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.