Art 1 Syllabus


Art 1 offers a comprehensive exploration of basic techniques and processes relating to two-dimensional (drawing, painting, and printmaking) and three-dimensional (sculpture) art.  Students will use basic media including graphite and colored pencils, chalk and oil pastels, charcoal, ink, watercolor, acrylic paint and clay.  Throughout the year, we will discuss artists and the history of art as they related to specific lessons. Design elements (line, value, shape, form, color, space, texture) and design principles pertaining to composition and perspective are also introduced.


General Overview of Content:


Quarter One: Drawing and Printmaking


Quarter Two: Painting and Color Theory


Quarter Three: Sculpture and Communication Design


Quarter Four: Portraiture and Modern Art