This is an entry-level art course that teaches students to develop creative solutions to two- dimensional design problems using a variety of media and techniques. An in-depth exploration of the elements of art will guide students through rendering spatial dimension through a still-life study. Instruction for using a variety of graphite drawing pencils and techniques will be introduced. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles and elements of design as they relate to a watercolor painting & printmaking project. Lastly, students will recognize different artists and artworks in history and creatively “alter” a Master’s work in a personally guided mixed media- art appropriation project. Critical analysis and evaluation of one’s own work and the work of others will be initiated. These foundations provide the framework for art students to visually and verbally communicate effectively in successive art courses.