Middle School Art
All students are required to take 1 Art elective, and may choose to take a second Art elective if interested.
Art Electives for 2016-17:
Session 1, Big Art! Murals &
Collaborative Art (September-October): Students created several large-scale murals -- both short-term masking tape murals and longer-term paintings -- to make an impact on our school environment.
Session 2, Digital
Photography (October-November): Students practiced using both natural and studio lighting, learned to look for contrast and good composition, and leveraged the power of Photoshop to create some striking photographs.
Print-Making & Book Arts (December-January): Students made Origami Star Books and Accordian 6-pocket Books, and experimented with stenciling, stamping, and other page-decoration techniques. Everyone made a Reduction Block Print, then chose a different type of print-making for their final project.
Session 4, 2D Media (February-March): For students who love to draw and paint, this
is a chance to deepen 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 collage and mixed
Session 5, 3D Media (April-June):
Immerse yourself in
all kinds of sculpture. You will work with clay for about half the class before
moving on to other sculptural materials like paper mâché, wire, foamcore, and
"Hope From the Sky," paper mache relief sculpture by Kyley S.