In this year-long course, students take new developmental steps to appreciate the joy of self-expression and become visually literate. Projects are designed to increase the sophistication of problem solving to include a multi-level concept and media synthesis and to begin articulating their choices with an expanding vocabulary. Students also examine connections with artists in other cultures and/or time periods to recognize the constants in art and to appreciate the developments. Specific projects that are introduced include basket weaving, mural contour drawing, design (including color theory), drawing (self-portrait, still life and landscape), collage, ceramics, painting, calligraphy, printing and low-relief sculpture (repousse).