Drawing & Painting

Students explore the creative process that allows artists to understand themselves and our culture at a deeper level and share that through artistic expression. The coursework is exciting, but creating art is a lot of work. It is a great adventure; it is about finding your voice as an artist and as a creative being. These adventures will stay with the students and enrich their lives. A high level of participation is expected from each student, as well as a deeper level of thinking. With full participation, art classes will form a creative and supportive community to enrich and deepen a student’s experience as a person and as an “artist.”

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Students learn and apply the elements and principles of art and design in individual works of art. They will be given both projects that help build skill in techniques, as well as creative problem-solving.

This course moves students into beginning the practice of observational drawing and painting. Students will be given projects that both build technical skill and allow development of a voice and investigations of their own art making process. Students will also focus on building a critical awareness and a relationship to the historical and cultural contexts that have influenced visual art.

Students will deepen their experience of painting and drawing with an in-depth study of figurative drawing and explorations in figure painting. They will be creating large-scale works of art from both observation and imagination and be given a series of engaging and challenging creative problems. Students will translate experiences, personal perspectives and concepts into visual form with a variety of techniques.

Awards + Accolades

2019-2020

Annual Yia Rising Stars Art Show

  • Best Painting, Merit Painting & Honorable Mention
  • Marin Open Studios Award
  • Riley Street Award

2018-2019

Annual Yia Rising Stars Art Show

  • Merit Award, Drawing
  • 4 Honorable Mention Awards
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