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    The Arts Department at the Goldendale High School consists of 4 certified teachers. These teachers provide many different opportunities for students. The Arts classes offered at GHS are:

    FINE ARTS 

     

    NOTE:  All of the fine arts courses are electives. However, students must complete one year of credit in this area to fulfill district graduation requirements. 

    ART & DESIGN: one semester (9th-12th grade). This course focuses on the fundamentals of Art and Design.  Projects will be centered around the elements of art and the principles of design.  This course is a prerequisite for ALL visual art courses.  

    STUDIO ART 1: one semester fall (9th-12th grade) A $10.00 supply fee will be required.  Prerequisite:  Art & Design. This course will be focused around several drawing methods and techniques.  It will also explore several different mediums such as graphite, charcoal, pen & ink, colored pencil and pastel.    

    STUDIO ART 2: one semester spring (9th-12th grade) Prerequisite:  Art & Design.  Suggested prerequisite:  Studio 1.  This course will be focused around several different mediums such as ceramics, scratchboard, printmaking and watercolor.  

    CERAMICS:  one semester (9th-12th) A $10.00 supply fee will be required. Prerequisite:  Art & Design.  This course will be focused around hand building with an introduction to the potter’s wheel.  Students will learn to wedge clay, recycle old clay, and have a basic understanding about glazes.   

    GRAPHIC ARTS: one semester (9th-12th grade) See course description under Occupational Education "Technology & Industrial Education." 

    INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING:  one semester (9th-12th grade) See course description under Occupational Education "Technology & Industrial Education." 

    CHORUS: all year (9th-12th grade) Chorus is a performing group; therefore, many styles and forms of music will be rehearsed or prepared for concert. Attendance at concerts is required for the course.  

    CONCERT BAND: all year (9th-12th grade) The band is a performing group; thus, the student will learn many facets of band music:  marches, jazz, rock, classical, and contemporary.  Performing at games, parades, and concerts is required for the course.  

    JAZZ BAND: all year (9th-12th grade) Permission from Mr. Schneider is required for entry into this advanced music performance class. This class meets at 7:30 a.m. each morning.  A mandatory requirement is that students enrolled in Jazz Band must also be enrolled in Concert Band or Chorus.


    NOTE:  All of the fine areas courses are electives. However, students must complete one year of credit in this area to fulfill district graduation requirements.