Students will be asked to demonstrate a personal theme and will develop a higher level of ability through self- motivation and direction. Close teacher supervision and strong communication between student and teacher will be expected. Culmination of the semester will have students submitting a portfolio and artist statements. Students will also submit artwork to the national Scholastic Arts Competition. Successful completion of both semesters of this 5-6 level course with a “C” or better qualifies for Honors credit. This course is for the advanced student seeking further enrichment through personal expression and self-evaluation. A focus on community awareness in the visual arts will be stressed. Students will be able to display their work within their school environment through personal or group shows.