7th - 10th Grades


Art 1

Foundations in Art  Technique & Studio

This is a two day a week course and students must be enrolled in both days.

On Tuesdays we will explore, learn and practice a wide variety of art techniques both classic and innovative. On Thursdsys we will put our new found skills, understanding and practice into play by creating original works of art.

This course is for students who want an opportunity to advance to a higher level of understanding and skill development in the visual arts.  Stronger emphasis is placed on composition and the creation of original artworks. The general areas of study included in this course are a focus on art history, recognizing works and artists from different periods of art history and world cultures. Students will be expected to express their ideas in a variety of styles and methods. Students will be required to participate in class discussion, discuss works of art, critique a formal work of art, study styles of art through slides and videos, and create projects that illustrate these styles.

The Elements of Art and Principles of Design while developing drawing skills and painting techniques. Studio experiences in the classroom will give students opportunities to experience a variety of media (pencil, pen, ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paint) while developing student’s individual style and creative problem solving skills. Students will demonstrate their ability to respond, to analyze and to interpret their own artwork and the work of others through discussions, critiques, and writings. This one-year course meets the UC and CSU Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

*This is a high school level class open to motivated and proficient middle school age students and students wanting to advance to Art 2.




Carrie Morris

Masterpiece ART Academy


Phone: (916) 350-0201
Email: cblanchemorris@aol.com

Course Details

Day: Tue / Thur
Period: 6

Frequency: Twice per Week
Class Duration: Semester

Course Cost:   $230
Materials Cost:   $0
Materials Required



Other Materials:

Canson XL Mix Media Pad,9"X12" Side Wire 98lb paper

Payment Information

Private Funds Accepted? Yes

Cash: Yes
Check: Yes
Paypal: Inquire

Charter Funds Accepted? Yes

Forest: Yes
Horizons: Yes
Inspire Charter School: Yes
South Sutter: Yes
Visions: Yes

Instructor Biography

Carrie believes, lives and teaches through her passion for Art.

Carrie strives to foster the courage to create art with abandon and the love of doing it. She is the founder of Masterpiece Art Academy and the co-creator and curriculum developer for the dynamic public school docent program DiscoverART! She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in the Behavioral Sciences. Carrie has been a visual arts educator since 1999.