Ms. Silvia Wiedmann

Email:
swiedmann@cathedralcatholic.org

Telephone:
(858) 523-4000 x1423

Courses:
> 3D Design
> AP Art History
> AP Studio Art 2 D
> AP Studio Art 3 D
> Foundations in Visual Art and Design

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3D Design

3-D Design (Course #1749 - 1750)

Grades: 10 – 12 UC Approved

Prerequisits: Foundations in Visual Art and Design or audition

Course Description:

3D Design/Ceramics is a course that blends academic and technical understanding with creative development.  Students will explore aesthetic perception creative expression, historical and cultural context, as well as aesthetic valuing and connections, relationships, and applications.  Through this course, students will build confidence in her/his artistic ability, as well as build communication skills, heighten sensitivity to one's environment and increase aesthetic awareness.  Additive, subtractive, and manipulation techniques will be used with a variety of media to explore the sculptural form. Students will investigate the history of 3D Design as well as view work by historically significant and contemporary artists as they develop sculptural forms.  Using the language of visual art, students will evaluate, analyze, and respond to their own works, the works of peers and works of professional artists.

AP Art History

AP Art History (Course # 1761 - 1762)

Grades: 11 – 12 UC Approved

Prerequisites:

A grade of “A” in World History or a grade of “B” in AP World History. Summer assignments and permission of instructor are also required.

  • Completion of summer assignment required before first class meeting.
  • Students are required to register for and take the AP Exam in May. A $122 fee per exam will be collected during exam registration.

Course Description:

Students in grades 11-12 illustrate an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts through essays, tests and class presentations. Students look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and have the ability to analyze historic and contemporary works of art. Each student presents individual projects concentrating on artistic styles and movements.

Collegeboard Course Description:

The AP Art History course should engage students at the same level as an introductory college art history survey. Such a course involves critical thinking and should develop an understanding and knowledge of diverse historical and cultural contexts of architecture, sculpture, painting and other media. It also provides an opportunity for schools to strengthen an area neglected in most curricula. In this course, students examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and the present from a variety of cultures. While visual analysis is a fundamental tool of the art historian, art history emphasizes understanding how and why works of art function in context, considering such issues as patronage, gender, and the functions and effects of works of art. Many colleges and universities offer advanced placement and/or credit to students who perform successfully on the AP Art History Exam.

While the course does not assume prior training or seek primarily to identify students who will major in art history in college, it does require a high degree of commitment to academic work and to the purposes of a program designed to meet college standards. Students who have done well in other courses in the humanities, such as history and literature, or in any of the studio arts are especially encouraged to enroll. It is hoped that the experiences of students in the practice of art and in other humanities courses will prove useful in enriching the context of the art history course. 

AP Studio Art 2 D

AP Studio Art 2-D Design  (Course #1763-1764) 

AP Studio Art Drawing & Painting  (Course #1765-1766) 

Grade 11-12, UC Approved

 Prerequisites:

A grade of “A” in Drawing & Painting both semesters and/or portfolio submission. Permission by instructor is also required.

  • Completion of summer assignment required before first class meeting.
  • Students are required to register for and take the AP Exam in May. A $122 fee per exam will be collected during exam registration.

 Course Description:

Students with a strong interest in the practical experience of art, submit a mandatory portfolio meeting national standards in visual art for college credit. AP Studio is not based on a written examination. Instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. Students may submit either a Drawing or a 2-Dimensional Design portfolio. AP Studio Art’s rigor requires approximately one work per week in a broad spectrum of style, application and media mastery techniques. In additions, students will showcase their works during the CCHS art festival in May.

AP Studio Art is divided into five California Fine Arts Standard’s components:  artistic perception, creative expression, historic and cultural context, aesthetic valuing, and personal relevance. This course is taught at a faster pace than other courses, involving higher level thinking skills, along with outside projects and research. Therefore, it is important that the teacher, student, and parents agree to commit the time and energy needed to complete it successfully.

AP Studio Art 3 D

AP Studio Art 3D Design (Course #1769-1770)

Grade 11-12, UC Approved

Prerequisites:

  • A grade of “A” in 3-D Design both semesters and/or portfolio submission. Summer assignments and permission of instructor.
  • Completion of summer assignment required before first class meeting.
  • Students are required to register for and take the AP Exam in May. A $122 fee per exam will be collected during exam registration.

 Course Description:

Students with a strong interest in the practical experience of art, submit a mandatory portfolio meeting national standards in visual art for college credit. AP Studio is not based on a written examination. Instead, students submit 3-D Design portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. AP Studio Art’s rigor requires approximately one work per two weeks in a broad spectrum of style, application and media mastery techniques. In additions, students will showcase their works during the CCHS art festival in May.

 AP Studio Art is divided into five California Fine Arts Standard’s components:  artistic perception, creative expression, historic and cultural context, aesthetic valuing, and personal relevance. This course is taught at a faster pace than other courses, involving higher level thinking skills, along with outside projects and research. Therefore, it is important that the teacher, student, and parents agree to commit the time and energy needed to complete it successfully.

Foundations in Visual Art and Design

Foundations of Visual Art and Design (Course # 1701 - 1702)

Grades: 9 – 12 UC Approved

Prerequisite: none

Course Description:

This course provides introductory instruction in the visual arts. Students will gain basic knowledge and skills through assignments in design, drawing and painting, 3-D design and sculpture, including ceramics, and digital art and filmmaking. In addition, students will develop a digital portfolio of their works, which will carry over to future courses. Students will also acquire a basic visual art vocabulary and an ability to utilize the language of art in discussions and through critiques. Artistic achievement of individuals, both historical and contemporary, and the work of different cultures will be analyzed and explored to serve as sources of inspiration for studio practices. This course prepares the student for all other visual art courses offered at Cathedral Catholic High School. Students will showcase their works during the CCHS art festival in May.

AP Summer Homework

All AP courses have summer homework. Please use this link to access to access directions.

AP Summer Homework Link

 

Make sure you use the correct assignment for the course you are enrolled in. AP Studio Art 2D, AP Studio Art 3D, or AP Art History. Please be aware that AP Art History has two documents, one with directions and one with the printable template. 

 

 

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