Course Description This is a 14-weeks, project-based course in which students will explore various art media to grasp each material’s characteristics, and then use them to create two final projects (2D painting and 3D construction). Students will learn essential 2D drawing and painting techniques (such as, charcoal, micron, pastels, watercolor, acrylic...) and receive tips pertaining to 3D art construction. Along with the technical aspects, students will be introduced to a selection of prominent artistic styles to provide them with a primary knowledge reserve about art while serving as starter references for their own creations. A sketchbook will accompany each student throughout this course to put down their thumbnails, record down ideas, and experiments; hence, documenting their growth and thought process and acting as a personal inspiration inventory. Holistically, the course will offer students a fundamental well-rounded technical and conceptual introduction to art, which will convoy their creativity to a new level. Student Age 10-15 years old Objective By the end of this course, students will ideally :
Understand the attributions of the different media they will have touched on.
Have a solid impression of a selection of major art styles
Understand essential elements and principles of art
Begin developing their own sense of artistic awareness or the artist’s eye.
Expectations For the purpose of ensuring the efficiency of teacher instruction and maximizing student engagement, and given the visual nature of an art class, it is required that students:
Arrive to class on time.
Turn on their cameras during class (the camera needs to face to the workspace)
Are willing to give a good, solid effort on assignments.
Complete projects and practices independently and timely.
Actively review the notifications and resources in the group chat.