Drawing and Painting is a course designed as a survey of the foundations of art. Students will explore the relationship of the artist and the cultural/political environment. An overview of the elements and principles of art will be integrated with art production and criticism. Students will learn the elements of the art process so they can apply this knowledge to their creative artworks. Students will read and write about the lives and works of influential artists and movements.
The 3D visual arts design process involves a series of steps that artists follow to conceptualize, plan, create, and refine their three-dimensional artworks.
In a 3D visual arts class, some objectives and learning goals could include:
Mastering fundamental sculpting techniques and skills.
Understanding the principles of composition and design in 3D art.
Exploring different materials and their applications in sculpture.
Developing creative problem-solving abilities when working on 3D projects.
Learning about the history and evolution of 3D art forms and artists.
Cultivating an appreciation for various styles and aesthetics in 3D visual arts.
Enhancing spatial awareness and depth perception in creating three-dimensional pieces.
Practicing effective communication of artistic ideas and concepts through sculptures.
Encouraging experimentation and pushing boundaries in creating 3D artwork.
Fostering critical thinking and constructive feedback in peer critiques.
Mr. De La Cruz's Studio Art Class
3D Visual Arts Studio 2-
2D Visual Arts Studio 1-
IB Visual Arts Studio 1 (1st year)
IB Visual Arts Studio 2 (2nd year)
AP 3D Visual Arts Studio
Mr. Jacobson's Studio Art Class
Please find here the syllabi for each class I am teaching this year!
The purpose of this course is to provide students with instruction in the development of musicianship and technical skills through study of varied band literature.
CHOIR- MS. HAYES
The GHS choir program is a series of ensemble classes that focus on choral singing, musicianship, vocal technique, and music appreciation. Our program is open to any Gateway student, and each year-long class is worth 1 elective credit. Chorus members will have the opportunity to make music with their peers, develop good performance habits, and learn what it means to be a member of an ensemble.
Daily class activities may include vocal warmups and technique training, music theory and sightreading practice, rehearsing repertoire, teambuilding games/activities, and more. Regular formative assessments may include music theory quizzes, recording part tracks for our pieces, sightreading practice, listening assignments, etc.
During the 2023-2024 school year, GHS chorus members will perform in four on-campus concerts and participate in the FVA District 19 Choral MPA event in March. Returning students can audition for the Florida All-State choirs and participate in the District 19 Solo & Ensemble event. Our program also hosts many fundraising events and socials, such as festivals and movie nights!
The purpose of this course is to develop and extend the understanding of styles and idiomatic performance techniques of representative contemporary popular music and jazz literature. Course content includes the rehearsal and performance of diverse popular and idiomatic jazz literature and basic improvisation.
The purpose of this course is to provide experience in theatre arts and literature. The content includes, performance of dramatic literature, a short study of theatre history, analysis of dramatic literature, play production procedures, the study of acting methods, work in acting and directing experiences. In addition, the content includes a study of all areas of technical theatre, including set, costume, and lighting design and practical application. Students are required to participate in all the acting activities of the class, including various performances in front of the class. This is a co-curricular class and participation in after school activities such as play rehearsals, productions, and drama festivals is encouraged. Journals and other writing and reading activities are required.