At Northwood we offer 4 levels of art classes in drawing and painting mediums.
Introduction to Art is designed to introduce the basic art elements and principles of design as they apply to the four components of art education: Art History, Art Expression/Production, Aesthetic Analysis and Art Criticism. Introduction to Art is intended to provide introductory experiences through the use of a variety of media and techniques that have been utilized by various cultures throughout history. These may include drawing, painting, printmaking, graphics, ceramics, sculpture, design, lettering, handcrafts, art history, and art appreciation. The class will also focus on the many possible career choices in the field of art.
Drawing and Painting is an intermediate level course intended to provide students an opportunity to learn and develop their drawing and painting skills utilizing a variety of media and techniques (pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, oil pastels, watercolor, acrylics). The course will also incorporate the study of art history, art appreciation and the contribution of different cultures and artists.
Portfolio Prep will allow high level art students a chance to prepare a personal art portfolio that showcases their creative work in a variety of media. The class will emphasize the independent study of the four components of art education: Art History, Art Expression/Production, Aesthetic Analysis and Art Criticism. Students will work with the instructor to determine individual projects and assignments that will further their skills of production and presentation. Students have an opportunity to expand and develop their drawing and painting skills utilizing a variety of media and techniques (pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, oil pastels, watercolor, acrylics). The course will also incorporate research of various fields of study within art and career possibilities.
AP Studio Art is a college-level course for juniors and seniors that is designed for the highly motivated student that is willing to spend hours of outside work and research. The student will submit a portfolio for evaluation during the month of May. The portfolio will consist of approximately 25 to 35 pieces of original work that reflect quality, concentration, and breadth. Works should reflect areas in research and development of in depth ideas; demonstrate principles of visual organization; and the ability to work in color and black and white both two and three dimensionally.
If you are unsure which level is right for you please contact:
Kimberly Rohrs: firstname.lastname@example.org
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