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Estimated Completion Time

18 weeks


The Visual Art suite will provide students the foundational skills to be successful in a studio environment. Using the Elements of Art and Principles of Design as the framework, students will feel confident in creating their own style of art. Students will explore and use a variety of materials safely during the creative process. The courses explicitly teach art techniques through modeling and connecting them to master artists. During the creative process, students will apply art vocabulary, procedures, as well as time-management and collaborative skills. They will develop their observational skills, prior knowledge, and art critique skills to reflect on and interpret works of art. Throughout each multifaceted lesson, the students will make connections to art and various cultures around the world. The course offers rich text to support art history instruction, including information on artists and art movements over time. The Visual Art suite integrates standards from all the core subject areas, including Math, Social Studies, Science, Health, and Language Arts. Connections are made to Music, Dance, and Physical Education as well. The Visual Art suite will develop students fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, creativity, and their appreciation for global communities.

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Course Requirements

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students and families are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers because, when teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

Required Materials – Please view the list of materials before registering.

Major Topics and Concepts

Module 01: Line

  • 01.00 Module One Pretest
  • 01.01 Line
  • 01.02 David Hockney
  • 01.03 Module One Review and Assessment

Module 02: Shape

  • 02.00 Module Two Pretest
  • 02.01 Shape
  • 02.02 Bridget Riley
  • 02.03 Module Two Review and Assessment
  • 02.04 Module Two Discussion-Based Assessment

Module 03: Color

  • 03.00 Module Three Pretest
  • 03.01 Color
  • 03.02 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • 03.03 Module Three Review and Assessment

Module 04: Space

  • 04.00 Module Four Pretest
  • 04.01 Space
  • 04.02 Salvador Dalí
  • 04.03 Module Four Review and Assessment
  • 04.04 Module Four Discussion-Based Assessment

Module 05: Texture

  • 05.00 Module Five Pretest
  • 05.01 Texture
  • 05.02 Gustav Klimt
  • 05.03 Module Five Review and Assessment

Module 06: Form

  • 06.00 Module Six Pretest
  • 06.01 Form
  • 06.02 Jean Arp
  • 06.03 Module Six Review and Assessment
  • 06.04 Module Six Discussion-Based Assessment

Module 07: Art Around the World

  • 07.00 Module Seven Pretest
  • 07.01 Oceania
  • 07.02 Asia
  • 07.03 Europe
  • 07.04 Africa
  • 07.05 South America
  • 07.06 North America
  • 07.07 Module Seven Assessment
  • 07.08 Module Seven Discussion-Based Assessment

Credits .5


  • Landscape
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of landscapes in art by analyzing a variety of landscapes and using the element of line to create movement within their own landscape.
  • Shapes and Op Art
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of shapes and op art by explaining geometric, organic, irregular, and three-dimensional shapes and using them to create their own piece of op art.
  • Color and Self-Portraits
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of color and self-portraits by explaining the concepts of color and using a variety of elements to create a self-portrait.
  • Surrealism
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of surrealism by analyzing a variety of surrealist’s artwork and applying the element of space and principles of design to create a surrealistic piece of art.
  • Texture
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of texture in artwork by explaining the difference between actual and implied texture, analyzing the use of these textures in artwork, and creating their own piece of artwork using implied texture.
  • Form
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of form by analyzing the use of form in artists’ sculptures, describing organic forms and the different types of sculptures, and creating their own sculpture.
  • Art Around the World
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of art around the world by analyzing how the principles and elements of art are used throughout artwork in the world, and creating and critiquing their own artwork inspired by these cultures.



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