ARA301: Fundamentals of Art (2019)

The Fundamentals of Art (year-long) course is designed as the basic entry course for all studio art courses. Aligned to DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards Arts, CCRSA (National Common Core Arts Standards, NCAS), the course provides introduction to the elements (line, color, form, texture, value, shape, and space) and principles (balance, emphasis, unity, contrast, rhythm, pattern, movement) of art in artistic works. Students learn how to compose works of art through a series of assignments that use a variety of two- and three-dimensional art media. Course emphasis is placed on basic techniques of drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture, created through a variety of mediums that can be used throughout life for communication, expression, and enjoyment.

Course Note: This is the recommended introductory course for all studio art courses. This course satisfies the Fine Arts (1 credit) graduation requirement.