Grandi, Mr. James


Foundations

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Art Studio course is the prerequisite class for the art program. Essentially, it serves as an overview class to the programs three focused areas, Drawing & Painting, Sculpture, & 2D Design. Students will learn various media such as pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, pastels, and acrylics, plaster, mold-making and introductory digital software. Methods range from representational to abstract. Elements of art and Principles of design are taught throughout the course.

Students will study art history, art criticism, and aesthetics throughout the course. 


*Current Project

Students are exploring the the process of creating and conceiving ideas.   They are exposed to the concepts of creating, connecting, and revising their ideas.  This is the initial step that will ultimately lead to a fully student generated product from start to finish.  These skills are based on the National Visual Arts Standards.  (download standards in sidebar)



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Drawing and Painting I

COURSE OVERVIEW

This class is designed to introduce students into drawing and painting concepts and materials. If you enjoy drawing and painting or simply want to get better at either one, this is the class for you. While we address traditional skills (shading, rendering, proportions), we will also equally foster the exploration of creativity. We will be working with a variety of visual media and techniques. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Students will:
-Refine and retool observation skills

-Utilize learned creative thinking techniques

-Integrate visual judgments into common topics

-Learn about contemporary art as well as periods in Art History

-Understand and identify the Elements of Art & Principles of Design

-Experiment with a wide variety of drawing media and painting techniques 


*Current Project

Students are exploring the the process of creating and conceiving ideas.   They are exposed to the concepts of creating, connecting, and revising their ideas.  This is the initial step that will ultimately lead to a fully student generated product from start to finish.  These skills are based on the National Visual Arts Standards.  (download standards in sidebar)



NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY


If you are a student who appreciates art, creates art, or just like to get involved in helping out the community while promoting the arts please feel free to fill out an application. (APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 14-15 SCHOOL YEAR- OCTOBER 30, 2014)

You can access the application by copying the following address:


http://cynahs.weebly.com


Once you are there, click on the "Member Application" link and fill out all of the information. Please be sure to hit "submit".

Applications will be accepted until October , 2014 

If you have have any questions please contact Mr. Grandi.

Thanks.