Art and Visual Culture, students analyze and interpret artwork created by others, examine the concepts of aesthetics and art criticism, and explore the practical application of art in a variety of careers. Art and Visual Culture highlights drawing as a form of communication and introduces students to the elements of art and principles of design through hands-on activities. Students sharpen their observation skills using a variety of art media and become adept at using basic techniques and processes to depict the world around them. Furthermore, students express their thoughts and feelings through art practice and experimentation. This course prepares students to pursue art as an area of study.