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Art

As children, we all draw and paint and create grand masterpieces from nothing. Yet the older we become, the more we seem to lose confidence in our abilities. Our goal is to nurture our students' natural artistic inclinations by offering artistic experiences in a wide variety of mediums.


ADVANCED Drawing & Painting 14+ T/TH 2:15 Rm. 37
Teacher: Chelsea Borgman
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
This course is for students who have taken basic Art (14+) and are ready for more challenging and independent assignments. Student in this class will be introduced to more in-depth techniques in drawing and painting as well as advanced mediums like oil paint. The foundations of art will be reviewed, however students will have more freedom to design assignments and work at their own pace on longer in-depth works.


Altered Art (9-12) W 1:00 Rm #37
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Altered art is the exciting exploration of making the ordinary into the extraordinary. Altered art is defined as "the transformation or alteration of ordinary objects into artistic pieces". Students will alter such objects as books, soda cans, puzzles, board games and much more. The pieces will be created using mixed-media techniques, which include (but are not limited to): paint, fabric, paper, pastels, metal and ink. This class will prove to be a great exploration of art, problem solving and seeing the potential for art in the ordinary.

American Cinema (14+) T/TH 9:30 Library
Teacher: Shawn Braley
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 14 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
American Cinema presents an overview of the history of American Cinema and several representative genres. We will study the Hollywood style, film techniques, the studio system and analyzing classic and current films and their relationship to American society as a medium. Movies say things about us and about our needs and wants as a culture. By looking at these films through a historical and analytical lens, students will be able to both, better analyze films from a critical perspective, as well as understand the context of film's from the past. We'll be viewing films from classic directors like Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, and Alfred Hitchcock and looking at the work of contemporary directors like the Coen brothers, Jordan Peele, Wes Anderson and Ava Duvernay. We'll analyze comedies, dramas, musicals, horror films and documentaries. The intention of this class is to offer a breadth and depth of film knowledge through the lens of American cinema.

This class is taught by Emmy winning filmmaker and co-founder of Cincy Stories, Shawn Braley, whose passion for movies and film history has led him to use film as a means of community building and connection.


Art 14+ T/TH 1:00 Rm #37
Teacher: Chelsea Borgman
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 12 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
General Art classes are different from year to year and can be taken consecutive years. Students will participate in art projects selected around a particular artist or art movement. They will discover and develop their creative talents while learning the basic tools, terms and techniques used in art. They will study and practice the use of line, shape, form, value, texture, pattern and perspective.

Art (13+) Rm. 37
Teacher: Chelsea Borgman
Outside Work: Optional
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Students participate in art projects selected around a particular artist or art movement. They discover and develop their creative talents while learning the basic tools, terms and techniques used in art. They also study and practice the use of line, shape, form, value, texture, pattern and perspective through work with a variety of mediums-drawing, painting, ceramics, mosaics, printmaking, clay copper etching and more.

Art (9-12) Wed. 1:00 Rm. 37
Teacher: Chelsea Borgman
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Students will participate in art projects selected around a particular artist or art movement. They will discover and develop their creative talents while learning the basic tools, terms and techniques used in art. They will study and practice the use of line, shape, form, value, texture, pattern and perspective through work with a variety of mediums--drawing, painting, ceramics, mosaics, printmaking, clay copper etching and more.

Art Ages 6-8 Fri. 9:30 Rm. 37
Teacher: Chelsea Borgman
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 6 - 8
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Students will discover and develop their creative talents while learning the basic tools, terms and techniques used in art. They'll study and practice the use of line, shape, form, value, texture, pattern and perspective through work with a variety of mediums-drawing, painting, ceramics, mosaics, printmaking, clay copper etching and more.

Art Independent Study 14+ T/TH 11:00 Rm. 37
Teacher: Chelsea Borgman
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 12 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
For those artists who want individualized attention and time to work on art projects of their choosing whether watercolor, cartooning, drawing, mosaics or other projects approved by Lisa, this is the class for you! Students progress at their own pace while improving their skills and spending time with other budding artists.

Art Journaling Ages 12+ Mon. 1:30-2:30 Online
Teacher: Lisa Boys
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 12 and up
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
This class is an amazing way to expand creativity and creative thinking, and works great online! Students will learn a variety of skills and techniques while creating their art journals and explore new prompts and techniques to add to their visual skill set every week. I am so excited to explore this amazing and introspective art form with students!

Supplies needed-
An art journal-
Strathmore 460-19 500 Series Visual Mixed Media Journal, Vellum, 9"x12", 34 Sheets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YIZ0HI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_f-F5EbPSF6K4V

Pencils, color pencils, markers, watercolor set or watercolor pencils, paint brushes, old magazines for collage, glue, scissors.


Art Journaling Ages 9-12 Mon. 10:30-11:30 Online
Teacher: Lisa Boys
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
This class is an amazing way to expand creativity and creative thinking, and works great online! Students will learn a variety of skills and techniques while creating their art journals and explore new prompts and techniques to add to their visual skill set every week. I am so excited to explore this amazing and introspective art form with students!

Supplies needed-
An art journal-
Strathmore 460-19 500 Series Visual Mixed Media Journal, Vellum, 9"x12", 34 Sheets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YIZ0HI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_f-F5EbPSF6K4V

Pencils, color pencils, markers, watercolor set or watercolor pencils, paint brushes, old magazines for collage, glue, scissors.


Art Professional Practices & Marketing (13+)Rm. 30
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
The class is designed to incorporate professional business practices and marketing one’s art. I received feedback from students who plan to pursue art in college and/or after high school as a personal interest or occupation. Based on the feedback, I thought this would be a good class for students who plan to pursue art beyond high school. The class is designated for students who have a passion for art and who may possess advance skill level artistically and/or creatively. As a professional artist, they will learn how to create a signature voice in their work and more.

Students will apply to 2-3 student arts shows. Scholastic art, Wyoming Art Show, Loveland Art Show, and the Golden Ticket Art Show, Clifton, are just a few examples of the shows.


Students will learn how to build a signature brand as well as learn how to brand themselves. The class would take a real look at commercial art vs. fine art. Students will learn how to discern the differences. The class will learn and discuss the principles on how to sell their art and how to apply for grants and resident opportunities.



Basic Photography (13+) Rm #20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Moderate
Prerequisites: Students must have their own camera. Recommended camera would be a Canon Rebel T5I or any Rebel.
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Learn the basics of photography. You'll learn the basic foundation of photography, how your camera works, how to use natural light, photography rules and how to compose an amazing eye catching image.

Basic Photography (9-12) Rm. 20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Minimal
Prerequisites: Students must have their own camera. Recommended camera would be a Canon Rebel T5I or any Rebel. A point and shoot or cell phone camera, however, is required along with a laptop so they can see their photos afterwards and turn in their work online.
Ages: 9 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
This class is for the young photographer. We will learn fun and creative ways to use your camera, cool tricks that can make your photos look like magic and how to tell stories with our photos. We will also touch on some important photography rules and techniques.

A DSLR is not mandatory for this class but if you have one and are ok with your child using it, feel free to send it with them. A point and shoot or cell phone camera, however, is required along with a laptop so they can see their photos afterwards and turn in their work online.


Basic Photoshop (14+) Rm #20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Moderate
Prerequisites: Students are required to purchase the "Student" or "Photo package" of Adobe Creative cloud. Students must also have a laptop that can run the program. Chromebooks do not work with this program.
Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
We will take you through different Photoshop lessons teaching basic tools and features moving into detailed projects like: photo manipulation, creating composite images, gaining a better understanding of composition and how to edit images like pro photo retouchers

This class teaches important skills that may be beneficial when seeking employment in any creative career path.


Ceramics 13+ T/TH 1:00 Rm #31
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $65.00
Students will explore many ways to create pieces out of clay including, slab and coil building, slump molding and hand built and carved decorations. We will also learn a vairety of wonderful glazing techniques.

Contemporary Art History (14+)
Teacher: Trelan Jones
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
This is an art history class; whereby, students will learn about the current trends in contemporary art, become familiar with local and famous contemporary artists who are working artists and who are among the living today.

Students will gain or enhance exposure to both contemporary art and artists. Students will have a better understanding of the art being made, trends, and learn what venues they may go visit in order to view contemporary art and learn where artists reside today. So often, people think you're not famous as an artist until you have passed away. Slide shows will be common in this class. Finally, it would be my honor and pleasure to be able to take the class to the Cincinnati Art Museum for a personal tour.


Exploring Folk Art (12+) Online Mon. 12:30-1:30
Teacher: Lisa Boys
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 12 and up
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
Folk Art surrounds us everywhere. It is created by individuals of every culture on earth, and directly reflects the values of a society. We will learn about the variety of different folk art and how it represents their society As well as create our own inspired by these long traditions. Students will create using a variety of different mediums and techniques to expand their visual library and understanding of how art is an integral part of our lives.


Exploring Folk Art (9-12) Online Mon. 9:30-10:30
Teacher: Lisa Boys
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $0.00
Folk Art surrounds us everywhere. It is created by individuals of every culture on earth, and directly reflects the values of a society. We will learn about the variety of different folk art and how it represents their society As well as create our own inspired by these long traditions. Students will create using a variety of different mediums and techniques to expand their visual library and understanding of how art is an integral part of our lives.


Flower Farming-Floristry for Beginners (13+) #20
Teacher: Christina Matthews
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
The Flower Lady is training the next generation of flower farmers, floral designers and nature lovers, on a small scale flower production. Christina Matthews, the owner of the The Flower Lady OTR, will teach you step-by-step how to grow, harvest, create and sell stunning seasonal blooms. Flower Farming Florisity for Beginners will incorporate technical training, learning a variety of growing and floristry techniques with easy to understand advice and instruction to help you build a small cut flower business. Join The Flower Lady for a behind the scenes look at urban flower farming and she shares all of the systems and processes that she's developed over many years in the business to help her produce an abundant amount of gorgeous blooms.

Flower Farming-Floristry for Beginners (9-12) #20
Teacher: Christina Matthews
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
The Flower Lady is training the next generation of flower farmers, floral designers and nature lovers, on a small scale flower production. Christina Matthews, the owner of the The Flower Lady OTR, will teach you step-by-step how to grow, harvest, create and sell stunning seasonal blooms. Flower Farming Florisity for Beginners will incorporate technical training, learning a variety of growing and floristry techniques with easy to understand advice and instruction to help you build a small cut flower business. Join The Flower Lady for a behind the scenes look at urban flower farming and she shares all of the systems and processes that she's developed over many years in the business to help her produce an abundant amount of gorgeous blooms.

Food is LOVE 3D Art Class (13+) Rm. 30
Teacher: Trelan Jones
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Who does not love food? Food is LOVE. This is a very upbeat fun class! This is a 3D art class. Students will recreate their favorite foods using found objects. The class will have a focus on group projects. Team building and working in a team environment is very important on a personal level as well as building relationships in general. Students will partner in class to create tasty dishes through art and collage.


Functional Art/Everyday (9-12) Rm. 37
Teacher: Chelsea Borgman
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
In this course students will learn about and create functional art they can use in their everyday lives. Students will explore important and helpful techniques in sewing, weaving, ceramics, decorative painting, papier-mâché’ and more. Students will also learn about the rich history of functional art across cultures. We will explore the many ways people have transformed everyday objects into beautiful, functional, and cherished works of art.


Going Green: Upcycled Art (6-8) Rm. 37
Teacher: Chelsea Borgman
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 6 - 8
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
One person’s trash is another person’s…artwork!? That’s right, in this class we will take unwanted items like cardboard, plastic water bottles, and newspaper and turn it into beautiful works of art! During this class, students will learn about the history of recycled art, contemporary artists who make art about recycling and the environment, and the basics of our recycling system. Students will learn to search their surroundings for usable materials and consider how they can transform garbage into something useful and/or beautiful.


Illustration/Comic/Graphic Art (13+) Rm. 37
Teacher: Chelsea Borgman
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Learn to tell stories with pictures! In this class students will be led through the steps to design, plan, write, and illustrate a comic or graphic story. Together, we will look at examples of comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, and illustrated stories. We will learn about and discuss the different ways artists tell stories with pictures. Then, students will plan and write their own story including character development and an introduction to storyboarding. At the end of the year, students will have a completed book or “zine” that they can reproduce and share with friends and family.


Illustration/Comic/Graphic Art (6-8) Rm. 37
Teacher: Chelsea Borgman
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 6 - 8
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Learn to tell stories with pictures! In this class students will be led through the steps to design, plan, write, and illustrate a comic or graphic story. Together, we will look at examples of comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, and illustrated stories. We will learn about and discuss the different ways artists tell stories with pictures. Then, students will plan and write their own story including character development and an introduction to storyboarding. At the end of the year, students will have a completed book or “zine” that they can reproduce and share with friends and family.


Illustration/Comics/Graphic Art (9-12) Rm. 37
Teacher: Chelsea Borgman
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Learn to tell stories with pictures! In this class students will be led through the steps to design, plan, write, and illustrate a comic or graphic story. Together, we will look at examples of comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, and illustrated stories. We will learn about and discuss the different ways artists tell stories with pictures. Then, students will plan and write their own story including character development and an introduction to storyboarding. At the end of the year, students will have a completed book or “zine” that they can reproduce and share with friends and family.


Photography Plus (13+) Rm. 20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Minimal
Prerequisites: Students are required to purchase the "Student" or "Photo package" of Adobe Creative to use Adobe Lightroom. Chromebooks will not work with this program. Students are also required to have their own camera. Recommended cameras would be a Canon Rebel T5I or any Hobbyist Rebel.
Ages: 13 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Take an indepth look into photography. We will start with basics like learning how to compose a great image, rules of photography and types of photography. Then step into lighting and how to edit images using professional programs like Adobe Lightroom.

Students are required to purchase the "Student" or "Photo package" of Adobe Creative to use Adobe Lightroom. Chromebooks will not work with this program. Students are also required to have their own camera. Recommended cameras would be a Canon Rebel T5I or any Hobbyist Rebel.


Photoshop Plus (13+) Rm. 20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Minimal
Prerequisites: Students are required to purchase the "Student" or "Photo package" of Adobe Creative cloud. Students must also have a laptop that can run the program. Chromebooks do not work with this program.
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
Take an indepth look into photoshop. Learn the basic tools, how to use the program, techniques that will make you stand out, photomanipulation and learn how to composite an image like a pro. This class will take a much deeper dive into photoshop than the Photoshop basics class.

Students are required to purchase the "Student" or "Photo package" of Adobe Creative cloud. Students must also have a laptop that can run the program. Chromebooks do not work with this program.


Pottery (9-12) Rm #31
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $65.00
Students explore many ways to create functional and decorative pieces out of clay. Techniques include slab and coil building,molding, hand building, carved work as well as wheel throwing. The class offers a variety of project ideas and examples as a reference, while encouraging students to combine their own ideas and creativity with their new skills to produce unique art. Finished pieces include both vessel and sculptural items. Students learn a variety of glazing techniques as well as explore ways to embellish projects with stains and non-ceramic additions.

Pottery (12-16) Wed. Rm. 31
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 12 - 16
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $65.00
Students explore many ways to create functional and decorative pieces out of clay. Techniques include slab and coil building,molding, hand building, carved work as well as wheel throwing. The class offers a variety of project ideas and examples as a reference, while encouraging students to combine their own ideas and creativity with their new skills to produce unique art. Finished pieces include both vessel and sculptural items. Students learn a variety of glazing techniques as well as explore ways to embellish projects with stains and non-ceramic additions.

Pottery (6-8) Rm #31
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 6 - 8
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $65.00
Students explore many ways to create functional and decorative pieces out of clay. Techniques include slab and coil building, molding, hand building, carved work and an introduction to the potters wheel. The class offers a variety of project ideas and examples as a reference, while encouraging students to combine their own ideas and creativity with their new skills to produce unique art. Finished pieces include both vessel and sculptural items. We also learn a variety of glazing techniques.

Pottery Studio 13+ T/TH 2:15 Rm #31
Teacher: Julie Doughty
Outside Work: Minimal
Prerequisites: Must have previous pottery experience.
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $65.00
This class is intended for students who have mastered the basic skills taught in Pottery and are ready to work more independently on projects of their own design. A pottery notebook is required for this class to help students plan their work and build on what they learn from each project. The instructor offers suggestions based on the student's strengths and interests but as there are no specific assigned projects, students need to be motivated to carry through on exploring and completing projects based on his or her own ideas. Finished projects may draw from all areas of construction or focus on a single method. However, time available to work on the wheel will need to be divided among those in the class who are interested.

Self-Expression Through Art (11-13) Rm. 30
Teacher: Trelan Jones
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 11 - 13
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
This is a nonjudgmental, free-thinking and upbeat self-reflective art class. Self-reflection is looking in the mirror and allowing yourself to describe what you see. Self-reflection empowers students to better understand their strengths and weaknesses which will translate into better life presence.

Students will discuss self-awareness, feelings about themselves, views on what's going on in the world today, and give power toward being the best they can be. The objective is to think about the process to better understand yourself and others around you. Students will have opportunities to create self-reflective art projects using many different mixed media mediums such as drawing, collage, glazes, use of color, installation art, and more.


Self-Expression Through Art 13+ Fri. 11:00 Rm. 30
Teacher: Trelan Jones
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
This is a nonjudgmental, free-thinking and upbeat self-reflective art class. Self-reflection is looking in the mirror and allowing yourself to describe what you see. Self-reflection empowers students to better understand their strengths and weaknesses which will translate into better life presence. You are welcome to take Wed. & Fri. together.

Students will discuss self-awareness, feelings about themselves, views on what's going on in the world today, and give power toward being the best they can be. The objective is to think about the process to better understand yourself and others around you. Students will have opportunities to create self-reflective art projects using many different mixed media mediums such as drawing, collage, glazes, use of color, installation art, and more.


Self-Expression Through Art 13+ Wed. 11:00 Rm 30
Teacher: Trelan Jones
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 12 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
This is a nonjudgmental, free-thinking and upbeat self-reflective art class. Self-reflection is looking in the mirror and allowing yourself to describe what you see. Self-reflection empowers students to better understand their strengths and weaknesses which will translate into better life presence. You are welcome to take Wednesday and Friday together.

Students will discuss self-awareness, feelings about themselves, views on what's going on in the world today, and give power toward being the best they can be. The objective is to think about the process to better understand yourself and others around you. Students will have opportunities to create self-reflective art projects using many different mixed media mediums such as drawing, collage, glazes, use of color, installation art, and more.


The Zine (13+) Rm. 20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 13 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 0 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
Help put together a biweekly publication for the leaves of learning students. Students will have the opportunity to write their own stories and create magazine spreads on subjects that matter to them from anything like school activities, popular games, fashion, food and more.

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