Wyrick, Ashley

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Welcome! My name is Ashley Wyrick and I am one of seven Visual Arts teachers here at Wando High School. I have been a teacher in the Wando Art Department for fourteen years. I currently teach Fundamentals of Visual Design, Three-Dimensional Design (Honors, Pre-AP 3-D and AP Studio Art:  3-D), Art 2 and AP Art History. I began my journey in the arts as a young child and have embraced the wonderful world of art ever since. I graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in Ceramics. Following graduation, I moved to Charleston and taught adult pottery classes at the Gibbes Museum in downtown Charleston for two years. I have also received my masters at The Citadel in Secondary Administration and have taken 30+ hours of art-related courses. In 2009 I received National Board Certification in Secondary Art.

As an art teacher, I am always inspired and impressed by the level of student talent that we have here at Wando. Each year, I look forward to following students as they pursue their artistic endeavors and become well-rounded citizens of our future. Have a great year!

Contact Information

 Phone:  843-881-8200 ext 24048
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 Office Hours:
 Tues/Thur 3:45 - 4:15

Courses Taught

Fundamentals of Visual Design

This is an introductory course and a prerequisite for all other art course offerings. The course content includes concentration in the major areas of critical analysis, creative expression and production, cultural heritage and aesthetic perception. Students will study the principles and elements of visual design through drawing, printmaking, painting, and commercial design. Major artists, periods, and styles will be studied. Criteria for critically assessing a variety of products and making informed choices will be explored.

Art 2 (2-D Design)

This course is an introduction to principles and techniques in drawing.  Students will gain a working knowledge of line, value, shape, perspective, volume, and composition as it relates to life drawing.  Various media and techniques will be explored throughout the semester, with a special emphasis on graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, pastels, and colored pencil.  The main focus of the course is on building observational and technical skills in drawing.

Three-Dimensional Design II H

In this advanced studio art course, students will build upon the previous three-dimensional course.  They will continue to utilize the principles and elements of design in three-dimensional forms. Additive, subtractive, and manipulation techniques will be used with a variety of media (clay, wood, wire, etc.) to explore the sculptural form. Students will be acquainted with the history of sculpture and view work by historical and contemporary artists as they develop sculptural forms. This course will include individual critiques, written reports, a portfolio, participation in competitive exhibits, and an end-of-course show.

Pre-Advanced Placement Studio Art:  3-D

This studio arts course is designed for advanced visual arts students who plan to take Advanced placement Art in the spring term. Students are challenged to produce creative, sophisticated, and well-crafted art work of the quality required in the Breadth section of an Advanced placement portfolio. Students are expected to register for an Advanced placement Art course in the spring term.

Advanced Placement Studio Art:  3-D

The AP Studio Art portfolios are designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. AP Studio Art is not based on a written examination; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. The AP Program offers three portfolios: Drawing, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design. The portfolios share a basic, three-section structure, which requires the student to show a fundamental competence and range of understanding in visual concerns (and methods). Each of the portfolios asks the student to demonstrate a depth of investigation and process of discovery through the Concentration section (Section II). In the Breadth section (Section III), the student is asked to demonstrate a serious grounding in visual principles and material techniques. The Quality section (Section I) permits the student to select the works that best exhibit a synthesis of form, technique, and content.

Advanced Placement Art History

This course is designed for highly motivated college-bound students who have demonstrated academic achievement, higher order thinking skills, and the ability to work independently.  The course is the equivalent of a two-semester college course, and encourages critical thinking and an understanding and knowledge of diverse historical and cultural contexts of architecture, sculpture, painting and other media. Students examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and the present from a variety of cultures. An emphasis is placed on understanding how and why works of art function in context, considering such issues as patronage, gender, and the functions and effects of works of art.  


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