Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful; yourself.
Alan Alda

Computer Graphic Design and Digital Photography

Greetings students and parents! This is the website for the graphic design classes at Los Osos High School. They are year long art courses that fulfill the CSU and UC art requirement. Elements and principles of art will be emphasized. All lessons will be taught in accordance to the California Content Standards, focusing on artistic perception (1.0), creative expression (2.0), historical and cultural context (3.0), aesthetic valuing (4.0) and connections, relationships, and applications (5.0).

Information about current projects can be found on the Class Blog page. The blog covers both classes, so look in the categories section to see information relating to individual courses. The rules, attandance policy and grading policy are listed on the Class Policy page. All classes take place in room 93 of the D building. This webpage is a work in progress and it will be growing in scope over the year, so come back and visit again!
Visual Arts Content Standards

ARTISTIC PERCEPTION- Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to the Visual Arts

Students perceive and respond to works of art, objects in nature, events, and the environment. They also use the vocabulary of the visual arts to express their observations.

CREATIVE EXPRESSION- Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Visual Arts

Students apply artistic processes and skills, using a variety of media to communicate meaning and intent in original works of art.

Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of the Visual Arts

Students analyze the role and development of the visual arts in past and present cultures throughout the world, noting human diversity as it relates to the visual arts and artists.

AESTHETIC VALUING- Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgments About Works in the Visual Arts

Students analyze, assess, and derive meaning from works of art, including their own, according to the elements of art, the principles of design, and aesthetic qualities.

CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS- Connecting and Applying What Is Learned in the Visual Arts to Other Art Forms and Subject Areas and to Careers

Students apply what they learn in the visual arts across subject areas. They develop competencies and creative skills in problem solving, communication, and management of time and resources that contribute to lifelong learning and career skills. They also learn about careers in and related to the visual arts.