Course Description

  • Introduction to Visual Arts is a one-quarter survey course designed for students in grades 9-12 who are enrolling in a high school art course for the first time. It provides a variety of experiences that build on the concepts, techniques, and use of media introduced in the middle school program. Generally laboratory in nature, Intro to Art explores and gives experience in two-dimensional (drawing, painting, printmaking) and three-dimensional (sculpture, ceramics, textiles) formats and integrates art history, design principles, and aesthetic criticism and response.