Fine Arts

The Cherokee County School District Art Education and Fine Arts curriculum encourages and supports the performing arts, the visual arts and all phases of the theatre arts. The arts are a significant and enduring aspect of cultural heritage; in addition, they provide a means of understanding human ideals and aspirations. The School District fully supports a full array of courses to allow students to express themselves artistically.

Dramatic Arts

The drama curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for the development of creative activity of students and to increase understanding and appreciation of drama. Drama classes also provide technical training in interpretation and give students experience in all aspects of play production.

Dramatic Arts Electives:

Fundamentals I-IV

Performance skills through movement, inner resources, oral interpretation, characterization, pantomime, improvisation.
Preparation, performance and critique.

Technical Theatre I-IV

Play selection, play direction/directing the musical, stagecraft, acting, costumes, makeup, business practices. Pre- and Post-Production, program design and layout, publicity, ticket sales, set design and construction, lighting and sound technology.

Advanced Drama I

Acting and theatre, basic techniques of stage monument, use of physical expression for communication.

Music

Stephen McCarthy, Band | Scott Martin, Chorus

Courses of both a performing and non-performing nature are offered with the goal of assisting the student in becoming a producer and consumer of music through participation and active listening. Classes from beginning through advanced levels are available.

Music Electives

Symphonic Band

Provides opportunities for advanced-level performers to increase, develop and refine performance skills and precision on a wind or percussion instrument.

Concert Band

Provides opportunities for performers to increase performance skills and precision on a wind or percussion instrument.

Mixed Chorus

Provides performers opportunities to increase performance skills and knowledge in mixed choral singing.

Advanced Mixed Chorus

Enhances skills and provides advanced-level performers further opportunities to increase performance skills and knowledge in mixed choral singing.

Advanced Placement Music Theory

Expands the fundamentals of organized sound. Offers opportunities to create original works. May include using computers for composition.

Visual Arts

Linda Nicholson

The purpose of the visual arts curriculum is to provide various means in which students may express ideas by developing them into creative works, critically evaluating their own work and the works of others. Additionally, the curriculum assists the student in developing an understanding of the historical and cultural impact of art.

Visual Arts Electives

Visual Arts I & II

Visual Arts I uses elements and principles of design through a variety of media, processes and resources. Visual Arts II reinforces knowledge and application of elements and principles of design. Explores two and three-dimensional media and processes.

Drawing I & II

Drawing I explores a variety of drawing techniques and media. Drawing II reinforces drawing skills and provides further exploration of drawing media.

Painting I & II

Painting I explores a variety of techniques and range of painting media through study of color theory and composition. Painting II continues to explore a variety of techniques and range of painting media through study of color theory and composition.

Ceramics I & II

Ceramics I introduces the characteristics of clay and design in clay using various techniques of construction. Ceramics II enhances level one skills and introduces formulations of basic glazes and kiln firing.