• Middle School Art

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    Visual Arts Courses

    Course: 606001 YR
    Art 1
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 6
    Course ID:  606001
    YR
    Course Name: Art 1
    Credit: 1
    Grade Placement: 6

    Required Prerequisite(s): None

    What's Next:

    Art 1 introduces students to fundamental artistic habits and skills, giving them a foundation that allows them to explore a media, use artistic vocabulary and grow their understanding about a variety of art forms. Students will explore a mediums, such as drawing techniques, color theory, ceramics, sculpture and digital media and discuss the expressive properties of artworks such as meaning, narrative, message, and symbol.Students will be introduced to art history and culture by exploring artistic styles, historical periods, and a variety of cultures.

    Course: 706001 YR
    Art 1
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 7
    Course ID:  706001
    YR
    Course Name: Art 1
    Credit: 1
    Grade Placement: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): None

    What's Next:

    Art 1 introduces students to fundamental artistic habits and skills, giving them a foundation that allows them to explore a media, use artistic vocabulary and grow their understanding about a variety of art forms. Students will explore a mediums, such as drawing techniques, color theory, ceramics, sculpture and digital media and discuss the expressive properties of artworks such as meaning, narrative, message, and symbol.Students will be introduced to art history and culture by exploring artistic styles, historical periods, and a variety of cultures.

    Course: 80600B SM
    Art 1
    Credit: .5
    Grade: 8
    Course ID:  80600B
    SM
    Course Name: Art 1
    Credit: .5
    Grade Placement: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): None

    What's Next:

    Art 1 introduces students to fundamental artistic habits and skills, giving them a foundation that allows them to explore a media, use artistic vocabulary and grow their understanding about a variety of art forms. Students will explore a mediums, such as drawing techniques, color theory, ceramics, sculpture and digital media and discuss the expressive properties of artworks such as meaning, narrative, message, and symbol.Students will be introduced to art history and culture by exploring artistic styles, historical periods, and a variety of cultures.

    Course: 706101 YR
    Art 2
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 7
    Course ID:  706101
    YR
    Course Name: Art 2
    Credit: 1
    Grade Placement: 7

    Required Prerequisite(s): Art 1

    What's Next:

    Art 2 is designed to allow students to build creative confidence and expand visual literacy skills using critical thinking and imagination. The student uses what he or she sees, knows, and has experienced as sources for examining, understanding, and creating original artworks. Students will respond to and analyze artworks of self and others in order to develop critical evaluation and response skills.Students will study art history, art criticism, and aesthetics in art to gain an understanding of important historical and cultural relevance of the visual arts. 2D Semester: the study and creation of art in two–dimensions. Students will work with the elements and principles of design and technique in drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, collage, and printmaking. Materials will include pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, tempera paint, etc.This course may be taken as an individual semester of 2D or 3D. However, for students wishing to experience both 2D and 3D, students should consider taking both semesters.

    Course: 80610B SM
    Art 2: 2D
    Credit: .5
    Grade: 8
    Course ID:  80610B
    SM
    Course Name: Art 2: 2D
    Credit: .5
    Grade Placement: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Art 1

    What's Next:

    Art 2 is designed to allow students to build creative confidence and expand visual literacy skills using critical thinking and imagination. The student uses what he or she sees, knows, and has experienced as sources for examining, understanding, and creating original artworks. Students will respond to and analyze artworks of self and others in order to develop critical evaluation and response skills.Students will study art history, art criticism, and aesthetics in art to gain an understanding of important historical and cultural relevance of the visual arts. 2D Semester: the study and creation of art in two–dimensions. Students will work with the elements and principles of design and technique in drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, collage, and printmaking. Materials will include pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, tempera paint, etc.This course may be taken as an individual semester of 2D or 3D. However, for students wishing to experience both 2D and 3D, students should consider taking both semesters.

    Course: 806101 YR
    Art 2: 2D
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 8
    Course ID:  806101
    YR
    Course Name: Art 2: 2D
    Credit: 1
    Grade Placement: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Art 1

    What's Next:

    Art 2 is designed to allow students to build creative confidence and expand visual literacy skills using critical thinking and imagination. The student uses what he or she sees, knows, and has experienced as sources for examining, understanding, and creating original artworks. Students will respond to and analyze artworks of self and others in order to develop critical evaluation and response skills.Students will study art history, art criticism, and aesthetics in art to gain an understanding of important historical and cultural relevance of the visual arts. 2D Semester: the study and creation of art in two–dimensions. Students will work with the elements and principles of design and technique in drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, collage, and printmaking. Materials will include pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, tempera paint, etc.This course may be taken as an individual semester of 2D or 3D. However, for students wishing to experience both 2D and 3D, students should consider taking both semesters.

    Course: 80613B SM
    Art 2: 3D
    Credit: .5 or 1
    Grade: 8
    Course ID:  80613B
    SM
    Course Name: Art 2: 3D
    Credit: .5 or 1
    Grade Placement: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Art 1

    What's Next:

    Art 2 is designed to allow students to build creative confidence and expand visual literacy skills using critical thinking and imagination. The student uses what he or she sees, knows, and has experienced as sources for examining, understanding, and creating original artworks. Students will respond to and analyze artworks of self and others in order to develop critical evaluation and response skills.Students will study art history, art criticism, and aesthetics in art to gain an understanding of important historical and cultural relevance of the visual arts. 3D Semester: the study and creation of art in three–dimensions. Students will work with the elements and principles of design and technique in various sculpture techniques in ceramics, wire, paper, cardboard, plaster, etc.This course may be taken as an individual semester of 2D or 3D. However, for students wishing to experience both 2D and 3D, students should consider taking both semesters.

    Course: 80615B SM
    Art 3
    Credit: .5 or 1
    Grade: 8
    Course ID:  80615B
    SM
    Course Name: Art 3
    Credit: .5 or 1
    Grade Placement: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Art 1, Art 2: 2D and/or Art 2: 3D

    What's Next:

    Art 3 is designed for students who have completed Art 1 and at least one of the Art 2 courses and have a desire to continue their study and artistic development. Students will experience techniques in both two–dimensional and three–dimensional media, as well as explore more sophisticated ideas in art history, art criticism, and aesthetics.Students will enhance their digital art portfolios, prepare for high school art and be given opportunities to participate in contests and exhibits, including the Jr. Visual Scholastic Arts Event for students enrolled in the spring semester.

    Course: 806151 SM
    Art 3
    Credit: .5 or 1
    Grade: 8
    Course ID:  806151
    SM
    Course Name: Art 3
    Credit: .5 or 1
    Grade Placement: 8

    Required Prerequisite(s): Art 1, Art 2: 2D and/or Art 2: 3D

    What's Next:

    Art 3 is designed for students who have completed Art 1 and at least one of the Art 2 courses and have a desire to continue their study and artistic development. Students will experience techniques in both two–dimensional and three–dimensional media, as well as explore more sophisticated ideas in art history, art criticism, and aesthetics.Students will enhance their digital art portfolios, prepare for high school art and be given opportunities to participate in contests and exhibits, including the Jr. Visual Scholastic Arts Event for students enrolled in the spring semester.