This course is the prerequisite for all visual art electives and the entry-level course in a sequential art program that satisfies 5 units of the 10 unit Fine Arts graduation requirement. Emphasis is on the fundamental principles of art and design which are the basis for all visual arts. Students are introduced to various forms of artistic expression such as drawing and painting, photography, ceramics and sculpture. The course also emphasizes the importance of art for personal expression, as well as its importance as a cultural element in society. Students who intend to take art both semesters should sign up for the year-long Art Exploration/Ceramics 1, Drawing and Painting 1 or Photography 1 option to ensure cohesive study of the curricula emphasizing their area of interest.
Drawing and Painting 1 UC/CSU One Semester 5 credits
In this course students are progressively challenged to develop perception and expression in the skilled use of art materials/tools/techniques to develop an understanding of the artist’s role in society and an ability to critique visual art. Instruction will include a wide range of drawing techniques, figure drawing, painting materials and techniques. Media explored: pencil, ink, charcoal, pastels, acrylic, watercolor, collage, printmaking and mixed media.