Visual Arts Practicum

Subject: Fine Arts
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12, 9
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: F
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Criteria for Enrollment: Permission of the instructor. Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should list this course on the Schedule Request Form. Before turning in their schedule to their counselor, they must meet with Ms. Katie Wolf and get her signature for approval.
Fulfillments: Sequencing the A and B levels will fulfill the S.I. graduation requirement in Fine Arts and will satisfy the UC Fine Arts requirement or courses may be taken as “stand-alone” electives.

A course of study that allows students who have an interest in working with composition and design in the visual arts to explore their own creative process and to create an expanded body of work.  The design of this class will reflect the student’s particular focus area; 2D studies, 3D studies, or architectural design.

The study and application of historical styles and design solutions will serve as inspiration for the development of original student concepts brought into manifestation.  Studio time will allow students to delve deeply into design thinking and the creative process; from research, compositional design, use of various materials to competed art pieces.  In addition to six major studio pieces, students will create 14 smaller works reflecting the breadth of visual expression throughout history and their own creative imagination.

Students will submit a final process portfolio containing research papers, artist’s statements, reflections on museum visits, and all small works created during the semester.

*This class will be offered pending adequate enrollment.

**This course is offered outside of the 9:00 am – 2:45 pm school day. 

Class Meeting Times

    • Wed. and Thurs. 7:30-8:15 am and Tues. 2:30-4:20 pm.
    • Students’ resource periods and any “Open Studio” time can be used to work on projects.

Application Process – Students must meet with Ms. Wolf before submitting the schedule request form to their Counselor.  Ms. Wolf will approve qualified individuals.


Alternate Course Titles for this course (it fulfills all of these).  Offered pending adequate enrollment:

Visual Arts Practicum: Art and Architecture 1B (8P) [6107]

Visual Arts Practicum: Studio Art B (8P) [6127]

Visual Arts Practicum: Sculpture B (8P) [6157]