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Art 7th 1,2 (0101, 0102)


Grade Range:
 7
 Prerequisites:
 None
 Course duration:
 One or two semesters. Art 7th 1 (0101) also may be taught as a six-, nine-, or 12-week portion of an 18-week (one-semester) wheel course; may be repeated for credit
Course Description:
 In this course, all elements of art are identified in relationship to the principles of design to describe, analyze, and interpret works of art. The focus on developing increased skill and persistence through practice in drawing, painting, and sculpting skills is documented in a longitudinal portfolio to show evidence of growth in at least three media for the duration of the course. Individual sketchbooks/journals serve as additional documentation for planning, creating, editing, and reworking ideas and works of art. Students compare and contrast works of art and functional art products that represent various world cultures. Finally, this course introduces students to methods of art preservation and careers in visual art.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Chapman, A World of Images: Teacherís Resource Binder and Overhead Transparencies, Davis Publications, 1992.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.