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Middle School Art

Middle School Art

Recommended Grade Level: 6 - 8

Course Price: $250.00


Course Details:

Art is unique from other courses you might take in school. With art, you can pursue creative expression. Creative expression is the process of uniquely making thoughts and feelings known through art. No two pieces of art are ever the same. What you create will always be much different from the work of others.

In this course, we will explore many different styles of art. We will learn how to create unique works of art using a variety of skills and techniques. We will also practice reproducing styles of art using different mediums. An art medium is a material used to create art. There are hundreds of art mediums. The most common include graphite (pencil), colored pencils, paint, paper, clay, yarn, or metals.

Syllabus:

Module 1:

In this module, you will learn the following objectives:

  • Learn the elements of art and apply them in an art evaluation.
  • Understand the components of creating still life artwork.
  • Practice drawing a still life.

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - Welcome to Middle School Art!
  • Project: Evaluate an Artist’s use of Elements
  • Lesson 2 – Understanding Still Life
  • Project: Still Life Sketch

Module 2:

In this module, you will learn the following objectives:

  • Understand different forms of artistic expression.
  • Identify examples of important and historical work and what they represent.
  • Explore and practice different painting skills.
  • Create an original painting based on observation and experience.

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - Art is Expressive!
  • Lesson 2 – Techniques for painting
  • Project: Painting

Module 3:

In this module, you will learn the following objectives:

  • Explore how to give responses and critiques to works of art.
  • Analyze works of art and practice art critiques.
  • Explore three-dimensional artwork and mediums utilized.
  • Create an original three-dimensional work of art.

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - How to Critique Art
  • Project: Critiquing Historical Art
  • Lesson 2 - Creating Three-dimensional Art
  • Project: Sculpting: The “You” Cube

Module 4:

In this module, you will learn the following objectives:

  • Learn how historical and political events impact artwork.
  • Understand the relationship between society and art.
  • Learn the ways art is commonly expressed in communities.
  • Document community art while practicing simple photography skills.

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - History, Society and Art
  • Lesson 2 - Community and Art
  • Project: Capturing Community with Photography

Module 5:

In this module, you will learn the following objectives:

  • Know the difference between art and design.
  • Learn the seven principles of design.
  • Explore different kinds of design work.
  • Learn how to perform a design evaluation.
  • Evaluate a work of design.

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - Exploring the Principles of Design
  • Lesson 2 - Principles of Design in Art
  • Project: Creating a Logo

Module 6:

In this module, you will learn the following objectives:

  • Explore the basics of fiber art.
  • Understand the differences between natural and synthetic fiber.
  • List various fiber art techniques.
  • Understand the basics of printmaking.
  • Practice printmaking and mixed-media art creation.

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - What is Fiber Art?
  • Lesson 2 - What is Printmaking?
  • Project: Mixed Media Printmaking

Module 7:

In this module, you will learn the following objectives:

  • List common themes found in art.
  • Explore examples of art that convey universal themes.
  • Explore the importance of exhibition etiquette.
  • List different kinds of exhibition etiquette.
  • Practice exhibition etiquette at a local gallery or museum.

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - Universal Art Themes
  • Lesson 2 - Exhibition Etiquette
  • Project: Demonstrating Exhibition Etiquette

Module 8:

In this module, you will learn the following objectives:

  • Explore different art and career opportunities.
  • Understand art’s connection to other fields of work.
  • Understand the uses of an art portfolio.
  • Learn tips for creating an effective art portfolio.
  • Create your own art portfolio.

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Art and Career Opportunities
  • Lesson 2 – Creating an Art Portfolio
  • Project – Creating an Art Portfolio

Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education
 
NMSDC
MWBE