Length: full year
This is a basic foundation course focusing on the Elements and Principles of Design, aesthetic awareness, problem-solving, and developing observation and technical skills. Students will apply these skills, through authentic assessments, while connecting their Art to artists and Art styles. A variety of media and Art forms will be explored, that haven’t been covered in Art 8. Craftsmanship and creativity will be encouraged through student’s individual approach to the materials. Emphasis is placed on process and craftsmanship through skill development, observation, experimentation and critique. Analysis of historical, cultural and contemporary Art will broaden students’ understanding of the artistic process, fuel ideas, and empower them in seeing and interpreting the world around them.