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Middle school is a time to explore and experiment, so visual arts classes last only one semester. No previous experience is required. All classes visit the art museum and take part in Rodeo Art and Junior VASE contests. All students have their work displayed at an end-of- the semester art show.

Art 6 

1 semester
This course introduces 6th grade students to the Elements of art -- line, shape, color, value, form, texture, space. Students will create unique two and three-dimensional works of art using a variety of media and art styles. They will be exposed to artists and art history, and will critique their own work and the work of others. A field trip to the art museum is an important part of the course

Middle School Art Exploration

1 semester
In this semester course, 7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity for creative expression in two and three-dimensions. While exploring the Principles of Design -- balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity students will experiment with a variety of media as they create unique works of art in many different styles. Students will be exposed to famous and not so famous artists, art history, and critiquing skills. A trip to the art museum is an important part of the course.