In 7th and 8th grade art, students expand their knowledge and skills of the elements of art and principles of design using a variety of media and techniques.
More responsibilities for the care and appropriate use of art tools and materials is emphasized.
Opportunities for exploring and creating more complex purposes of art to convey ideas and use a variety of subjects and symbols to communicate their ideas are offered.
Historical and cultural connections, as well as connections between visual arts, other disciplines and daily life are incorporated in the art units.
Students are challenged to effectively critique by describing, analyzing, viewing, interpreting, developing and expressing opinions, and revising and self reflection with their own, their peers’ and professional artists’ work.