• DRAWING & PAINTING 1

    This course is open to students who have completed Foundations of Art. The Foundations of Art requirement can only be waived through portfolio review. Using skills and techniques acquired in Foundations of Art, students will continue to develop their technical abilities in drawing from observation and imagination. Students will be introduced to drawing and painting styles and methods, both traditional and contemporary, with an emphasis on expressing ideas through various media. The mediums used in this class may include graphite, pen & ink, ink wash, charcoal, pastels, colored pencils, acrylics, oils, watercolors, and mixed media. Learning will occur within the context of art history/culture and criticism. Students will be required to maintain a sketchbook within and outside the classroom, complete homework assignments, and conduct research.

    DRAWING & PAINTING 2

    This course is open to students who have completed Drawing & Painting I. This course furthers the development of skills and techniques learned in Drawing & Painting I. Students will focus on the development of a personal style and originality of concepts and images through more involved and advanced assignments, with an emphasis on higher level thinking skills and aesthetics. Traditional and experimental techniques will be explored using a wide variety of drawing and painting media. Learning will occur in the context of art history/culture and art criticism. Students will be required to maintain a sketchbook