High School Art Courses


Art Foundations (Grades 9 - 12)
Course Credit:1/2-1
Duration:Half/Full Year

This course serves as an effective introduction to all the art electives offered at Bromfield. It also offers a variety of art techniques for the student who wants to experience a taste of art. Students will be given the opportunity to explore and experiment with a wide range of materials including paint, and clay. Basic elements and principles of design will be introduced through the art techniques of Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, 3D Design and Clay.


Studio Art I (Grades 9 - 12)
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

This course is designed to provide students with basic skills in drawing, painting and printmaking. Students will focus on a variety of art techniques that will reinforce skills needed to improve observational and imaginative design. Art materials will include pencil, charcoal, watercolor and acrylic paint. A daily sketchbook is required and will be utilized for class notes and outside assignments. Art history will enhance student learning and museum field trips will expose students to historical and contemporary art.


Studio Art II (Grades 10 - 12)
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

This course refines and builds upon the drawing, painting and printmaking skills developed in Studio I. Various art techniques will be explored and art history will be used for inspiration and knowledge. Art mediums will include pastels, acrylic, and water-based oil paints. Students will be encouraged to develop their own individual style and to create an electronic portfolio. A daily sketchbook or art journal will be required. Museum field trips will expose students to historical and contemporary art.


Clay I (Grades 9 - 12)
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

This course is designed for students with a strong interest in creating three-dimensional forms. It introduces students to all clay techniques, from hand building (slab, coil, and pinch) to wheel thrown forms. Students will learn how to form slab and coil pots and how to throw basic forms such as bowls, cylinders and plates. Decorative clay and glaze techniques will be explored.


Clay II (Grades 10 - 12)
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

A more advanced course in ceramic techniques with a strong emphasis on developing wheel skills or a combination of hand and wheel skills. Projects will encourage individualized solutions and personal styles. Glaze development and professional finishes will be emphasized. Students will learn to stack and fire an electric kiln. They will also have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of kiln firings, earthenware, sawdust and Raku. Students will study historical and contemporary ceramics for inspiration.


Art Concentration/Independent Study (Grades 11 - 12)
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

A course of study designed to challenge the student who is considering an education in the arts beyond the high school level. The main focus is on developing problems that require students to think creatively, exercise technical excellence, sharpen observational skills, and to work independently to express oneself both visually and verbally. Students will create a body of work based on a theme and will develop their own personal style. A focus of this study is preparation of a college portfolio.



Fine And Performing Arts Department