Welcome to HS Art 1
In this year-long course, we will work on developing your artistic skills and continue to learn about the elements and principles of design. We will learn how to discuss works of art using a common language, and will learn about the place of art in context. Students will develop their ability to communicate about their art and other works of art in relationship to culture and society. This course seeks to build on students' existing skills in a variety of media, as well as to develop creative independence sand problem solving abilities. Advanced techniques and concepts are introduced through several units over the course of the year. These units will introduce a wide range of materials, giving students the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of ways. Some of the mediums explored include but are not limited to charcoal, printmaking and linocuts, painting, clay and collage. Through the use of many different mediums and the introduction of a variety of artistic concepts students will strengthen their ability to communicate visually and deepen their understanding of their personal process as an artist. Art appreciation and student reflections are included in all of the units. Students will also have the opportunity to show their work in an exhibition toward the end of the year.