Art I

Art I introduces scholars to basic art processes. Scholars will gain an understanding of the creative process through: visual problem solving, brainstorming, editing, re-working and reflection. Art I is designed to provide scholars with the foundations of artistic expression. Historical and contemporary artists and styles will be incorporated into many projects in order to provide cultural understanding and context. Assignments are hands-on project-based learning that focus on the elements and principles of design. Art I scholars create artwork using a variety of two-dimensional and three dimensional techniques and mediums, including but not limited to graphite, colored pencils, oil pastels, paper mache and paint. Through in-class writing and critiques, scholars analyze their own artwork and the artwork of peers and major artists. Scholars develop a personal portfolio that includes in-class and independent projects.

Art II

Prerequisite:  The successful completion of Art I 

 

Art II continues art skills learned in Art I with increased expectations in terms of: development of technique, craftsmanship and self-efficacy. 

 

Scholars will gain an understanding of the creative process through: visual problem solving, brainstorming, editing, re-working and reflection. Art II is designed to provide scholars with the foundations of artistic expression. Historical and contemporary artists and styles will be incorporated into many projects in order to provide cultural understanding and context. Assignments are hands-on project-based learning that focus on the elements and principles of design. Art I scholars create artwork using a variety of two-dimensional and three dimensional techniques and mediums, including but not limited to drawing and colored pencils, oil pastels, paper mache and paint. Through in-class writing and critiques, scholars analyze their own artwork and the artwork of peers and major artists. Scholars develop a personal portfolio that includes in-class and independent projects.

Speech/Drama I

 

Speech and Drama are divided into two semesters. Speech I is taught in the Fall and Drama I is taught in the Spring semester. Speech I teaches scholars the art of speech writing, preparation and delivery. Scholars will learn about impromptu speaking, extemporaneous speaking and narrative speaking. In addition, scholars will learn to prepare and present an informative speech, persuasive speech, special occasion or ceremonial speech, and an oratory speech typically used in speech tournaments. The overall goal of the speech class is to prepare scholars to speak in public settings and help to overcome the fear of speaking in public. Drama I teaches the scholars the basics of drama. Speech/Drama I will cover drama through the use of theater activities, monologues, and scene work. Scholars will learn acting techniques and improvisation. Scholars will learn drama terminology, types of stages and stage positioning, Scholars will study Shakespeare. Scholars will study an American play and film that has been impactful to society and the theater world. In addition scholars will learn how theater skills are utilized everyday in life, careers, and entertainment.

Speech/Drama II

Prerequisite:  The successful completion of Speech/Drama I 

 

SpeechII and Drama II are a continuation of SpeechI and Drama I allowing scholars to build on acquired skills. Speech II delves further into the art of public speaking and speech preparation. In addition, speech analysis is developed. Speech appreciation and further development of extemporaneous speaking is continued. Forensics is further addressed. Drama II will develop acting techniques on a higher level through monologues and scene work. More time is spent on script analysis. Shakespearean acting styles are taught along with the understanding of the language of that time. In addition an even deeper view of the theater world as a whole is emphasized.

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ASTEC Charter Schools

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107

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