This course, open to students in 10th through 12th grades, is designed to build on and expand skills and understanding acquired in the Studio Art 1 course. Emphasis is placed upon advancing student's technical skills, guiding student-selection of materials and styles and encouraging personal interpretations of different concepts introduced by the teacher. Students build upon their previous knowledge of a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, pastel, mixed media and acrylic paint. Past and contemporary artworks are introduced for inspiration, analysis and appreciation of art history. Students keep sketchbooks with both written and visual entries of ideas, sketches, and reflections on their artwork. Students are expected to put in extra time outside of class, as needed, to meet project deadlines.