4th and 5th Grade Art Elective
Art Elective is a class designed to give all students an opportunity to more fully explore art history and creative expression from specific historical eras. We will examine a variety of art movements and create works inspired by noted artists. There will be a $25 studio fee which will cover handouts and supplies for units of study outside of our traditional scope.
6th Grade Art Elective
Students are introduced to the rigor and routine of the art production process including: planning, producing, and reflecting on art. With an emphasis on studio arts, students explore a wide range of 2D and 3D media, with a focus on developing skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage, as related to contemporary and historical art perspectives. Projects may also include digital art, mixed media, pottery, and sculpture. Students develop technical skills, foster thier expressive abilities and employ the use of the elements of art throughout the production process. Student artists use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth in personal or group works. $25 studio fee required.
7th Grade Art Elective
Students investigate contemporary and historical art themes using 2D and 3D media, skills, and techniques; while engaging in the art production process within a studio arts environment. Projects may include but are not limited to: drawing, painting, printmaking, digital art, collage, mixed media, pottery, and sculpture. Students create new meaning from various media formats, and communicate artistic ideas through the intentional use of the elements of art within their work. Students explain the significance of their personal artwork, investigate multiple artistic project solutions, and create expressive and technically rigorous artwork requiring sequentially ordered procedures and specified media to achieve intended results. Students actively employ thoughtful use of the elements and principles of art throughout the art production process with the intention of creating unified pieces of artwork. $25 studio fee required.
8th Grade Art Elective
Students manipulate 2D and 3D media, skills, and techniques toward a desired project outcome within a studio environment through the exploration of contemporary and historical viewpoints. With the guidance of the instructor, students are expected to design and create quality, original artwork using the elements and principles of art. Projects may include, but are not limited to, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, pottery, and digital art, and sculpture. Students explain the significance of their personal artwork through artist statements, and are expected to be self-directed within the studio environment. Independent homework/projects are frequently assigned and students are expected to maintain a sketchbook provided by the instructor. $25 studio fee required.