Explore the different techniques and styles of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art and discover new ways to express yourself through a variety of media.
In Fundamentals of Drawing, students learn the techniques of the masters—including Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci—and learn to draw from sight. The history of the written word, including calligraphy and graphic design, is discussed in Lettering and Printmaking where students will create prints using relief and etching processes. In Painting, a still-life, a landscape, a self-portrait, and an abstract piece are created using a variety of paints.
In Ceramics class students explore a variety of methods including molds, draping, slabbing and throwing on a potter’s wheel. In Sculpture, students use modeling and carving to create 3-dimensional forms from paper mache, clay and other materials.
Students who wish to produce and present a personal portfolio of work may collaborate with their instructor to create a course of Independent Study for AP credit.
Each spring, St. Croix art students exhibit their work and compete in the Bethany Lutheran College competition and Tri-Metro Conference contest.