PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • JMS Art students look forward to the annual Art Extravaganza in the Spring of the year. JMS commons is the home to the JMS Art gallery which features art throughout the year from our talented students.

COURSES OFFERED

  • Grade 5 Art
    Full Quarter, Every Day. In Art 5 students complete a variety of projects using many different media. Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics are all explored at various times throughout the course. Along with art production, students will learn about the elements of art. Students will learn about art history through the study of different artists and cultures, as well as aesthetics and critical analysis of works of art.

    Grade 6 Art
    Full Quarter, Every Day. Building upon knowledge learned in fifth grade art, sixth grade students receive reinforcement in the elements of art and are introduced to the principles of design while completing a variety of projects using many different media. Drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics are all explored at various times throughout the course. Along with art production, students will learn about art history through the study of different artists and cultures, as well as aesthetics and critical analysis of works of art.

    Grade 7 and Grade 8 Art Electives
    Drawing and Painting

    Semester, Every Other Day. If you have a passion for creating, this hands on course is for you! In this course, students will explore different drawing and painting media to include graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor and acrylic paints. The first half of the course will be spent on skill development, technique and exploration. During the remainder of the course students will create artwork using the media and subject matter of their choice.

    Ceramics and Sculpture
    Semester, Every Other Day. Want to get your hands dirty? Dig into this new art elective! This course is focused on three-dimensional art. Students will spend the first half of the course exploring different methods of making sculpture, to include clay, plaster, wood, and found objects. During the time students are working with clay they will create various hand-built and wheel-thrown pieces, both functional and decorative, to include: plates, jars, vases, mugs and serving dishes. During the second half of the course students will create work using the media and subject matter of their choice.

INSTRUCTORS