Art and Visual & Graphic Design

Last Updated: 7/15/2020 8:32 PM

 

Students will rotate each marking period through a series of experiences in the visual arts. Each marking period will have a specific focus and medium – Color & Design, Drawing, and Mixed Media. The art program is scheduled in conjunction with the Visual & Graphic Design course to provide students with a full-year art experience. Each component within this yearlong program will meet 3x/cycle and will be taught by a different teacher who specializes in the designated area. All courses will provide an opportunity for stduents to showcase and display their work.  

 

Color & Design:

 

6th Grade - This course provides a foundation for sixth-grade students to be successful throughout their Springton Lake Middle School art career. Exposure to works of art, artists and basics of color and design will be emphasized through different subject matter, processes, painting techniques and materials. Students will develop skills in visual self-expression, problem solving and analysis as stated in the Pennsylvania Art Standards in Education. The assignments are thought provoking, engaging and provide hands-on experience.

 

7th Grade - Seventh grade Color & Design class continues to engage students in the visual arts. Experiences include further investigation of color and design concepts through a variety of subject matter, processes, painting techniques and materials. Art appreciation could include an exposure to art forms from different cultures as well as individual artists. Students continue to develop skills in visual self-expression, problem solving and analysis, which are aligned to the Pennsylvania Art Standards in Education.

 

8th Grade - This culminating year for eighth grade students will showcase their skills and knowledge of the visual arts. Students will continue to work towards mastery of using color and design concepts through a variety of subject matter, processes, painting techniques and materials.  Exploration of art appreciation and skills in visual self-expression, problem solving and analysis will continue in this Pennsylvania Art Standards based curriculum.

 

 

Drawing:

 

6th Grade - This course provides a foundation for sixth-grade students to be successful throughout their Springton Lake Middle School art career. Exposure to works of art, artists and the basics of drawing will be emphasized through different subject matter, processes, techniques and materials. Students will develop skills in visual self-expression, problem solving and analysis as stated in the Pennsylvania Art Standards in Education. The assignments are thought provoking, engaging and provide hands-on experience.

 

7th Grade - Drawing class continues to engage students in the visual arts. Experiences include further development of drawing skills through a variety of subject matter, processes, techniques and materials.  Art appreciation could include an exposure to art forms from different cultures as well as individual artists. Students continue to develop skills in visual self-expression, problem solving and analysis, which are aligned to the Pennsylvania Art Standards in Education.

8th Grade - This culminating year for eighth-grade students will showcase their skills and knowledge of the visual arts. Students will continue to work towards mastery of drawing skills through a variety of subject matter, processes, techniques and materials.  Exploration of art appreciation and skills in visual self-expression, problem solving and analysis will continue in this Pennsylvania Art Standards based curriculum.

 

 

Mixed Media:

 

6th Grade - This course provides a foundation for sixth-grade students to be successful throughout their Springton Lake Middle School art career. Exposure to works of art and artists will be emphasized through experimenting with a wide variety of materials, subject matter, techniques and processes which may include two-dimensional and three-dimensional art forms. Students will develop skills in visual self-expression, problem solving and analysis as stated in the Pennsylvania Art Standards in Education. The assignments are thought provoking, engaging and provide hands-on experience.

 

7th Grade – Seventh-grade Mixed Media class continues to engage students in the visual arts. Experiences include further exploration of a variety of art forms which may include two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork using different processes, techniques and materials. Art appreciation could include an exposure to art forms from different cultures as well as individual artists. Students continue to develop skills in visual self-expression, problem solving and analysis, which are aligned to the Pennsylvania Art Standards in Education.

 

8th Grade - This culminating year for eighth-grade students will showcase their skills and knowledge of the visual arts. Students will continue to work towards gaining confidence experimenting with different art forms which may include two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork through a variety of subject matter, processes, techniques and materials.  Exploration of art appreciation and skills in visual self-expression, problem solving and analysis will continue in this Pennsylvania Art Standards based curriculum.

 

 

Visual & Graphic Design will provide students with an opportunity to explore the digital world of desktop publishing. Students will also develop some computer skills with each project and assignment.

 

6th Grade - Students will study composition in photography. Students will learn how to compose better photographs and will be introduced to photo editing with the use of the Pixlr app in Chrome.

 

7th Grade - Students will study the elements of art and typography and how they incorporated in graphic art. The students will continue with Pixlr app and creating graphic art along with Google slide and Google drawing.

 

8th Grade - Students will study the principles of design and learn how to create advertisements, logos, magazine covers, and packaging in graphic design.

 

 

This class will meet 3x/cycle for one marking period each year.

 

Instructors:

Mrs. Sharon Prior - Color & Design

Ms. Mary Ann Sycz - Drawing

Mr. Jonathan Henretig - Mixed Media

Mrs. Jody Ruckle - Visual & Graphic Design