Prerequisite: ART I with a C or better ~ 1 credit Fee: $25
Course Overview: This is a yearlong skill building Drawing / Painting/ Design course that will focus on Color Theory / Mediums and the elements and principles of visual design. Students will work with a variety of color mediums: Tempera, Watercolor, Acrylic, Color Pencil, Oil Pastel, Artist Markers and Oil Paint. Students will learn and continue to develop a variety of drawing and painting techniques. This class addresses color theory, relationship, and organization in the context of the contemporary visual world.
Home Work is designed to provide an opportunity for regular practice outside the classroom. Student will gain the most personal growth if they can dedicate a significant amount of time (1hr or more every week) practicing skills learned in class. HW is also an opportunity to foster creativity and practice creating strong compositions. Students are ALWAYS expected to use reference material to work from. But HW also asks students to combine three things, not commonly found together, in an interesting way creating an original composition.
Basics are used to introduce new skills, mediums, techniques, and concepts.
Projects follow the “Basics” taking the new medium, technique or concept and applying it to a finished work of art assessing the new skill acquired through Basics. Projects ALSO build on previous skills. Choosing to not participate or practice a skill will have a snowball effect. Later Projects AND Classes will continue to add new skill, mediums, and concepts but will continue to build on ALL previous skill learned.
Monday and Tuesday Warm-up Drawings are only done on “long” periods at the beginning of class. Students will draw for a solid 10-15mins without interruption. No talking and continuous drawing of a single object is required to receive points. This activity focuses on drawing from observation for a designated amount of time. Finishing quickly or before I call time is not the goal. It is ok to have an unfinished drawing; Quality over Quantity.
These four categories are designed to generate growth. The beginning and ending stages of growth look different from student to student. Growth can only be accomplished by practice. Practice happens when each assignment is done in the spirit of which it was assigned and not as busy work to appease your parent, teacher or anyone else. The habits, practices and expectations that demonstrate effort are taught in class.
The amount of EFFORT YOU put into this class will determine the amount of GROWTH YOU gain from this class.
Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
For the purposes of this class removing someone else's name and or grade from their work and turning it in as your own will result in a score of a ZERO that cannot be made up. A referral for plagiarism will be given and document on your record. A second offence will result in an F for a class grade.
Students are asked not to trace. Tracing is a shortcut and teaches you nothing. If students are caught tracing they will receive a score of ZERO and will be asked to redo the assignment with the highest possible score of a B. Repeated offence will result in a score of ZERO that cannot be made up.