DRAW & PAINT COURSES

Drawing & Design 1

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR310

Drawing and Design 1 is an excellent class for any students wishing to improve their ability to draw and create successful artwork. Good design and drawing skills are essential in all areas of art. If you are interested in drawing, painting, computer/graphic arts, architecture, interior or fashion design, this class will enhance your confidence, skills and ability to draw, design and illustrate your ideas. Students interested in sculpture, jewelry and ceramics will also benefit from the lessons in this class.

Drawing & Design 2

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Drawing & Design 1

Course Number: AR320

Drawing and Design 2 is a continuation of the lessons learned in Drawing and Design 1, refining drawing skills and providing opportunities for greater involvement and exploration in the diverse areas of design. Students will learn about package design, concepts of space and perception as well as some 3- dimensional art work. Personal responsibility, self-motivation, and good problem solving skills are essential for success in this class.

Painting 1

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Course Number: AR330

Students will learn skills and techniques necessary for the creation of successful and expressive paintings. Lessons will emphasize composition, brushwork, color mixing and the use of value and contrast. Painting 1 students will learn how to draw and set up a composition within the format and structure of a painting. They will be taught how to prepare the painting surface and maintain their equipment and materials.

Painting 2

One semester Course

Grades 9-12

Prerequisite:

Painting 1

Course Number: AR350

This course will expand upon the basic painting techniques learned in Painting 1. Students will continue to work with various paints, exploring each to a fuller extent. They will learn how to create specific visual effects such as reflections on water, metal, glass and glossy objects. Historic and world- renowned artists and artwork will be studied as a source of information and inspirations, helping each student begin to develop an individual and unique personal style. Personal responsibility, self-motivation, and good problem solving skills are essential for success in this class.

Advanced Painting 

One semester Course

Grades 10-12

Prerequisite:

Painting 2

Course Number: AR098

This course offers students the opportunity to explore new techniques and refine their skills in acrylic paint and pastels. Watercolor will be introduced. Students will have more freedom of choice in their media and style of expression. They will be expected to translate their ideas into painting compositions and begin to master the painting media. The process for interpretation and evaluation of painting styles will be taught. Each student will be expected to improve and expand upon personal skills and abilities. Personal responsibility, self-motivation, and good problem solving skills are essential for success in this class. Students will research, prepare and present information on a Modern/Post-Modern (1950 to present) artist.