The art courses at Sterling Academy are interactive with readings, videos, vocabulary, and journaling, to keep the students engaged and on task with their assignments. An introduction to visual elements like space, texture, perspective, line, and color, are just a few of the notions that students will encounter on this journey of learning to appreciate art. The course is presented in modules that provide an array of concepts and standards that have been utilized throughout the history of art.
This course encourages students to gain an understanding and appreciation of art in their everyday lives. Presented in an engaging format, this one-semester course begins with the exploration of the nature and cultural purposes of art. Next, students are introduced to different forms of two- and three demensional art. After this, there is a focus on art throughout the modern world. (0.5 creidt)
Introducing art within historical, social, geographical, political, and religious contexts for understanding art and architecture through the ages, this course offers high school students an in-depth overview of art throughout history, with lessons organized by chronological and historical order and world regions. Students enrolled in this one-semester course begin in ancient times and move chronologically up through the ages, ending in the 19th century. (20th century and present is covered in the Art Appreciation course.) (0.5 creidt)
Music Appreciation: The Enjoyment of Listening
This course not only will provide a historical perspective on music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, but it will also teach you the essentials of how to listen and really hear (with a knowledgeable ear) the different music that's all around you. Learning how to truly appreciate sound and melody is the best way to ensure a continued love of this delightful art form. This one-semester course is provided by eDynamic Learning. (0.5 creidt)
Theater, Cinema, and Film Production
In this one-semester course from eDynamic Learning, you'll learn the basics of lighting, sound, wardrobe, and camerawork while examining the majic that happens behind all the drama. Delve into the glamorous history of film and theater, and examine the tremendous influence these industries have had on society and culture over the years. During this unit, you'll discuss and analyze three classic American films- Casablanca, Singing in the Rain, and The Wizard of Oz- to help you learn how to critique and appreciate some of the most famous dramas of all time. (0.5 creidt)
Kim D. Harris has a passion for education, technology, and the arts. She is a certified art teacher (K-12) and is an active practicing artist in the south Florida area. She has a Bachelors degree in Sociology, an Ed.S. in Curriculum Instruction/Arts Integration, as well as a Masters in Guidance and Counseling. Presently, she is a lifelong learner at Union Institute & University, where she is pursuing her doctorate in education. Ms. Harris’s research focuses on the impact of the arts on social justice and human rights issues.
In addition, she has facilitated programs for Arts for Learning/Miami, City of Lauderdale Lakes, Broward County School Board, and Broward County Libraries, by way of after school programs, outreach programs, summer camp, and early childhood education programs.
Her own artistic development allows her to expound on her creativity by planting seeds of creativity in the youths from all communities. Together they will depict a dramatic harvest of artistic creativity to beautify the world. As creative people, as artists we have to keep the innovative and imaginative torch burning.