Course Description

ART 1 COURSE DESCRIPTION

This introductory art course examines the visual arts in what is known as the formalist

approach. In the first semester of this semester long course, the major focus is on the elements of

art – line, shape, form, color, value, texture, and space. How these elements are put together in a composition -- We will explore many artists, styles & media and develop technical & critical skills.  Activities include studio projects, reading, writing, group activities, videos and quizzes.  All activities count toward your grade.

ART 2 COURSE DESCRIPTION

Art II builds on the student’s technical skills and foundation of knowledge developed in Art I. The study of the elements of art and principles of design, color theory, vocabulary, and art history continues in Art II in a less teacher-directed situation.

Various art processes, procedures, and theories are presented in a problem-solving manner which allows for independent choices and personal solutions to problems. The approach to art experiences is less experimental and based more on informed choices. Student research of art and artists is a major source for gaining knowledge and understanding of past and present art forms. A greater flexible and fluent use of the elements of art and principles of design, color, theory, and vocabulary is stressed in Art II.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Visual Arts (Beginning), formerly Art I, is REQUIRED.

ART 3 COURSE DESCRIPTION

Visual Arts (Proficient) is an inherently advanced course and is designed for those students who have achieved intermediate level visual arts standards at the high school level. Students who successfully complete this course will receive weighted (honors) credit of one point.   This course is aligned to the North Carolina Essential Standards for visual arts at the proficient level.  

ART 4 COURSE DESCRIPTION

Visual Arts (Advanced) is an inherently advanced course and is designed for those students who have achieved proficient level visual arts standards at the high school level. Students who successfully complete this course will receive weighted (honors) credit of one point.   This course is aligned to the North Carolina Essential Standards for Visual Arts at the advanced level.  


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