Skip to main content

John Bapst

 

Fine Arts

 
 
 
 

Visual Arts

 

Drawing Course  Melissa Avery-Burns and art students

Instructor: Melissa Avery-Burns and Samantha Mahar

Description:  Drawing is a semester course offered to budding artists as well as the person who thinks he or she  "can't draw." Students produce their own works of art, maintain an artist's journal, and complete a portfolio.

Basic Design Course 

Instructor:  Melissa Avery-Burns and Samantha Mahar

Description:  Basic Design is a course for students to take after they have completed Drawing. Students will focus on Color Theory and how to utilize color media in their works. Sculptural processes in clay will be introduced, as well as the principles of design.

Graphic Design Course 

Instructor:  Melissa Avery-Burns and Samantha Mahar

Description:  Students will be introduced to concepts and rules pertaining to the venues of graphic design and they will complete a portfolio of work showing experimentation with layout, concept developments and product marketing to specific target audiences. Students will be required to show their work in the semester art show.

Sculpture & Ceramics Course 

Instructor:  Melissa Avery-Burns and Samantha Mahar

Description:Sculpture is a semester course considering the 3rd dimension of form. Students will be exposed to classical and contemporary sculptors as they create works of art, problem solving the mysteries of that 3rd dimension.

Glass Fusing and Textile Design

Instructor:  Samantha Mahar

Description: Glass fusing and textile design is a semester course in which students will learn multiple glass fusing and textile based skills. Including: basic glass techniques, jewelry design, slumping, batik, dyeing, felting, weaving. Students will learn about the history of textile design and dyes. Students will work with commercial dyes and experiment with natural substances to create their own dyes. Students will work with multiple techniques to create their own textile pieces.

Film History & Criticism

Instructor:  Samantha Mahar

Description: Film history and criticism is a semester course open to students in their junior or senior year. The course will cover the history of film, from magic lanterns in the 17th century to current digital and 3-D developments. The course will be examine technical, artistic and cultural aspects of the media. Several films will be watched and analyzed throughout the course.

Painting Course 

Instructor:  Melissa Avery-Burns

Description:  Painting is a semester course in which students will explore the various techniques in watercolor, ink washes, guache and acrylic painting. Students will study the techniques and styles of important painting periods such as Impressionism, Futurism, Color Field Painting and other 20th century styles. Students will be required to maintain a portfolio in addition to participating in the school art show.

Printmaking Course 

Instructor:  Samantha Mahar

Description:  Printmaking is a semester course in which students will learn multiple printmaking techniques including: monoprint, woodcut, linocut, collagraphy, etching and silkscreen. Students will also be instructed in the proper use of a printing press, history of printmaking and the role of printmaking in today’s art world.

Advanced Art/ AP Studio Art Course Advanced Art

Instructor:  Melissa Avery-Burns

Description:  Advanced Art is a year-long class for the Intermediate or Advanced artist. Students will explore the media and ideas presented in Drawing, Basic Design and Applied Art, only in more depth. Students will be expected to exhibit in, and attend each semester art show, while compiling work in their portfolio.

AP Art History

Instructor:  Samantha Mahar

Description: AP Art History is a full year course designed to prepare students for the AP exam administered in May. The course will cover the history of art from the earliest work of prehistory through to contemporary artists and movements. All media (painting, sculpture, architecture, etc.) will be included in this course. Students will become familiar with the work of individual artists as well as the work associated with artistic movements and time periods. Class meetings will include lectures, class discussion and field trips when possible.

Extra Curricular Opportunities in Art

Photography Club

Advisor:  Samantha Mahar

Description:  Students will learn how to take dynamic photos and they will build a portfolio of their work.

Art Club

Advisor:  Melissa Avery-Burns

Description:  The Art Club is involved in a variety of extracurricular art projects. The club also travels to visit museums and assists local artists in their studios.

 
 

John Bapst Memorial High School 100 Broadway , Bangor, ME 04401 info@johnbapst.org Phone 207-947-0313 Fax 207-941-2474
© 2006-2017 Disclaimers & Copyright NoticeSitemap Site by RainStorm