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Drawing and Painting 1,2 (P) (0271, 0272)


Grade Range:
 Art 1,2 (P) and Color and Design 1,2 (P)
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 College Preparatory Course (P). This course meets the University of California’s f (visual and performing arts) subject-area requirement.

This course is designed for students who have demonstrated aptitude in drawing and painting in prerequisite courses and a desire to pursue a sequence of studies in visual art. Primary emphasis is placed on drawing and painting techniques in a variety of media. Students develop their own personal styles of creative expression as they create individual works based on the elements and principles of art. They are introduced to a variety of cultural and historical styles and motifs. Through critiques, students display the ability to appreciate and value the aesthetics of a wide spectrum of artwork, as well as to understand the relationship between art, culture, and history. Students develop, refine, and create a series of drawings and paintings based on existing works. Individually, students analyze and select their own artistic work for presentation. Collaboratively, they curate an exhibit based on a theme.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Drawing & Painting Resource Set (13 books, 5 videos, 6 slide sets).
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.