Animate! Stop-Motion with Claymation & Video
Python Programming / Programming
Intro to Graphic Design
(*) Courses qualify to fulfill graduation requirement.
Full Year Course that meets once a week
(*) Animate! Stop-Motion with Claymation & Video (grades 9-12) - in this course, students express their visual creativity through drawing, sculpting, constructing, and storytelling. Students will develop a concept, create a storyboard, and animate using stop-motion techniques with clay and other materials to create multimedia projects. Students have an option to use a cell phone, iPad, or a DSLR camera to capture images. Through experimentation and basic techniques for character design, they will study how to make a subject have a natural flow, and movement will be explored. Through an exploration of various programs such as Adobe Spark, Adobe Rush, Adobe Photoshop CC, and Adobe Premier Pro students will learn to animate as they work both in teams and individually.
Python Programming - is often listed as one of the top 5 programming languages to learn, just (but not by much) behind Java and C. Python uses natural language (print means print) and is easy to both read and understand. But don’t be fooled by its simplicity; it is also used with Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, and is in high demand in the job field. In this course, you will use the Python function library and specialized modules to construct programs that interact with the user, control electrical components, process data, draw images, and much more. Prior experience in programming is not necessary.
Full Year Course that students may add or drop at trimester breaks
(*) Graphic Design - this elective will introduce students to Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, graphic design, and page layout software applications that provide the tools to combine students’ skills with their artistic side. The course will explore the principles of design for maximum impact, working with images and vector files, and creating dynamic images for the web. The elective will be completely hands-on. A few of the design challenges may include brochures, posters, business cards, postcards, and magazine layouts in both print and digital format.