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Grade 7-8 Visual Art: Curriculum Overview

Grade 7 Art Curriculum: Key Concepts

Clay: Slab construction
Depth: Atmospheric perspective (bird's eye view)
Portraiture: Universal human facial proportions, facial expressions
Color Theory: value chart, mixing realistic skin tone with paint
Printmaking: Reduction printmaking (linoleum cut)
Sculpture: mixed media
Art As Communication: Identity
Art History & Curricular Connections: weather, world geography
Other art skills: drawing texture, gesture drawing
 
Other Concepts: mood

 

Grade 8 Art Curriculum: Key Concepts

Clay:  Review and synthesis of 5th – 7th grade skills
Depth: Two-point perspective (interiors, exteriors)
Portraiture: Figure proportions, drawing from live models, gesture drawing, silhouette
Color Theory: monochromatic and analogous colors
Printmaking: Screen print, stencils, experimental techniques
Sculpture: mixed media
Art As Communication: Current social issues (raising awareness, making a personal statement)
Art History & Curricular Connections: Harlem Renaissance
Other Art Skills:  Personal style development
Other Concepts:  Alternative approaches to portraiture (beyond realism), using realistic images to represent abstract ideas



Grade 8 Printmaking Elective Curriculum

Techniques:  Stamping, Relief Printing with Styrofoam, White Line Printmaking, Reduction printing with linoleum block, Collograph, Embossing, Screen print, Etching

Concepts: Printmaking in historical contexts, advertisement and communication, creating multiples/edition/series, contemporary and traditional methods


Grade 8 Drawing and Painting Elective Curriculum

Concepts:  Humor, Product design, Expression, Architecture, Protest, Advertising, Symbolic imagery, Invention, Storytelling, Illustration, Education, Traditions, Recording history


Grade 8 Sculpture Elective Curriculum

Concepts:  Storytelling, Installation, Abstract Art

 


 

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