Prerequisite: Art Exploration or permission from Arts faculty
In Studio I students will learn the fundamentals of drawing as they develop their ability to illustrate what they actually see and discover strategies to capture the likenesses of their subjects. Students will use graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, and pen/ink. Through a variety of exercises and projects, students will demonstrate the ability to draw fine detail,as well as create loose gestural drawings. Students will explore the work of artists from a variety of time periods and cultures. Studio II further develops students’ abilities to express themselves by taking their drawing skills to new heights as they explore other media. Painting material will include watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and oil paint. Students will deepen their understanding of creating depth and contrast in portraiture, landscapes, still life, architectural drawings, and imaginative design.