Seventh & Eighth Grades - 8th grade

  • Seventh and eighth grades are what I call the personal years.  Students love to create art that is about them or for them.  I ask the questions:
    What different roles do we play in our lives?
    Does society shape art, or does art shape society?
    How are artists influenced by the world around them?
    What do you really see with your eyes?
    Design is an important component of the art room at this time.  They should be well aware of what artists do to make their art work better.  I provide new techniques and materials, which are built for success.  Only some students will continue in art past these years, but I hope they will all appreciate it.