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Art 8th 1,2 (0120, 0121)

Grade Range:
 Demonstrated interest and ability in art
 Course duration:
 One or two semesters. Art 8th 1 (0120) 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 the course, students synthesize their knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design to expand their personal expression and visual communication skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and electronic media (where available). Students are encouraged to take risks by exploring works of contemporary art, identifying issues of importance, and creating original works of art that express their ideas and feelings on the issue. Students collaborate on at least one artistic investigation that communicates a theme and is designed for the public. Individual sketchbook/journals document research and planning of a series of works of art based on a single theme. As students explore contemporary art in the neighborhood or city, they are introduced to regional 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.