Art 1A: Foundations
GRADES 6TH -12TH
Art 1-Foundations in Art
This course is for students who want an opportunity to advance to a higher level of understanding and skill development in the visual arts. Stronger emphasis is placed on composition and the creation of original artworks. The general areas of study included in this course are a focus on art history, recognizing works and artists from different periods of art history and world cultures. Students will be expected to express their ideas in a variety of styles and methods. Students will be required to participate in class discussion, discuss works of art, critique a formal work of art, study styles of art through slides and videos, and create projects that illustrate these styles.
Students will pursue a stronger understanding of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design while developing drawing skills and painting techniques. Studio experiences in the classroom will give students opportunities to experience a variety of media (pencil, pen, ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paint) while developing student’s individual style and creative problem solving skills. Students will demonstrate their ability to respond, to analyze and to interpret their own artwork and the work of others through discussions, critiques, and writings. This one-year course meets the UC and CSU Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.
*This is a high school level class open to motivated and proficient middle school age students and students wanting to advance to Art 2.
Instructor: Carrie Morris
Location: Bluedoor Education Center - Auburn, CA
Offerings:1:30-2:30/Wednesday/Semester long but year long enrollment recommended