Visual Arts Curriculum


The K-6 art curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the visual arts. Students learn the basics of art with a complete understanding of the elements of art and principles of design. The appreciation of art and how a piece is made come from integrated art history lessons for each grade level.

7th and 8th Grade

The 7th and 8th grade students will be introduced to curriculum- specific art history content, while having the opportunity to create pieces in the respective artistic styles being studied. Students will get a general over- view of color mixing, shading, drawing, painting, and more throughout the course of the academic year.

Visual Arts Electives

AP Art History, Miss Adams (available eleventh grade)

This is a yearlong course of study designed to help students develop an aesthetic and contextual understanding of major works of art through- out history. Through this course we will learn to love the beautiful by an understanding of history and the evolution of art, how art changes with and re ects the moments in history as a key component to cultural evo- lution. We will explore the forms, meanings, and purposes of art. We will discuss techniques, styles and content as well as historical and social contexts, in various media and cultures in art throughout history.

Studio Art, Miss Womack (available to ninth through eleventh grades)

Through this course we will learn and explore the different techniques and mediums in art. Studio experiences in the classroom will give students opportunities to experience a variety of media (pencil, pen, ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and tempera paint) while developing student’s individual style and creative problem solving skills. The student explores drawing techniques, composition, and the elements and principles of design. The curriculum is designed to guide the student progressively toward competent skill and ability. Students will demonstrate their ability to respond, to analyze and to interpret their own artwork and the work of others through discussions and critiques.