Art Explorations at Twinfield

Seventh & eighth graders choose from 5 different mini-courses, which meet 4 days/week for about 6 weeks. The Explorations block also includes PE and Music electives. All students are required to take 1 Art elective, and may choose to take a second Art elective if they interested. 

Art Electives for 2017-18:

Session 1- 3D Media:  Students are making 3 different kinds of sculpture using familiar techniques and some new ones: relief sculpture (using paper mache & mud-clay), free-standing sculpture (using pottery clay) and large-scale hanging mobiles (using wire, foamcore, or packing tape). Here are a few samples of what students are making.  Click here to see more photos.

Session 2- Collage, etc: Learn a variety of paper-painting techniques, such as paste papers, marbling, and Itagime (Japanese folding & dip-dyeing) to create a portfolio of beautiful papers. Then use these for collages, hand-made books, or mixed media art. You will also have an opportunity for other unusual kinds of art, such as window-displays.  Click here to see more photos.

Session 3- Print-Making: Carve block prints, make your own t-shirt designs with screen-printing, and learn more print-making techniques. You might print your own holiday cards or Valentines, or work with friends to make a giant collagraph (collage) print.

Session 4- 2D Media:  For students who love to draw and paint, this is a chance to work on your skills and experiment with different styles. You will learn new techniques for many drawing and painting media including graphite, charcoal, pastels, watercolor and acrylics, plus fill the halls with masking tape murals.

Session 5- Digital Photography & Digital Art:  Learn how to use light, contrast and composition to create interesting photographs. Use editing apps like Photoshop Elements to alter your images. Experiment with GIFs and short animations. You will have access to school cameras or may use your own if you have one (no phone cameras).