Felix V. Festa Middle School Art

In 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, New York State mandates that all students explore the Elements of Art and Principles of Design in the visual arts. In Clarkstown, we satisfy that mandate in a 10-week program each year. 

The Elements of Art are the tools of the artist.  Together with the Principles of Design, they form the visual language that the artist uses to communicate ideas in a work of art. Our students will learn and explore that language through hands on projects while learning both art history and various techniques we learn from the Masters.

Our goal is to give students an appreciation for art as they learn and grow into young adults.

We invite you to browse our site as we learn about art in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.


 Websites about the Elements of Art

Arts Connected ToolKit Elements of Art, Principles of Design

The Elements of Art from the Getty Museum.  This site is missing the Element VALUE!

Learn about Color at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Elements of Art defined from About.com

A Lifetime of Color defines the Elements of Art

Principles of Design

The Principles of Design from A Lifetime of Color