This is an introductory course to art and is designed to offer students the basic fundamental skills of art making:  The Elements and Principles of Art, Color Theory, Drawing, 3D Design and Art Criticism.  Students will explore art techniques and a variety of mediums including graphite, pen/ink/, pastel, watercolor and acrylic paints along with clay/paper mache.  Students will also understand the scope of Art History's importance and it's impact on cultures and societies.  These skills serve as a foundation for the study of art in the advanced classes: Studio Art, Honors and AP Studio Art, Media and Techniques 1, 2, and 3 and must be taken in the freshman year if a student wishes to prepare for an art career through the Studio Art Electives.



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