Required Tools: Sketchbook
This introductory semester course explores various art making techniques in the disciplines of drawing, painting, printmaking and cut paper/collage. Students start with foundational drawing skills in pencil and build upon those skills in various media such as colored pencils, tempera and acrylic paint, printmaking and x-acto knife techniques. We will cover a variety of topics including color theory, composition, highlights and shadows and creating dimension and space. Incorporating art history and critique, Students will learn about the elements of art and principles of design and how to appropriately discuss art as well as building on their abilities to create purposeful works of art.
Units of Study
Introduction to the Elements of Art & Principles of Design
Drawing in Pencil: Drawing/Shading/Highlight/Value/Contours/Dimension/Still Life
Colored Pencil Techniques: Blending Color and Shading/Values/Highlights
Painting Technique: Color Theory/Making and Mixing Colors/Highlights/Shadows/Tints/Shades/Acrylic Painting
Printmaking: Linoleum Cuts & Prints
Group Critique: Using the Elements of Art as a Language.
Sketchbook: Warm Ups and Studies/Notes/Practice
Mounting a Show: Prepping Finished Work.
Executing a Show: Creating Artist’s Statements, Labels, and Hanging Work
Collaborative Display- Setting up, Arranging and Taking Down Work in a Large Group/Public Setting