Course Description

Grades 9-12, College Prep
This course is a first year art course in the fundamentals of art. This course emphasizes the necessary skills to provide the student with a perceptual base leading to understanding artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural context/s, and aesthetic valuing. Students learn about the tools, techniques, materials, technology and application of what is learned in other art forms, subject areas and careers. The art elements and principals of design serve as a foundation for each unit covered. Selected historical or cultural contexts will be applied with attention to analysis, interpretation, and judgment of student work as well as appreciation of art works from other cultures and times. The student will learn basic drawing strategies such as gesture drawing, and utilizing simple shapes, and placement and proportion procedures to train the eye. The student will apply these strategies to a variety of drawing projects that focus on line, weight, edge, and form. Next, color theory is introduced so that the student can combine drawing and color strategies to create a variety of painting projects. Other projects that fall within the spectrum include block printing, airbrushing, and sculpting. Students will keep a portfolio of all their works and present them at the end of each semester.

About Projects
Each project listed links to a page that give instructions on how to complete the project. Some of these pages have written instructions, some have have instructional videos, and some have both. To access the particular unit page, click on the desired link. If the page you are trying to access requires a password, type in the same password you use in the artroom to log onto the school computer. Have fun exploring and learning!
About Tests

Project web pages also contain links to study guides for tests. The information for the tests ties directly into the unit that's presented. Fill out the questions to the study guide and use them to study for the test. Make sure to pay attention to test dates listed here, and on the board at school.

To access the particular unit page, click on the desired link. If the page you are trying to access requires a password, type in the same password you use in the artroom to log onto the school computer.

Disclaimer
I do the best job I can to keep these web pages current, however date changes may be made at school that the web page may not reflect. Keep in mind, it is your child's responsibility to read the board at school to know when his/her test dates are and what test they should be taking.
Contact

If you are a parent of a Denair High School student, and you have any questions regarding any of the content on these web pages, or your child's progress, feel free to contact me at the school by phone 632-9911 ext. 4226, or via email at jstav@dusd.k12.ca.us

Thank you,

John Stavrianoudakis

Art History Links (Good for your Essays)

PROJECTS

DUE DATE

TEST DATE

Policies and Procedures
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Aug 19

Drawing Strategies & Elements of Art

Aug 19
Aug 26
Drawing with Form
Sept 9
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Shading & Value
Sept 23
Sept 16
Portfolio Decoration
Oct 7
Sept 30
Contour Drawing
Oct 28
Oct 28
Shaded Self-Portrait
Nov 18
Nov 10
Color Theory
Dec 2
Dec 2
Geometric Forms Painting
Dec 9
Dec 9
Portfolio Final
Day of Final
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