All students are required to take one semester of Art. Eighth graders must choose one of the offerings.
One semester course, meets every other day, required of 7th graders
Seventh grade art is a course designed to introduce and increase the knowledge of the elements and principals of art while giving the students opportunities to try multiple types of media. Students will learn fine arts skills through painting, printmaking, drawing and sculpture. Lessons are well integrated with contemporary and more traditional art forms so that students will understand and appreciate the influences of art from many genres and cultures.
One semester course, meets every other day, open to 8th graders
Eighth grade art is a course designed to build upon and increase the student’s knowledge of various elements, principles, and techniques of art. In addition, students will learn to analyze, compare, interpret, and evaluate works of art. Students will analyze their own work and the work of other artists. Students will further develop their art skills with various media and techniques.
One semester course, meets every other day, *open to 8th graders
By using Design Thinking strategies students will create solutions for several challenges through-out the semester. Students will create prototypes (using multiple types of materials, CAD programs, and tools), test these ideas improving with each iteration. DEI (Design-Engineer-Innovate) will also highlight the collaboration of engineering and artistic practices by creating solutions that exhibit an understanding of constraints, optimization, functionality, and beauty. Take advantage of the opportunity to develop the Designer, the Engineer, and the Innovator in you with this class.
*If the number of course requests exceeds the maximum class size, students will be drawn from a pool. Remaining students will be placed on a waitlist.