7/8 Art 

Teacher: Jennifer Shaby
Extra Help:  by appointment.

Curriculum Overview

7th Grade 

Seventh graders focus on the idea of Narrative in art during the course of the year. Starting with the idea of developing characters, we explore the figure both in 2D and 3D through gesture drawing and the creation of paper mache figures. Students consider plot as we learn storyboarding techniques and look at how filmmakers and comic artists effectively communicate their story through compositional choices.  For their final project, students can choose to work independently or with a small group to create a Stop Motion Animation or a Comic Strip or Book.


8th Grade 

During eighth grade, students study Design in art class. We will explore both Graphic Design and Fashion Design this year. We begin the year learning about Type Design. Students will create a linoleum print of an original type, considering how to communicate a mood or idea through their design. We will look at Fashion through time and consider both the utility and design of wearable garments and accessories. For their final project, students will create garments and accessories out of recycled materials for display at our year-end art show. 

7/8 Art

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