.This course is offered to all students who have not taken art at the high school level. This course is a requirement for all other upper level art courses. Students will explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media with an emphasis on the elements and principles of design. Drawing is stressed in the preparation for each project in the course. Composition, design, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking techniques as well as art history will be included. Students are required to keep a sketchbook with drawing and writing assignments throughout the semester.