Art 1 COURSE DESCRIPTION This class is an introductory course of the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design for art students. Students will be introduced to art production, art history, art criticism and aesthetics. They will experiment with different media and processes from assigned projects.
Art 2 COURSE DESCRIPTION Students will explore the style of many artists throughout history including landscapes, still-lifes, the figure, and abstraction. The first quarter is dedicated to the principles of design by completing a variety of drawing projects. Students will develop a strong sense of design through decision-making and problem-solving projects that may include media such as, graphite, oil pastel, colored pencil, chalk pastel, and charcoal. The second quarter is devoted to developing skills in perspective and color theory.
Studio Art COURSE DESCRIPTION This course explores new approaches to drawing using previously learned basic drawing skills. These basic skills are utilized to build advanced approaches for artistic expression. The subjects vary as do the media which may include charcoal, oil pastel, pencil, watercolor, pen and ink, monoprint, color pencil etc. Other skills include using the digital camera, taking photos for portraiture, and principles of composition, all instruction culminates in a final project.
A.P. Studio Art : 2-D Design COURSE DESCRIPTION Through studio practice, application of design concepts and informed decision making, students will assemble a body of artwork demonstrating a high level of knowledge of technique and process, quality and may demonstrate evidence of growth. Students should have previously been exposed to basic skills including drawing, design and creative thinking.
The following images were taken from a body of work collected for the concentration portion of the A.P. Portfolio. With this sustained investigation, the student qualified for a passing score of a 4 in a 1-6 rubric.