Studio One is a foundational visual arts class created for high school students. This course provides a safe space for students to explore multiple art topics, and become comfortable with making art. Studio One is founded on engagement, trust, respect and community. Students in this hypothetical class learn about visual art through three different lesson types. Each lesson is designed to approach art topics from different angles in order to provide a more wholistic learning experience. Short warm-up activities called Sprints, art history lecture topics called Highlights, and engaging hands-on lessons called Workshops will be the three pillars of this course.
This year-long thesis project began with interviews with the art students at my old high school, St. Mary's Academy. I asked them what aspects they would change about the visual arts education system and what they valued about the current one. Studio One reflects the ideas these students had about improving foundational visual arts courses in order to make them more inclusive and enjoyable for everyone.
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