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LHS Art Curriculum

8 months ago

Art 1


This Introductory course is designed to teach the elements of design: line, shape, form, space, value, color, and texture. Students will use a variety of mediums as they create 2-dimensional works of art. Students will also be exposed to art history and the names of well known artist throughout time. Students will be assessed based on sketchbooks, major projects and a semester final covering art vocabulary and skills taught. 

By Shelly Saben

Art 2


This course builds upon the Elements of Design and introduces the Principles of Design: balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, rhythm, pattern, and unity. Students will continue to create 2-dimensional works of art as well as experiencing relief and 3-dimensional mediums. Art history will continue to be infused throughout the semester with a focus on 20th century artists. 

Art 3


This advanced honors level art class provides a stepping stone for the serious art student to prepare for his/her future. Students will work in dry and wet media to create upper level works of art for their future portfolios. This class is a prerequisite for AP Studio/Portfolio Art. 

Art History


This semester course is open to students in all grades. It is a survey of visual art throughout the history of man. Students will study the timeline of each major art movement starting with the Stone Age and moving towards the Renaissance. This course is an academic course with some project based assignments. 

3-D Design


This Advanced studio class is an exploration of 3-dimensional media. Students will explore the Elements and Principles of Design through a variety of media including but not limited to: clay, wood, wire, plaster, cardboard, and found objects. The contemporary art movement of the 20th century will be a focus as students find new ways to problem solve through creative exploration of representational and abstract ideas.

Portfolio Art


This advanced course is designed to prepare students for post-high school art programs and related career opportunities. Students will  continue to produce high levels of work while creating a digital college portfolio. 

Advanced Placement Studio Art


This course offers the student a college level visual arts curriculum in the high school environment. Students will be required to submit 25 works of art in a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter. All students enrolled in this class will be required to submit a portfolio for review to College Board at the end of the course. 

Student Activities

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Art Club


This club meets on Mondays after school. Students will work both individually and as groups using a variety of art mediums and techniques. Students do not need to be enrolled in an art course during the year to participate and all levels of ability are welcome! Please see Ms. Saben for more information at ssaben@leominster.mec.edu.

By Shelly Saben

Sewing Club


This club meets on Tuesdays after school. Any level of experience is welcome. Students will learn hand sewing techniques along with how to use a sewing machine. Please contact Mrs. Romhanyi for more information at linnea.romhanyi@leominster.mec.edu. 

Community Projects


Students at LHS have been involved in a variety of community based artistic endeavors over the years. Some projects include: holiday window paintings, Keystone Nursing home mural, and the City Hall festival of Trees. If you would like our talented LHS students to beautify your corner of the world please contact our art department at 978-534-7715 ext. 352 or email Rebecca Pandiscio, Linnea Romhanyi, or Shelly Saben.

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    2nd Congressional Art Competition
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    MWCC High School Art Exhibit
  • MassArt here we come!
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    MWCC 2018 - AJ's Honorable Mention!
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    Student Achievements
    MWCC 2018 - Joe's Honorable Mention
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    Student Achievements
    MWCC 2018 - Ferry's Second Place & Director's choice
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    Student Achievements
    MWCC 2018 - Isabella's Honorable Mention
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    Student Achievements
    MWCC 2018 - Ferry's Honorable Mention
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    Student Achievements
    2018 - Women in History Project

Supply Lists

8 months ago

Students are required to bring a spiral bound sketchbook and basic #2 pencil (not mechanical pencils) to all studio art classes. The best place to purchase a sketchbook is Ocean State Job Lot. The DRAWING pad is $2.50 and is spiral bound with 50 blank pages. 


Students enrolled in Art History will need a system to organize handouts, notes, study guides, and quizzes. We encourage the use of a binder system but it is up to the student to find what works best for them. 

Donations

8 months ago

The art department is grateful for any and all donations. Below is a list of ongoing items we could always use. Items may be dropped off at the LHS office. Thank you for your support!


Plastic containers (washed): cottage cheese, large yogurt, mayonnaise jars, etc. 

Sewing items: fabric scraps, thread, etc. 

Acrylic craft paint

Craft papers

Sandpaper 

Bottles of glue & glue sticks

Feel free to call Shelly Saben with any questions: 978-534-7715 ext 352

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    AP Studio Art
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    AP Studio Art
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    AP Studio Art
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    AP Studio Art
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    AP Studio Art
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    2017-2018 Student Work
    AP Studio Art
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    2017-2018 Student Work
    AP Studio Art
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    AP Studio Art
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    AP Studio Art
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    2017-2018 Student Work
    AP Studio Art
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    2017-2018 Student Work
    AP Studio Art