In Photography, students of varying levels are engaged as emerging artists and professionals in a studio environment. Students are challenged to explore the possibilities for visual communication, using a careful, disciplined approach teamed with an extensive commitment to the care of equipment and materials. Curriculum is sequentially designed to develop the "photographer's eye" and to familiarize the student with his/her camera. Art elements and principles are taught in terms of photographic composition, technical and conceptual concerns. Students shoot and process their own 35 mm black and white film and enlarge prints from the negatives using fundamental darkroom as well as creative, non-darkroom techniques. Using the skills and knowledge acquired initially, students are challenged to experiment with more advanced problems, including more involved darkroom techniques, various photographic papers, films, filters and digital photography. Students expand their learning with reading assignments, field trips, gallery reviews, guest artist visits, research papers, in-depth critique and by developing strategies for mentoring less experienced students.
ArtQuest @ Santa Rosa High School is now scheduling appointments to shadow in their Award-Winning magnet program for the Visual and Performing Arts. Don’t miss the opportunity to get a first hand glimpse of the amazing range of art specialties offered.