Foundations of Art
The Foundations of Art experience is intended and structured to teach the student to think and work as a visual learner. Students will explore a full range of teacher-directed studio assignments using a variety of methods and materials across a broad range of tools and techniques; including drawing, painting, construction, craft and printmaking. Through the exploration of the elements of art (line, shape, color, texture, value and form), students will increase their awareness of the role of art in human culture through the lens of art history and expand upon their knowledge of art concepts in both theory and application. Students are responsible for maintaining a sketchpad and studio portfolio, an independent mid-term fine and performing arts credit, and self-directed final exam project. This full credit course is the prerequisite for all other art classes offered.