Available to: all students

Schedule: one semester

Special notes: This semester-long course must be paired with another arts course before graduation in order to fulfill Stevenson’s diploma requirement. To fulfill the “f” arts admissions requirement for the UC and Cal State schools, the second course should also be in the visual arts discipline.

This beginning art class exposes students to the fundamentals of art. Students discover and explore the elements of art, the principles of design and the foundations of art history. Exploration in figure drawing, observational rendering, linear perspective and color theory are starting points for the student’s creativity. Through class critiques students evaluate their own work and analyze the work of others.