INTRODUCTION TO ART

This  course is offered to students who have a desire to learn about culture and community as well as the fundamental skills of drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, color theory, the principles of art and design and art history.

Weekly sketchbook assignments that require drawing, painting, creating sculptures, and writing reflections and from weekly lectures and student research are part of the curriculum.

In this studio program we will examine the elements and principles of 3-D design are studied and utilized to create art that exists in three dimensions. Various artists, art styles and genres will be explored. The sculptural processes of assemblage, reduction carving and modeling will be used to create artwork based on a theme or concept. The ability to generate original solutions to design problems will require basic drawing skills, creative thinking and artistic exploration of possible approaches. Weekly sketchbook assignments that require drawing, reflection and research are part of the curriculum.