Studio Art (formerly Fundamentals of Art) is a prerequisite for all other art courses. Elements of art and principles of design will be introduced in this course. Students will explore and apply fundamental design concepts using a variety of materials including graphite pencils, marker, colored pencils, oil pastels, tempera paint, watercolor paint, collage, scratch board and paper mache. Students will combine, evaluate and apply new knowledge and life experiences to create original works that demonstrates newly acquired skills, information and insights. This course contains brief elements of art history as it applies to the curriculum. Students will be introduced to creative thinking and critical problem solving skills
Skills and Assessment: Students will be able to…
• Understand the principles of design (balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis and unity) as well as art elements (line, shape, form, color, texture, space, and value). • Create original works of art using a variety of media. • Justify their creative decisions both verbally as well as written using appropriate terminology. • Demonstrate a basic understanding of composition. • Utilize problem solving skills related to artistic creations
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