Advanced Drawing

As a student enrolled in this course, you will have the opportunity to explore the basic Elements & Principles of Art, and relate them

to the two and three dimensional aspects of drawing. You will  continue to develop a personal expression in your drawing through the use of different techniques and media and build your skill level. You will be encouraged to sharpen your senses and to train your visual memory, as additional resources in strengthening your drawing skills. This course is excellent training for the AP Studio Art course.


Drawing 2 will be divided into 4 units of study:


Exploration of Materials, Techniques and Approaches:

The teacher will review visual problems and media presented in Drawing 1. 

Students will be encouraged to be more experimental with mixing media.

Eye-hand coordination will be developed further through various drawing techniques.

Students will continue to practice formal evaluation of their work and critique.


Exploration of the Elements and Principles in Art:

Students will focus on the Elements of Art (line, shape, space, texture, color and value) and be encouraged to incorporate the

Principles of Art into their work. Our class will experiment with the Elements and Principles in a variety of media.

Students will be able to identify Elements and Principles in visual works from a variety of art periods.


Exploration of Composition:

Students will explore methods of spacial planning and a variety of approaches to layout. As a result, students will be able to identify

various types of balance and compositional tools that can be used singly or in combination.

They will learn to make qualitativejudgements about which tools work best (for them) with different formats.


Exploration of new Subjects/Themes:

Students will study human anatomy and learn to draw the figure. They will also learn how to create a landscape.

Thematic approaches to drawing will be presented and encouraged. 

Students will view the work of artists who have worked thematically in their careers.

Students may use this aspect of the course to prepare a college portfolio.