BEGINNING ART: This is a required semester introductory course designed to give 6th graders a sampling of art projects that emphasize the elements (line, form/shape, color, value, texture, space) and introduces the principles of art (balance, variety, harmony, emphasis, movement, rhythm, proportion, unity). Understanding and appreciation of self and others through art history, culture, and heritage is emphasized. A variety of media and techniques create an active learning experience where students will focus on developing skills that include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and collage. Beginning Art is required BEFORE enrolling in any other art class.
INTERMEDIATE ART: This semester class is a continuation of Beginning Art, building on skills and concepts. Exploration of different mediums and art techniques will be introduced or strengthened while creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional products. Hands-on activities provide students an opportunity to practice creative and critical problem-solving. The elements along with understanding and appreciation of self and others through art history, culture, and heritage will be emphasized. This class is the logical choice for those 7th and 8th-grade students that are new to the district.
ADVANCED ART: This trimester class is offered to students that have successfully completed Intermediate Art and continues with the exploration of the skills, concepts, and knowledge provided in Intermediate Art with a strong emphasis on individual thinking, creativity, and originality. The focus will be on the elements and principles of design while offering a wide range of dynamic studio activities using a variety of media including but not limited to: ceramics, wire, paper, paint, graphite, and found objects.