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Course Description:

Art III is a two-semester course designed for students who have successfully completed Art II.  Art III students will create artworks that demonstrate increasing ability to apply knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design in the research, production, and criticism of visual art.  Students are expected to use a broad variety of media, techniques, processes, and tools to create original, complex compositions that are more expressive, to demonstrate internalization of art foundations, and to solve more complex art problems throughout the creative process.  Students will critique artwork to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of art upon society as well as societal influences on art.  Students will exhibit artwork and will assemble portfolios that reflect personal growth across a breadth of media, demonstrating successful completion of Art III student learning expectations.

NOTE:  There will be a $25 lab fee for this class. This will help to cover the cost of more advanced and expensive materials such as paints, glazes, canvases and metals. Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you! 


Course Syllabus:

This syllabus is designed to more than cover the frameworks of Art III. This is a tentative schedule and some projects may be added, subtracted or modified to best fit the needs of the students.


  • Elements and Principles of Design Review

  • Portfolio Creation

  • Artist Study

  • Single Object Studies

  • Watercolor Still Life                                                          

  • Wheel Thrown Pottery Review

  • Pinch/Slab/Coil/Wheel Thrown Assembled Pottery

  • Figure Drawing

  • Figure Sculpting

  • Plexiglas Printmaking

  • Wheel Thrown Place Setting

  • Charcoal Self Portrait

  • Directional Line Portrait

  • Poster Board Oil Painting

  • Mixed Media Sculpture

  • Wheel Thrown/Hand Built Teapots

  • Jewelry Unit: Glass Beads, Wire, Sheet Metal, Rivetting, Soldering

  • Sculpture Yard

  • Weekly Sketchbook

  • Selling your Artwork


We will also do some special projects for:

  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Earth Day
  • Iris at the Basin Park Local Charity Event
  • The UP Project
  • Hungry Bowls
  • Regional High School Art Show
  • Curbside Couture
  • Van's Custom Culture
  • Google Doodle
  • Northwest Arkansas Student Show
  • White Street Walk