Form and Color are foundational to all art. Understanding form and color gives students a greater vocabulary with which to create as well as broader definitions by which to understand art generally.
Form and Color is a multimedia class that focuses on the two pillars of art:
- Form: The ability to build basic shapes into more complex ones.
- Color Theory: Practical guidance to color mixing and the visual effects of a specific color combination.
The first semester of Form and Color will focus on form, using the book Figure It Out: The Beginner’s Guide to Drawing People by Chris Hart. The second semester will focus on Color Theory with acrylic paints.
Color is a power which directly influences the soul. ~Wassily Kandinsky
We will also be taking a look at art development and styles through human history and touch on key artists and styles throughout both semesters. Art reflects culture and understanding Form and Color will give students insight and understanding of art and therefore culture.
This class is a foundational one for all High School students as they begin to look at the broader questions of culture and humanity, society, politics, and theology.
This class has homework assignments and is graded based on attendance, participation, and the number of assignments turned in. Because art is subjective grading is never comparative and has a looser structure than other subjects.
This high school level class is best suited for mature 8th graders through 12th grade.
- Figure It Out! by Chris Hart
- 5×8 Sketchbook, pencils, erasers, watercolor paint and watercolor paper, paintbrushes, 8×11 canvas boards