This semester course focuses on nurturing a student’s interest, and skills, in drawing and painting using a variety of media such as pencil, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic. Students strive to develop and achieve a high level of craftsmanship in their work. An emphasis in student learning is center on developing a strong foundation in understanding the elements and principles, techniques and processes. Students participate in class discussions, develop creative problem-solving skills and connect critical concepts between the visual arts and other subject areas.
This course investigates constructing 3-D sculptural forms using a variety of materials such as cardboard, paper mâché, clay, plaster and found objects. The emphasis on student learning is centered on developing a strong foundation for understanding the elements and principles, techniques and creative processes specific to sculpture. Students participate in class discussions, develop creative problem-solving skills and connect key concepts between the visual arts and other subject areas. They learn different ways of constructing forms, how to add details, and how to finish their work with a good level of craftsmanship.
This course is designed for students to work in groups to design and create works of art for display around the school. The focus on learning is to develop art techniques, promote positive interactions amongst students and strengthen communication skills. Creativity, craftsmanship, personal effort, and critical thinking are all included in the grading process. A consistent willingness to work collaboratively and consult each other is especially important in this course.