Students will investigate a wide range of art making processes. Students will work in variety of styles, media and techniques. Students will build a technical, formal and conceptual vocabulary using the Elements and Principles of Art that will enable them to express and communicate effectively.  Course objectives will be achieved through critiques, class discussions, studio work, and homework assignments. Through class discussion and participation, students will build both a visual and verbal art vocabulary. This art class is designed to emphasize the following areas: creativity, discipline, technical skill, design, conceptual thinking, art history, safety, and visual culture