• Course Description:  This course is a skill building course focusing on the introduction to high school level drawing techniques.  Students will explore figure, contour, gesture, and still life drawing.  Proportion, perspective, shading, texture, and value scales will be introduced.  Art history study will include the Renaissance and Cubism.

    Objectives:  Students will…

    Demonstrate their understanding of the following art concepts:

    • Elements of Art & Principles of Design: Develop an understanding of how they apply
    • Drawing Techniques:

    o   Contour Line

    o   Gesture Drawing

    o   Figure Drawing

    o   Linear Perspective

    o   Color blending theory and vocabulary

    o   Enlarge a simple design using a grid

    o   Value techniques in pencil/pen:  straight shading, scribble, hatch, stipple and cross hatch

    o   Texture: Still life drawing emphasizing texture

    Develop and refine skills using the following:

    • Media: May include pencil, charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, pen and ink, colored pencils, markers, and/or scratch tools. 

    Be exposed to various periods in art history and the master artists working in those artistic styles, including but not limited to the following:

    • Art History: Renaissance, Cubism and other movements at the teacher’s discretion.
    • Artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Brunelleschi, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Braque.

    Describe, analyze and make judgments about works of art as well as make connections between art and humanity:

    • Critical Analysis & Connections: using art specific vocabulary, students will analyze art work, then apply their knowledge of the elements and principles to make informed, well-supported judgments about the formal, cultural/historical and aesthetic value of each piece.
  • District Art Show

    Call for Entries...

    Inviting all artists to enter the West Ada School District's Annual Art Competition!

    Choose a work of art from class or create an original work of art to enter into the competition.  Artwork must have been created in the current school year and should be an original image (not copied from another source).  A building winner will be chosen in March to represent RHS at the District Show on April.

    Good luck!

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