Linear Perspective
  • Introduction to Drawing

    Mrs. Smith 208-350-4160 X 1644


    Philosophy and Course Description: Art is a way of seeing, it is the visual expression of the emotional, spiritual, cultural, social, and intellectual facets of humanity. Creating visually and aesthetically pleasing two-dimensional artwork requires an understanding of form and function, and the application of specialized skills specific to drawing media. This course is an introduction to high school level and fundamental drawing. Students will explore figure, contour, gesture, cartooning, and still life drawing. Proportion, perspective, shading, texture, and value scales. As well as develop a language for drawing and discussing art. Art history study will include the Renaissance and Cubism art movements. This course is a prerequisite for all advanced art classes including pottery.

    Goals and Objectives:

    1. Learn about art and drawing techniques through Historical and Cultural contexts. Students develop awareness of major art movements and artists.


    • Leonardo de Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Brunelleschi, Vigee La Brun, and Artemisia Gentileschi
    • Cubism
    • Picasso, Braque
    • 2. Students will learn to understand the purposes and functions of the arts. You will build a language/literacy and an understanding of analyzing art work.
    • Description- What is the artwork?
    • Analysis-Are the elements and principles of art used?
    • Interpretation-What is the message or meaning of the art work?
    • Judgement-Was the artist successful in presenting the message?4. Students will make connections with various disciplines throughout the learning process. As well as connect Renaissance advancements with modern age advancements and its impact on scientific and social changeMaterials:Cognitive thinking and Community Involvement:
    • Drawing pencils, different types of paper, charcoal, pastels, pens, colored pencils, oil pastels, and a sketchbook
    • All Art work is required to be School Appropriate Subject Matter-All students need to stay within the school district guidelines: No Nudity, No graphic use of weapons, No acts of violence, No drug references, No gang related items. Your work should be acceptable to display in the school office or any business around town.
    • 3. Students will be able to judge the aesthetic value of a work of art, and discuss the question “What is art?” and “what makes a piece of art successful?”
    • The process of making art leads to a deeper understanding of yourself and others.


    • Creativity and imagination are enhanced through the study and creation of art.
    • The creation of art fosters self-discipline and perseverance.
    • Artists communicate ideas and emotion in their work.
    • People interpret art in different ways.
    • Art portrays and transmits culture.
    • The arts are essential to the human experience.