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    Welcome to Studio in Art

    Studio Art is an entry level foundation course. It is the prerequisite course for the High School Visual Art curriculum and fulfills the graduation requirement.

    Studio Art is designed to provide an overview and introduction to Visual Arts through the use of a variety of art tools and materials. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to build creative and critical thinking skills through practice in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, art criticism, art history and other art disciplines.

    By the end of the year, students should be able to:

    Demonstrate the ability to create specific effects in a composition through the selective use and application of materials and techniques

    Communicate self-expression

    Work with hue, value and intensity of color

    Work with light and shading

    Control a broad range of drawing and painting media

    Use a variety of paper, adhesives, pencils, and pens

    Utilize the principles of art design: balance, emphasis, harmony, variety, movement, rhythm, proportion and space in a controlled and intentional manner

    Utilize the elements of design: line, shape, form, value, texture, and color in a controlled and intentional manner

    Assess a design problem and arrive at an appropriate solution

    Respond in an imaginative and individual way in the creation of an art/design work/project and organize and express feelings, ideas, values and observations visually

    Discuss and comment on their work, articulate ideas, feelings, perceptions using basic vocabulary of art terminology

    Work with others to solve a given visual problem

    Demonstrate appropriate behavior, safety, and use of tools and studio equipment

    Know the vocabularies and concepts associated with various types of visual art works

    Distinguish between works of quality and mediocrity

    Maintain a cumulative portfolio