The middle school visual arts program provides a creative environment in which students explore visual communication in two-and three-dimensional forms. They gain hands-on experience with a broad range of materials and techniques while working on projects designed to develop craft as well as cognitive skills related to thematic grade-level investigations. Much of the work in the art room is collaboratively planned with the grade-level teachers.
Students work in a variety of artistic disciplines including drawing, painting, photography and sculpture, and they learn and use the elements and principles of design as they explore their creative potential. The students keep art journals to monitor their progress throughout the year, and assessments are based on engagement and growth. Our goal is for our visual arts students to develop and expand their artistic voice while gaining a better understanding of self and their relationship and responsibility to the world community.