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Courses High School Online Art

Basic Drawing (HAR2021B)

In Basic Drawing, students will experiment with several different art materials and tools to see what each tool can do best. Students will explore ordinary things around them to become more observant of the structures and meanings of things which can be seen in your their home and community. Your work will be your own study of the forms, textures, movements, and patterns of the things that you see every day.

Each project and each lesson is based on the one before it; so always do the lessons in the order they are given. Be sure to follow the directions exactly regarding which materials, sizes, and subject matter to use for each project. Each lesson will be a study of a new way of drawing. The examples given will show only the method and materials to be used, never the same subject or size as the project assigned. The examples are never to be copied. An example will only show one way of using the technique described.

By becoming more observant, by experimenting with new materials, and by exploring a variety of methods, students will continue to grow in artistic skill and enjoyment.

Beyond fundamental skills are various levels of creativity. Each lesson provides room for expressing the technical skill learned in a unique, creative way.

Required Course Materials - Not Provided by NDCDE

Students are responsible for obtaining the following items from the list of materials below. It is suggested that you order the supplies online from Dick Blick Art Materials. Other options include Michael’s, Walmart, Target or Hobby Lobby.
  • Faber-Castell Artist Pen Brush *If you are unable to find this pen you may use a fine tip sharpie.
  • One black and one white conte crayon by “Conte a Paris”
  • Or one black and one white charcoal stick or pencil
  • Newsprint Paper Pad: “9 x 12” (any brand)
  • Mixed Medium Drawing Pad: 10"x 7" or “9 x12” (Canson recommended)
  • Strathmore 400 Series Gray Scale Pads
  • Black Sumi Ink or India Ink
  • Bamboo Brush: Size 2 and 4
  • 2b drawing pencil
  • 18” Ruler
  • Glue stick or liquid glue
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
Basic Supplies
  • Container for supplies
  • Water Container for cleaning brushes
  • Plastic Lid for mixing water and ink
  • Newspaper to protect drawing/painting surface
  • Paper towels for clean up

Course Syllabus

This computer generated PDF syllabus provides an exact outline of all topics and assignments presented to the student.

North Dakota State Course Codes (MIS03)

Click here to look up the MIS03 code for this course. This is a single semester (0.5 credit) course.

Course Duration and Extension

This course is designed to be completed in a 20 week semester. Students may extend the time for completion to 40 weeks by purchasing one of the following course extensions ...

Computer Requirements for Online Courses

This is an online course. Click here to view minimum computer requirements. Phones, tablets, and other computing devices, while they may work for some NDCDE services, are not supported for submitting assignments, posting discussions, or taking assessments.

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