This one year course introduces students to the Elements of Art & Principles of Design with an intensive focus on drawing from observations. Students will also develop various drawing skills, observational studies, a& be introduced to ceramics, painting, aas well as printmaking. Sutdio experiences in the classroom will give students opportunities to experience a variety of media while developing students' individual style & creative problem solving skils. Students will deomonstrate their ability to respond, to analyze, & to interpret their own artwork as well as the artwork of others. This will be achieved through notes, discussions, critiques & writings. Each student will also keep a sketchbook throughout the year to develop & hone skills oobservational drawing, use an outlet for personal reflection, & practice design problem solving.