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|Course Name||Instructor||Grade Level(s)|
|Drawing & Painting||Matt Miller||6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12|
Sixth grade painting and drawing introduces students to a variety of fundamental and traditional materials and techniques. The class focuses on 1- point perspective, color and value mixing, contour drawing and using a grid to redraw an image. Materials used include pencils, color pencils, pastels, oil pastels and watercolors.
Grades 7, 8
Seventh and eighth grade painting and drawing reinforces concepts and techniques learned in 6th grade. Students work with more complex 1-point perspective issues, mix and use different color schemes, explore composition and design ideas that include objective and non-objective themes. Students also research famous artists and create reproductions of their work.
Ninth grade painting and drawing focuses on further development of skills and more thoughtful use of personal expression. Students begin to incorporate more content driven ideas into their work emphasizing expressiveness and personal imagery. Projects include self-portraits, 1-point perspective tonal drawings, landscapes and abstraction.
10th grade painting and drawing focuses on composition, design and idea development. Student work is driven by personal content themes while still enhancing and developing technical skills. Projects include 2- point perspective, botanical and landscape painting, self-portraits, abstraction and mixed media.
Grades 11, 12
This course focuses primarily on student self-expression. Projects are theme based and require students to research imagery and art styles that best represent what they want to show in their work. During the second semester, students are asked to work on projects independently demonstrating their own personal voice and artistic expression.
The University Laboratory School Art Department faculty is composed of a group of practicing artists, who possess extensive experience in their respective disciplines.
Each member of the art faculty develops, designs and teaches their own curriculum.
Our students are actively engaged in a studio environment. They produce works of art in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and fiber arts.