Art - Grade 6

The class emphasizes the use of design elements to communicate

and express individual feelings and ideas. The students explore

the role of art in world cultures and contemporary life.

NOTE: Students should pair this course with another middle school

semester course.

 

Exploratory Art - Grades 7 and 8

Exploratory art builds upon drawing skills and the usage of the

elements and principles of design. The students will explore

related arts, art appreciation, and three-dimensional art forms.

NOTE: Students should pair this course with another middle

school semester course.

 

Computer Art and Communications - Grades 7 and 8

Students will build a working knowledge of the career opportunities

available in the area of visual communication and explore

contemporary uses of computer-generated art in their daily lives.

The course will familiarize students with appropriate technology

and graphics software. Students will produce expressive images

while expanding their knowledge of the elements and principles

of design as well as appropriate computer applications.

NOTE: Students should pair this course with another middle school

semester course.

 

Art - Grade 8

Students who are highly motivated are eligible to take a full year

of art at the eighth grade level. Skills in use of various media, two

and three-dimensional design, color theory, ceramic design, textile

design, and printing will be stressed. Students will explore the life

and styles of various artists and how their work relates to specific

units of study.