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Visual Art

Visual Art is an introductory/intermediate course that forefronts a culturally responsive pedagogical approach and highlights important social justice issues. It provides students with experiences in a variety of art media, tools, and techniques. The emphasis is on art making, however, the course will also provide students with valuable opportunities to learn how to:

  • Recognize that the creative process is paramount to all visual arts experiences.
  • Create works of art.
  • Reflect on their work through self and peer-to-peer critiques and student-to-teacher formative assessment.
  • Revise and improve.
  • Make their own artist sketchbooks that include notes and drawings.
  • Learn about artists and art movements related to the concept and media of each unit.
  • Consider the connection between the inception of an idea and its realization.
  • Develop an artist’s portfolio with artist statements
  • Explore college programs of study in visual art.
  • Articulate ideas using the language and vocabulary of art.
  • Recognize the connections between art and other curriculum areas – such as social studies, math, and science.
  • Appreciate the value of art museums, galleries, and other community resources.
  • Recognize the visual arts as a source of various career opportunities and lifelong enjoyment. 
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