Prerequisite: Student must successfully complete Art I Major, two semester art electives, or have a portfolio review.
Art II Major involves two areas of learning-Studio Art and Art History. Studio Art stresses refining and advancing the basic skills in drawing and painting and introduces clay sculpture. Subject matter includes human form, still life, landscape, and design. Art history surveys the development of Western Art from Egyptian art to the Baroque period. A considerable amount of out-of-class preparation is required.
Curriculum: ART II MAJOR
IN CLASS ASSIGNMENTS
Still Life – Students learn about the principles of design, color theory, and how to use either chalk or oil pastel.
Portrait Drawing – During the second marking period students in Art II Major create a portraits in utilizing various techniques and media.
portraits2 (this POWER POINT PRESENTATION will give you the basic proportions of the face and show you examples of famous portrait drawings and paintings)
Still Life in Pencil or Charcoal- Students use the skills they learned from in class assignments to complete an observational drawing drawing.
Figure in Interior Space – Students are to draw an interior space from observation incorporating color theory, perspective, and the principles of design.
Three Heads Assignment
Students were asked to create 3 self portraits using mixed media and they were to “borrow” from a time period in art for each portrait.
Creative Self Portrait
JJ Surkin Susan Coyle
Kieran Koch-Lakowski Cheyenne Hill
Students were asked to create a work of art that focused on “Five Lines” with the emphasis being on concept and execution.
Sam Dowdy Dottie Scholnik
Hairy Scary Tooth Fairy
Students were asked to create a work of art based off of the phrase “Hairy Scary Tooth Fairy”. They were allowed to use any media of their choice.
Cassie Donahue Veronica Brown
Cubist Self Portrait
Students were given an introduction to the history of Cubism and were then expected to create an Analytic or Synthetic Cubist Self Portrait in Chalk Pastel, Acrylic Paint, or Colored Pencil.
Power Point Presentations and hand-outs for Studio Assignments: