Honors Art

This course is designed for upper school students who show considerable talent, dedication, and enthusiasm in the visual arts. Students are recommended by instructors based on excellent artwork and attitude. Department approval is required; students may need to submit a portfolio of their work for review by the Department Chair or be recommended by former art instructors. Students determine the curriculum with the teacher serving as coach. Written proposals are submitted near the beginning of the semester. Group and individual critiques are periodically used for assessment. Consistent, creative work and experimentation with ideas and appropriate mediums are central to successful projects and course completion. Building a portfolio for submission to art schools or colleges is a major goal in this cumulative course. Students are given information and tips on what is needed to create a body of artwork that expresses individual abilities and ideas and is suitable for admission committees.