Drawing is a skill-building course focusing on the introduction of high school level drawing techniques.
The curriculum is guided by the four foundational components of art as defined by the SEADAE and NCCAS national arts standards:
CREATING, PRESENTING, RESPONDING, CONNECTING
This course encompasses the study of:
Drawing techniques and applicable elements of art and principles of design
Creating: Students will be exposed to a variety of the following techniques using the teachers’ selection of suggested media.
· Required Drawing Techniques:
o Contour lines, perspective, value, pen and pencil shading, color, basic composition, observational drawing, proportion, portraiture
· Optional Drawing Techniques:
o Cartooning, still life, grid enlargement, landscape, gesture, caricature
· Media Choices:
o Pencil, colored pencil, markers, charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, pen and ink, watercolor pencils, and scratch boards
Creating and Presenting: Students will explore the creative process via the generation of ideas, planning and sketching, production, refinement, and reflection.
Responding: Art History: Students will also be exposed to various periods in art history, artists, and artistic styles.
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 in identity and community.