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Description of Fine Arts Courses 5/24/2013

Fine Arts


Fine Arts Appreciation
This course is for all 9th graders at RBHS for the purpose of providing a fine arts survey course in theatre, music, and visual art. Students would then be free to pursue additional single-semester courses in the fine art of their choice as they continue to matriculate through the Red Bank High School curriculum. They will rotate through the three fine arts in a single semester, spending 6 weeks with each art.  Class Fee: $20.

Marching Band
Designed for the young instrumentalist to develop musicianship skills on their chosen instrument. Marching Band will be the focus for the majority of the semester. Summer camp (mid July through the beginning of August), after school rehearsals (Tuesdays and Thursdays until 5pm), holiday parades, all football games, and 3 Saturday competitions will be required. After football season, Concert Band will begin and our focus will be our Holiday Concert. Class fee covers transportation, music, uniform, equipment, entry fees, specialized instruction and “countless other things”.  Class Fee: $350. See Band Director for more information.

Concert Band
Designed for the young instrumentalist to develop musicianship skills on their chosen instrument. Our focus will be concert band literature to prepare for the East Tennessee Concert Festival competition. Chair auditions and after school sectionals (Tuesdays or Thursday until 4pm) will be required as well as our Pre-Festival and Spring concerts. Two parades will also be a part of our performance activities.  Class fee covers transportation, music, uniform, equipment, entry fees, specialized instruction and “countless other things”.  Spring Semester. Class Fee: $100 (unless you were in Band Fall Semester). See Band Director for more information.


Theatre Arts
Students will become familiar with Theatre vocabulary, history, genres, set design, backstage crew responsibilities, and performing alone and in a group in front of the class. The class will execute backstage crew tasks at the school play performance to be held in December. This includes building, painting, being in charge of costumes, props, makeup, admissions, programs, video, photography, and possibly appearing as extras onstage. This will be their Final Exam. Class fee = $25

 

General Music (Beginning Band)

This is a Beginning Band class. Students will be tested on a variety of instruments in order to find an appropriate match. Students will learn how to play said instrument from scratch. Grades consist of weekly participation and playing tests. The Final Exam will be a performance on the Spring Concert at the end of the semester. Instruments and method books provided. Class fee = $20.

 

Visual Art 1
An introductory course designed to develop skill in 2D design and to acquaint students with the elements of art and the principles of design.  Included is the study of aesthetics, art history, and art criticism.

Visual Art 2
Offers an in-depth study of 2D and 3D design for experienced art students.  With an emphasis on studio production, this class will develop problem solving skills, critical thinking, technical design skills, art historical knowledge, and aesthetic ability. Participation in art shows is required.

Visual Art 3

Advanced 2D and 3D design. Students will produce artwork that expresses their personal point of view through advanced skills in problem solving, critical thinking, technical design, art historical knowledge, and aesthetic ability. Students will develop a body of work through independent projects to form a portfolio of original artwork.

 

DEP Art: Life Drawing I - Fall 2013

Beginning to advanced studies from figure and still-life objects. Line and value studies emphasizing observation and accurate spatial and proportionate rendering; intro to composition.  Chattanooga State tuition and fees are charged.  Students may qualify for the Lottery Dual Enrollment Grant to help cover expenses.  The course is offered at Red Bank High School and qualifies for Honors Points.  Prerequisite:  Art 1

 

DEP Art: Art Education - Spring 2014

Emphasizes understanding of child art as basic to good teaching and parenting; range of materials and procedures appropriate to preschoolers and 1st–6th graders; teaching art appreciation at elementary level.  Chattanooga State tuition and fees are charged.  Students may qualify for the Lottery Dual Enrollment Grant to help cover expenses.  The course is offered at Red Bank High School and qualifies for Honors points.  Prerequisite:  Art 1