Everyone's an artist! Drawing is simply lines, you just have to put them in the right place.
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.
Gifted art class allows for independent work 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 sixth 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.
**There is no club 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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