This course is an introductory studio course where students will be introduced to the language of art and design as they explore an array of media and techniques in 2 and 3 dimensions. Lessons introduce students to the artists, culture and great works of world art and architecture from a historical perspective from ancient to contemporary times. Students will acquire a general knowledge of the geography, worldview implications, political implications and socio-cultural aspects intertwined with artistic styles, artistic periods and major movements throughout the history of art. They will compare and contrast works from many civilizations, from paintings to sculpture, architecture, pottery, mosaics and much more. In studio, they will create artworks inspired by the works they learn about, using many materials and techniques. Students will also learn the vocabulary of critical and technical terms that will allow them to discuss intelligibly and intelligently about the analysis of works of art and develop visual acuity. 


  • Sketchbook (sturdy, at least 8×10”)
  • Sharpie Black Marker (fine)
  • Sharpie Black Marker (extra-fine)
  • Package of Colored Sharpie Markers (fine)
  • Colored Pencils (24) (Crayola is fine)
  • Graphite Drawing Pencils (2B, HB, 4B)
  • Pan of Watercolors/brush included Oil Pastels (24 count)
  • Kneaded Eraser White Plastic Eraser
  • Pink Pearl Eraser
  • Hand Held Pencil Sharpener
  • Rubber Cement Scissors
  • Container for Materials (small toolboxes work well)

(OPTIONAL)- Cardboard Portfolio that will fit 18×24” artwork pieces (for protecting and carrying 2 dimensional pieces home to complete) (you can purchase one at Hobby Lobby or you can make your own. See the link for instructions.)

*Students should have an old shirt or wear old clothes on studio days that we will be working with messy materials. I will send an email out to remind students and parents the day before a studio that would require it.

A $50.00 lab fee will be required.