Two-Dimensional Media is an advanced course in the Upper School art curriculum and is a continuation of the exploration of ideas and techniques introduced in Art I. The class includes more in-depth studies in drawing, printmaking, design, composition and painting, and surveys work and ideas from the history of art and contemporary artists.
The artistic process is explored through projects based on a series of approaches. This allows students to develop greater problem-solving skills through experimentation with a variety of ideas and media. Students will learn how to use techniques particular to these media for greater personal expression. The course includes work in the following media: pencil, charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, colored pencils, watercolor paints, printmaking, acrylic paints, ink and mixed media.
Participants view and critique each other's work in order to increase visual awareness and develop aesthetic understanding and vocabulary. Students work on projects based on the skills they have mastered to show their own personal approach. These efforts lead to increased personal creativity and expression, self-reliance and greater understanding of the meaning of art in our lives and society.