Shrine High School: Fine Arts
Shrine provides a limitless horizon to test creativity. First-year curriculum provides a foundation in drawing and painting, including still life and self-portrait. Advanced Art offers opportunity to develop talent and skill through new media. Technique, art history, aesthetics, criticism, and production are cultivated to enhance students as complete artists. Portfolio preparation is also offered for the serious student who is planning on a career in the visual arts.
Shrine students have received local and national recognition for works submitted to competitions, including Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Michigan Student Film & Video Festival Art Awards, Regional Art Competition and Young Art. Shrine student art work has been displayed in Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Capitol Building.
Basic Art is a foundation class that concentrates on the principles of drawing and painting. Students are graded on their effort, willingness, and participation over their artistic ability. This class offers students and opportunity to work 2-Dimensionally and discover their artistic ability through a variety of media. Students will begin to develop an understanding and appreciation of art through Art History, self-critiques and aesthetics.
Semester One – Drawing
Exercises on the principles of drawing. Line, shape, value, texture, shadow, and light source are just some of the terms that students will learn. Fruit studies, self-portrait, still life, basic perspective, and figure studies are the areas of concentration. Students learn to work with graphite pencil, charcoal pencil, vine charcoal, pastel, oil pastel, and colored pencil.
Semester Two – Painting
Exercises on the principles of acrylic painting. Tint, shade, wash, opaque, and transparent are just some of the terms that they students will learn. Value charts, color wheels, self-portrait, landscape, still life, and surreal, and pop art.
ADVANCED ART (I through VI)
Prerequisite: Basic Art
These semester long classes offer students the opportunity to create 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional work. Students will build on the knowledge they obtained from Basic Art and develop their talents and skills through new media. Technique, art history, aesthetics, criticism, and production are taught to enhance the students as complete artists. Each section of Advanced Art requires students to push their creativity and talent to a higher level than the previous class. Portfolio preparation is also offered for the serious student who is planning on a career in the visual arts.
Animation – Claymation, Cut-out Animation, Drawing and Etching on 16-mm Film, Lego, Pixilation, Sand and Stop Motion
Ceramics – Hand-Building (coil & slab)
Computer Design – Adobe Photoshop (MAC G5 & PC)
Drawing – Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Conte Crayon, Graphite, Oil Pastel and Pastel
Fashion Design – Fashion wear, Head wear & “Project Runway”
Jewelry – Chain (3 styles)
Mixed Media – Two or more media applied to one surface
Painting – Abstract, Pop Art, Still-Life, Surreal, and Realism (Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor)
Printmaking – Blind Embossing, Drypoint and Linoleum Block
Sculpture – Assemblage, Casting, Ceramic, Found Object, Hand & Rod Puppets, and Paper Maché
Textile & Fiber Design – Batik (Crayon, Sgrafitto, Wax Resist), Gourds, and Weaving
Video/Film Production – Artistic/Experimental, Documentary, Public Service Announcements, Adobe Premiere (PC) and Final Cut Pro (MAC) Editing Software