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This is a creative art course that focuses on drawing and painting. In keeping with this attention on two-dimensional work, students typically work with several media (such as pen-and-ink, pencil, chalk, watercolor, tempera, acrylic, charcoal, and so on). There is much variation through the different mediums. Students will develop their identity through their drawing, and are encouraged to convey his/her own ideas. Students will also study art history through contemporary, realistic, abstract, and figurative developments in drawing/painting.

Students will view ten outstanding films by ten exceptional directors.   The films will follow chronological order beginning with a 1927 silent film and ending with a documentary from 2005.   The films cover a range of genres including: satire, drama, comedy, biography, horror, documentary, foreign, and fantasy.

Big Questions:

  • What makes us tick?
  • How can I contribute to society?
  • What is Autism?
  • What is relevant to me?

Students write, produce, and act in a performance piece.