Beginning Art: Fundamentals of Art (year long) Middle School course is aligned to DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards Arts, CCRSA (National Core Art Standards, NCAS). This course is-áthe PREREQUISITE to intermediate/advanced Middle School art courses. The Elements and Principals of Design are introduced. Basic techniques of drawing, painting, and printmaking are experienced through a variety of media. The processes of creating, producing, connecting and responding are central to the understanding and application of the elements and principals of design. This Beginning Art Course is the prerequisite for intermediate-ámiddle school art classes.