HMS 7th/8th Grade Art

Hedrick Middle School

Visual Arts Department

7th/8th Grade

Curriculum

Drafted: Fall 2013

 

Media

Students should expect to use the following media and tools throughout the course. Students will get multiple opportunities to use a medium (for example: tech sheet, sketchbook assignment, or finished products)

Drawing media ( pencils, charcoal, colored pencils, pen and ink, markers)

Paint

brush

palette

type of paint

watercolor

Tempera

Clay

finishing a clay piece to completion

kiln

bisque

stages of a clay piece

 

Terminology, Techniques and Skills

Demonstration and understanding of the terminology,techniques, and skills will be reflected in students finished artworks.

The Elements of Art

  • Line
  • Real and Implied
  • Contour

Shape

  • Organic and Geometric

Form

  • Basic Form Names (cube, cylinder, sphere…)
  • How to translate shape into form

Texture

  • Real and Implied

Space

  • overlapping
  • size related to distance
  • Positive/ Negative

Value

  • Value Scale
  • Gradation

Color

  • Color schemes
  • Warm/ Cool
  • Monochromatic
  • Primary/ Secondary/ Tertiary
  • Neutral
  • Analogous
  • Color triad
  • Complement

Linear perspective

one and two point

sighting: proportion

2-D terms

picture plane

 

Art History, Historical Cultural Context, Career/ Vocational Opportunities in the Arts

Art History and Historical Cultural Context may be addressed as well as Career vocational opportunities in the arts. 

Critique/ Evaluation of a work of art

Resources as to where to find art

Resources to careers in art

Understanding of art style(s)