Grades:    9, 10, 11, 12                                                     One Semester/.5 credit

Design is a prerequisite for all other art courses at LHS.  The elements and principles of design are the foundation of strong compositions in all media.  This course will introduce essential art history, aesthetics, production and analysis required for creating art and understanding a variety of art forms.  Students will obtain knowledge and apply new skills to create in two and three-dimensions.  Exploration will include drawing, painting, color, and an introduction to clay, metal and other 3-D media.  An assessment of $20.00 allows students to keep finished work and provides quality materials.  A sketchbook is required.