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Course Description



ART DEPARTMENT            COURSE # 0710                  LENGTH: 40 WEEKS

Drawing                       CREDIT: 1

 

 

GRADE LEVEL: 10-12

 

PREREQUSITES: Studio Art with an average of 85% or above and/or permission from instructor

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:

This advanced level elective is designed to teach the basic skill of seeing and drawing.  Exercises will focus on expanding perceptual powers and developing individual style. Students will learn to plan and organize compositions into meaningful aesthetic expressions that demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles of design.  The class will also include working on skills to react, respond, discuss and critique works of art through the development of an art vocabulary.  Students’ work, historical and contemporary pieces of art will be presented and reviewed.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS & MATERIALS:

Through demonstrations, discussions and the use of visuals, students will have the opportunity to explore and render compositions using a variety of media.  Emphasis is on strengthening observational skills and the use of values.  Materials include but are not limited to: pencil, charcoal, conte’ crayons, pastels, oil pastels, marker, pen and ink, scratchboard and collage.  A variety of papers and drawing surfaces will also be explored.

 

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS & EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Students need to provide their own sketchbook and make or purchase a portfolio to store their finished pieces in.

Sketchbook assignments are to be completed and handed in every week.

Drawing assignments should be rendered to the best of their ability and presented in a clean and professional format.

Students will experiment and develop a mastery of certain skills and techniques.

Artwork produced should demonstrate knowledge of design, use of color and the characteristics of the media used.

Each student should develop confidence and pride in the way they uniquely express themselves in the visual arts.

 

 

 


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