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Art

Mrs. PottishIntermediate Art 

Intermediate Art is a yearlong course designed to give students a strong foundation in fine art skills. Students will be introduced to a variety of art tools, media, historically relevant artists, and methods of art criticism. This project-based class is aligned with the Common Core Standards for the Visual Arts with a focus on the elements of art and principles of design. Some of the units of study are as follows: Drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, mask making, and printmaking.

 

For more information and to view sample projects, visit: www.mbmsartclass.com or contact Mrs. Pottish jpottish@mbusd.org.

 

Advanced Art 8 (8th Grade)

Advanced Art 8  is designed to further develop students’ fine art skills and techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, and creative design. Students will explore various art tools, media, historically relevant artists, contemporary artists, and methods of art criticism. This project-based class is aligned with the Common Core Standards for the Visual Arts with a focus on the elements of art and principles of design. In the spring, students will create a digital portfolio of their artwork. If they choose, they may submit their portfolio to the Mira Costa Art Department. Students who pass the portfolio review will have the opportunity to bypass Art 1 and enroll in Art 2 as incoming freshmen at Mira Costa High School.

 

Prerequisite:  Audition with art project

For applications, information, and to view sample projects, visit: www.mbmsartclass.com or contact Mrs. Pottish jpottish@mbusd.org.