• Lenape Art Department

    Mr. Gene Jones
    Assistant Principal
    Art Supervisor
     
    Mr. Kevin Meder
    Coordinator

     

    Art Department Teachers

    Mr. Rocky Canonica
    Ms. Alison Ciavaglia (Easlick)
    Mr. Eric Toscano

     

    Art Courses
    at Lenape High School

     
    FOUNDATIONS OF ART  
    Teaches basic drawing and design including: perspective, painting, still life, color theory, sculpture. Develops an awareness of the elements and principles of art. Art I incorporates art history, production, criticism and aesthetics.

    CREATIVE ARTS MEDIA
    Builds on the concepts and skills taught in Art I. Units include more advanced drawing, painting, sculpture, and figure drawing. Students improve problem solving, decision-making, and critical thinking skills through the study of art criticism, history, and production. The elements and principles of art are reinforced. Art I is a prerequisite.

    ART III 
    A single period for juniors, this course continues concepts learned in previous Art I and Art II courses. Advanced techniques in fine arts and crafts are taught. Students will improve problem solving skills, decision-making, and critical thinking skills. Units of study will include drawing, design, painting, sculpture, crafts and art history. Art III allows the non-art major to gain a better appreciation of art as well as supplying a gateway to lifelong artistic endeavors. Prerequisites are Art I and Art II.

    ART MAJOR I 
    A double period class that builds on concepts learned in previous art classes. This course is open to juniors and seniors who have successfully completed and shown exceptional ability in Art I and Art II. Course selection is determined by previous art class grade(s) and teacher recommendation. Students will create a portfolio that can be used as an entrance requirement at the university level. Students will investigate college and career options in the art field. Course emphasis is on creative interpretation of subject matter, observational drawing, figure drawing, color theory, applied design, three dimensional design, computer graphics, art history and art criticism.

    ART MAJOR II
    A double period class that builds on concepts learned in previous art classes. This course is open to seniors who have successfully completed Art Major I. This course will help the student to develop a portfolio that may be used as an entrance requirement at the university level. Students will investigate college and career options in the art field. Course emphasis continues creative interpretation of subject matter, observational drawing, figure drawing, color theory, applied design, three dimensional design, and computer graphics. A strong emphasis is placed on art history and art criticism.

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDIO ART  (Honors)
    A double period class that is equivalent to a first year college studio art class. This course is open to seniors who have shown exceptional ability in art and successfully completed Art Major I. Course emphasis is on critical decision making, independent studio work, investigation of formal and conceptual issues, and the development of technical skills concerning the visual art elements. Students taking this course will be prepared to submit a portfolio of work and slides to the College Board for scoring. Students could receive college credits or advanced placement standing depending upon their scores and the policies of the individual colleges.