Art Exploratory (6th Grade) Semester
In sixth grade art, students explore a variety of media as they continue to build their skills in drawing, painting, graphics, calligraphy, and sculpture. Theory is introduced to further elaborate upon ideas about color, perspective, and design. Teachers discuss artists, artwork, and provide technique demonstrations to develop the four strands of art education: art appreciation, art history, art production, and art criticism; as well as problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
2D Middle School Art (7th & 8th Grade) Semester
In seventh grade art, students focus on further developing art skills, vocabulary, creativity, and concepts of design. Two-dimensional lessons may include painting, college, drawing, and printmaking. Three-dimensional projects may include functional or sculptural ceramic experiences. Art history, art appreciation, and art criticism are integrated into the lessons as a framework of the curriculum.
3D Middle School Art (7th/8th Grade Prerequisite: 2D) Semester
In eighth grade art, students express themselves creatively through drawing, graphics, sculpting, painting, metalwork, 3D ceramic sculpture, and jewelry to develop art skills and concepts. Composition, technique, the elements and principles of design, and attention-to-detail are explored. Art history, art appreciation, problem solving, and critical thinking are integrated into lessons.
Painting & Drawing (8th Grade Prerequisite: 2D) Semester
Students will explore drawing and painting techniques, using a variety of media and methods. Our visual arts curriculum includes recognizing art as a form of communication and expression, identifying and using the elements and principles of art and design, and exploring the role of artists in society throughout history, all while having fun in a nurturing and safe environment. Students are encouraged to take risks, think critically, and solve problems visually. Students will master new art vocabulary, art methods and techniques, and will form a deeper connection to the fine arts.
Media Middle School Art Semester
This is a course for eighth grade students. They will utilize technologies such as tablets, a scanner, dslr camera, and traditional and non art techniques to create their own artistic creations. Students will develop skills in drawing, pre planning, project based learning, develop critical thinking skills in examining artists, develop art vocabulary by analyzing art elements and principles in their own work and others. Students will work on iMac computers and learn the software applications of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and imovie.
Advance Media Middle School Art Semester
This is a course for eighth grade students. Students who have mastered the skills taught in Computer Lit have been most successful in this course. While utilizing the design process, students will learn the power of both word and image in communicating ideas and information. Students will be introduced to the fields of advertising, graphic design, and typography while using advanced art programs.