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The objective of the art program is to instruct students about art elements and principles through a variety of media and activities.

Grade 7


  • Mixing colors to get secondary and tertiary colors
  • Color wheel
  • Painting
  • Observational drawing
  • Contour-marker
  • Shading-pencil

Design elements
  • Problems in line, color, volume, form, value, balance, rhythm, and harmony.
Form and Shape
  • Basic shapes/forms
  • Shading

One point perspective
  • Cubes in space
  • Perspective Drawing of a room
  • Pinch/coil/slab techniques

Design Elements
  • Problems in shape, value, balance, rhythm, and harmony.

Grade 8

In eighth grade students will continue to explore the art elements and principles.Building upon seventh grade concepts, they will experience new media , techniques and vocabulary.

Section I
  • Monochromatic painting

Figure Drawing
  • Portrait and figure
  • Observational drawing
  • Scratchboard
  • Pen and Ink
  • Two- point perspective
  • 3-D
  • Clay - slab container