Foundations of Art
This is an entry-level course for students wishing to pursue further studies in the Visual Arts. This course is designed to provide an overview of the Visual Arts while allowing students to develop skills in a variety of art media, materials and tools. With an emphasis on studio production, the students will explore and develop skills in drawing, painting, graphic design, printmaking, architectural/environmental design and sculpture. This course, emphasizing art production, is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art-related technology skills, art appreciation, art criticism and aesthetics. The use of a sketchbook to demonstrate a process portfolio is required. Upon successful completion, students will have proficient knowledge and skills to create, appreciate, assess and relate art to their everyday lives. This course of study is proving valuable to all students applying to major colleges as part of a well-rounded education. The Foundations in Art course is a prerequisite for Advanced Art 1, Advanced Art 2, and Studio Art.