Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

Department of Visual Arts

Drawing and Painting



Art History and Sculpture

Digital Art


Description of Courses


Grades: 9-12 Grouping: Heterogeneous

Prerequisite: None

Drawing and Painting introduces the basic skills, concepts, and techniques for the student to create artwork on a two-dimensional surface. The development of drawing skills is emphasized. Observation and imagination will play a part in traditional and experimental approaches to subject matter. Students will develop the confidence and ability to evaluate and discuss their own work and the work of others. A variety of media will be utilized: pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, cut and torn paper, acrylics, pastels, colored pencil, and mixed media.

Full year course, 5 times per week, 5 credits


Grades: 9-12 Grouping: Heterogeneous

Prerequisite: Drawing and Painting with a B- or higher

Advanced Drawing and Painting builds on learning acquired in Drawing and Painting I. Students will continue developing ability in observational skills and rendering, problem solving with multiple solutions, and personal imagination. New topics include linear perspective, printmaking, abstraction, and independent challenges. Students will explore advanced techniques and expressive application of materials including but not limited to: pencil, charcoal, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media.

Semester course (824), 5 times per week, 2.5 credits

Full year course (825), 5 times per week, 5 credits