Arrowhead Union High School District

Introduction to Drawing and Painting is a semester long course which is designed to develop skills and knowledge using a variety of artistic mediums and techniques. Connections to the real world will be explored through the creative process. Students will use drawing, painting, and print-making media to express ideas, thoughts and emotions. Students will explore and apply the elements and principles of design as well as apply observation in their own, original compositions. The course will focus on drawing and painting from direct observation in mediums and techniques that may include pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolors and acrylic painting, comparing and contrasting mediums to develop a personal style of preference. Students will learn the basics of composition to organize their own works of art.