Art - Mrs. Hoffman

The Art program for grades K-5 is designed to increase student awareness for the different types of art and culture in our world. The intention of the class is to give students a wide range of experience and guide them in developing not only an understanding but an appreciation for the art that is all around them. 

Students will be working in several different exciting mediums including paint, clay, fabric and pastels which will give them the tools they need to further their individual creativity and self expression. 

K-5 Art Supplies:
2 Glue Sticks
Crayons
Markers (washable)
Crayola Water Color paint set (washable/set of 8 colors)
2 sharpened Pencils
Safety scissors
Box large enough to hold all supplies

The Art program for grades 6-8 will consist of a combination of studio art and art history. The purpose of which is to gain a cultural and historical background as to how certain styles of art emerged. 

Students are required to submit fine art projects emphasizing on portfolio finish quality. Occasionally there will be brief written exercises and short quizzes. 

6-8 Art Supplies:
Notebook (to be used only for Art)
Folder
Pens
2 sharpened Pencils
2 Glue Sticks
Colored Pencils
Markers (washable)
Crayola Water Color paint set (washable/set of 8 colors)
Scissors
Ruler or protractor
Box large enough to hold all supplies


6th Grade will be studying The Ancient World, emphasis on prehistoric Art such as early cave paintings. The Art of Egypt, learning hieroglyphics, Egyptian gods, etc. The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome, and Early Christian Art. The liturgical year will also be woven throughout the course study. 

7th Grade will be studying Byzantine Art, creating portrait mosaics, Medieval and Gothic Art, learning about tapestries, architecture and calligraphy. The world beyond Europe, looking toward the Orient. The masters of the Renaissance, focus on drawing, linear perspective, value and the figure. The liturgical year will also be woven throughout the course study. 

8th Grade will be studying Impressionism, studies in Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, etc. Cubism, understanding geometric shapes with the figure, Picasso. Surrealism and the worst of Salvador Dali. Abstract Expressionism and the importance of color. Pop Art-- how Andy Warhol change the Art World forever!