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Art Foundations

Art Foundations is a 1 credit/ 1 year course designed for students who are beginning the study of art at the secondary school level.  This course also provides students with a Fine Arts credit needed for graduation requirements. This is an entry level course that can be combined with Drawing or Ceramics to fulfill sequential elective credit also needed for graduation.  There is no prerequisite for this class; it is intended as an introduction to materials, techniques, and design concepts.  It includes a general survey of art history and incorporates related hands on activities in drawing, painting, sculpture, and crafts with focus given to the elements of art.  This course emphasizes the development of abilities to recognize visual arts content, concepts, and skills needed to create, discuss, and understand works of art.  Students will learn how to express themselves and their ideas through a wide variety of methods and materials.