The elective Art I is a semester long introductory art course which is intended to reinforce and establish knowledge of the Art Elements and Principles while engaging students in a variety of art media and techniques. This class should follow completion of the Art Mini course, however it is open to all students. Students will participate in individual and group projects, will be expected to respectfully use art tools and materials, as well as use and develop critical thinking skills. Lessons are designed to incorporate Art History as well as reinforce and support literacy standards. Students will be encouraged to have a classroom community mindset as they assist each other and maintain standards of order and cleanliness in the classroom.