In the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Electives for Fine Arts course for students who want an opportunity to advance to a higher level of understanding and skill development in the two-dimensional and three-dimensional areas. It is varied in its forms of instruction and will be delivered in the following ways: Lecture/demonstration, group discussion, studio production. Students will also be involved in research activities, presentations, and art analysis however; it is primarily a studio class.
This course builds upon the skills and knowledge learned in previous classes. Stronger emphasis is placed on composition and the creation of original artworks. Students are expected to present their own personal point of view while creating unique works for portfolios and exhibitions. Students are required to maintain a working sketchbook in and out of the classroom. The general areas of study included are a focus on art history, recognizing works and artists from different periods of art history and world cultures. Students will be expected to express their ideas in a variety of styles and methods. Students will be required to participate in class discussion, discuss works of art, critique a formal work of art, study styles of art through slides and videos, and create projects that illustrate an understanding of these styles and techniques.