Art I

Students are introduced to a multitude of techniques in varying media.  These young artists will be introduced to drawing methods, such as contour and gesture drawing, while implementing elements of design, such as value and color.  Students will explore a series of dry and wet media, such as pastels, watercolor, and acrylic, while also diving into the world of printmaking, all the while incorporating the principles of art and design. Integrated into the Art 1 curriculum will be a study of Art History.  Students will be introduced to influential art movements and artists to learn certain techniques and gain perspective of the world in which they create. All participants are required to maintain a sketchbook, to document their thoughts and develop their own original ideas for projects. While studying an array of art-making techniques, students are encouraged to create and critiques their individual work as well as the work of their classmates.
300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 837-5204
Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coed private school for New Orleans area students in early childhood through Grade 12. From the elementary grades through upper school, the care and cultivation of each child comes to life in our exciting academic program, creative arts, and competitive athletic offerings.

Country Day accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin.