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Middle School Art Curriculum

Goals and Art Assignments

Biography and Philosophy

6th Grade Art

7th Grade Art

8th Grade Art

Students at Work

Art Club

Ceramics Squad

Visual Arts Resources

Image Credits

Welcome to Middle School Art!

   
 
 

Goals of the Middle School Visual Arts Program

  • To develop aesthetic values by providing students with the technical skills needed to perceive and interpret visual images in various media through realism and using the imagination.

  • To provide students with a sound foundation in the language of visual expression through learning and experiencing the art elements and principles of design.

  • To expose students to the design process, which is one of creative problem solving, and to help them to see the connections beyond the art studio.

  • To recognize, distinguish and appreciate art and cultural influences of different cultures and historical periods.

  • To analyze, compare, interpret, and evaluate art of self, other students and major artists.

  • To enhance creativity, and to develop an awareness of each student's inherent creative potential.

  • To provide direction and guidance to those considering pursuit of the visual arts (career) beyond the secondary school level.

  • To foster a continuing interest in and enthusiasm for the arts, whether it be expressed through active participation or informed appreciation.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL ART ASSIGNMENTS
School Year: 2012-13

Grade 6

  • Nature Studies Drawing_ Leaves, Pinecones, Gourds/Shells  (colored chalk pastels)
  • Floral Vase Paintings_(watercolor pencils)
  • Animal Textural Etchings_ (black and white scratchboards using watercolors)
  • Bird Studies _(black sharpie pens, metallic acrylic paints
  • Thematic “Cookie Cutter” Ceramic Bowls and Ceramic Candy Dishes
  • SplashUp and Pixlr (computer art) _Op Art
  • Creating Bowls for "Empty Bowls Project"

 
Grade 7

  • Human Figure Study-Drawings (Mixed Media)
  • Computer Graphics_Stylized Figures (Adobe Photoshop Project
  • SplashUp and Pixlr (computer art) _Kaleidoscope Designs
  • Realistic Self-Portrait Drawings_ (In the style of an artist)
  • American Landscape Acrylic Paintings
  • African Cultural Masks, Statuettes and Bowls (clay and acrylics)
  • Miniature Fish Sculptures (clay and acrylics)
  • One/Two-Point Perspective Scenes (art pencils)
  • Glazing and Designing Bowls for "Empty Bowls Project"

 

Grade 8

  • Still Life Charcoal Tonal Drawings
  • Still Life Oil Pastel Drawings
  • Surrealistic Metaphors_(Advanced Adobe Photoshop Project)
  • Abstract Expressionistic Paintings
  • Candy Dishes (Clay and Glazes)
  • Modern Art Clay Vessels, Vases or Plates_(In tribute to a woman artist)
  • Ceramic Relief Platters_(In tribute to a chosen Goddess)
  • Glazing and Designing Bowls for "Empty Bowls Project"
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