Welcome to the Wonderful World of Art:-)
    In my classes, student artists and designers learn one of life's most important skills…how to communicate ideas visually. This is an important skill to have both in school and in the workplace. Student in all classes will learn the elements and principles of design.
    Students learn to communicate visually in fine arts classes such as Drawing and Painting as they create, research and study works of art. Students in this class work in art-coop studio groups within the class. In their studio groups, they formatively assess each others work through mid-progress critiques to help each other better meet class targets. Also, each group learns to market themselves as artists by building webpages for their art-coop group to showcase their work.
    They learn the art of visual communication as they work as designers in the Wildcat Creation Studio Macintosh lab.  Here students will use the Apple hardware and Adobe software as professional designers do. Students learn workplace readiness skills by working in design teams to solve design problems for real world companies and clients. Classes that work in the Wildcat Creation Studio include Graphic Design I, Graphic Design  II, Digital Photography, and Desktop Publishing I, II, III.
    In Creative Caeers and Innovative Entrprenuers these experiential learning courses help students learn about career aspiration and even create their own startup! Students meet with professional in the art community in Creative Careers and create projects in 6 career areas. Students in the IE class area combined group from NCHS and West that meet and have class ina different area business each day. To find out more www.u5ie.org