MIDDLE SCHOOL ART CURRICULUM
The Art Exploratory courses for Grades 7 and 8 are 9-week cycle courses that emphasize exploration of media, concept, skills, and techniques, as well as discovery in visual art. Students continue to develop a foundation of learning about visual art and increase appreciation through creative experiences. The courses are designed to develop content knowledge and skills in technical processes, personal expression through art production, and recognition of the role and importance of art and artists in society, culture, and history. The WEMS art program provides an environment which offers challenges to all students, builds on individual differences, and provides means by which students may express themselves and develop positive self concepts.