This course is designed to help the students build confidence in the basic art concepts while learning to master basic art skills. Students will learn how various artists used these concepts in their work. Projects for this course include : Primary Color Designs (with a emphasis on composition in Art), Secondary Color Cut-Out /Overlapping Designs, Texture Landscapes (texture rubbings), working in the Style of Henri Rousseau creating a Fantasy Landscape, working with patterns in nature designing and sculpting Stuffed Fantasy Fish
This course is designed to help students look at the everyday world around them realistically and abstractly. They will learn the emotional influence of the elements on works of art and recreate these emotions in their own work. Projects for this course include: Continuous Line Contour Drawings of a Still Life (using warm and cool colors), Positive/Negative Space Designs (using every day objects from the kitchen drawer and tool box), 3 D Silhouettes (watercolor and paper cut-out designs working with a theme and focusing in on a subject of choice), Postage Stamp Design, Changing the Emotion of a Famous Painting with Color to Create a New Emotion, Designing a Space City of the Future.
This course places emphasis on architectural forms, including 20th century artists and design. Projects will allow the students to express their individuality in their work. Projects for this course include: Continuous Line Contour Drawing of an Interesting House (using crayon and watercolors), Geometric Designs, Crayon Batik Still Life ( similar to Batik fabric design), Pop Art Labels (as well as the history of Pop Art), and 3D Fantasy Castles (evolution of castle design), and construction paper masks (looking at masks of various cultures).