March 9 through June 1
Art and Design Fundamentals for High School Students
Free Online Course
No experience necessary. Only internet access and minimal art supplies are required.
Art and Design Fundamentals will address basic art and design skills in drawing and composition, as well as principles of two-dimensional and human figure drawing. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice three-dimensional design and develop an art e-portfolio. This course is specifically designed for high school students interested in exploring their creativity and developing foundational skills in art and design with an eye toward possibly applying to college art/design programs.
Created by expert and passionate faculty from Otis College of Art and Design, the course will be organized into thematic modules, including perspective and color, light and shadow, materials and tools, line and shape, anatomy and expression, and invention and construction. All skill levels can participate in these sessions and are welcome.
"Art and Design Fundamentals for High School Students" is facilitated by Roni Feldman with instructional design assistance from Jean-Marie Venturini. The course was developed in partnership with Katie Phillips, Foundation Chair, and Joanne Mitchell, Foundation Assistant Chair, with contributions from faculty at Otis College of Art and Design.
This MOOC was funded by a generous grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation.