Mr. Bardachino



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Mr. Bardachino

Art Fundamentals is a first year high school art course that teaches basic art concepts, focusing mainly on the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design.

ELEMENTS OF ART: the visual components of color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value.

PRINCIPLES OF ART: the means an artist uses to organize elements within a work of art: balance, emphasis, movement, proportion, rhythm, unity, and variety.


There will be 12 projects over 4 marking periods, plus practice projects, sketchbook assignments, and critiques. The projects are summative grades, the practice projects are formative grades, and the critiques are individual practice grades. The sketchbook assignments may be formative or individual practice.


As in any other class, you will need to bring basic supplies: 9" x 12" ring-bound sketchbook (must have at least 100 pages), pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener, glue stick, Fine Point black Sharpie markers, and Ultra Fine Point black Sharpie markers. 

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES - (not mandatory, but will certainly help to make high quality artwork!)

Set of paintbrushes

Paint palette with lid

Prismacolor Premiere colored pencils

Set of Sharpie / Bic colored markers (variety of colors)

Glue stick

Drawing pencil set: 2H, H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B

Gum or kneaded eraser

Mesh bag to hold all supplies