Art

Art

Mission Statement:

Everyone's an artist! Drawing is simply lines, you just have to put them in the right place.
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Benefits:
Students will learn techniques that will improve skills in drawing, creative thinking, observation, explanation, and stress relief. They will improve social skills through group work and pairing. Confidence in working independently will improve through practice and support.
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Art
We study the fundamentals of art. We will learn the basics and explore the works of famous old master artists from around the world. Students in Arts Integrated will experiment with different types of media and undergo guided drawing lessons. There will be independent work opportunities as well. Arts Integrated not only focuses on "art for art's sake," but uses art techniques drills to deepen knowledge of concepts from other subject areas as well - such as ELA and mathematics.
Throughout the year, given availability, students will enter artwork into possible local, state, national, and international competitions. Examples include Red Ribbon Week theme contest and Protect Our Seas art contest.
Pre-requisites: none
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Gifted Art
Gifted Art allows for much more independent work time. During this time the instructor works individually with students to strengthen their different skills. Frequent creativity drills are orchestrated to keep students thinking and open to new styles of art. We spend time experimenting with multiple approaches using different types of media to determine students' strengths and to broaden exposure to multiple techniques.
Throughout the year, given availability, students will enter artwork into possible local, state, national, and international competitions. Examples include the Lions Club Peace Poster contest and Protect Our Seas art contest. 
Pre-requisites: Gifted Art Screening
All fifth graders are screened for Gifted Art before moving on to the 6th grade. If a teacher feels that a 6th - 8th grade student could be eligible for Gifted Art, they may fill out a form of recommendation provided by the art teacher. Upon completion of this form, students will be allowed to audition for the next year's Gifted Art class, whether it be for middle School or high school. Not everyone who gets to audition will pass.
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**There are no clubs at this time, but there will be in the future. Club activities include: school event t-shirt designs, teacher gifts, foyer decoration, bulletin board duty, and other projects.
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