Available to Grades 10-12
Building on skills learned in drawing class, students will apply critical and aesthetic criteria in order to improve their own works of art. They will explore sophisticated approaches to developing finished drawings with a more varied selection of media and subject matter. Students will reflect on how artworks differ visually, spatially, and functionally. Students will use subject matter, symbols, ideas, and themes that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Visual Arts (Basic Art) and Drawing
Optional Honors Level: In addition to completion of all classroom projects, assessments and critiques, Honors students are expected to maintain a sketchbook and do a design research project related to the course discipline. It may include but is not limited to a written paper and visual project(s), based on specific artist, style, or concept. Honors students will be expected to be able to present their research project and sketchbook assignments to the class. Honor students will focus on their work for at least 3 hours a week outside of class time.