• Foundation Art

    Instructor: Ms. Cress

    “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly”

    ~Buckminster Fuller


    Course Description:

    In this course, students will learn the basic building blocks of Art and Design and learn how to communicate ideas through them.  Students will strengthen their skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and personal expression. Students will demonstrate their knowledge through the creation of their art pieces as well as through their interactions with others as they participate in creating a respectful learning community. Students will learn how to evaluate their work through written reflections. Above all, and most importantly, students will learn to think like an Artist.

    Thinking Like An Artist

    In this day and age, being ‘smart’ has taken on a new meaning; it is no longer enough to learn and memorize facts. Information is readily available and just a mouse click away. One of the most important things a student can learn is what to do with facts and information; how to think like an artist:

    • The ability to take risks
    • A capacity to learn from mistakes
    • Looking at things more closely than most
    • Seeing the ordinary and the potential for
    • Making connections between the world, themselves,
    and ideas
    • Working at full potential, never settling for mediocrity
    • Embracing a challenge
    • Generating new possibilities