Course Description: This studio course is designed to develop each student’s individual art skills, introduce and develop various linear and tonal techniques, and explore various forms of visual expression with 2& 3 dimensional media. The elements of art, line, value, shape & form, texture, space and color will be the framework for investigation.
First 9 weeks
Introduction to Visual Art, What is Visual Art?
Introduction to the Elements and Principles of Art
Introduction to Art Criticism
Basics of Design- focusing on Asymmetrical Balance 2-D and 3-D Paper Project- focus on focal points and rhythm
Drawing techniques- Value, shading , contour and simulating textures with drawing media- Organic and Manmade object studies, zoom-in drawing, Still-life contour, negative space and charcoal value drawing
Color schemes with colored pencil techniques
Perspective drawing- 1pt.,2pt. and 3pt., concentrating on projects that focus on spatial depth techniques.
Portraiture practice focusing on proportions and also as introduction to working with an artists style.
Second 9 weeks
Ceramics- introduction to vocabulary and processes- coiling, slab, pinch pot, etc. – functional and sculptural work
Painting- watercolor techniques, wax resist , mixed media collage
Printmaking- mono prints usually incorporated into mixed media pieces
Tempera- focusing on tints and shades, color mixing, color scheme paintings Acrylic- Art History research based in the style of an artist
Group project- focusing on Art Careers, Advertising, package design, product design and presentations.