Students will work a variety of materials including oil pastels, graphite, charcoal, color pencils, acrylics, watercolor pencils, sumi-e, markers/sharpies, tempera, soap, clay, wire, papier mache, and much more. Students will learn how to draw, paint, sculpt using Classical Techniques while chatting with friends, listening to music, and exploring subject matter of their own choice. At the end of each Semester, the students will display their art portfolio in an Art Reception at Swanson.
7th Grade Visual Arts SOLs:
The standards continue the exploration, analysis, and investigation of the creative process. Students apply the elements of art (color, form, line, shape, space, texture, value) and the principles of design (balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, proportion, rhythm, unity, variety) to solve design problems, using traditional and contemporary art media. They develop critical inquiry skills and expand their vocabulary as they explore the meaning of works of art through the evaluation of subject matter, themes, and symbols. Students develop an increased awareness of the nature of art and of their relationship to it as they explore the meaning and value of works of art.