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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

18 weeks

Overview

The importance of fine arts is a benefit, not just to the older student and population, but is a necessary area of development for the
young student who will benefit with it in all areas of education. Art provides an opportunity for children to develop the use of their
senses directly and encourages the student to further develop what they already know as a source of knowledge and creativity. It is
important for the student to make a connection between the verbal and visual; logic and emotions; imagination and reality. Art
offers the student an opportunity to express feelings and emotions in their drawings and with color. The fine art program promotes
self-esteem and self-awareness as it enhances personal fulfillment. Children have a wonderful imagination that, if encouraged, will
be needed though out their life. This program provides an opportunity for self-discipline through instruction and cooperation while
providing the student with an opportunity for self-expression by using imaginative thinking for creative solutions. Again, this is a
necessity in lifetime experiences. The student will see the artistic expressions and inventions from cultures around the world that
are part of the history of mankind and development. Modern media provides many opportunities to the student. However, the
student has the benefit to experience it more closely in art classes. Repetition, important for young children, is evident in these
lessons. Repetition is provided at different age levels while using various tools and mediums. Home, family and friends, pets, and
toys are the young student’s world. The student will begin with their personal world as they think they know it, and discover so
much more about it. These lessons provide a deeper awareness of the world immediately around them, and eventually their journey
will grow from there. Each student is an individual with unique ideas and talents. Our goal is to provide each student an opportunity for personal growth for themselves and the world in which we live.

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

  • Lines
  • Shapes
  • Primary Colors
  • Symmetry
  • Secondary Colors
  • Forms of Art

Credits .5

Competencies

  • Lines
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of lines by naming line types, describing the positions of lines, and creating artwork using a variety of line types and positions.
  • Shapes
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of shapes by identifying and describing shapes and drawing shapes to create artwork.
  • Primary Colors
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of primary colors by naming the primary colors, describing the steps for creating a watercolor wash, and creating artwork using primary colors.
  • Symmetry
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of symmetry by describing symmetry, creating a symmetrical print, and modeling symmetry in faces.
  • Secondary Colors
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of secondary colors by naming the secondary colors, describing how to create secondary colors, and using secondary colors in their artwork.
  • Forms of Art
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of different forms of art by describing and creating a pot out of clay, a collage, and a print.

Pre-Requisites

None

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We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.