Art I Major is a full year art course in which students will explore in depth a variety of artistic techniques such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Students will learn the principles of design and experiment with the elements of art. Art I Major will also have an art history component. There will be studio and art history homework assignments.
Curriculum: ART I MAJOR
IN CLASS ASSIGNMENTS
Round Drawing – This drawing focuses on learning form and volume through creating an abstract landscape with charcoal.
Still Life Drawing – Students learn about the principles of design, how to create a composition, and how to exhibit form, volume, perspective, value and texture in a drawing.
Popcorn or Acorn Drawing – Students learn how to enlarge a small object and how to create a variety of values using charcoal.
Large Scale Hand Drawing – Students learn about color theory, chalk pastel techniques, and anatomy by creating a large scale hand drawing.
Portrait Drawing – Students learn the basic proportions of the face and head through various drawing exercises and projects.
Life Figure Drawing – Students learn the basic proportions of the figure and how to draw a realistic figure in varying types of media.
Movement Drawing – Students learn about the Futurist Movement in Art History and then create their own drawing that focuses on Movement.
Complementary Color Tempera Painting – Students learn how to use tempera paint, the different types of paint brushes, and color theory.