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DRAWING & PAINTING

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Required Pre-Requisite: Fundamentals of Art and Design 
FEE: $30 

This course is an exploration of compositional development, drawing / rendering techniques and a variety of painting strategies. Students will refine their technical drawing skills with various drawing utensils such as graphite, charcoal, ink, marker, and colored pencil. This will be done through a variety of still-life set-ups, interactive drawings, and music-based inspirations to develop their unique mark-making style. Students will learn various painting techniques through tempera, gauche, watercolor on watercolor paper and acrylic paint on canvas. Projects will range from realistic to the abstract, involving creative expression at all levels. In addition to projects, weekly sketches will assist in developing compositional strategies and overall rendering techniques. A sketchbook and portfolio is encouraged, and can be purchased separately if desired. 

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ADVANCED DRAWING & PAINTING (Level 2 - 8)

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Required Pre-Requisite: Fundamentals of Art and Design & Drawing and Painting 
FEE: $35

This course is a continuation compositional development, drawing / rendering techniques and a variety of painting strategies with an emphasis on personalized interpretations and intentional mark-making. Mediums will include mixed media, conte crayon, graphite, charcoal, ink, marker, and colored pencil. Students will design complex compositions that will invoke provoke thought, feeling and / or meaning in their works, using their art to communicate with their audience. Students will further develop their painting techniques through tempera, gauche, watercolor on watercolor paper, acrylic paint on canvas as well as oil on a stretched canvas frame. Projects will range from realistic to the abstract, involving creative expression at all levels. In addition to projects, weekly sketches will assist in developing compositional strategies and overall rendering techniques. A sketchbook and portfolio is required, and can be purchased separately if desired. 

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