Studio Art 1 (Grades 9-12):
This course trains the student to observe nature and develop fine drawing and painting skills through exercises in tonal values, line, form, color and composition. A wide range of traditional and non-traditional approaches to drawing and painting are explored along with the teaching of other skills and techniques such as printmaking and sculpture. Attention is given to the development of an art vocabulary as well as to the development of a portfolio of work based on sound drawing skills. Students will discover and enjoy a means of creative expression and an appreciation of the arts of the past and present.
Studio Art II (Grades 9-12):
This course stresses more in-depth instruction in the areas of painting, design, and sculpture through the development of themes and ideas generated by the student. A student with a successful portfolio may continue the following year with AP Studio Art.