This course exposes students to several of the subtopics of media production that a student would encounter as a college major in the field. Students produce both documentary and narrative films. This is the highest-level film course offered at Catlin Gabel.
This year-long, advanced media production course is intended as a companion course to various senior offerings in the English department. Students will learn about various documentary and narrative film genres and will produce short, scripted films based on content developed in their English classes. Prerequisite: successful completion of Media Arts or equivalent. Juniors may enroll with consent of the instructor. This class will meet two times per week for the entire year; upon completion, students will receive one full credit.
Students in this semester-long course (offered during the spring term) will explore the fundamentals of animation movement. Students will learn about stop motion, Flash, rotoscoping, and other experimental techniques. This course is an ideal follow-up to Media Arts or Graphic Design, and students who have completed Design, Draw/Paint, and Photography may enroll as well
In this year-long course, students will learn the fundamentals of video production, including lighting, cinematography, sound recording, and editing. Although the class is intended for the novice filmmaker, experienced students are welcome, and projects will be adapted to challenge their individual skill levels. Class time will be primarily devoted to student- and instructor-designed projects that may include video poetry, music videos, public-service announcements, short features, and documentary projects. Our emphasis will be on developing projects from concept (preproduction) through construction (production and postproduction) to culmination (screening).
Join the staff of the of the Garrulous Pine yearbook. Fundamentals of layout and design, typography, and photography will be intertwined with understanding different forms of journalistic writing. Experience is required for editorial staff. All others are welcome, and we’ll gladly put you to work! This class will meet two times per week for the entire year; upon completion, students will receive a half-credit.
Students in this course have the opportunity to express themselves in drawing, painting, and printmaking techniques. Emphasis is placed on acquiring a wide range of skills. In print-making, students will produce block prints, mono prints, embossings and etchings. Using the campus, we will draw and paint outdoors. Studio work will include portraiture and life drawing from professional models. Projects include both assigned and independent, student-initiated pieces in traditional and contemporary formats. The class provides time for skill development, which supports students’ independent work.
Visual Arts in Kindergarten
Making art is fundamental to being human. Visual arts have always been a means of learning, reaching understanding, and communicating, of voicing, making connections, speaking to one another, and sharing-- in fact, the experience of what it means to be human. Because each material lends itself to a new interpretation of experience, the studio is a place where kindergarteners are introduced to a wide range of materials and then encouraged use them to bring experience to life, to understand their world in new ways. Through an exploration of both 2D and 3D materials, students’ natural curiosity is ignited, as lessons are framed to support children’s creativity and discovery. Through this engagement students begin to develop a broader range of skills and techniques, both for making art and “reading” art. Some projects are cross-curricular in content, while others are focused primarily on students’ expansion of material fluency.
Please note: Because teaching and learning in the studio is responsive to students and their interests, it is continually evolving, and the specific projects may change from year to year. The essential concepts and attainment of techniques through using materials, however, remains.
The purpose of this honors art class is to assist students in building a portfolio for college submission and for creating a record of the student's art work. They can use the work from the past years, preferably from junior and senior years. Students will work some assigned projects: sketchbook assignments of observational drawing, life-drawing, self-portraiture, archtecture drawing for example. Students will also look at college requirements for their applications and work on those projects individually. A large part of the process will be individualized. The group projects will help to make sure that every student has enough variety in their portfolio. It also helps for the purpose of critiques to have some mutual projects.