The Art Program

The CTECS Art program begins with observation of the real world: recording, analysis and creation of a visual response to the surroundings. Art makes students look at things anew – even ordinary aspects of the world.

When art is added to STEM the acronym becomes STE(A)M- Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math. Students are encouraged to connect art to their core academic subjects as well as their chosen career-technologies. Art is a creative force that allows expression of design to the academic process.

Elements and Principles of Art is recommended for grades 9-12 in order to support students in gaining prerequisite foundation skills in the visual arts.

Art Course Sequence

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

½ credit

½ credit

½ credit

½ credit

Elements and Principles of Art I

Elements and Principles of Art I and II

Digital Photography

2-D Design

3-D Design

Drawing

Painting

Studio Art

Elements and Principles of Art I and II

Digital Photography

2-D Design

3-D Design

Drawing

Painting

Studio Art

Advanced Art

Printmaking

Trade Art 11

AP Art I

Elements and Principles of Art I and II

Digital Photography

2-D Design

3-D Design

Drawing

Painting

Studio Art

Advanced Art

Printmaking

Trade Art 12

AP Art II