Drawings and paintings are traditionally created with paint, pencil, charcoal and the like; however, this medium now includes digital creations, as long as they are done by hand.
Our students start out learning basic drawing skills and gain experience through assignments that push students in both skill and creativity. They learn to draw from life, imagination, and photos. They also learn how to use their iPad as a tool for finding and manipulating images to use as a reference.
St. John's art curriculum covers a variety of mediums, including pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, acrylic, watercolor and ink. Our students work on different surfaces (canvas, paper, etc) and learn techniques for using each of these mediums. They experiment with different subject matters and styles, both realistic and abstract. Different styles of famous artists and artistic movements are covered.