Linn H.S. Art Syllabus

The Linn High School art student will be lead through a series of lessons which are designed and intended to improve the student’s visual awareness and increase his or her background in art and art history. These lessons will also develop his/her drawing skills, observation skills, and knowledge of elements and principles of design. Depending on the level and experience of the student he/she will complete many or some of the projects below. The teacher and student will work together to challenge and meet their individual needs.

PENCIL
• Grids (purpose)
• Papers / cardboard
• Value scale w/shades
• Still life
• Landscape
• Teacher/student selection

COLORED PENCIL
• Color theory
• Blenders, technique

PASTELS, (OIL & CHALK)
• Blending techniques & papers

PEN & INK
• Types of pens & colors of ink
• Textures, practice sheets

MIXED MEDIA / CARDBOARD
• Definition / purposes

SILVERPOINT
• Metals
• Gesso and board preparation

PAINTING
• Watercolor
• Acrylic
• Oil
• Brushes, water, thinners and surfaces
• Mixing, color theory

PRINTMAKING
• Etching / plexi glass
• Lino-cut
• Wood-cut

COLLAGE
• Glues and application processes
• Paper
• Wood and metal

SCULPTURE
• Clay
• Plaster
• Wood

POTTERY
• Hand built (coil, slab, pinch)
• Wheel