This course is designed for the student who has a higher level of dedication to the arts, whether or not they plan to continue in the arts at a higher level. There is a focus on 4 major subject matter: Still Life, Figure, Portrait and Landscape. All work is done from observation, meaning the students are drawing from life. Students are challenging the media to a new level to translate their content and expression in their work. Students are required to work in a larger series for every unit as compared to Draw and Paint I. This allows for growth  and development of content throughout a unit.
    Draw and Paint I students are required to keep a sketchbook which will be a source from which to work from. There will also be sketchbook assignments given weekly of which they are required to complete. Students are required to attend gallery openings and visit art museums in the area to experience the arts community and see what contemporary artists are creating. They are required to attend 1 gallery visit per marking period. They will turn in a 1 page summary of their experience. Below is an outline of the school year and what is expected from the students.
       Preliminary Studies:   Preliminary studies will be done as the part of most units.  These serve as a platform for students to investigate a variety of compositions before committing to a final piece to turn in.  They are a good indication of student strengths and needs.  The purpose is to track growth, practice and build on successes before completing final projects.
       Projects:  Projects will be based on observation of the following subjects:  Still Life, landscape, self-portrait, and figure.  Students will also work with abstraction (based on observation).  Students will use varied media (charcoal, watercolor, conte, pastel, acrylic paint, colored pencil and mixed media) throughout the course with a focus on experimentation, building on individual strengths and successes, and creative thought.
    I.  Still Life...
    • 5-7 Preliminary Studies
    • 3 Final Well-developed drawings
    II.  Self-Portrait Series
    • 7 Developed /Experimental Self-Portraits
    III.  Figure Portfolio
    • 4 Developed figures 
    • 5 Monoprints (2 may be altered)
    • 1 Counterproof
    • 2 Well-developed figure paintings from windows of figure drawings
    IV.  Thematic Series
    • 10-15 Sketches in sketchbook
    • 7-10 final pieces
    V.  Series Development
    • 3-8 Pieces
    • Build on strengths from sketchbook, preliminary studies and previous work
    • Learning to develop an idea (content and meaning) within a miniature "body of work"
Last Modified on September 9, 2009