Visual Arts I
Visual Art I is designed to reinforce and build on knowledge and skills developed at the elementary and middle school levels. It is the foundation level for art study throughout high school. The course emphasizes the study of the elements of art and principles of design, color theory, vocabulary, art criticism, art history, and safety in the art room. The approach to art experiences during this time is experimental and covers a wide variety of processes and materials. Students are provided a foundation in design, drawing and vocabulary in a teacher-structured environment. Problem solving and decision making are emphasized throughout Visual Art I.
*Drawing Boot Camp is an intensive unit within the Art I curriculum at Cary High School which is designed to build positive work habits and fundamental drawing techniques based upon observation, including contour line drawing and graphite shading/rendering. All students are expected to learn and master the skills presented to them during Drawing Boot Camp in order to move on to more advanced projects with an appropriate level of confidence.