ART I (Year Long/1 H.S. Credit)
Art I is the foundation of all other art courses. Art I enables students to gain a broad understanding of art. Students participate in a variety of learning experiences, including: vocabulary review, two- and three-dimensional art-making, exploration of historical and cultural heritage, and evaluation of techniques. Students are introduced to a wide range of areas and techniques to encourage them to take advanced art courses in more than one media. Students use direct observation, imagination, and personal experiences as inspiration for art works. Throughout the year-long course, students maintain both a portfolio and a sketchbook documenting what they have learned about the elements of art and the principles of design.