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Grade 8 Art

Objectives of the course

To develop skills in creative and analytical thinking and to develop fine motor skills in the following areas: 2 & 3 D design, mixed media, color and drawing. To develop an appreciation of art, history, and theater as well as explore connections between the performing and visual arts.

During the first part of this course, students will collaborate together in preparation for the 8th grade play. The art department will work on the billboards, photos, flyers, and any other props needed.

After the play, students will have an opportunity to participate in different electives. Each year, different classes will be offered.
Examples of some the classes that have been offered are:

  • Computer Graphics
  • Pastel Drawing
  • Silk Screening
  • Clay
  • Mixed Media
  • Printmaking

Curricular Interconnections

The 8th grade play provides strong interconnections between the performing and visual arts. The content of the play usually relates to English, language or humanities studies.


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