Prerequisites: Drawing & Painting I: none
Drawing & Painting I is an introductory fine arts course that revolves around the elements and principles of art and how they apply to two-dimensional processes. Initially, this course concentrates on teaching students the fundamentals in drawing. Once competent, the students then explore a variety of media during the second half of the year. This course is anchored by a strong art history background and also focuses on art philosophy. Frequent class critiques are essential in developing the student’s ability to recognize, discuss, and evaluate aesthetics in an intelligent manner.
The students shall:
Introduction to Drawing
Positive & Negative Space
Introduction to Media
Pencil, Charcoal, & Ink
Students will partake in a number of learning methodologies. Presentation, guided practice, and individual practice are all a part of the drawing segment. There are also class discussions and lectures that are imperative to the growth of not only skills, but also the understanding of aesthetics and concepts. Class critiques are held at the midway and end of every project so that the students may offer and receive input about their work and the work of others. Higher order thinking and problem solving skills are emphasized and encouraged.
This course recognizes attendance and participation as essential.
Discovering Art History(Student Text), Davis Publications
Post Note Regarding Upper Level Art
Students in Art II are to proceed with class assignments that are meant to further their technical skill and challenge their abilities. Freedom with subject and media is granted based on effort and proficiency. Art III & IV are independent study. Students are encouraged to select areas of interest to explore.
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