Studio in Art 2
Studio in Art 2 is a sequel to the foundation course Studio in Art 1. Starting with Cubism and ending with Contemporary Art, Studio in Art 2 weaves art history with hands-on art projects. Mediums include graphite, colored pencils, acrylic paint, clay, watercolors, pastels, and cut paper collage. Discussions of styles and techniques, blended with exploration of global art beyond the western world, will expand and broaden the concepts from the knowledge gained in the foundation art course. Structured lessons, notes, and research will be balanced with creative choice, and will allow the students to thrive while creating personal compositions. Students will be able to draw, paint, sculpt, print, or collage their ideas for each unit depending on their individual interests and abilities. Grades are based on class participation & completion and reflection of assignments.
Studio in Art 1 is recommended before this course.
Studio in Art 2 is offered as a full course for 1 credit, or can be taken as a single semester for a 1/2 credit.
Studio in Art 2 gives students enrollment priority into Ceramics. *
Students who are interested in taking ceramics in a future semester will be encouraged to hand build with clay in this class.
Overview of art styles and techniques and materials
Cubism - Drawing or Painting overlapping points of view
Islamic Art - Pattern study and ceramic slab box
*Field Trip to The Clark Art Institute
Hudson River School of Art - watercolor landscapes
Kandinsky & Klee painting exercises
Expressionism and Fauvism - Matisse inspired acrylic painting
Paper Quilling - Paper relief
Surrealism - Surrealistic games and experiments
Final - Combining concepts from at least 2 of the prior units
Pop Art - Warhol and Lichtenstein
Oceanic Art - Polynesian Tribal Designs (India Ink) and Aboriginal Art (Watercolor resist)
Research an Art Movement
African Art - Animal Sculpture or Ndebele painting
Illustration design - The Golden Age of Illustration
*Field Trip to The Norman Rockwell Museum
Latin American Art - Papel Picado
Contemporary/Futuristic Architecture Design - 2 point perspective
Environmental Art - Goldsworthy sculptures
Final - Self Portrait (Reflection of "Self") with influence from prior unit or artist