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Art

What We Offer
The arts are vital to an education that prepares students to solve 21st Century problems with innovation and ingenuity. At Lane, we believe all students are artists, and each has important ideas to share with the world. To help students express their unique vision, we offer an incredible array of opportunities and experiences in the visual arts. Lane courses range from digital design to fiber arts, painting to wheel throwing, and traditional to contemporary arts. All Lane students can take elective art courses where they will find ways to express their creativity even if they have little or no prior experience making art. In addition, students can major in art, taking a four-year sequence that leads to a deep and well-rounded artistic training, the development of a portfolio and a final art exhibition.

Lane's art students participate in a rich and celebrated tradition of excellence. Lane Tech was awarded the College Board's 2012 Midwestern Regional and the National Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts for its exemplary artistic programming. Every year our students are showcased in the Chicago All-City Arts Exhibit, the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the IHSAE Exhibition and the Latino Art Beat Competition. Our students' work has been featured in galleries around Chicago, on the Chicago City Sticker, and even in the private gallery of actor and collector Brad Pitt.

Community Connections

Lane's talented art students have forged valuable connections with the community around them. Throughout the year, visiting artists, parents and alumni help strengthen and support our programs through classroom visits and workshops. We're especially grateful to the colleges and foundations that have shown their support by awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to our students every year for their artistic excellence.

Welcome!
Whether you're a student looking for quality course offerings, a parent exploring options for your child's education, an artist looking to pass on rich traditions, or a member of the community visiting your local school online, we welcome you to the Lane Tech Art Department and encourage you to learn more by clicking the links on our site: http://lanetechart.weebly.com/

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Course Descriptions

Course Code: 905301A
Course Title:
AP Studio Art:2D Gr Des

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
In this course, students will create a portfolio in graphic design or digital imaging using Photoshop and Illustrator that address the principles and elements of design. This course will explore the three sections of the AP portfolio- Quality, Concentration, and Breadth. Students will select an area of concentration for their portfolio and work in a self-directed atmosphere.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier II- H. Digital I, H. Digital II, H. Media Crew, AP Photo or portfolio review

Course Fee:
$100

*All AP Courses are expected to have a $100 fee ($25 class fee and $75 exam fee).

The exact exam fee for testing in May 2016 will be released by the CollegeBoard in October 2015. This exam fee determines the total price that students will owe for each AP Course/exam. The AP exam fee may be fully or partially reduced for students with free/reduced lunch, per funding by district and state grants. The exact fee will be provided as soon as the district and state release their funding statement.
Course Code: 900101A
Course Title:
AP Art History

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This class surveys art through the ages, beginning with art from prehistoric times and ending with contemporary art. Students will learn to appreciate sculpture, architecture, painting, ceramics, and other art forms from an artistic point of view. They will recognize materials, techniques, and processes involved in creating artworks, as well as identify how art forms and art styles evolve through time. In addition, students will analyze art from a historical and contextual lens, considering how issues such as patronage, gender, function, and innovation change our understanding of an artwork. Coursework will be rigorous and include challenging readings and analytical writing. Students should expect to take multiple field trips to Chicago museums.

Suggested Prerequisites:
3.5 GPA Recommended

Course Fee:
$100

*All AP Courses are expected to have a $100 fee ($25 class fee and $75 exam fee).

The exact exam fee for testing in May 2016 will be released by the CollegeBoard in October 2015. This exam fee determines the total price that students will owe for each AP Course/exam. The AP exam fee may be fully or partially reduced for students with free/reduced lunch, per funding by district and state grants. The exact fee will be provided as soon as the district and state release their funding statement.
Course Code: 900201A
Course Title:
AP Art Lab Ext Gr Des

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
In this course, students will create a portfolio in graphic design or digital imaging using Photoshop and Illustrator that address the principles and elements of design. This course will explore the three sections of the AP portfolio- Quality, Concentration, and Breadth. Students will select an area of concentration for their portfolio and work in a self-directed atmosphere.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier II- H. Digital I, H. Digital II, H. Media Crew, AP Photo or portfolio review

Course Fee:
$100

*All AP Courses are expected to have a $100 fee ($25 class fee and $75 exam fee).

The exact exam fee for testing in May 2016 will be released by the CollegeBoard in October 2015. This exam fee determines the total price that students will owe for each AP Course/exam. The AP exam fee may be fully or partially reduced for students with free/reduced lunch, per funding by district and state grants. The exact fee will be provided as soon as the district and state release their funding statement.
Course Code: 905101A
Course Title:
AP Studio Art: 2D Photo

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
In this course, photography is utilized as the primary medium to explore design problems and concepts. Throughout the year, students work on a series of photographs based on personal interests and ideas. These images, combined with class projects, focus on combining a range of subject matter and design principles to complete a body of artwork for a final portfolio. Students can use digital photography and/or black and white film. Students will spend a considerable amount of time working independently both in and out of the classroom. Students are responsible for constructing the ideas and content of their work and for completing projects at an accelerated pace.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier II- H. Digital I, H. Digital II, H. Media Crew, AP Photo or portfolio review

Course Fee:
$100

*All AP Courses are expected to have a $100 fee ($25 class fee and $75 exam fee).

The exact exam fee for testing in May 2016 will be released by the CollegeBoard in October 2015. This exam fee determines the total price that students will owe for each AP Course/exam. The AP exam fee may be fully or partially reduced for students with free/reduced lunch, per funding by district and state grants. The exact fee will be provided as soon as the district and state release their funding statement.
Course Code: 916101A
Course Title:
AP Studio Art: Drawing & Painting

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
AP Studio Drawing and Painting is a course for motivated individuals who are serious about developing their skills in drawing and painting. Students create works for three sections of the portfolio: quality, concentration, and breadth. Class assignments build expertise in the use of drawing tools while focusing on light, shade, line quality, rendering of form, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth, and the organization of parts within a work. Drawings and paintings are created from observation, abstraction, and imagination with regard to proportion, mark making, and composition. Dedication is required both inside and outside of class to develop a concentration of works based on the personal investigation of an idea.

Suggested Prerequisites:
3.0 GPA Must enroll in AP Printmaking as well. Portfolio review or H. Art 1/Drawing 1

Course Fee:
$See

*All AP Courses are expected to have a $100 fee ($25 class fee and $75 exam fee).

The exact exam fee for testing in May 2016 will be released by the CollegeBoard in October 2015. This exam fee determines the total price that students will owe for each AP Course/exam. The AP exam fee may be fully or partially reduced for students with free/reduced lunch, per funding by district and state grants. The exact fee will be provided as soon as the district and state release their funding statement.
Course Code: 916201A
Course Title:
AP Studio Art: Print

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This course is for students are motivated and serious about developing their skills and techniques in the visual arts. Students will work in tandem with their AP Drawing class to complete a full and varied portfolio for submission to the AP board. Students create works for three sections of the portfolio: quality, concentration, and breadth. A variety of concepts, approaches, mediums, and techniques in printmaking will be used to demonstrate abilities and versatility but will focus on light, shade, line quality, rendering of form, surface manipulation, the illusion of depth, and composition. Students will learn the basics of relief and intaglio as well as how to combine different print processes into a single piece. Students will learn to seek out creative problems that are challenging and use goals, decision making, and problem-solving skills as they develop their works in an informed way. Each student will develop a cohesive body of work for the concentration section, which is a planned and developed body of work that is an investigation of a theme or an idea important to them. By the end of the combined AP Printmaking and Drawing course, students will have a fully developed and varied portfolio of 20+ works.

Suggested Prerequisites:
3.0 GPA Must enroll in AP Drawing as well. Portfolio review or H. Art 1/Drawing 1

Course Fee:
$100

*All AP Courses are expected to have a $100 fee ($25 class fee and $75 exam fee).

The exact exam fee for testing in May 2016 will be released by the CollegeBoard in October 2015. This exam fee determines the total price that students will owe for each AP Course/exam. The AP exam fee may be fully or partially reduced for students with free/reduced lunch, per funding by district and state grants. The exact fee will be provided as soon as the district and state release their funding statement.
Course Code: 005101H
Course Title:
H Adv Textile Fiber Art I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This elective is open to all Lane students who are interested in using fiber and fabric as a medium for expression. Embroidery, cross-stitch, knitting, beading and printing on fabric are just a few of the techniques students will learn as they generate both two and three-dimensional art. This course will also cover the basics of fashion design- from fixing clothes you already have, to repurposing thrift store finds, learning how to create clothing from scratch, to fashion illustration and design. Critical thinking and basic drawing skills will be applied when planning projects. Students will learn about the history of the fiber arts, while developing their own sense of style.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier I: None

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 005231H
Course Title:
H Adv Textile FiberArt 2

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students will be exposed to advanced techniques, such as silk paining, beading, applique, and working from a pattern. Fashion illustration and design as well as garment construction techniques will be a major focus of this course. Students will gain an understanding of the traditions of the the fashion industry and the fiber arts through research. Applying learned skills and knowledge, students will create a body of work that reflects their individual interests. This honors level course is meant for students who have either completed the Fiber I course, or who have prior experience with hand sewing, embroidery, fashion illustration, knitting, or fabric design. All students registering for this class should be comfortable threading and using a sewing machine.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier II: Advanced Textiles 1 (Honors)

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 950301H
Course Title:
H Art Film Studies

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Film Studies students will learn the basics of filmmaking using professional video recording and editing equipment with an emphasis on Hollywood/industry techniques. Film topics will include script and story writing, digital cinematography, the film set and film production, post production/Adobe Premiere Pro, and sound in film. Strong emphasis will be placed on the creative process of filmmaking. Students will be expected to work in teams to write, film, and edit short video works of their own creation, culminating with the production of student-produced short films. Feature length films will be screened and analyzed to supplement lecture topics, however the main focus of the course is filmmaking and video production.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier I: None

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 951301H
Course Title:
H Art Film Studies II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Film Studies II students will learn advanced filmmaking techniques using professional video recording and editing equipment with an emphasis on Hollywood/industry techniques. Film topics will include advanced cinematography (camera) techniques, advanced editing techniques, and an increases focus on development and preproduction. Strong emphasis will be placed on the creative process of filmmaking. Students will be expected to work creatively both in small groups and individually to write, film, and edit short video works, culminating with the production of self-directed short film (solo director credit). Feature length films will be screened and analyzed to supplement lecture topics, however the main focus of the course is filmmaking and video production.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier II: H Film Studies I

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 915101H
Course Title:
H Art I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This beginning studio art honors survey will encompass a variety of methods and materials as students explore the worlds of painting, drawing, and sculpture. Students will use traditional and non-traditional materials, and work from observation and imagination to create original artwork. Students will study historical and contemporary artists and theories, and will gain an understanding of how artists are influenced by and shape the world. Honors Art 1 students will develop the technical and critical thinking skills they will need as artists.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier I: None

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code:
Course Title:
H Contemporary Painting

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students will explore the medium of paint through a contemporary lens. Students will learn a variety of contemporary painting styles and techniques, including but not limited to realism, abstract, mixed-media, and expressive painting. Students will gain an extensive knowledge of color theory to express ideas through color and to create the illusion of depth. Students will develop, design, and execute paintings that express meaningful themes, ideas, and concepts that relate to contemporary life.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier I: None

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 919101H
Course Title:
H Digital Imaging I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students will combine conventional art media and modern computer technology to create graphic imagery. We will use a variety of programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator. This class is intended to develop composition skills while creatively and successfully conveying a message. Students work in a self-directed atmosphere that requires concentration and willingness to try new ideas.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier I: None

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 970001H
Course Title:
H Independent Study Art

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This is an invitation only course.

Suggested Prerequisites:
By invitation only.

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 912131H
Course Title:
H Mixed Media -Illustrator

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Pre Requisite: Must have 1 year of art/Honors Drawing I Suggested but not necessary Difficulty 3/5 The curriculum is designed for the student that wants their visually voice to be seen while telling a visual story. This course will begin your Illustrative journey. We will be covering a variety of mixed media. Students will learn to use a variety of media ink wash, gouache, watercolor, colored ink, pencil, acrylic paint and paper cutting. All assignments will tell a story. Student will work from a concept to finished and polished work of art. We will be studying many famous illustrators. We will be analyzing illustration, posters, graphic novels etc. Please go to the art department website to see Mr. Cehs student work and view what it is you can accomplish and learn to create. ***Keep in mind student have no prior knowledge and could not draw or paint. http://lanetechart.weebly.com/courses.html Dedicated to the Continuance of Classical Illustrative and Realist Art

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier I: None

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 912301H
Course Title:
H Multimedia Art III

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Visual communication is utilized as another form of literacy- it challenges the students' ability to think critically. This course provides the necessary resources for the students to improve upon their cognitive skills in a digital environment. The students will be assessed through individual as well as group assignments. Students will learn a combination of graphic design, photography, video, and post-production skills. The graphic design team will create advertisements for classes, clubs, sports, and events at Lane as well as logo and shirt designs. Our photography team will photograph the events and happenings at Lane as well as edit the images. The film team document and edit content for these events. This is not an introductory level course. Students enrolled in this course will have prior knowledge on these processes, which in turn, provides professional quality work for their clients.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier II: H. Digital I, H. Digital II, AP Design, AP Photo or portfolio review

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 909101H
Course Title:
H Photography

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of digital photography. Students will learn how to use a digital camera as a tool to create art as well as learning how to enhance and manipulate images using Photoshop. Students will combine their creative use of camera controls with their knew knowledge of digital media. Students will also be exposed to historical and contemporary trends in photography.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier I: None

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 921201H
Course Title:
H Studio Drawing & Painting 2

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Please note if you are enrolled in II and never had I will instruct you in the beginning level. The curriculum is designed to build on achievements gained at each stage. These stages include: Drawing I, II, III & Independent IV Honors Drawing II is a progressive curriculum is designed to build on achievements gained at each stage. These stages include: Portrait Charcoal drawings and Beginning Realistic Portrait Oil painting on Canvas Curriculum Progression: Students began by copying lithographs and or engravings to learn techniques in realistic drawing class Honors Drawing I When the student becomes competent in copying master drawings, students would move on from pencil drawing to charcoal drawings in Honors drawing II. Upon completion of the charcoal drawings the students will learn to paint in monochromatic oil painting. The same issues, techniques and lesson the student was taught in prior drawing classes will be utilized and carried over into charcoal and oil painting assignments Students will address the same problems in painting: dividing light and shade, blocking. Learn to create a strong block-in, separating shadow from light and concentrating on understanding and rendering shape and form. Learning new techniques in charcoal and oil paint. Students complete a drawing and transfer it to a panel or canvas, then create an under-painting in monochromatic tones. The process ends with the final monochromatic oil painting. We will be exploring composition and elements of art as well as a continuation of the history and study of classical art. Please go to the art department website to see Mr. Ceh s student work and view what it is you cam accomplish and learn to create. ***Keep in mind student have no prior knowledge and could not draw or paint. http://lanetechart.weebly.com/courses.html Dedicated to the Continuance of Classical and Realist Art

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier II: H. Drawing I

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 921301H
Course Title:
H Studio Drawing & Painting 3

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
This intensive drawing studio will further develop student skills in observational and experimental drawing techniques. Gesture, value, proportion, perspective, contour, figure/ground relationships, chiaroscuro, and color will be explored simultaneously with ideas for content, narrative, and imagery. Immersion and practice will lead to mastery in handling drawing media to express a personal style. Junior or Senior-level required, but prior experience not necessary.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier III: Drawing II

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 921101H
Course Title:
H Studio Drawing & Painting I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
The curriculum is designed to build on achievements gained at each stage. These stages include: Drawing I, II, III & Independent IV If you ever found yourself gazing upon a larger than life size master piece of a realistic oil painting created by Rembrandt, Titian, John Singer Sargent, Gerome or Bargue and wondered how the great artists were able to achieve such realistic works of art than this course is for you or if you just want to learn to draw realistically. Mr. Ceh step-by-step process teaches students from all levels, from beginner to advanced to develop realistic drawing and Painting skills. The emphasis of this course is designed to educate the art/non art student in Classical drawing techniques that will begin to give the student the skill and confidence required to begin to draw realistically. The application of principals and elements of design will be studied as they relate to drawing. This will include the process, different types of pencils, charcoal and erasers, plumb line and various techniques needed to achieve the desired realistic . The course will also cover the history of the demise of classical art and the rise of contemporary art as we know it. Please go to the art department website to see Mr. Ceh s student work and view what it is you cam accomplish and learn to create. ***Keep in mind student have no prior knowledge and could not draw or paint. http://lanetechart.weebly.com/courses.html Dedicated to the Continuance of Classical and Realist Art

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier I: None

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 903101H
Course Title:
H Studio Printmaking I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students in this course will be introduced to the rich and varied tradition of printmaking. This studio course introduces basic printmaking processes and equipment with equal emphasis on concept and technique. The class is recommended for those students who enjoy drawing or designing and for those who wish to further explore a wide variety of visual art approaches. Students will explore printing techniques such as monotype, relief, intaglio, screen-printing and various other approaches to making and printing work. Students are expected to develop an understanding of the medium and to gain the knowledge required for basic manipulation of the processes used in the production of multiple printed images.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier I: None

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 903201H
Course Title:
H Studio Printmaking II

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Printmaking II engages tradition, new technology and a multi-disciplinary approach to art making. We will explore traditional and nontraditional approaches to water-based screen printing and develop skills in printmaking that will enhance your artistic vision. We will begin with simple stencils to hand-painted stencil techniques and move into more complex hand-drawn and photographic processes. There will be an emphasis on multi-colored, multi-layered prints as well as advanced techniques in relief and intaglio and hybrid printmaking. We will look at artists working in print as image, book, installation, poster and sculptural work. As you become more comfortable with traditional and basic techniques, you will be encouraged to develop creative methods in approaching subject matter, materials and aesthetic issues.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier II: H. Printmaking I.

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 904101H
Course Title:
H Studio Sculpture I

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Sculpture I is an Introductory class for students interested in manipulating materials to create three dimensional forms. This class will utilize a wide variety of sculpting materials with a large focus on unconventional materials. Materials explored in this course may include paper, wire, plaster, wood, papier mache, clay, and found objects. Sculpture I will focus on the additive, subtractive, kinetic, and assemblage techniques to construct a work of art.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier I: None

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 917101R
Course Title:
R Studio Ceramics

Level: R

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students will master the basic techniques of the potter's wheel--centering, opening, pulling, shaping, and altering forms. A variety of projects will lead to the creation of functional containers and sculptural work. Throughout the year students will experience the excitement of firing with a variety of kilns. The course teaches glazing, clay composition, aesthetics of form, surface decoration, and historical and contemporary ceramics from around the world. Some hand-building methods and mosaic design may be taught in conjunction with the wheel.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tier I: None

Course Fee:
$100