Orientation to Art 2D

Where do super heroes come from? They live in the action-filled pages of comic books. Who gives them their super powers? It’s the creative artist who puts energy and excitement into every drawing. You too can create your own super heroes, and discover the power you hold in your pencil. Using the tools, tricks and techniques of professional artists, you’ll create people and objects that leap off the page. You’ll start with your sketchbook, and put down your ideas and impressions. You’ll develop those ideas by using lines, colors, composition and perspective. You’ll finish with a collection of original artwork that tells the story your way. In this course you’ll experience the creative processes used by all artists. You’ll learn how to analyze, interpret and evaluate art. But most of all, you’ll have a portfolio of work that demonstrates your own skill and creativity as an artist. Students will need access to a scanner or a digital camera for submitting work for this course. In addition, students will need to use some basic art supplies.

Major Concepts:

  • Topics:
  • What is 2D Art?
  • Can I be an Artist?
  • All About Lines, Shapes, Value, Texture, Space, Color
  • Comic Self-Portrait
  • Balance, Emphasis, Harmony, Variety, Villain, Gradation, Movement, Proportion, Unity
  • Art Gallery
  • Exploring the Comic Strip
  • What is an Artist Statement?
  • Describing, Analyzing, Interpreting, Evaluating Art
S.No. Program Name Fee Component Amount (USD) Description
1 Regular Course Fee $ 125 To be paid by the student at the time of Registration.

Grade Level

  Grade 6,7,8




A word processing program (WordPad is sufficient)
1 — three-hole punch
1 — blank disk for saving your work or create a folder on your hard drive to save your assignments
Access to a newspaper for the comic section
Plenty of plain white paper for printing and drawing
Plenty of pencils
Markers – a large set that includes tints of colors. For example: blue, light blue, and dark blue.
1 — Poster paint (any color) and brush
Watercolor paint set
1 — Glue stick
1 — Sketchbook (or binder with plain white paper)
3 — Styrofoam (cleaned meat tray will work)
1 — Folder or binder for notes, task lists, e-mails, vocabulary, submitted assignments
1 — Sharpie Marker – fine point (at least black)
1 — Ruler
1 — Compass (for making circles); the bottom of a cup could also be used
1 — Scissors



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