Introduction to Art: New in 2014-15
Welcome to the new class page for Introduction to Art. This is a new semester-long art class that is the prerequisite for all other art classes. It replaces Art Fundamentals. You will find a syllabus here and examples of art from past Art Fundamentals students.
This course teaches basic terminology and skills through the study of the art elements and principals of design. It is a foundations class, which emphasizes intuitive and creative thinking. Units include a variety of media: drawing, painting, design, printmaking, and sculpture. In addition, students will learn about various periods in the history of art to promote an understanding and appreciation of the subject.
- Reportable Standard 1 CREATE: Plans complex concepts for creative artwork that connect to history, society and/or personal life experiences.
- Reportable Standard 2 CREATE: Plans and develops complex compositions through quality craftsmanship.
- Reportable Standard 3 PRESENT & RESPOND: Interpret and evaluate the meaning of art work through the critique process.
- Apply and utilize the elements and principles of design in the creation of visual art.
- Create and plan artwork that illustrates quality craftsmanship: evidence of technical proficiency and visual acuity.
- Create and plan artwork that illustrates complex composition: evidence of competent visual organization and design.
- Create and plan artwork that illustrates complex conceptual development: evidence of a clearly thought-out and communicated idea.
- Present final artworks for public display via internet or gallery exhibit.
- Analyze, evaluate and critique artwork in oral and written form using art-specific vocabulary to respond to and interpret artwork.
- Connect artistic ideas and works with personal, societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.