Visual Arts

Visual Arts Classes at Cardinal Mooney

Visual art classes at Cardinal Mooney strive to encourage original thought in problem solving by teaching the use of various tools and techniques with emphasis on personal expression. Appreciation of past and contemporary art periods improve a student’s ability to see their own experience as unique in an increasingly global society. Art is essential to a student’s total development – Cardinal Mooney promotes experiences in the arts for every student.

Cardinal Mooney offers a four-year program in both studio art and digital art.

First Year – 2D Studio Art I

Open to freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
A variety of creative art-making experiences are offered to both beginning and more experienced artists in this stimulating course. Students use various materials including pencil, ink, watercolor, acrylics and mixed-media.

Second Year – 2D Studio Art II

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Skills and techniques are practiced further through individualized instruction. Students will work towards developing their own personal style while building critique skills to supplement their art making.

Third Year – Honors 2D Studio Art III

Open to juniors and seniors.
Skills and techniques are refined through individualized instruction. Students will begin to develop their own personal style by increasing their knowledge of both contemporary and traditional artists.

Third Year – Honors 2D Studio Art III

Open to juniors and seniors.
Skills and techniques are refined through individualized instruction. Students will begin to develop their own personal style by increasing their knowledge of both contemporary and traditional artists.

Third Year – Advanced Placement (AP) Drawing

Open to juniors and seniors.
A college-level course for serious art students. In this class, students discuss and evaluate their work, explore and formulate new ideas to strengthen the content of their work, and study the work of experienced artists.

Fourth Year – Honors Portfolio Development

Open to seniors.
Skills and techniques are refined through individualized instruction. Students will develop their own personal style by increasing their knowledge of both contemporary and traditional artists.

Fourth Year – Advanced Placement Studio Art and Design

Open to seniors.
A college-level course for serious art students. In this class, students discuss and evaluate their work, explore and formulate new ideas to strengthen the content of their work, and study the work of experienced artists.

First Year – Digital Art Imaging I

Open to freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Students will use artistic skills to create projects including poster design, logo design, package design or illustration using the computer. They will gain basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. 3D printing will also be explored.

Second Year – Digital Art Imaging II

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Students will use artistic skills to create advanced graphic design problems on the computer using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign. 3D printing is included.

Third Year – Honors Digital Art Imaging III

Open to juniors and seniors.
Students will use artistic skills to create advanced graphic design problems using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign. 3D printing is included.

Fourth Year – Honors Portfolio Development

Open to seniors.
Skills and techniques are refined through individualized instruction. Students will begin to develop their own personal style by increasing their knowledge of both contemporary and traditional artists. Design work will be completed using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign. 3D printing is included.

Fourth Year – Advanced Placement Studio Art and Design

Open to seniors.
A college-level course for serious art students. In this class, students discuss and evaluate their work, explore and formulate new ideas to strengthen the content of their work, and study the work of experienced artists. Design work will be completed using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.