Complete curriculum for a high school Art Department.
The format of the art lessons is very easy to follow, and can be used by teachers and parents.
Includes all worksheets, handouts, tutorials, and presentations.


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art I

Art-1 is an introductory art class for beginners.
The curriculum is for a year-long class. The structure is based on learning the Elements and Principles of Design. Each element is a unit with a choice of assignments to practice and to apply the concepts of the Art Theory.

art II

Art-2 is more advanced class, focusing on experimenting with art media. This is also a year-long class. Once students have learned the basics at Art-1, it's time to experiment and to try different art techniques and media to choose their favorite. Each assignment is a different media, many of them are mix-media projects.


Drawing & Painting is advanced art class, focusing on academic skills of drawing and painting. It is a semester class that targets students, who plan an artistic career in future. Some of the assignments are college-level, just a bit adapted.

art history

Art History is exactly what it is. I included the textbook worksheets that I am using. There is also a time line with worksheets for notes for each art period. It's a great teaching tool that worked great for me. I also made flash cards with world masterpieces for students to memorize. Unit exams are also included.
Art history - based on a textbook "History of Art for Young People"

comp. graphics

Computer Graphics - introduction to digital imaging and design. Semester course starts with the presentation about types of digital images, their structure, terms, used in graphic design, etc. The majority of the time is spent on learning the basics of Adobe Photoshop. Some time is spent on learning Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Work files are also included.

Advanced Computer Graphics - advanced Photoshop and Illustrator techniques, photo enhancement, introduction of Flash animation, Adobe InDesign basics, and use of online resources. Focus on creative, independent projects and advanced techniques

visual lit

Visual Literacy - a new class I teach in graphic design. I am still working on the content. Semester class to develop visual skills in digital and graphic design. Learn composition, Color Theory, Gestalt Principles, Advertisement, etc.

exploring art

Exploring art with Special needs students. A semester class.

ceramics I

Ceramics-1 is an intro to basic hand-building techniques. A series of projects from basic pinch-pots to coil pots and slab objects.
Series of projects with useful information for a beginner course.

ceramics II

Ceramics-2 is a continuation of hand-building techniques, introduction of the wheel and other advanced techniques. It will include sculpting, carving, etc. Focus on creative approach to each project, starting with sketches and thumbnails, planning the construction of the complex pieces, and, of course, throwing on the wheel.


Sculpture & Jewelry - is a combination of 3-D media: from plaster of Paris to silver and soap stone. I teach this class as an introductory to techniques and media, so students get a chance to try all possibilities and find their favorite. I am still working on the visuals, but the semester layout is ready.




Digital Photography - I

This course in Digital Photography is designed to develop your skills in pixel-based photography. In this introductory course in digital photography, we will use digital power to create, edit, post and share our images electronically.The course is intended for beginner photographers.
It has been over six years as I am working on this site. And I am still in a process of editing, changing, updating, and additing new lessons. (Please, add a link to my site if you use any information or materials from here. Thank you.)
I am very grateful to my colleague and a good friend Norm Preo for sharing some of his art projects with me. Some of the assignments were inspired by other artists and art teachers. I tried to include all credits where credits due.)





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