Course Syllabus

About Art 3

Welcome to Art 3. This class is a honors level class for artists that have had art experiences in middle and high school. In this class we will continue to improve our previously learned art skills as we explore more complex techniques. We will also continue to use art vocabulary to discuss works of art from art history, current artists as well as our own masterpieces. In Art 3 we will expand our opportunities for artistic choice and begin to develop our own unique style.

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Basic concepts, skills and techniques you will learn in Beginning Art 1: 

  • Review Art elements: line, shape, form, space, value, color and texture
  • Review Principles of Design: balance, contrast, emphasis, movement/rhythm, pattern, unity, harmony
  • Review basic drawing techniques using-pencil, pen, colored pencil, charcoal
  • hand-eye coordination, proportion, shading, blending
  • color theory, color schemes, color blending
  • watercolor and acrylic painting, effects and techniques
  • observational drawing, implied texture techniques, grid method, 1 & 2 point perspective, drawing in reverse
  • printmaking, mixed media
  • graphic design
  • planning, problem solving, abstract thinking/designs, stylizing
  • compositional strategies
  • website building


North Carolina Visual Art Essential Standards

Visual Literacy

  • NCES.P.VA.V.1 - Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.

    • NCES.P.VA.V.1.1 - Use art vocabulary to analyze compositions.
    • NCES.P.VA.V.1.2 - Understand the relationship between personal expression and design.
    • NCES.P.VA.V.1.3 - Recognize contemporary styles, themes, and genres in art.
    • NCES.P.VA.V.1.4 - Evaluate the use of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design in art.
  • NCES.P.VA.V.2 - Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.

    • NCES.P.VA.V.2.1 - Implement planning to arrive at original solutions to artistic problems.
    • NCES.P.VA.V.2.2 - Recognize how personal experience influences the perception of the environment.
    • NCES.P.VA.V.2.3 - Understand the relationship of creative expression to the development of personal style.
  • NCES.P.VA.V.3 - Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately.

    • NCES.P.VA.V.3.1 - Compare properties of tools in the creation of art.
    • NCES.P.VA.V.3.2 - Analyze the relationship between media, processes, and results.
    • NCES.P.VA.V.3.3 - Select appropriate processes and techniques to create art.

Contextual Relevancy

  • NCES.P.VA.CX.1 - Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.

    • NCES.P.VA.CX.1.1 - Understand the role of visual arts in United States history as a means of interpreting past eras within an historical context.
    • NCES.P.VA.CX.1.2 - Understand how personal perspective is influenced by temporal context.
    • NCES.P.VA.CX.1.3 - Exemplify contemporary art and artists.
    • NCES.P.VA.CX.1.4 - Understand how personal aesthetic responses to art are influenced by culture.
    • NCES.P.VA.CX.1.5 - Understand the relationship of the environment to art, including technology, preservation, and sustainability of resources.
  • NCES.P.VA.CX.2 - Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.

    • NCES.P.VA.CX.2.1 - Understand the influence of commercial design on personal aesthetics.
    • NCES.P.VA.CX.2.2 - Understand how knowledge learned in other disciplines is used to solve artistic problems.
    • NCES.P.VA.CX.2.3 - Understand the value of collaboration with peers to arrive at effective solutions to artistic problems.
    • NCES.P.VA.CX.2.4 - Analyze how contextual relevance affects aesthetic responses to digital media.

Critical Response

  • NCES.P.VA.CR.1 - Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.

    • NCES.P.VA.CR.1.1 - Differentiate between personal aesthetic response and objective critical response to art.
    • NCES.P.VA.CR.1.2 - Critique personal art based on reflective inquiry.



1. Be logged into class for Synchronous learning ON TIME.

2. Have a pencil and paper (or other supplies) with you each day.

3. Turn in all assignments on time.

4. Be awake/alert and participate in each class.

5. Be respectful and considerate of others.

6. Do not speak (mute your mic) during instruction or if others are speaking.

7. Be open minded--this is new for all of us but we will make it work!


Grading Policy

In Art Class grades are broken down into 3 grading categories:

1. Projects= 40%

2. Daily Agenda Work=30%  (Google forms, sketches, rough drafts, technique practice)

3. Quizes=20%  (Critiques, Self-Evals, Tests)

4. Active Participation=10% (Participation in group critiques and class discussion)


The WS/FCS grading scale is a 10 point scale:

A = 90-100

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

F = 59 and below

Course Summary:

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