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Design in Mixed Media 1,2 (P) (0244, 0245)

Grade Range:
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 This foundational high school course allows students with a wide variety of backgrounds in visual art education to understand and use elements of art and principles of design through examination of images, reading, writing, discussion, and creating works of art to widen and deepen visual literacy. Instruction focuses on the design, development, and creation of handmade, functional, and artistic objects, mostly three-dimensional. Investigation of contemporary and traditional multicultural works of art and processes in this course requires minimal drawing and painting skills. Multiple approaches to artistic investigations include problem solving in clay, papier-mâché, fiber, and digital and electronic media (where available). Sketchbook/journal entries and individual portfolios document development, refinement, and reflection of student work. Students write critical analyses that describe, interpret, analyze, and judge historic and contemporary works of art, including their own.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Hobbs, Visual Experience, Davis, 2005.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.