• Visual Arts Syllabus

    Please review this syllabus with a parent and send an e-mail to, subject line: syllabus, stating that you have read and understand the course expectations.

    Visual Arts Syllabus -All Courses 2014-15 update.pdf 165.19 KB (Last Modified on January 26, 2015)
  • Get ODD!

    Figure Friday
    Get ODD!
    Each week, we have an Observational Drawing Day (ODD) in the art room. Our Drawing and Studio Art students will practice observational drawing by drawing the figure, from life, or creating cast and still life drawing. Practice with observational drawing is an absolute necessity for any artist, and a requirement for admissions portfolios of any decent college art program. Each student will have the honor of serving as our class model at least once. We will warm up with one-minute poses and progress to five, ten and twenty minute poses during the class period. Many AP students use their best ODD drawing in the Breadth or Quality sections of their portfolio.
  • Important note for parents about artistic nudity...

    As a parent myself, I feel it is always important to keep parents informed about what their children will experience and be exposed to while in our classes.  Our class has many, many drawing and sculpture texts, as well as numerous art history books and books showcasing the work of individual artists. Some of these books contain drawings, paintings and/or sculptures of nude human forms. Some of the drawing texts contain reference photographs of nude models. These are art history and reference books. There will never be material available to students that is obscene or inappropriate. Students are always expected to display adult maturity when viewing the works in our reference materials. If ever I feel a student is not displaying that necessary level of maturity I will discuss the issue with them and with you as needed. Please always feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about anything that goes on in our class.

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