Students will learn the Visual Arts skills and techniques needed to create original works of art.  Students will learn how to begin, develop, and finalize drawings, paintings, or clay pieces.  Students will have the opportunity to enter their artwork in exhibits and contests.  Throughout the semester art students willkeep a hard copy art portfolio of their artwork, and will photograph their artwork and create an electronic portfolio.  Field trips may be taken to local art galleries and local art studios.


    Students will put into practice the Visual Arts Elements and Principles of Design:  line, shape, form, color, value, texture, space, repetition & pattern, contrast, emphasis, variety, balance, movement & rhythm, proportion, and harmony & unity.