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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Visual Arts I

Formerly Painting, Drawing and Modeling I

15 hours (variable – over several weeks).

Camphill Communities California, Soquel, CA; The Camphill School, Glenmoore, PA; Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Phoenixville, PA; Camphill Village, USA, Copake, NY; Heartbeet Lifesharing, Hardwick, VT; Plowshare Farm, Greenfield, NH
September 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Mentor-facilitated Independent Study
Workshop Intensive
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: use materials related to the chosen medium effectively and accurately to express qualities such as color, form, proportion, movement and interaction; observe natural forms with increased accuracy; design and lead an art activity and reflect on the experience; demonstrate skills of techniques presented in class, such as wet on wet or veil painting; discuss the underlying theory which informs these techniques; become aware of finding form through color; reflect on soul response to color; gain confidence and skill in artistic expression; acquire art ctivities, skills and instruction to use in the home, workshop/classroom, and community.  


This is a studio course designed to increase and refine students' practical skills, pedagogical understanding and inner attitude. Students become familiar with a range of visual art media and techniques, developing tools for their practical work and gaining confidence in their ability to work artistically with elements of form and color. The principal method of instruction is the teacher's demonstration of a technique and students' own practice of the technique. Group and/or individual review of student work completes each session.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Arts Methods in Curative Education, Social Therapy, Social Agriculture, Inclusive Social Development, Arts Education, Visual Arts, or Educational Arts Methods (10/09 Administrative Review) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation). NOTE: An earlier version of this course is the two-course grouping titled Painting I and II.