OVERVIEW: ART ONE For the first part of the first quarter students will review some basic drawing skills and painting. Most of these assignments will be created in their sketchbooks. They include observation drawings, color theory drawings, and a perspective drawing. The final drawing project covering basic drawing skills will be a series of three drawings--white "charcoal" on black or colored paper, black charcoal on white or colored paper, and a pastel (oil or chalk) drawing on white paper. Each drawing will be an observation using the same still life set up. Students will then complete a watercolor or acrylic project after spending a little time exploring these mediums. The second half of the first quarter students will complete a one or two alternative 2-dimensional art pieces and focus on and 3-dimensional art making. Students will work both additively (build sculpture) and through subtraction (carve sculptures). Students will also be given multiple chances to critique their own work as well as the work of other artists, including their fellow classmates. Finally, early in the quarter students will need to pass a safety test and later in the quarter students will be given a vocabulary test.
For the next three quarters in the studio students will make works of art of their choosing from a list of options that corresponds to the section of art history the class is focused on. Options will include both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional projects. A test will follow each section of Art History and critiques will follow each project.
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