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选择VIA艺术高中三大理由

1、特色鲜明的艺术高中课程。VIA提供系统化视觉艺术专业高中基础课程,艺术高中的学生将学习包括绘画、色彩、雕塑、版画、摄影等传统艺术形式,以及VIA艺术高中特色的数字艺术和人机交互设计等现代化艺术课程,在报考美国艺术类高等院校时具有更广阔的专业选择优势。

2、地理位置优越,艺术资源丰富。VIA毗邻Shenandoah国家公园和乔治华盛顿国家森林公园,山清水秀,艺术创作资源丰富。一小时车程即可到达华盛顿Smithsonian国家艺术馆和众多的各种艺术博物馆,学生在校期间有机会参观、临摹、欣赏和学习世界最高水平的艺术作品。
3、专业指导美国艺术大学申请全过程,保证大学录取结果。VIA艺术高中与美国顶尖艺术大学紧密合作,聘请多位大学艺术教授来校交流,在高中学习阶段学生们即可参加大学作品点评、艺术院校参观等活动,近距离了解美国艺术专业高等教育的实际情况。VIA指导学生们申请美国艺术类大学的全过程,帮助每一位学生理性选择适合自己的理想学校。对所有完成VIA学习任务的学生,我们承诺学生获得所学专业排名前十名的艺术大学录取。

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课程安排 9-12年级

课程描述 9-12年级

Drawing I ( Drawing Practice )

CLASSROOM: Multifunction Space
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Course Length: 8 Weeks

This course will focus on the perceptual skills that are involved with image making. Throughout the course students will examine other artists drawings as well as creating independent works of art. Projects will explore formal elements of art, such as space, scale and texture. Materials used will be pencil, charcoal, pen-and-ink and wash, among others. The pieces that will be made will range from the figure and still life, to mapping and storyboarding.

Drawing II ( Studio Drawing )

CLASSROOM: Multifunction Space
TEACHER:
Course Length: 4 Weeks

This in an introductory course to drawing by organizing thought, feelings, and putting them into image making. The course will cover a large variety of various materials and medias as well as art traditions. This course is designed to accommodate any skill level, students can explore the various creative strategies at their own pace/individual skill. There will be group and individual projects.

Painting I ( Painting Practice )

CLASSROOM: Multifunction Space
TEACHER:
Course Length: 8 Weeks

As an introductory painting course, Painting Practice addresses basic painting skills and covers the topics including material, facility and technique, space and color, as well as concept.

Painting II ( Studio Painting )

CLASSROOM: Multifunction Space
TEACHER:
Course Length: 4 Weeks

Students investigate a broad range of materials and traditions, organizing their thought, feeling and images into making a drawing. The instructor will teach students a skill-based curriculum and assign various projects so that students can have opportunity to explore a range of creative strategies.

Sculpture I ( Casting & Mold Making )

CLASSROOM: Multifunction Space
TEACHER:
Course Length: 4 Weeks

The Casting and Mold Making course goal is to teach students several methods of casting, including simple plaster molds, simple body casts, thermal-setting rubber molds, wax, and paper casting. Students are advised to bring objects they wish to cast.

Sculpture II ( Casting & Mold Making )

CLASSROOM: Multifunction Space
TEACHER:
Course Length: 4 Weeks

Material and Building offers each student the opportunity to explore various media and his potential to create volume, line, and mass. Students will use materials such as clay, plaster, cardboard, wood, resin and wire to work on projects in casting, mold-making, installation and site-specific work. Instruction and class discussion will cover the topics on concepts of space, gravity and light.

Digital Arts 2D (Web Design & Digital Files)

CLASSROOM: Computer Lab
TEACHER:
Course Length: 4 Weeks

Each student will learn how to use WordPress to build individual personalized websites. Students will understand the characteristics and details of electronic files as well as becoming efficient with website design. The structure of the website, editing and uploading elements for the webpage will be done by the student. At the end of the semester each student will have designed their own website.

Digital Arts 3D (Sketchup & Keyshot)

CLASSROOM: Computer Lab
TEACHER:
Course Length: 4 Weeks

This course will cover about virtual space, students will learn about the features of virtual space from many in-depth classroom discussion on virtual space. Students will use software to build virtual space, and develop a work of a series of graphs and comics with light material.

Interactive Arts I (Electronics as an Art Material)

CLASSROOM: Computer Lab
TEACHER:
Course Length: 4 Weeks

Students will learn the basic principles of electronics along with hands-on techniques for putting the power of electrons into their work The course will cover electronic components and circuits for switching, sensing, making decisions, and linking computers. Students will develop a foundation of digital and analog knowledge for future expanding their artistic technological skills.

Interactive Arts II (Advanced Art & Tech Projects)

CLASSROOM: Computer Lab
TEACHER:
Course Length: 4 Weeks

Using switch, sensor, coding and other materials, the students will learn how to develop and complete projects as potential artistic works, publications, software, or in-depth technical research. The students will meet weekly to discuss and review each other’s project proposal, critically engage each other’s work, and share their technical skills. The instructor will meet with student individually to provide advice on their projects.

Photography I (Introduction to Film Imaging)

CLASSROOM: Darkroom
TEACHER:
Course Length: 8 Weeks

This class has an emphasis on the darkroom work as well as group critique. Students will study cover printing, negative development, spotting and mounting. There will be various assignments throughout the course and each student will submit a portfolio at the end of the semester.

Photography II (Introduction to Digital Imaging)

CLASSROOM: Darkroom
TEACHER:
Course Length: 8 Weeks

This course offers students a fundamental understanding of Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom applications will be the main focus throughout the semester. Topics that will be covered extensively throughout the semester include but are not limited to: image size and resolution, flatbed and film scanning, color modes, file formats, painting and editing tools, file management, image adjustments, working with layers and layer masks, and output options. At the end of the course students will have a basic understanding of how to work with photographs in a digital setting.

Graphic Design I  (Expressive and Experimental Typography)

CLASSROOM: Graphic Studio
TEACHER:
Course Length: 4 Weeks

Students will learn experimental and traditional approaches to typography and custom lettering by graphic design. A wide variety of class projects as well as discussions will help students understand conceptual approaches to typeface design, experiments in conceptual lettering and real-world applications. Students will complete projects in a variety of media, including digital, hand-drawn and 3-D.

Graphic Design II (Experimental Book Design)

CLASSROOM: Graphic Studio
TEACHER:
Course Length: 8 Weeks

Despite the readily availability of electronic books from numerous online medias, the physical book is still very important in today’s world. Students will choose a term project, which can be written in numerous ways, and from various perspectives. The written work will be reviewed weekly by the instructor. Every week, students will have time to get better at bookbinding techniques. Typography, architecture, and the history of bookmaking as well as the fine arts will also be covered during the semester. The goal of the class is for students to explore their full potential and learn to trust their creative sensibilities.

Printmaking (Woodcut)

CLASSROOM: Graphic Studio
TEACHER:
Course Length: 4 Weeks

This introductory course will cover the printmaking processes of woodcut, linocut, monoprint and collagraph to create all different kinds of print. Students will have individual projects. The use of multiple printing, chine collé and color overlays will also be explored. The relief print’s directness and ease of color application make it especially pleasing to all different kinds of artists. In woodcut, the non-image areas of the print are carved away and color is applied to the high surfaces of the block using rollers or brushes. The monoprint is unique within printmaking because every print is different. Images are painted or drawn directly onto blank plates and then transferred to paper with a printing press, resulting in large, direct, painterly prints.

Visual Arts Workshop

CLASSROOM: Students Studio
TEACHER:
Course Length: 8 Weeks

Students will work on improving selected art from their previous works done in high school. They will focus on improving the concept, material, technique and visual effect. The touched up and improved artwork will be displayed at the senior thesis exhibition, and will show the maturation in execution, design and presentation of each art student.

Personal Practice in Visual Arts

CLASSROOM: Students Studio
TEACHER:
Course Length: 32 Weeks

Students will complete five pieces of artwork in this course under careful guidance of the instructor. Each piece will be serious, and the student will have to determine titles for each piece. Each student is required to work at least two hours a day on the art pieces as well as weekly meetings with the instructor. Each final work will have to include three of the following medias: painting, photography, video, interactive art, and sculpture.

Portfolio Development I

CLASSROOM: Students Studio & Computer Lab
TEACHER:
Course Length: 8 Weeks

Students will learn the basics of using the software Sketch to edit the text and pictures for their artwork portfolio. By the end of the course, each student will have a designed portfolio, filled with either artwork made prior to the class, or art work they have found elsewhere, such as the internet.

Portfolio Development II

CLASSROOM: Students Studio & Computer Lab
TEACHER:
Course Length: 8 Weeks

This class will help students grow in their artwork quality, particularly in concept, visual and typographic techniques. Each student will learnt how to present the artwork and how to complete and perfect an artwork portfolio.

Senior Thesis Exhibition

CLASSROOM: All Space
TEACHER:
Course Length: 8 Weeks

The senior thesis exhibition is the ultimate experience for the art students. The purpose behind the exhibition is to commend and assess the accomplishments of each art student.

学生作品 STUDENTS ARTWORKS

 

招生对象: 完成中国六年级学习的学生
课程内容:秋季和春季课程为英语文学、ESL(对于英语为外语者的课程)、数学、人文科学、社会科学、生活技能、体育。
课程特点:VIA精心设计的七年级课程,既保证学生能完成美国七年级的学习任务,又能提早开始准备就读美国高中所需要的文化课知识。

1、在语言学习上,我们去掉了美国初中的法语拉丁语等外语课要求,增设了英语作为第二语言的英语课,与英语文学课一起帮助学生提高听说读写的实际英语能力。
2、数学课上我们侧重于帮助学生熟悉英语的数学词汇,与国内七年级一整年都在学代数所不同的是,我们按照美国学校的要求把几何、概率等知识点加进来。
3、人文科学课和社会科学课这两门课,综合了美国四到七年级的历史、科学等重要的课程内容,分学科进行普及式教育,同时辅以分学科的阅读和听力段落,让学生在学习知识的同时,也能熟悉一些标准化考试的内容和形式。
4、生活技能课上,我们将教育和培养学生个人卫生、食品营养、安全、社交、做决定等生活能力,以及做笔记、背单词、公共演说、团队协作等学习能力,为他们进入八年级学习奠定基础。
5、体育课会根据学生实际情况决定是参加初中校队的训练比赛,还是参加每天一小时的常规体育课。

除上述课程外,学生可以每个学期选择一项自己有兴趣的周五下午课外活动参加,比如小提琴、吉他、声乐、高尔夫、骑马、油画,等等。

成绩合格的学生将升入八年级继续学习。

 

招生对象:完成中国七年级或八年级学习的学生
课程内容:需要提高英语基础的学生,秋季学期课程为英语听力、英语口语、英语写作、英语阅读、数学、科学、体育;春季课程为英语文学与写作、诗歌与戏剧、代数1或代数2、美国历史、生物、宗教与美国文化、体育。英语基础良好的学生,全年课程为英语文学、数学(代数1或相应水平的数学课)、地球科学、欧洲历史、宗教、艺术。
课程特点:VIA具有美国独一无二的八年级课程设计,英语基础好的学生可以直接参加Chelsea八年级的学习。如果英语基础有待提高,VIA将根据英语水平分班授课,使学生完成美国八年级学习任务的同时,做好进入美国高中的一切准备,保证进入高中后无论在学语言上和学习方法上都能完全适应。

1、在秋季学期,我们既帮助学生准备和参加托福与SSAT的考试,又通过不同水平下的听力、口语、阅读、写作课程让学生们做好美国高中学习的语言准备,保证他们在高中能够听得懂、说的出、读的明白、写得好,全面提高学生的学术英语能力。
2、秋季学期的数学课上我们侧重于帮助学生熟悉美国初中阶段数学中中国学生所欠缺的知识点,熟悉数学英语词汇;春季的数学课讲按照学生数学基础分别上课,为进入高中学习数学做好准备。
3、春季学期的英语课我们把通常对中国学生来说比较困难的诗歌与戏剧部分单独开课,学生们将学会非标准英语状态的文学形式,这将是让他们在高中能够学习英语文学的重要准备工作。
4、生物课上老师重点教学生们对大量专业词汇的科学类课程的学习方法,让学生掌握预习、笔记、复习的必要方法,以及熟悉海报、大型作业、小组作业、研究论文等作业形式,为高中阶段继续学习其他科学类课程做好准备。
5、美国历史课上将讲述 1865 年之前的美国历史,学生们在课上学习美国高中人文历史类课程的学习方法,熟悉课堂讨论、课堂辩论、公共演说、历史实地考察、课外快速阅读等学习方法,为他高中阶段继续学习人文历史类课程做好准备。
6、宗教类课程对大部分中国学生来说是相对陌生的内容,但宗教是美国文化的重要组成部分,也是人类文明的重要组成部分。VIA在八年级春季上半学期介绍《圣经》的主要内容,帮助学生熟悉里面的名称和故事梗概。下半学期的课上学生将学习美国的地理、习俗、政府管治等内容,包括法庭旁听和模拟法庭、参加本地政府听证会、

除上述课程外,学生可以每个学期选择一项自己有兴趣的周五下午课外活动参加,比如小提琴、吉他、声乐、高尔夫、骑马、油画,等等。
成绩合格的学生将升入高中部九年级继续学习。

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扫描二维码添加招生老师微信,索取《入学申请表》和英文笔试卷子。

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学生独立完成英文笔试答卷。申请表和笔试答卷扫描后发到 [email protected]

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家长为学生预约时间进行微信视频面试。

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录取委员会决定录取后,发《入学合同》给家长签署,签字页扫描后发给学校会签。

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家长向VIA缴纳不予退还的学费定金6000美元。

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学校收到合同和定金后,开具I-20表格和录取通知书,协助缴纳SEVIS-901费用,文件的电子版发给家长

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如需VIA协助安排使领馆面签,家长缴纳签证费(含DS-160表翻译和签证前培训)2500元人民币,VIA合作的旅行社安排学生到美国使领馆面签学生签证。

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签证通过后10个工作日内,缴纳其余学费和个人活动账户款项。

主讲人:VIA校长 Helen Wu 「喜马拉雅链接」