Drawing and Painting
Drawing and Painting 1 course is designed to provide students with basic skills in drawing and painting with an emphasis on drawing from direct observation. The student will be introduced to contour drawing, negative space, value portraiture, figurative and still life drawing. An introduction to painting will include color mixing, application and theory. Drawing and Painting 1 is a fun but rigorous course. The student will have to work hard to acquire the fundamental disciplines which create a solid foundation in drawing and painting.
The knowledge and skills learned in Drawing and Painting 1 will be expanded in Drawing and Painting 2 course. Students will learn many different techniques using a variety of materials. This course focuses on the areas of design color theory, composition, advertising, illustration, portraiture, figure drawing, and landscape. Students in Drawing and Painting 2 should be able to demonstrate an advanced ability to draw and paint from direct observation.
Advanced Placement Program in Studio Art Drawing Portfolio
The Advanced Placement Program in Studio Art Drawing Portfolio is intended for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the study of art. Students should be aware that AP work involves significantly more commitment and accomplishment than the typical high school course. Students will learn to be proficient in a variety of areas including observational drawing, painting, color theory, printmaking, design, and mixed media. A Portfolio submission in February is required to be considered for this class.
Advanced Placement course in Studio Art 2 Dimensional Design Portfolio
The Advanced Placement course in Studio Art 2 Dimensional Design Portfolio is intended for the highly motivated student who has successfully completed Advanced Placement in Studio Art Drawing Portfolio. The 2D Portfolio class is designed to entertain a very broad interpretation of drawing, painting, printmaking, design, and observational and abstract issues. This course is available to students who have completed Advanced Placement in Studio Art drawing portfolio.