• 2D Spring 2020 Room 108




    Course Description: This art elective expands the experience and knowledge students were introduced to in the introduction to Visual Art. This course is designed for students with various skill levels. This elective offers experiences in a variety of materials and mediums specific to two-dimensional design such as drawing and painting.  The course focuses primarily on the instruction and execution of artistic technique as it pertains to the desired medium.  Students will embark on an extensive study of color theory and tits application to a variety of fine arts projects in combination with strengthening drawing skill from direct observation and ideas of perception and interpretation.  Students are able to explore artistic challenges while striving to incorporate the formal elements of art and the formal principles of design into a two-dimensional composition.  Historical, Modern, and Contemporary art exemplars will serve as motivation and inspiration for creative work and provide culture insight to society and the world at large.

    Prerequisite -Introduction to Visual Art

    The studio content of the art program focuses on the following: art history, the formal Elements of Art, the formal Principles of Design, representational skills, composition, expression, technique, function and imagination.

    Student Learning Goals: The student will

    • Develop insights and experience in the many aspects of meaning conveyed in two-dimensional works of art.
    • Experience creating in two-dimensional design, in which organization and reorganization of ideas will be explored.
    • Experience creating in three-dimensional design, in which organization and reorganization of ideas will be explored.
    • Learn the use of artistic materials and mediums in the form of technique as an effective tool of creating.
    • Discover dry mediums such as pencil, charcoal, conte, pen, marker, colored pencil and oil pastel, to utilize in project creation.
    • Discover wet mediums such as ink, watercolor and acrylic, to utilize in project creation.
    • Develop skills involved with direct observation and perception.
    • Incorporate and identify an extensive study of color theory into their two and three-dimensional works of art.
    • Experience creating on two-dimensional surfaces which will provide a base in which project creation can evolve.
    • Exercise critical judgment in the form of an artistic critique.


    The study of Introduction to Visual Art introduces the following but is not limited to:

    • Promote self-esteem as an outlet for emotion and creative expression.
    • Develop knowledge of Design Elements and Principles of Art.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of color theory.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of a two-dimensional composition.
    • Demonstrate the ability to draw representatively.
    • Demonstrate originality.
    • Develop an understanding of art heritage through cultural exploration and historical study.
    • Development of individual accountability and responsibility.
    • Practice correct use of tools and materials.
    • Develop the ability to incorporate and use technology as a tool for research and creation.
    • Practice known health and safety procedures.


    Student Requirements:

    • Students will be expected to work individually as well as within a group setting.
    • Students will be expected to demonstrate competency when working in a studio setting.
    • Students will be expected to keep a journal/sketchbook to reinforce ideas discussed during class; includes class notes, terminology, historical references and artist information, procedures and creative processes.
    • Students will be expected to dress appropriately when working with art tools and materials.
    • Students will be expected to arrive on time, be prepared and be respectful.
    • Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
    • I. Elements of Art: line, color, shape, form, texture, value and space
    • II. Principles of Design: balance, rhythm, movement, unity, variety, contrast and emphasis

    Integration of Technology: Website research, Power Point, Computer Simulation

    Assessment & Evaluation:

    Students are to maintain a comprehensive sketchbook/journal. Students keep a portfolio containing their artwork and/or documentation of projects. The contents of the portfolio enable students to clarify assignments, keep track of progress, and compile a body of work. Students use the portfolio and reflective assignments to evaluate effort and review accomplishments. Students are to display completed art and defend ideas during open critique. The teacher uses rubrics to evaluate skill proficiency, overall project outcome, and student effort. Teacher assessment of student progress is an ongoing process based on the following criteria: 1) the quality of studio work and reflective writing; 2) the ability to follow instructions and complete assignments; 3) meeting lesson objectives, effort and focus on the work; 4) originality and creative problem solving; 5) the proper use of tools, materials and equipment; and 6) respect and appreciation for the work of others. 

    Exhibition of student work will be another important assessment tool. Work will be displayed throughout the classroom, school, and community. The final exam will be a two-part evaluation. The first consisting of a work of art and the second will be a formal written critique that includes, but is not limited to, the historical reference of the artistic work, artist inspiration, creative process, and aesthetics. The final exam will be assigned by the teacher by mid- semester and due before academic exams begin at the end of each semester. Students will receive a letter grade for the course, attitude and performance.


    Woodbridge Township School District Curriculum Guide