Studio Art is an introductory course designed to provide students education in the foundations of art making and critical thinking. It provides artist with the tools needed to advance and helps focus the skills of those who already have artistic experience. The curriculum in this course provides instruction in drawing, painting and mixed media. The drawing curriculum provides experience in line, value, and space using a variety of media and subjects. The painting curriculum provides students an opportunity to investigate color and painting techniques in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. An examination of historical and contemporary artwork and suggested gallery visits will correspond to assignments.