5th Grade Art
5th grade art class starts as an introduction and review of basic principles and elements of art. Students are encouraged to use self-expression within their on going assignments. The use of basic artistic materials such as paper, watercolors, marker, paint, colored pencil, and 3-D materials. Students will work on assignments such as Optical Illusions, fall watercolor painting and 2-D relief painting.
6th Grade Art
6th grade students continue to use their basic knowledge of artistic skills throughout their time in art class. Students will expand their use of materials including plaster, watercolor pencils and their first introduction to clay in middle school. During the last trimester students will be working on a collaborative project with music and theater creating masks out of plaster. Students will also be expanding their knowledge of art in other cultures and time periods.
7th Grade Art
7th grade students will spend the majority of their time developing the basic skills of drawing and design. Observational drawing is the focus for the beginning of the school year that will then expand into developing skills of design. An introduction to mixed media will be used in an abstract 3 dimensional assignment.
8th Grade Art
8th grade art is student driven curriculum. Students are given assignments and guidelines but their artwork is based on self-expression and personal interests. Trimester 1 & 2 are developing 3-D skills in a major clay assignment and then printmaking. Both of these assignments are based on students personal connections to their art. 3-D and printmaking are both mediums that students can explore in depth during the 3rd trimester where students can choose their Fine Arts electives.