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Learning Recommendations: Visual Art 1 and Visual Arts 2.

General Description:  This class is for serious art students who have already demonstrated basic and advanced art skills in Visual Art 1 and 2. A wide range of drawing and painting media may be used: such as graphite, charcoal, India ink, pastel, oil pastel, color pencils, watercolor and acrylic (or tempera). Students will continue to develop their art understanding by applying the elements and principles of design to their original works.

Content:  In this course, students will develop their observation and accuracy skills as they progress through a variety of classroom assignments such as still life drawings, perspective drawings, portraiture, and landscapes paintings. A variety of artists will be studied as students discover how they are relevant in art history and to the individual student’s work.  This class will also help prepare students for taking AP studio art.

Strategies:  Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Direct instruction.
  • Individual projects based on the elements and principles of art.
  • Daily one-on-one feedback. 
  • Research

Homework:  On average, students should plan on 1-3 hours of homework per week. Homework will typically consist of finishing larger projects and finding picture references/planning for projects.

Course Fee / Materials:  Yes, see Course/Club/Misc. Fee link