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Fundamentals of Art & DESIGN

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Required Pre-Requisite: None 
FEE: $25 

Fundamentals of Art and Design (Design) is intended to provide a foundation for advanced courses and satisfies the .5 Visual Performing Applied Arts credit required for graduation. This art elective is one semester and open to all students. It is designed to provide a beginning experience in the visual arts, primarily, but not exclusively, two-dimensional. This course will explore a variety of mediums including graphite, charcoal, pen/ink, pastel, tempera, watercolor, acrylic, and clay. Students will also explore a variety of artists, art processes and materials such as drawing, painting, printmaking, 2D and 3D design. Emphasis is placed on understanding the Elements of Art and Principles of Design as a basis for composition, utilizing essential vocabulary and exploring art history from various perspectives. Current trends including art in science and technology along with art in the potential "job market" will be examined. Students will learn how to exhibit, present, and publish quality works of art. Willingness to get involved in the creative process is a more important requirement than the student’s talent or previous experience. A lab fee is required.

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