Design focuses on the creation and production of works based on the elements and principles of design.

    The curriculum is guided by the four foundational components of art as defined by the SEADAE and NCCAS national arts standards:


    This course encompasses the study of:

    Elements of Art: line, shape, form, color, value, texture, and space

    Principles of Design: balance, emphasis, movement, contrast, repetition, rhythm, variety, harmony, and unity


    Creating: Students will be exposed to a variety of the following techniques using the teachers’ selection of suggested media. 

    · Drawing:

    o Basic drawing concepts as needed to support projects

    o Composition

    o Pencil, colored pencil, markers, charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, pen and ink, watercolor pencils, and scratch boards 

    · Painting:

    o Tempera, watercolor, or acrylic 

    · Sculpting:

    o Clay, plaster, foam, wire, modeling clay, foil, paper, found objects

    · Printmaking:

    o Paint, markers, ink, stamp pads, cardboard, sponges, erasers, vegetables, found items, linoleum, Styrofoam, string, glue. 

    Creating and Presenting: Students will explore the creative process via the generation of ideas, planning and sketching, production, refinement, and reflection. 

    Responding: Art History/Styles: Abstract, Cubism, Optical 

    Responding: Critical Analysis: Students will use methods of critical analysis to discuss and respond to art work. 

    Connecting: Students will work individually and collaboratively to discuss and identify the role of art as a humanity.