Mixed Media is a course designed to give students a fresh perspective of Art while helping them lose preconceived notions of what art is or can be. In this class, students will be challenged heavily on critical thinking and time management. Students will work in various mediums including collaborative public art projects, multiple medium drawings, indigo dying, printmaking, and ceramics. These mediums will help students make connections between themes we study and review in class and the Art world. These themes include the urban experience, the natural world, domestic life, and ceremony, and society. Students will engage in group critique to foster constructive criticism and a safe space to talk about ideas around our Art and ways we can improve on skills. Students who find special interest in Art can get a head start and start working on portfolios for college submissions individually with the Instructor.
Drawing and Interpretation class at St. Thomas More School is taught in a nontraditional way: we make our own drawing charcoal and paper in our Natural World unit and we create illustrations using micron pens in our Dreams and Visions unit. We spend a great deal of time developing traditional drawing skills in nontraditional ways. We cover many other themes including death, the body, and portraits. Each student will learn a new skill for each unit and will be challenged to use his sketchbook daily in order to help develop skills. Students who find special interest in Art can get a head start and start working on portfolios for college submissions individually with the Instructor.