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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: 918201H
Course Title:
Advanced Art Lab II (Adv Painting)

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students in this class will experience an accelerated studio in painting to refine skills and develop a personal style. Figurative, portrait, still life, mixed media, narrative, and abstract projects will be taught in conjunction with independent works. Historical precedents and contemporary painters will be covered while students develop ideas and approaches to composition, color, and paint. Studio work inside and outside of class will emphasize practice and experimentation. Junior or senior-level required, but prior experience not necessary.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Tool kit purchase required

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 005231H
Course Title:
Advanced Fiber, Fabric & Fashion II

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:
Purchase of fabric for independent designs. Successful completion of the Level One Fiber, Fabric & Fashion class or assessment of advanced skill level is required.

Course Fee:
$100
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; strong writing skills

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: 916201A
Course Title:
AP Art: Printmaking

Level: AP

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students will primarily be preparing work for the breadth section of the portfolio during the first semester. A variety of specific concepts, specific approaches, specific mediums, and specific techniques will be used to demonstrate abilities and versatility AP Studio Art: Drawing with techniques, problem solving, and ideation. Students learn to seek out creative problems that are challenging and use goals, informed decision making, and problem-solving skills as they develop their works in an informed way. Each student is responsible for demonstrating mastery and use of the elements of art to organize the principles of design in their images and structures.

Students will transition into more open-ended and exploratory work for the concentration section of the portfolio during the second semester. Each student will develop a cohesive body of work for the concentration section, which is a planned, sustained investigation of a visual idea through printmaking. Each student will present an action plan for the development and completion of his or her investigation.

Each student will choose an idea to explore in depth for the concentration section. In the concentration section, students are expected to develop a body of work that is an investigation of a theme or an idea important to them. During ongoing, individual, one-on-one conferences with each student, the teacher will assist the student in discovering and focusing on his or her concentration theme or concept. The student will develop and present to the teacher, for approval, his or her specific plan of action and plan of investigation, outline, thumbnail sketches, etc. for the development of his or her chosen concentration theme, idea, concept focus.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Printmaking I & Printmaking II

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 - add 924011A Lab)

Level: AP

Credit(s): 2.0
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:
Concurrent registration with AP 2D Lab (double-period class)
3.5 GPA Recommended
Manual film camera and/or digital camera required

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: 905301A
Course Title:
AP Studio Art: 2D (Graphic Design - add 900201A Lab)

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:
Meeting and approval by instructor prior to course selection window

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: 950301H
Course Title:
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:
N

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 915101H
Course Title:
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:
N

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 919101H
Course Title:
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:
N

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 919201H
Course Title:
Digital Imaging II (Digital 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:
Students must have a DSLR camera

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 005101H
Course Title:
Fiber, Fabric & Fashion 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:
N

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 912301H
Course Title:
Multimedia Art III (Media Crew)

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:
Teacher Approval

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

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Honors Drawing will build on drawing techniques learned in Honors Art I. The application of principals and elements of design will be studied as they relate to drawing concepts. This course emphasizes the function of drawing, including definition, exploration, and process. Within these functions, more specific issues of objective and non-objective space, scale, color, line, contrast and sequence will be explored. Students will draw from observation, as well as draw using various design techniques that are more abstract. Media used will include pencil, pen, pastel and charcoal.

Suggested Prerequisites:
N

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 921201H
Course Title:
Studio Drawing & Painting II (Painting)

Level: H

Credit(s): 1.0
Semester(s): 2
Description:
Students in Honors Painting will explore the world of painting by using traditional and nontraditional techniques. Students will use watercolors, acrylic, tempera, and oil paint to create works based on observation and imagination. Landscapes, portraits, still life, murals, and even 3-dimensional pieces will be tackled. Students will gain strong technical skills and an expansive knowledge of color theory in order to manipulate space and express ideas through color. Students will study historical and contemporary painters, and analyze how the medium has changed over time. At the end of the year, students will be asked to create a small series of work based on a theme of their choice.

Suggested Prerequisites:
Recommended that you have taken Art I, but not required. Please see the teacher if you have questions.
Course Code: 921301H
Course Title:
Studio Drawing & Painting III (Adv Draw)

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:
Tool kit purchase

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 903101H
Course Title:
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:
N

Course Fee:
$100
Course Code: 904301R
Course Title:
Studio Sculpture - Wheel Throwing

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:
N

Course Fee:
$100