The Clovis West Art program, offers a variety of classes for students at all levels. The one-semester class provides a solid introductory background, and gives students the opportunity to learn such skills as drawing in linear perspective and to investigate basic color theory, as well as to create projects based on various schools of art.
Our courses are composed of Art 1, Art 2, and Art 3, all year-long courses. Art 1, with no prerequisite, provides high school students both a background for the beginning artist and challenges for those who have taken art courses in the past. Drawing, painting, and design projects reflect both the elements of art and principles of design, and students learn about the works of notable artists as a springboard for their own work. Art 2 builds on the concepts learned in Art 1, with more challenging painting and drawing projects, and provides an opportunity for students to explore such media as acrylic paint, pen and ink, and scratchboard. Students may take Art 2 if they have received a “B” or better in Art 1 and/or permission of the instructor. Art 3 is designed for the serious artist to stretch himself/herself in the visual arts, with an emphasis on acrylic painting on canvas. Art 3 students must have received a “B” or better in Art 2 and/or permission of the instructor.