05154 Visual Art & Design I

Fine ArtsHigh School (9–12)

This is an introductory course with an emphasis on the elements and principles of design. Drawing is stressed in the preparation for each project in this survey course. Composition, design, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking techniques, as well as historical and contemporary art will be included.

This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Visual Arts.



Course Texts and Materials


  • Graphite pencils, HB (2B, 2H)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser, rule
  • Black permanent marker (fine and ultra-fine)
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Watercolor palette (8 colors)
  • Paintbrushes (small and medium)
  • Heavyweight paper (70 lb. or higher)
  • Modeling clay
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Craft knife
  • Bottled glue


  • Pastels (chalk or oil)
  • Cardboard


Important Considerations for the Content of This Course’s Instructional Materials

Terms Offered

  • Full Year


  • 1 Credit