Eighth GradeIn the Middle School program, students will demonstrate and refine skills by applying the Elements and Principles of Design to their work. They will develop and refine their ability to communicate visually through critical inquiry, and develop confidence by expressing ideas about the direction of their work. Students will manage a wide range of tools and materials, and to strive for quality, style, and craftsmanship in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and crafts. Units of instruction incorporate a strong emphasis on art production, art history, criticism and aesthetics.
Students in our middle school program are given art based “problems” to solve in a way that is personal to them. Differentiated instruction is a key tool in the art room to providing opportunities for each individual student artist to realize that there is often no one right answer. Instead students are encouraged to find their own creative “right answer”.