Advanced Drawing and Painting
Advanced Drawing and Painting is a semester long course which is designed to develop skills and
allow students to concentrate on content. Students will further the application of elements and
principles of design as well as build connections between the works they create and art history.
Students will use drawing and painting media to express ideas, thoughts and emotions. Critique
will be utilized to analyze all works. This class will prepare students for AP Studio Art. Projects
and their critiques will be the determining factors for a grade in Advanced Drawing and Painting.
Tentative Course Outline:
UNIT I: Power Standards: 1-3,5,8,10,11,12
Charcoal and/or chalk pastels
Final Project – still life using a different art style other than realism
Assignment: Multiples - use different styles for each item or morfing of
An item such as a apple.
Techniques include -- expressive, impressionism, abstract,
Learn critique method
Class Critique - done together for learning technique
UNIT II: Power Standards: 1-12
Portrait/Figure study of a person with supportive background
Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Picasso, David, Van Gogh, Alice Neel
Color maybe realistic or expressive (color theory)
Possibilities: multiple view, painted into a historical scene, art history style
Self Critique of Acrylic in front of class
Must involve meaning for the student, should be a reflection of the student
UNIT III: Power Standards: 1-4, 9-12
Oil Pastel Drawing
Combining three masters’ works into a composition and self
Review of principles of good composition
Paper – self-critique including art history / theme evaluation
UNIT IV: Power Standards: 1-4, 7,9,10-12
Watercolor / Mixed Media
Review of perspective – see sidewalk chalk drawings
Review color mixing – neutrals and semi-neutrals
Small group Critique of work in front of classmates
UNIT V: Power Standards: 1-7,9-12
Oil – need to explain the layers
Surrealist landscape - see handout in file cabinet at north
Final Exam -- Must involve meaningful content to student , the picture can
be surrealistically put together. What is the BIG PICTURE!!!
Gauguin: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?