MIDDLE SCHOOL ART
Middle School Rotation Art
This quarter long class is designed to give a sampling of as many different art mediums as time allows. Through a variety of different projects, students will discover the potentiality and limitations of each medium with a priority placed on the process instead of the outcome. Students will be encouraged to express themselves through image. They will learn basic techniques in drawing, and painting, as well as being introduced to basic elements and principles of art. The aim is to posses the ability to apply these components into their own creations. Students will receive instruction on what being creative means and how to develop a process of creativity.
Middle School Studio Art
This course is offered to 7th and 8th grade students second semester and introduces them to the foundations of art techniques, artistic styles and art media. Through a series of projects, students will have the opportunity to create accomplished works of art. Each project will begin with a problem which they must solve visually. Students will keep a sketchbook documenting their progress of creating including notes, sketches, and brainstorming concepts. To aid in solving the visual problem students will view influential works of art throughout history and analyze how other artist solved similar problems. In-class demonstrations and dissecting of the principles and theories of art will further promote their inspiration. Students will self-examine completed works in an effort to foster a sense of accomplishment and commitment to high standards of art production.
Middle School 2D Art
This course rotates every other year during the second semester and is offered to students in 7th and 8th grade. It introduces students to the foundations of art techniques, artistic styles and art media. Through a series of projects, students will have the opportunity to create accomplished works of art.
Middle School 3D Art
This art course provides students with an opportunity to explore space on a three-dimensional platform. Using the elements and principles of design, students will have the opportunity to create art in a uniquely hands-on approach. A wide range of materials will be used including, but not limited to, wood, metal, clay, and paper. Experience will include using additive and subtractive methods that are designed to build artistic and creative confidence. An appreciation for art from various cultures will be developed. Projects are designed to teach thinking and problem-solving skills. This course rotates every other year during first semester for grades 7 and 8.