Art 1 is an introductory course that helps students to understand the visual world around them. It provides a broad exposure to the visual arts through a variety of experiences. This course lays the basic foundation for learning art processes and procedures in the studio through drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, etc. Students will be given the opportunity to become fluent in art vocabulary, improve visual perception, and build creative and critical thinking skills. Students will learn to identify and describe the elements of art and the principles of design in order to plan and organize their own work in a visually pleasing manner. Art history and appreciation are incorporated into each unit of study. This course fulfills one-credit Fine Arts requirement for graduation and is a prerequisite for upper level art classes.