ARS401: Studio Art (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Visual Arts
COURSE TITLE: Studio Art
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Fundamentals of Art
Major Concepts/Content: The studio art course is designed either as units of study in various media, or as an individualized course for advanced students. Students who would like to develop skill in several media would benefit from this course. Students can concentrate on selected media by choosing activities from a wide range of options such as drawing, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, oil painting, sculpture, ceramics, commercial art, creative crafts, lettering, printmaking, and mixed media.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will provide experience using various art materials, tools, and equipment. Students will produce artworks in a selected medium and with specified limitations. Students will be exposed to several different current styles in art. Visits to art galleries, studios, and museums will be included when feasible.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will demonstrate the proper care and use of tools, materials, and equipment used when creating works of art in a specific media. Student projects will be evaluated on originality, craftsmanship, effort, time utilization, and quality with consideration given to individual student’s talent, experience, and/or limitations. Both written and oral tests will he used to evaluate knowledge of course content.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the studio art course, the student should be able to:
- Create Works of Art
- Produce artwork in selected media to meet specific guidelines, time lines, and limitations. Use basic art vocabulary when making statements about art.
- Demonstrate proficiency using a variety of art processes including, but not limited to, drawing; watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting; linoleum block, silkscreen, etching, and woodblock printing; plaster carving; construction; ceramics; batik; commercial illustration; calligraphy; and computer graphics.
- Describe/discuss artworks in terms of formal, informal, and expressive qualities.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the beauty in art by discussing relative merits of peer and professional artworks.
- Express with intuitiveness a wide variety of creative solutions to a single artistic problem.
- Discuss and comprehend the qualitative differences and similarities among artworks, art processes, techniques, and styles in art.
- Display art etiquette (conventional rules of social behavior and professional conduct).
- Describe methods of creating an aesthetic environment.
- Explain how art knowledge contributes to the development of an understanding of humanity.
- Identify several contemporary styles of art.
- Compare the purposes of art in specified historical periods.
- Recognize past and current artists who have contributed in the specific media in which the student is working.
- Discuss cultures that have contributed to the specific media in which the student is working.
- Display an understanding of the contribution of art in enriching our lives and environment.
- Analyze art careers and the training required for them.
- Distinguish between the artwork of a drafts person and a fine artist.
- Identify works in which similar tools, media, techniques, or forming processes were used.