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Overview

Art and Design courses at Yongsan International School of Seoul are created to provide students a curriculum, facilities, and a creative studio environment to develop as artists, as designers, and as creative people. The program supports a variety of disciplines within the fine arts as well as art-and-design hybrids. Students are challenged to go beyond aesthetics and technical skill to think critically about their art making and are nurtured to make well-informed conceptual decisions within the design process. To learn more about YISS’s course offerings that I teach browse the listings below. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Foundations of Art and Design

Modelled after several undergraduate foundational year programs, Foundations of Art and Design (Foundations) is a full-credit elective course introducing students to an appreciation of aesthetics, a development of art criticism, and a production of art using a wide range of media and processes. Students will be exploring a scope of disciplines and materials and will learn how to create from a conceptual platform. The goal of Foundations is to promote student growth in the following areas: improving compositional skills, improving exposure to a wide variety of design problems and solutions as well as enhancing creative proficiency to solve a range of conceptual design challenges.

 

Disciplines Introduced / Covered

• 2D Design / Digital Illustration               • Drawing

• Painting                                                  • Printmaking

• Mixed Media Work                                 • 3D Design

• Sculpture

 

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Visual Design / 2D + 3D Design

Visual Design (2D/3D) is a full-credit elective course introducing students to an appreciation of aesthetics, a development of art and design criticism, and a production of design using a wide range of media and problem solving processes. Students will be exploring a scope of disciplines and materials and will learn how to create from a conceptual platform. The goal of Visual Design is to promote student growth in the following areas: improving compositional and critical thinking skills, improving exposure to a wide variety of design problems and solutions as well as enhancing creative proficiency to solve a range of conceptual design challenges.

 

Disciplines Introduced / Covered

• Grid + Drafting                                         • Digital Illustration

• Typography                                              • Zine / Book/ Publishing

• Printmaking + Silk Screen                       • Assemblage

• Sculpture                                                 • Architectural Modelling

 

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AP Studio Art

AP Studio Art is an advanced course designed for visually gifted high school students to prepare for entry into university-level studio classes. Students will work toward submitting a portfolio in 3-D Design, 2-D Design, or Drawing that excels in concept, composition, and execution. Throughout the year, students will create a comprehensive and innovative body of work addressing the three central sections in the AP Studio Art portfolio: Quality, Concentration, and Breadth.

Due to the advanced nature of the course, students will work as independent artists involved in an ongoing process of making critical decisions about their work. Through high-quality instruction, demonstrations, sustained studio and sketchbook practice, and participation in class critiques, students will develop, analyze, and solve a series of design problems. Students are expected to show resolution and mastery of concept, composition, and technical skill in their final work.

 

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