9th - 12th Grade        
    Credit - 1/2
    Semester 1 or 2

    Art making will be the main emphasis of instruction in this course integrated with art history, aesthetics and art criticism. Working in a studio setting, students will follow a sequence of units in a variety of media. The skills of composition-building and creative problem solving are emphasized as students learn to use the elements and principles of design. Students will draft ideas and re-work assignments to learn the process of art. They will learn to make decisions about their individual artwork. Studying the work and methods of other artists, students will develop an understanding of the questions and issues of the larger world of art. Students will produce art and will learn ways to think and write about it. Journals/sketchbooks may be used to aid the thinking process. Students will create a portfolio of work reflecting the process and the products of the course. This portfolio will be discussed in the mid-term and final conferences.  (This course does not qualify for NCAA eligibility.)
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