A-G & HS Electives
Fine Art Foundations
If you think drawing is a gift, you’ll be surprised to find that it is a skill that can be developed with practice! Learn the tools or “Elements” an artist uses, and how to combine them in a variety of ways or “Principles” to create compelling pieces of artwork.
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The Fundamentals of Art will explore shapes and lines to understand the basic form of an object and will focus on composition and rendering skills. The objective of this course is to emphasize exploration and discovery through studio work. Drawing projects are organized around a variety of media selected to help students express and illustrate the design elements (line, shape, value, form, texture, space, color) and design principles (contrast, balance, repetition, variety, unity, movement, harmony). Students will be exposed to a variety of experiences, such as drawing, landscapes, still life, animals, animation, and perspective. Focusing on basic drawing skills, students study the formal and technical problems of drawing as a medium for artistic creativity. Willingness to get involved in the creative process is a more important requirement than the student’s talent or previous experience. Weekly sketchbook assignments are an important part of the course and independent practice and application of learned skills are recommended for success.
|Class size||2-12 students|
|Supplies||Pencil, kneaded eraser, eraser, sketchbook or paper with a folder, colored pencils/colorless blender in assorted colors , ruler, heavy weight paper for projects, and ink (optional)|
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About the Instructor
I’ve been teaching Private Art Lessons to Home School and Public School Students for 15+ yrs., in their homes, to the present day and have been a Home School Coach for 4 years. Apart from Private Art lessons, I teach at a Charter School offering Beginning Art, Art 1, and Art 2 classes. As well as, teaching 7 Art classes at a Private School, in West Hollywood, for 6-12 graders, in all mediums and subject matter.
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