Visual Arts

"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."

      - Hedy Lamarr

 

 

Teacher Spotlight

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Updated: October 2, 2015

Teacher Spotlight

COMING SOON!

 

Updated: October 2, 2015

Student Spotlight

COMING SOON!

 

Updated: October 2, 2015

Visual Arts Department

Art I

Art 1 is the foundation for Art 2 and 3. It is open for Visual Art emphasis students and also as an elective. Basic drawing skills are emphasized to help the student acquire perceptual ability in still life, portraiture, and linear perspective. Art 1 students will use a variety of media, techniques and
processes to compose original works of art in the context of Art History. Students will exhibit
artwork and assemble a portfolio.

Art II

Art II students will explore the elements and principles of art. Students develop art-making skills in a variety of media including: paint, pastel, wire sculpture, and colored pencil.  Students are expected to complete weekly sketch assignments and develop a portfolio. As a prerequisite for Art III, students will begin to make art independently and develop their own ideas for artworks. Students who show exceptional dedication and progress may be recommended for Studio Art.

Art III

Prerequisites for Art III include Art I and Art II.  Art III Students will work in various media such as pen & ink, oil paint, watercolor, sculpture, clay, pastel, and printmaking. Each student is provided the opportunity to explore their own thoughts and ideas through hands-on experiences with a variety of art media. This class encourages the development of critical thinking, observation skills, description analysis, interpretation and judgment, and appreciation for the creative and expressive talents of others as well as developing their own abilities in these areas. Students will work throughout the year to build a strong digital portfolio.

Studio Art

a collage of various images created by a studentStudio Art is offered for any student who has completed
Art II and Art I while displaying exceptional self-discipline and artistic ability. This year allows the student to create
a portfolio and develop ideas for more advanced art
courses in high school. This class encourages the creative process and independent artwork for each student in the area of their choice. Studio Art is a work-intensive experience allowing students to concentrate on art
making. Students will focus on creating exceptional pieces to be included in a digital portfolio for high school.

 

 

 

Department Staff

 

Teachers E-mail Grade Location Other Jobs
Lisa Kindrick lisa.kindrick@lrsd.org 7th/8th Room 129 Studio Art, Art III
Jordan Wolf jordanwolf@lrsd.org 6th/7th/8th Room 320 Art I, Art II

 

 

 

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