ART Crafts Crafts involve learning a skill that results in a finished product which is practical or useful. Students may work in several of the following areas: jewelry, bead making, knotted bracelets/anklets, papermaking, glass etching, marbling, bookmaking and batik. Little or no drawing experience is needed. Painting Students will gain an understanding of color. They will produce several paintings using tempera, watercolor or acrylic paints. Subject matter such as still life, optical illusions, landscapes, portraits or abstractions may be painted on paper, canvas panels, ceiling tiles and walls. Some drawing ability is helpful. Ceramics Students will use clay to make mugs, bowls, masks and sculptural forms such as animals. They will learn several basic clay skills such as pinching, coiling, and slab techniques. Projects will be glazed to produce usable objects. Sculpture Students will use a variety of materials such as wood, wire, plaster, clay, paper mache, and cardboard to create 3 dimensional art pieces. The sculptures may be abstract or realistic. Items are usually more decorative than functional. Architecture This class introduces students to the process of planning and designing a building and creating a 3-D model of it. Models maybe built of the following materials: foam board, cardboard, matt board, paint and a variety of other materials. Students may add interiors, exteriors and/or landscaping. Drawing/Graphic Design Students will use a variety of drawing materials. They will explore and expand upon their basic drawing skills including lettering and layout techniques. Media such as pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, pastel and colored pencils may be used to create portraits, product designs, landscapes and cityscapes on paper that can be transferred to T-shirts.