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Visual literacy is an important component of becoming a well-educated individual in our society.

Curriculum

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Curriculum

Ceramics/Sculpture 

A class designed to enhance the student's skills and to develop an appreciation of craftsmanship and the application of craftsmanship in the production of ceramic work. Attention to detail and an understanding of construction enable a student to experience pride in successfully making an object for use or a sculpture. Our culminating activity will be a PowerPoint presentation using the Internet as a research tool.

Art 8

Allows students to experience different media in the production of art. In addition, we learn about visual language and how we use it to communicate successfully in the world through graphs, presentations, Science Fair projects -- even in arranging their bedrooms. Students will make the connection to using this information as an adult, by developing a Web page, for example, or sketching a new deck, or as part of a career as a digital artist, graphic artist or architect, among others. We are learning to understand the creative process and its history through the works of other artists.

Art 6 and Art 7

Sixth Grade Studio Art - Exploring Identity Through Art 

  • In art classes, students are provided authentic and meaningful opportunities to develop literacy skills in a contemporary age becoming increasingly visual in its communication.
  • The visual arts challenge students to synthesize concepts and skills by engaging in a wide-range of media to create original work.
  • Students are given opportunities in the visual arts to apply learning in new ways by connecting and integrating content across disciplines.

MS Art Level 1 Theme: IDENTITY 

Each curricular level has an overarching theme that is intended to connect and deepen learning experiences. The theme provides reason and focus for exploring the curriculum. It is expected that teachers are able to provide a rationale or connection between the theme and all learning experiences. This establishes both a cognitive and motivation purpose for student learning. 

In MS Studio Art 1, students will explore IDENTITY and the many ways this theme can berepresented through visual art. Big Ideas that connect to the theme of IDENTITY may include but are not limited to: 

  • My values and beliefs shape my identity, 2. Many factors influence the formation of my identity, 3. My identity evolves and changes over time, 4. A group of people can have a collective identity, 5. My place in the world affects my identity. 

Seventh Grade Studio Art - Exploring Relationships Through Art

  • In art classes, students are provided authentic and meaningful opportunities to develop literacy skills in a contemporary age becoming increasingly visual in its communication.
  • The visual arts challenge students to synthesize concepts and skills by engaging in a wide-range of media to create original work.
  • Students are given opportunities in the visual arts to apply learning in new ways by connecting and integrating content across disciplines.

MS Art Level 2 Theme: RELATIONSHIPS

Each curricular level has an overarching theme that is intended to connect and deepen learning experiences. The theme provides reason and focus for exploring the curriculum. It is expected that teachers are able to provide a rationale or connection between the theme and all learning experiences. This establishes both a cognitive and motivation purpose for student learning. In MS Studio Art 2, students will explore RELATIONSHIPS and the many ways this theme can be  represented through visual art. Big Ideas that connect to the theme of RELATIONSHIPS may include but are not limited to:

  • People have a relationship with the environment, 2. My relationship with others have impact, 3. My relationships change over time, 4. I have relationships with social structures. 

 

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