Visual Arts

6th Grade

Exploratory Arts

In exploratory art class, students use a variety of tools and techniques to create two and three dimensional works of art. Topics of study include drawing, design, painting and sculpture. Students study the historical background of art and its impact on ancient and modern civilizations. Art criticism, aesthetic judgment, and art careers are emphasized.

Mixed Media

Mixed Media is a three-dimensional art course that will explore various combinations of media, such as found object assemblage, jewelry, fibers, printmaking, bookmaking, and ceramics. Students will explore a variety of techniques to communicate themes and ideas in their work. Students will study historical and contemporary artists who work in mixed media.

7th Grade

Drawing and Painting

Drawing and Painting 7 is a two-dimensional art course that will explore a variety of dry and wet media, including graphite, colored pencils, pastels, charcoal, markers, watercolors, tempera, and acrylic paints. Students will develop their drawing skills by working from both flat imagery and real life objects. Students will study the historical background of drawing and painting; they will compare and contrast styles and genres of various artists. The scientific aspects of color theory and chemical composition of pigments, binders, and solvents will be explored.

Ceramics

Ceramics and Sculpture is a three-dimensional art course that will explore media such as clay, plaster, wire, metal, and wood. Ceramic projects will involve modeling clay with pinching, coiling, and slab construction techniques. Surface decoration, glazing, and firing techniques will be explored in this course. Students will study historical and contemporary examples of sculptures from various cultures. The compositions of clay and glaze compounds and the chemical reaction during the firing process will be investigated.

Mixed Media

Mixed Media is a three-dimensional art course that will explore various combinations of media, such as found object assemblage, jewelry, fibers, printmaking, bookmaking, and ceramics. Students will explore a variety of techniques to communicate themes and ideas in their work. Students will study historical and contemporary artists who work in mixed media.

8th Grade

Drawing and Painting

Drawing and Painting 8 is a two-dimensional art course that emphasizes modern and contemporary art styles and themes. This course will explore a variety of dry and wet media, including graphite, colored pencils, pastels, charcoal, markers, watercolors, tempera, and acrylic paints. Students will develop their drawing skills by working from both flat imagery and real life objects. Students will study the historical background of drawing and painting; they will compare and contrast styles and genres of various artists. The scientific aspects of color theory and chemical composition of pigments, binders, and solvents will be explored.

Ceramics

 

Ceramics and Sculpture is a three-dimensional art course that will explore media such as clay, plaster, wire, metal, and wood. Ceramic projects will involve modeling clay with pinching, coiling, and slab construction techniques. Surface decoration, glazing, and firing techniques will be explored in this course. Students will study historical and contemporary examples of sculptures from various cultures. The compositions of clay and glaze compounds and the chemical reaction during the firing process will be investigated.

Mixed Media

Mixed Media is a three-dimensional art course that will explore various combinations of media, such as found object assemblage, jewelry, fibers, printmaking, bookmaking, and ceramics. Students will explore a variety of techniques to communicate themes and ideas in their work. Students will study historical and contemporary artists who work in mixed media.

Student Spotlights

6th Grade Exploratory Arts

6th exploratory art project

6th Grade Exploratory Art

oil landscape

6th Grade Mixed Media

mixed media art

7th Grade Drawing & Painting

7th drawing and painting art

7th Grade Drawing & Painting

painting of boy in woods

7th Grade Ceramics

ceramic pot

7th Grade Ceramics

two ceramic coil pots

7th Grade Ceramics

ceramic mask

7th Grade Mixed Media

7th mixed media project

7th Grade Mixed Media

mixed media art of hair

8th Drawing & Painting

pencil drawing of mannequin

8th Mixed Media

8th ceramics monster

8th Mixed Media

ceramic name plate

8th Mixed Media

ceramic ice cream cone