Friday
Mar182011

Chairperson:  Ms. Cristina Saggese
Ext.: 213-381-5121, x386

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Department Requirements: The Loyola High School graduation requirement is one semester of fine arts. The University of California and the California State University systems require a full year of fine arts. UC and CSU require a student to complete both Parts I and II in the same fine and performing arts discipline. Although highly encouraged, Part I and II do not have to be completed in the same academic year.

Special Notes:

  1. All Fine and Performing Arts classes meet the Loyola H.S. graduation requirement.
  2. All Fine and Performing Arts classes meet the University of California system's art requirement. This is a two semester requirement.
  3. All Fine and Performing Arts classes meet the California State system's art requirement. This is a two semester requirement.
  4. All Fine and Performing Arts classes are figured into the student's GPA/class standing.
  5. There is a lab fee charge made for each Fine Arts course taken.
Friday
Mar182011

Design

(2 semesters)

This course explores the fundamental, compositional principles common within all visual arts.  Problems dealing with spatial organization, measurement, and perspective are emphasized in both two and three-dimensional projects.  Students will develop basic design skills through hands-on, tactile project based art works that explore positive and negative space, 3-Dimensional scale and form, patterns, and perspective.  Assignments explore the manipulation of paper, foam core, and mixed media with the use of design tools such as x-acto knives, rulers, tape, Sharpies, glue, and pencil. 

Ms. Grau

Friday
Dec172010

Film Photography

(2 semesters)

This foundational course introduces students to the principles of 35mm, black and white film photography. Through project-based learning, students will cultivate proficiency in the use of 35mm camera operation (aperture and shutter speed settings, light metering, lens focal length) in connection with the principles of photographic composition, framing, and the ability to read various light sources. Students will use darkroom equipment to develop their own film and make photographic prints from their negatives. The course emphasizes both technical and aesthetic fundamentals, while also understanding the historical, cultural, and social influences of photography throughout the world. Upon completion of the course, students will a have fluent understanding of camera operations, traditional darkroom developing techniques, and how to utilize composition in order to create an aesthetically pleasing, and thought provoking photographic image.

Mr. Roberts

Friday
Dec172010

Painting (not offered in 2016-17)

(2 semesters)

This course develops the skills, techniques, and knowledge needed for the student to be able to reveal himself and his perceptions of his world through paint. The first semester stresses the art of color-mixing. Students complete projects that emphasize the successful application of the double primary or color bias system. The second semester stresses the creation of a body of work designed to reveal self and promote social change.

Ms. Meyers

Friday
Dec172010

Ceramics

(2 semesters)

This course develops the skills, techniques, and knowledge needed to express one’s self through hand-built ceramic forms. Emphasis in the first part of each semester is placed on the fundamentals of constructing various ceramic types and developing one’s abilities working with surface design and decoration. The second part of each semester deals with underglazing and glazing with an emphasis on using color creatively.

Ms. Meyers

Friday
Dec172010

Drawing

(2 semesters)

This course explores the fundamental principles, dynamics, and elements in the graphic representation of objects stressing a variety of techniques and media. An emphasis is placed on student understanding of form, structure, values, line, and perspective. Students will develop sensitivity to the visual world around them and develop analytical thought in relation to the shapes of natural and human-made objects. Students will be graded on their ability to consider the following in their work: perspective, light logic, contour, texture, and value among others. Abstract, symbolic, and reflective images will also be explored.

Ms. Grau, Ms. Meyers

Friday
Dec172010

Digital Photography

(2 semesters)

This course will cover the fundamentals of digital photography, including history of photography, photographic composition, camera operation, techniques, professional applications, printing, and digital editing and manipulation using Adobe Photoshop and similar programs. Students will develop an electronic portfolio of color and black and white photographs. Students will build on their knowledge of artistic composition and learn to apply design fundamentals to photography. Students will gain an understanding of the history of photography, camera operation, and how to edit, manipulate and present digital photos. Students will also learn how photography can be used as a tool to express one’s self. This course is open only to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Important note:  Students need access to a digital camera (other than a camera phone) in order to enroll in the Digital Photography class.

Ms. GrauFr. Quinn S.J.

Friday
Dec172010

AP Studio Art

(2 semesters)

Over the course of this year long class, students with advanced skill in drawing, painting, or photography will build a portfolio of twenty-four exceptional works to be submitted to the AP board of review. Students diligently work in the media that best shows their creative spirit and artistic sentiments. Fast paced and intense, this class readies students for the rigors of a college level art studio environment. Students must have taken a year-long course in at least one visual art discipline, and be recommended to the class by their teacher.

Ms. Saggese

Friday
Dec172010

AP Music Theory

(2 semesters)

This course introduces the student to the basic skills involved in both listening to and writing music. The fundamentals of the reading and writing of music to be studied include: Elementary Theory: notation, clefs, key signatures, major and minor scales, intervals; Harmony: simple triads, choral progressions, melodies; Ear-Training: intervals, melodies, triads, melodies, some chord patterns; Composition: melodic structures and simple chord progressions. The basic performance instruments used throughout the course are voice, computer, and keyboard. Musical examples from the wo