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Art 8

Prerequisite: None This program enables a student to take five months in each discipline. This course is similar to Art 8 (full year) but not as in depth.

This course explores a wide variety ofmedia in two and three dimensions. The main emphasis will be placed upondeveloping personal images (i.e.drawing, painting, printmaking, and clay sculpture) and to introduce students to the range of courses available in the Art department. Art 8 students will follow a foundation course in the visual artsbased upon the elements and principles of design. Art students also study contemporary art, art history, and art appreciation, and may visit some art galleries. Students may design and make their own sketchbooks.

Our grade 8 class spent some time experimenting with wet media, figuring out how to mix fancy colors, what types of materials work well together and how to create beautiful abstract compositions.