  art periods and artists of the world.     Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 14

Drawing for Architects, Designers and Engineers

Before creating a 3-D structure or object, the ability to transfer concepts from imagination to drawings is an important and necessary skill for architects, designers, and engineers. This course focuses on a variety of topics and skills including 1, 2 and 3-point perspective drawing, product rendering, how to draw interiors and exteriors, urban sketching, how to draw vehicles, and orthographic projection basics.   Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Feb 1

Co-Curricular, PK3

Knowing that PK students benefit most from less transitions, our youngest Lynx begin a co-curricular rotation by attending classes 5 out of 7 days of the rotation. They receive instruction from skilled specialist teachers in Art, Music, Physical Education, and Library. All Co-curricular teachers apply learning from the classroom instruction to their specialty area curriculum. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Co-Curricular, Grade JK - Grade 4

1st-4th grade students take part in a full 7 day co-curricular rotation, as they travel to a specialty class each school day. In addition to a STEAM class, ANTS (Acquiring New Technology Skills) LS Lynx also receive instruction from skilled specialist teachers in Art, Music and Physical Education. All Co-curricular teachers apply learning from the classroom instruction to their specialty area curriculum. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Visual Arts, Grade 5 - 8

Trimester Course    Visual Arts courses in Middle School at Lausanne encourage learning around the creative cycle – an ongoing process of sensing, planning, creating, and evaluating work. The Elements of Art and Principles of Design focus on developing the foundation for creative ideas. In addition, students will use various media such as drawing, painting, sculpting, handicrafts. Also, students will learn about art history and artistic techniques/processes to investigate concepts... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Visual Arts HL - Years 1 and 2

The IB Visual Arts DP HL course is an advanced-level visual arts course that is offered over two years- grades 11 and 12. Simply stated, this is a holistic course that is part art history, art appreciation and art criticism; part art investigation and experimentation, and part curated art exhibition. It is designed to provoke a student’s contemplative, experimental and creative investigative journey that results in a considerable body of personally important artwork, technique experimen... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Visual Arts SL - Years 1 and 2

Prerequisite: Departmental approval  The IB Visual Arts DP HL course is an advanced-level visual arts course that is offered over two years- grades 11 and 12. Simply stated, this is a holistic course that is part art history, art appreciation and art criticism; part art investigation and experimentation, and part curated art exhibition. It is designed to provoke a student’s contemplative, experimental and creative investigative journey that results in a considerable body of person... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Film SL

Prerequisite: Departmental approval The IB Diploma Programme Film SL and HL courses are an analysis and study of the history and historical context of film, artist influence of film makers, and the exploration analysis and experimentation of different production roles and film texts, or scripts. DP Film SL and HL students engage in in-depth study in written form of all aspects of film, and also exploration of film production roles. This course is designed for students who have an abiding int... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Film HL

Prerequisite: Departmental approval The IB Diploma Programme Film SL and HL courses are an analysis and study of the history and historical context of film, artist influence of film makers, and the exploration analysis and experimentation of different production roles and film texts, or scripts. DP Film SL and HL students engage in in-depth study in written form of all aspects of film, and also exploration of film production roles. The DP Film HL course also requires the exploration of actua... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Photography

This course involves the study of analog and digital photography as both an art form and a technical skill. Areas covered include the history of photography, composition, development of the photographic eye, basic camera techniques and analog photographic chemical processing in a lab environment. During this course, students will become accomplished users of Adobe Photoshop software, producing digital work that engages all the fundamental elements and principles of visual art and design in or... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Multimedia Arts

This course requires technical skills to integrate two or more forms of media. Students are provided an introduction to the creation of original digital works in the disciplines of logo design, digital illustration, infographic design, web design, animation, stop motion animation, and video editing using software applications such as Adobe CC, and iMovie, as well as HTML coding, CSS coding, and various other computer software applications and processes. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Sculpture

This course is an introduction to the basic elements, techniques, and history of sculpture. The student will focus on individual artistic development, using both traditional and nontraditional three-dimensional materials such as wood, plaster, metal, mold-making, and casting. Students will gain an appreciation for and knowledge of sculptural form through hands-on projects. Students will emphasize careful consideration of craft, form, space, site, presentation, and context. This course will pr... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Ceramics

This course is intended for those studying ceramics for the first time. Students will explore a variety of hand-building techniques, including pinch, slab, coil, and extruded forms. The primary emphasis is on studio work leading to a portfolio of finished functional and non-functional pieces by the end of the first term. Students will be able to create as well as appreciate expressive, beautiful three-dimensional clay forms. Students will develop an understanding of other cultures and periods... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Advanced Photography

This course is intended exclusively for students who have a sincere and enduring interest in the art of photography and involves the advanced use of a 35mm film camera, a digital camera, and Adobe Photoshop software skills in the pursuit of successful, varied forms of art photography. Students are required to reflect on the progress of their work by journaling and will encounter conceptual filters and scenarios as starting points for their creative expression in photography. The course conclu... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Digital Illustration

In this course, students will learn a wide variety of techniques for creating digital art. Some of these techniques are like traditional artistic media, while others would be impossible in any other medium. Students will use professional software such as Adobe Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint to paint with pixels and create digital illustrations that tell a story and convey emotions. Previous artistic knowledge and skill is a benefit but is not required.   Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Digital Video & Film Studies

In this course, students will learn the process of digital video production. They’ll learn the basics of filming, editing, and audio production while they create a wide variety of video projects such as commercials, promotional trailers, training videos and a short film. They’ll learn common film industry terms and techniques and examine classic films to analyze what makes them successful. Students use professional editing software Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Aud... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Atelier HL – Painting and Color Studies

The Michelangelo Project-Atelier HL (Years 2 – 6) offers realistic painting training. Concentrating on painting in color, it trains artists to high technical levels by studying the techniques of past and living master artists. The instructor regularly presents painting demonstrations and individual critiques. An understanding of color theory is essential for success in all color media- traditional wet or dry media, or digital painting. Intermediate level artists first study color theory... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Aug 16

Atelier SL - Realistic Drawing with Printmaking, Sculpting or Calligraphy

Elective - Realistic Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpting and Calligraphy  Drawing is often referred to as “the grammar of art”, because if you can draw well, you can paint well, sculpt well, or successfully render from imagination. Regardless of the instrument an artist uses, be it traditional or digital, the skill of drawing is key to success in the visual arts. Solid drawing skills are an integral and important part of IB Visual Arts, and observational drawing is consistently ... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Aug 16

Art Studio Apprentice

Art Studio Apprentice            One Year                                     Grades 9-12 Prerequisite:  Teacher approval required Designed for a small number of motivated advanced artists interested in studio management and art materials, this course introduces students to ... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Aug 16