• Creating 2-D Art (An Introductory Level High School Art Course) 2017-2018

     Mr. Yakulevich –Room 159 Forest High School

    Course Description: This semester-long, entry-level class promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of art as students begin to experiment with the media and techniques used to create two-dimensional (2-D) artworks, including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and more. Students regularly reflect on aesthetics and issues related to art and anchor the structural elements of art and organizational principles of design, experimenting with them as they create. They use analytical and problem-solving skills to improve their work and that of their peers, self-diagnosing and experimenting with potential solutions to art challenges based on their foundational structural, historical, and cultural knowledge. Students investigate, analyze, and learn to honor the art of Western and non-Western cultures, which informs their own choices when creating works of art and their understanding of the role of art in global culture. As they work, students develop and apply, at a basic level, 21st-century skills that will help them be successful after high school graduation, including time management, self-assessment, the ability to solve problems, the ability to perceive both the whole of an idea or concept and its parts, and critical analysis.

    Classroom Needs: donations are always appreciated and needed! Thank you! Contact Mr. Yakulevich if you think you have something we can use that is not on this list. I am always on the lookout for interesting items for still lives, particularly bones/skulls and taxidermy animals, fish and /or fowl. Silk flower arrangements, plastic fruit and vegetables, old Toys, dolls (baby dolls), action figures as well as Legos ( used by sculpture classes are also appreciated.


    • Class notebook (Composition book college ruled for notes and chapter review questions)
    • Pencils -#2 type (Not mechanical)
    • Eraser
    • Uniball Vision Pen x2
    • Package of 3 x5 cards
    • Ruler

    Bring the supplies to class the first week. This will be your first grade and you will store the items in the classroom. Thanks!

    Grades: Class/Daily Assignments, Quizzes =40% of final grade

                     Tests, Projects and Presentations= 60% of final grade

    Each 9 weeks /quarter grade will contain a minimum of 9 grades or MORE.