MIDDLE SCHOOL Art Explorations
In grades 6-8, art classes are part of the Explorations rotations, along with music, PE, and World Languages (6 classes per year of 6.5 weeks each). These mini-courses allow students to take a deep dive into the artforms they love best-- be it clay, drawing & painting, sculpture, or fiber arts.
Art projects are also integrated into core subject areas, especially in grade 6. Past integration projects have included 'Tenets of Democracy' Murals, Artist-Scientist Sketchbooks, Mathematical Stained Glass, and hand-drawn US State Maps. These projects enrich learning in core subject areas and extend the visual arts experience.