• Art I - Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, Printmaking, Designing

    The Loudoun County Public Schools’ High School Art Education Program infuses art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetic critiques. Art I is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a foundation of varied art skills, techniques, and concepts. This course teaches students how to see and understand their expressive potential and allows them to begin to form opinions and judgments about their artwork and that of their peers. The students will establish a continuing portfolio for the purpose of generating ideas, recording visual incidence, analyzing historical/professional examples, and exploring imaginative and symbolic ideas. 

    2019-2020 Objectives

    Working with the Elements of Art and Principles of Design throughout assignments students will become familiar with the terminology used to describe and disucss future artworks. The following is a general outline of our year.
    Getting to Know You 
    Elements of Art / Principles of Design 
    Line Styles: Contour, Continuous Contour, Directional Line, Expressive Line, Blind Contour
    Project 1: Contour Line Drawing Round Robin
    Drawing - Understanding Positive and Negative Space
    Project 2: Perspective and Space
    Techniques in Watercolor
    Techniques in Oil Pastel
    Project 3: Ink and Sticks - Realism with Oil Pastels
    Project 4: Transcend - Abstract Watercolor
    All About Color Theory
    Project 5: Expressive Portrait Painting
    Careers in Art 
    Project 6: Sculpture
    Project 7: Printmaking

Last Modified on August 18, 2019