Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School Fine Arts

Fine Arts Goals:

To prepare students to enter the world as open minded, intelligent individuals who can make, buy, view, and experience art as a vital part of their lives and their community.

To prepare future artists for college, art school, or technical school by providing a comprehensive program which includes the variety of skills, processes and content needed to make a smooth transition after high school.

 

INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART

Students taking Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art production leading to the creation of portfolio quality works. The primary emphasis will include exploration of the elements and principles of art; basic drawing skills; types and usage of various media; art history; examination of local art forms such as architecture and advertising; and development of the student’s creative problem-solving skills.

 

DRAWING

 

Students taking Drawing I engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art production and that lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students will create drawings utilizing processes such as sketching, rendering, contour, gesture, and perspective drawing.  Media used include, but are not limited to, pencils, charcoal, and colored pencil.

 

PAINTING

 

Students taking Painting I engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art production leading to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students will create abstract and realistic paintings while exploring a variety of methods for defining space with paint. Scholars will assist in the running of a Fine arts festival for the community.  Media used include, but are not limited to acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, and oil pastels.

 

ADVANCED TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4

 

Students engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art production leading to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students will create abstract and realistic paintings while exploring a variety of methods for defining space with a variety of media. A heavy exploration/focus of the sketchbook is used in this class. Media used include, but are not limited to, oils, acrylics, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, paper and pastels. Scholars will assist in the running of a Fine arts festival for the community. NOTE: Some materials must be supplied by the student.