McCallie is an All-Boys Private Boarding School and Day School, a Christian-based College Prep School. 
McCallie seeks out and accepts boys from all ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and places a high value on a diverse student body.

Art

Boys learn by doing, creating, shaping. At McCallie boys build pots, paint, draw, build sculpture, and make prints.  After exposing students to the basics in artistic techniques and mediums, McCallie boys have a wide variety of opportunities to follow their artistic passions.

The art department faculty works with boys from all ranges of ability, beginning at the most basic level and on the most basic artistic fundamentals, and growing with the boys at their pace, opening their eyes to new media and new means of creative expression.

Courses

ART 110 Art 1: 2-D Foundations

Course Title:
ART110 Art 1: 2-D Foundations

Course Description:
This is the introductory course for all upper level 2-D studio art courses. This course will acquaint the students with a variety of media, skills, techniques, and ideas through the four major units on drawing, painting, printmaking, and linear perspective. Semester Course. Grades: 9-12
 
Academic Goals:
  1. Knowledge:Students will gain a basic knowledge of:
    1. The elements of art and the principles of design.
    2. Shading techniques with graphite.
    3. Color theory and its use in painting.
    4. Linoleum Block printing techniques.
    5. One point and two point perspective.
    6. Contour line drawing.
    7. Art media and subject matter.
  2. Skills:Students will:
    1. Use an artistic vocabulary for the discussion of their work and the work of others.
    2. Apply the elements and principles of design in their artwork.
    3. Participate in class discussions and critical reviews.
    4. Demonstrate the correct usage of art techniques and tools.
    5. Follow safety rules for artwork and art supplies.
    6. Actively listen to instructions.
    7. Manage their class time wisely for working and cleaning up.
    8. Work cooperatively with materials.
  3. Attitudes:Students will:
    1. Appreciate how art is used as a means of communication and expression.
    2. Appreciate how art is an expression of the society in which the artist lived.
    3. Be receptive to new ideas and those different from theirs.
    4. Acknowledge and accept constructive criticism of their work.
    5. Be willing to experiment with new materials, techniques, and tools.
    6. Be respectful of others’ materials, artworks, and space.
Instructional Methods:
  1. Students will:
    1. Participate in discussion about artists’ styles, techniques and periods.
    2. Participate in critiques of their works and others.
    3. Watch demonstrations by the teacher and others.
    4. View audio-visual presentations.
    5. Demonstrate their understanding of an assignment.
    6. Maintain a sketchbook of assignments and ideas for projects.
Evaluation:
  1. Students will:
    1. Present their assignments by the deadlines set.
    2. Follow directions for assignment.
    3. Use tools correctly.
    4. Exhibit craftsmanship in their products.
    5. Actively participate in class discussions and critiques using correct artistic vocabulary.
    6. Demonstrate their knowledge of the content on written quizzes and tests.
    7. Exhibit responsibility for their behavior in class.
    8. Maintain their own materials.
    9. Show respect for the work and space of others.
  2. Students will design and execute a final, culminating composition, which not only will show evidence of original thought but will also reveal something about them personally or about their values.

ART 115 - Art 1: 3-D Foundations

Course Title:
ART115 Art 1: 3-D Foundations

Course Description: 
This is the introductory course for all upper level 3-D studio art courses. This course will acquaint the students with a variety of media, skills, techniques, and ideas with major units on pottery, sculpture, and ceramics. Semester Course. Grades: 9-12

ART 150 - Art 1: Photography


Course Title:
ART150 Art 1: Photography
 
Course Description:
 
The goal for this course is for students to explore their creativity as they gain an understanding and appreciation of digital photography. Students will attain technical proficiency with a digital camera and will become proficient with digital manipulation using a variety of editing software. Students will learn the basics of composition in both color and black and white formats. They will also explore such areas as portraiture, landscape, abstract, action, montage, and macro photography. Students are not required to have a digital camera or smartphone with digital photography capability, but it would be helpful. It is highly recommended that they have a tripod. The will also need a 2-4GB USB drive and a small notebook. Semester Course. Grades: 9-12. No pre-requisite.

ART 160 - Art 1: Media Foundations

Course Title:
ART160 Art 1: Media Foundations

Course Description: 
In this course, students will learn the basics of compositions, camera functions, editing, color correction, and sound design.  Semester Course. Grades: 9-12

ART 210 - Art 2: Intermediate 2-D


Course Title:
ART210 Art 2: Intermediate 2-D

Course Description: 
This course is open to any student who has completed 2-D Foundations. This course will continue to acquaint the students with a variety of media, skills, techniques, and ideas through the four major units on drawing, painting, printmaking, and linear perspective. Semester Course. Grades: 9-12

ART 215 - Art 2: Intermediate 3-D

Course Title:
ART215 Art 2: Intermediate 3-D

Course Description: 
This course is open to any student who has completed 3-D Foundations.  This course will continue to acquaint the students with a variety of media, skills, techniques, and ideas with major units on pottery, sculpture, and ceramics. Semester Course. Grades: 9-12

ART 250 - Art 2: Intermediate Photography

Course Title:
ART250 Art 2: Intermediate Photography

Course Description:
Open to all students who have completed Art 1: Photography.  Semester Course. Grade: 9-12

ART 270 - Art 2: Intermediate Media

Course Title:
ART270 Art 2: Intermediate Media

Course Description: 
This course is an introduction to elements of design, typography, and imagery.  Students will develop creative projects and become adept at essential software, design principles, and practices for screen/magazine based digital media.  Students will explore elements of video production, animation, and documentary filmmaking.  Semester Course. Grades: 9-12

ART 310 - Art 3: Advanced 2-D

Course Title:
ART310 Art 3: Advanced 2-D

Course Description: 
This course is open to any student who has completed Intermediate 2-D. This course will continue to acquaint the students with a variety of media, skills, techniques, and ideas through the four major units on drawing, painting, printmaking, and linear perspective. Semester Course. Grades: 9-12

ART 315 - Art 3: Advanced 3-D

Course Title:
ART315 Art 3: Advanced 3-D

Course Description: 
This course is open to any student who has completed Intermediate 3-D.  This course will continue to acquaint the students with a variety of media, skills, techniques, and ideas with major units on pottery, sculpture, and ceramics. Semester Course. Grades: 9-12

ART 510 - Theater and Drama

Course Title:
ART510 Theater and Drama

Course Description: In this course you will have a practical, hands-on experience of many of the elements the theater offers: acting, directing, lighting, sound, scenic and costume design, and production.  You will create an original short play and through an in-class workshop, see it developed into a full-scale production.  You will discover new playwrights and find freshness in the classics by learning about universal behavior through acting monologues and scenes in class.  Semester course.  Grades: 9-12.

ART 515 - Filmmaking

Course Title:
ART515 Filmmaking

Course Description:

In this course we will create original short films.  Beginning with a short story idea, we will craft a script, a shooting schedule, and organize ourselves into "crews" to help each other realize each director's vision.  Along the way we will watch several scenes and short films for analysis.  Areas covered will include writing an original script, basics of lighting, cinematography, sound, acting, directing, producing, and editing.  Semester course. Grade: 9-12.

ART 520 - Introduction to the Cinema

Course Title:
ART520 Introduction to the Cinema


Course Description: 

In this course, students will learn why and how the cinema has emerged in the last century as one of the most powerful art forms ever devised. Through a study of some of the most important narrative and documentary films, students will develop an appreciation for the artistry, technology and craftsmanship of the cinema. The major film genres will be explored as well as the major movements in international cinema and film's relationship to other art forms. Students will also develop a working vocabulary of the cinema and how to interpret and critically analyze films, while developing an understanding of the essence of all great films - visual storytelling.  Semester course.  Grades: 9-12.

Meet the Faculty

Josh Coleman

Josh Coleman

Titles: Art Department Head, Fine Arts Teacher
Degrees: B.F.A.
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Stevie Ray Dallimore

Stevie Ray Dallimore

Titles: Director of Drama Program, Fine Arts Teacher
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David Hall

David Hall

Titles: Photography Teacher, School Photographer
Degrees: B.A.
M.A.
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Paul Merrion

Titles: Art Teacher
Degrees: B.S.
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Dave Porfiri

Dave Porfiri

Titles: Director of the CAVE (Center for Animation, Video, and Entertainment), Fine Arts Teacher
Degrees: B.S.
M.F.A.
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Lindsey Wills

Lindsey Wills

Titles: Drama Assistant
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