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COURSE OFFERINGS -- ART/ELECTIVES
 

675 LIBRARY AIDE (10-12)

One semester course; may repeat for additional credit.

Prerequisite: approval of librarian based on application and interview.

This course will teach students how to find information by actively participating in the library. Students will be assigned individual areas of responsibility, have hands-on assignments that will lead them to acquire extensive knowledge of the media center’s resources for use in their own school work and in assisting others. Skills in this class will prepare college bound students to use large college library systems as well as tap into the public library for informational needs. Students, who take this class, must be able to shoulder responsibility without constant supervision after an initial training period.

 

700 INDIAN ART (9-10-11-12)

Two-semester course. Students may repeat for additional credit.

Prerequisite: An interest in Northwest Coast Indian Art. Some ability in drawings, painting, carving, beading, and sewing. Must be able to follow directions and to meet deadlines. A one time yearly supply fee of $10.00 will be charged. This is payable to the instructor before the end of 1st or 3rd quarter, depending on your enrollment into the class.

 

You will be instructed in specific techniques to complete a Northwest Coast art project. These will consist of Northwest Coast Design, assorted media of intermediate or advanced beadwork, leather work from tanned deer hides, different types of dance regalia, and two or three-dimensional woodcarving. Repeating students will have the opportunity to do advanced projects. You are also graded on your use of class time, care of supplies, and respect of the culture, teacher and peers.

 

705 DRAWING AND PAINTING (9-10-11-12)

Two-semester course.  Students may repeat for credit.

Prerequisite: An interest in learning and improving your skill, knowledge and understanding of the visual arts A $10.00 supply fee for each semester will be charged. This is payable to the instructor before the semester ends.

 

You will be instructed in specific drawing and painting techniques and in the use of a variety of media. In studio, students will practice and create works with these techniques and media within the specifications and time parameters of the project. Cultural, historical, and career aspects of the visual arts will be explored. There will be some time for personal creativity beyond required projects. Repeating students may have the opportunity to concentrate work in a chosen medium and prepare a portfolio.

 

710 SCULPTURE AND POTTERY (9-10-11-12)

Two-semester course. Students may repeat for additional credit.

Prerequisite: An interest in developing and improving your skill in wheel and hand built pottery, sculptural techniques and drawing. A $10.00 supply fee for each semester will be charged. This is payable to the instructor before the semester ends.

 

You will be instructed in both wheel and hand built pottery techniques, as well as a variety of sculptural techniques and the use of a wide variety of materials. In studio, students will practice and create works with these techniques and media within the specifications and time parameters of the project. Cultural, historical, and career aspects of the visual arts will be explored. There will be time for personal creativity beyond required projects. Repeating students may have the opportunity to concentrate work in a chosen medium and prepare a portfolio.
 

899 AIDE (10-12)

One semester course. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Must have a completed aide application on file with the counseling office.

Aides are expected to work with the staff indicated on their application. They are to remain with their supervising teacher. This is not a study hall; however, students may work on homework with their supervisor’s approval. Aides are given responsibility, and are graded based on their performance of these responsibilities. Aides will be issued grades once each quarter. Attendance is taken and can cause loss of credit per district policy. Grading will be on the standard Kayhi Pass/Fail scale.

 

775 YEARBOOK PRODUCTION & MARKETING (10-11-12)

Two-semester course. Students may repeat for additional credit.

Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Keyboarding, art and photographic ability preferred.

The members of this class produce the Kayhi yearbook (Williwaw) from cover to cover and the 16-page supplement. Students must be responsible and self motivated. The ability to work independently and cooperatively is essential. Students learn the basics of establishing an organization plan, the process of transferring a product to a consumer, and the fundamentals of operating a successful business. Class members are required to participate in the budgeting process, sell advertisements, design and create yearbook pages, photograph school activities, and meet established deadlines. Students will often meet outside of standard school hours to complete deadlines and photograph events.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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