Beginning Art: Fundamentals of Art (year-long) course is the basic entry prerequisite course for all studio and media art courses. It is the pre-requisite for studio, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, commercial, and computer art, and photography. Aligned to DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards Arts, CCRSA (National Common Core Arts Standards, NCAS), the course provides foundational 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.