Drawing 1 initially focuses on basic skill-building exercises exploring a variety of subject matter, media, and techniques. Once acquired, the aforementioned skills are then applied in open-ended art problems. A variety of materials (pencil, charcoal, pastel, and ink) are used as they apply to a range of subjects. Students learn to use and recognize creative problem solving skills to develop compositional skills, communicate intention of their work, and increase understanding of themselves and others. Opportunities to study a variety of artists representing diverse cultures and backgrounds are also included to connect the importance of drawing as a means of expression and communication is emphasized.
Course Requirements: 9-12th grade Prerequisite: None
BEFORE AND AFTER PORTRAITS
These are self-portrait made at the beginning of the term (right) and the end of the term (left). Comparing these two drawings shows how much improvement has been made during the term.
6 - 6
CONTOUR LINE DRAWINGS
1 - 5
PERSONALITY DRAWINGS - SELF PORTRAIT WITH OBJECTS
1 - 12
9 - 9
7 - 7
INK - STIPPLING AND CROSS HATCHING
3 - 15
8 - 8
This course is designed for those who have a desire to advance their work in drawing, refining their drawing skills through the artistic processes of Creating, Presenting, Responding and Connecting. At this level, students are expected to keep an art journal/sketchbook and work as both an artist and researcher. Observational drawing, illustration techniques, and visual problem solving will be emphasized. Using direct observation and imagination allows students to develop an opportunity to self-select media and/or subject as they explore personal choices when solving problems. Emphasis will be on developing ideas and creating strong compositions. Visual and verbal communication, problem solving, decision making skills, and an increasing understanding of themselves and others are developed in this course.
Course Requirements: 10-12th grade Prerequisite: Drawing I
This course is an expansion of knowledge in drawing skills and design concepts. Further exploration of techniques and media allows students to continue their development. Through assigned class projects and investigations of many artistic styles, students begin to develop a personal approach to drawing. Through exploration of both traditional and nontraditional techniques, students are encouraged to express creativity, be able to communicate the intention of their work, and refine problem-solving skills through the artistic processes of creating, presenting, responding and connecting. Students also explore presentation venues, responding to their own work and the work of others. They will continue to refine their drawing skills and begin to build a portfolio.
Course Requirements: 10-12th grade Prerequisite: Drawing II
Drawing 4 is designed for the serious student to continue development of drawing skills and ideas. In-class experiences include the production and presentation of art. Communication, refining problem solving, and decision making skills are developed through the artistic processes of Creating, Presenting, Responding and Connecting. Class experiences will include research, writing and reflection, gallery visits, as well as assignments to be completed outside of class. Students will build a portfolio and reflective writing will be assessed at the end of the
Course Requirements: 10-12th grade Prerequisite: Drawing III