Lower Elementary students will continue working in the painting center with the addition of liquid tempera paint. They will explore the magic of mixing their own colors and how colors can be used to express different moods in their artwork. This trimester will also include the opening of the 3-D centers of the art studio (sculpture, cardboard construction, and clay). In anticipation of the development of individual art show projects in the third trimester, students will begin considering how artists convey their ideas through their chosen medium. We will prepare for this exciting time by practicing the Studio Habits of developing craft, engaging, persisting, and expressing. Sketchbooks will be utilized for project planning and the Art Elements of color and form.

Upper Elementary students will elevate their painting experience with the use of acrylic paint and easels. In addition to mixing their own colors, students will be encouraged to explore the expressive qualities of different color combinations. This trimester will also include the opening of the 3-D centers of the art studio (sculpture, cardboard construction, and clay).  In anticipation of the development of individual art show projects in the third trimester, students will begin considering how artists convey their ideas through their chosen medium. We will prepare for this exciting time by practicing the Studio Habits of developing craft, engaging, persisting, and expressing. Sketchbooks will be utilized for project planning and the Art Elements of color and form.

Adolescent Trash to Treasure Elective

Adolescent students will practice the Studio Habits of Envisioning, Engaging, Persisting, and Developing Craft while utilizing discarded materials to create works of art. After a series of demonstrations, exercises, and inspiration from established artists, students will have the opportunity to work independently or collaboratively on a project of their choice.