Westview Middle School

PFLUGERVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

ART I Course Description

This beginning art class teaches the elements of art and the principals of design. This course is designed as a beginning art class for students wishing to pursue upper level art courses as well as for those who wish to satisfy their Fine Arts requirements for middle school graduation. Students will explore basic art media and techniques, such as drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, collage, ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture and more! Art criticism, aesthetics, and art history are an integral part of the class. Students are required to bring in a pack of 20 pencils and have the option to purchase a spiral bound notebook but we will make our own in class. Students will also have many opportunities to explore careers in the arts, showcase their artwork in the community as well as compete in competitions such as the Scholastic Art and Writing Award, the Junior Visual Art Scholastic Event, and much more!

 

ART II Course Description

This advanced art class expands upon the elements of art and the principals of design with continued exploration of basic art media and techniques, such as drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, ceramics, collage, printmaking and sculpture. This course is designed for the highly motivated art student. This course will consist of more in-depth study of art criticism, aesthetics, and art history. Students will develop an ability to talk about their work and the work of others in classroom critiques. Students are required to bring in a pack of 20 pencils and have the option to purchase a spiral bound notebook but we will make our own in class. Students will also have many opportunities to explore careers in the arts, showcase their artwork in the community as well as compete in competitions such as the Scholastic Art and Writing Award, Junior Visual Art Scholastic Event, and much more!

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